wolverine vs. red wing vs. justin work/hunting boots
UnderoosAg
1:31a, 08/28/07
UnderoosAg
7795 posts, joined 03/29/2007
My Wolverine durashocks finally quit after eight years of mud. I was looking at getting another pair of Wolverine, but I have a friend who swears by Red Wing. Some Justins seem to be in the same price range, but their ropers usually fall apart. Are there any real differences?
grubbs3
7:46a, 08/28/07
grubbs3
521 posts, joined 09/16/2002
It all depends on your foot size. For me I have to either buy Wolverine or Rocky boots to get the width needed.

My two cents would be to look at a pair of Rocky work boots first before any of the others as they are very comfortable but only have a few work boot styles in both slip-on & laced up.
AgEcoAg06
8:54a, 08/28/07
AgEcoAg06
180 posts, joined 03/09/2006
I've worn redwings, justins, and wolverines, and have had the best luck with the redwings. They lasted about 3 years where the other 2 pair lasted a little under 2 years each.
Cgoode03
9:14a, 08/28/07
Cgoode03
289 posts, joined 11/26/2006
Ive had all three, and the best ones i had were the red wings
Hoss
9:18a, 08/28/07
Hoss
7115 posts, joined 09/28/2001
Consider Ariats. I tried them all (Wolverine, Red Wings, etc.) and then a sales guy at Cavender's convinced me to try Ariats. That was 7 years ago and I won't buy anything else. Best boots I've ever owned...and I wear them at least 6 days a week.
Cowtown Red
10:39a, 08/28/07
Cowtown Red
6833 posts, joined 04/05/2000
In fairness, I've never worn Wolverines, but the I can't imagine owning a better work boot than my Red Wings.
tx4guns
10:56a, 08/28/07
tx4guns
14296 posts, joined 09/29/2003
My Redwings are tough, but they are very heavy and sure do put blisters on my feet with a lot of walking. I got a pair of Danner Pronghorns for hunting last Spring, and they are very comfortable and LIGHT! Can't ask for a better boot.
Deats99
10:58a, 08/28/07
Deats99
2908 posts, joined 11/12/2005
Get which ever ones fit your foot the best.
Dynastar97
12:04p, 08/28/07
Dynastar97
1978 posts, joined 11/01/2006
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91AggieLawyer
12:28p, 08/28/07
91AggieLawyer
10690 posts, joined 09/30/2002
Go to a Redwing store. They have several brands there that are made by Redwing but may offer what you need if you don't find a specific RW model that does. 2 weeks ago, I bought a pair of Carhartt boots. Very comfortable and they come in the wide widths I need. Very little break in time.

Honestly, I thought the Timberlands or Wolverines were reasonably comfortable, but mine blow them away.
Hoss
1:33p, 08/28/07
Hoss
7115 posts, joined 09/28/2001
Not to repeat myself, but consider Ariats. I used to love Redwings, but they don't touch Ariats.
BoyNamedSue
1:46p, 08/28/07
BoyNamedSue
10813 posts, joined 10/22/2006
Second the Ariats. Only boot I'll wear now.
SWCBonfire
4:34p, 08/28/07
SWCBonfire
9549 posts, joined 08/16/2005
I can't wear any of those, so I order my work boots from BA Mason. The last pair of el-cheapo $101 boots I had lasted over three years.

Just ordered another pair. They go up to size 18EEEEE if I recall correctly.
aggieband 83
7:37p, 08/28/07
aggieband 83
3910 posts, joined 08/28/2005
Red wings were always harder for me to break in. Once they were broke in, they outlasted any other pair I ever had!
UnderoosAg
7:55p, 08/28/07
UnderoosAg
7795 posts, joined 03/29/2007
I inherited my dad's nose, attitude, and remarkably flat feet.

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Get which ever ones fit your foot the best.


Good idea. The width question and arch support will probably decide. Good to hear about Ariat. I've seen them, but was a little leary without other info, that, and the fact that the people at Cavender's are on commission.
BoyNamedSue
8:25p, 08/28/07
BoyNamedSue
10813 posts, joined 10/22/2006
Arch support won me over. I have extremely high arches and used to have to wear orthodic inserts in my older boots.

I am flawed....
91AggieLawyer
8:42p, 08/28/07
91AggieLawyer
10690 posts, joined 09/30/2002
I don't know about all the Red Wings and their other brands but the Carhartts I got have easily replaced insoles. I'm sure you can get the flat feet insoles at a running store (or even Sports Authority) and put in there.

All these brands are good. I liked the RW store I went into immediately. Not only was the selection good, but the guy helping me was the manager (store owner??) and really knew his stuff.
Killer-K 89
9:37p, 08/28/07
Killer-K 89
6328 posts, joined 06/23/2005
I owned them all and worked hard in them.

Now I own, Ariats. Just go with it.

Or go Russell Moccasin Boots.

Old Town Ag
7:04a, 08/29/07
Old Town Ag
2157 posts, joined 12/11/2002
I 3rd the Ariat's. The heals do not walk over like Justin work boots. I wear mine every day and I usually get a new pair after three years just for cosmetic reasons.
91AggieLawyer
10:50a, 08/29/07
91AggieLawyer
10690 posts, joined 09/30/2002
Not to hijack the thread, but what socks do you guys wear with your work boots? Just walmart specials, or do you like a certain brand?
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