$115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: cokehead On: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:07 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:best boots ive had in many years are cruiser works. up until recently they were made in canada . my first set lasted 5 years and sole cracked. they have a program for resole for 50 bucks and 1 week service. You can stand in the creek above you ankles and not get wet feet..... for hours.... although they were $280 well worth it because they are the lighest ever...

http://www.cruiserworks.com/
I stand corrected, looks like thier re-sole program is now 65...

I read there web site and found no mention of where they were made but it isn't the USA. According to what I read on this page, (
http://www.cruiserworks.com/index.php
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
), they are moving their manufacturing to the US but it is project in the works.
cokehead
 
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:12 pm

cokehead wrote:
Poconoeagle wrote:best boots ive had in many years are cruiser works. up until recently they were made in canada . my first set lasted 5 years and sole cracked. they have a program for resole for 50 bucks and 1 week service. You can stand in the creek above you ankles and not get wet feet..... for hours.... although they were $280 well worth it because they are the lighest ever...

http://www.cruiserworks.com/
I stand corrected, looks like thier re-sole program is now 65...

I read there web site and found no mention of where they were made but it isn't the USA. According to what I read on this page, (
http://www.cruiserworks.com/index.php
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
), they are moving their manufacturing to the US but it is project in the works.


"Let’s talk boots made in the USA! It is happening but not as fast as we want! We have yet to confirm a delivery date but have realized we and are looking at Spring 2011. The Tour boot will be the first to come out and the rest will not be far behind.

OUR FIRST MADE IN THE USA BOOT SAMPLE!!!! YES WE KNOW, FABULOUS!!! "

thats what i read but more than that, I feel that a boot made over the border in canada is a whole lot better for me than more chineeze crap..... and I stood in the creek for hours and they worked great! I believe its a plus they decided to move production here! :)
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: cokehead On: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:28 pm

This is a link to the company that would be making the boots for Cruiser Works. http://www.weinbrennerusa.com/madeInTheUsa.cfm I know nothing about them beyond what the web site says. Looks like a solid US company.
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: cokehead On: Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:38 pm

rji68 wrote:I have been wearing Red Wing Pecos boots for years, and they hold up well. I buy them from a local Amish guy and when i went to buy i new pair last spring the price went up out of site, so i tried another Amish dealer that carries Double H boots, made in the U.S.A for less money than the Red Wings, and they seem to be a better boot, no break in time at all.


Double H has B sizes. Oooooooh. http://doublehboots.com/tour.asp I ordered a pair. We shall see.
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: cokehead On: Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:33 pm

Double H's are a no show. Ordered a pair of Chippewas on the same day from the same company. They arrived a couple days ago. They are nice boots but they are hurting my leg above my ankle. I expect that will end after they are broken in. Back to the wholy Red Wings for the moment to give my leg a break.
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:37 pm

cokehead wrote:
rji68 wrote:I have been wearing Red Wing Pecos boots for years, and they hold up well. I buy them from a local Amish guy and when i went to buy i new pair last spring the price went up out of site, so i tried another Amish dealer that carries Double H boots, made in the U.S.A for less money than the Red Wings, and they seem to be a better boot, no break in time at all.


Double H has B sizes. Oooooooh. http://doublehboots.com/tour.asp I ordered a pair. We shall see.


boy the guy in the "sole room" isnt late to dinner.....ever! :)
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:01 am

I have a pair of Herman Survivors.I paid good $ for them about 5 years ago. They were a premiun purchase at the time.All leather including the insides.Same story,they cracked straight across the flex part of the soul.I found the problem in the wet grass.Not wanting to give up on them because they are so comfortable I took them to a local amish shoe shop.I was told that they crack like that because the manufacturer uses cheap soles that contain a high percentage of plastic.They "break" in the cold temperatures.He was able to put on a high quality non plastic containing sole.The boots are as good as new and I still have the comfortable fit for $28.70.It is bothersome when you go out of your way to try and buy american and find less than good old american standards of quality or workmanship.I still try, and hope that these manufacturers and politicians smarten up. Mike
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:25 am

Every single one of my Herman's & Timberlands have done that in the last 10 years. Back in the day, I remember if you wore Timberlands to school it was like a status symbol. :lol: Now they suck. I went through several pairs when I was working in the city (and that job was the toughest job on the planet on footwear) before I realized that they were just crap. They were company paid for, so no loss to me. Still, what was offered to us was all chinese junk. Some better than others. Company would never pay for Redwings.
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:50 am

stovepipemike wrote:It is bothersome when you go out of your way to try and buy american and find less than good old american standards of quality or workmanship.I still try, and hope that these manufacturers and politicians smarten up.


Oh, great, I just checked my CATERPILLAR brand boots -- made in Ching Chung China. My other pair is no name brand IBEX. That pair tore at the top a long time ago.

If this thread is a cross section of Americans, it seems almost 100% of us would prefer American made goods. I won't get political, except to say we've been sold out a long time ago.
Imagine the work conditions in a Chinese boot factory! 12 hr. days, no breaks, sadistic supervisors, 3 bowls of cabbage soup a day, live in a squalid 10 story barracks that was built in a week with all the other slaves, and if you don't like it, go back to the Chinese countryside and try to subsistence farm. There's 1000 jobless peasants waiting for you to give up your work. What a world.

The junk I buy at Home Deblow is another nightmare. I got a dryer vent, the 4" pipe part was so thin and flimsy I can't believe it's legal to sell it! The Elkay sink I got the same, I know it was low end, but so thin it's frightening.
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:00 am

The odd thing is when in Nam I worked with some Chinese troops for awhile & IMO the combat boots they had were better than ours. I got to try a pair on & they were a good feeling boot, didn`t appear to be any break-in time to them, tried to make a trade but no go. The Chinese did give me a brand new AK47, they had more than enough of them, sure beat the M16 except for the extra weight & didn`t seem quite as accurate. Now I`m thinking most of the crap sent here is made to meet American specs at the price the U.S. importers want to pay, just maybe we could be blaming the wrong ones.
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: jpete On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:59 pm

Clearly, it's easier for the US CEO to blame the ChiComs for the "inferior" quality HIS engineering department spec'd out.

I've always said that US businessmen can't see past the end of their nose and would sell their mother for a nickel.

And then we elect those business people to run the government so who is the fool here?

We have a $3 trillion trade defecit and China has a $3 trillion trade surplus. Who's the dumb one now?
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: cokehead On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:36 pm

jpete wrote:Clearly, it's easier for the US CEO to blame the ChiComs for the "inferior" quality HIS engineering department spec'd out.

I've always said that US businessmen can't see past the end of their nose and would sell their mother for a nickel.

And then we elect those business people to run the government so who is the fool here?

We have a $3 trillion trade defecit and China has a $3 trillion trade surplus. Who's the dumb one now?


We are. We let it happen.
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:55 pm

The wife picked up a few pairs of "Smartwool" socks @ $15 a pair. I must say I'm impressed and think they would go well with a $280 pair of boots. :)
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: jpete On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:43 am

cokehead wrote:
jpete wrote:Clearly, it's easier for the US CEO to blame the ChiComs for the "inferior" quality HIS engineering department spec'd out.

I've always said that US businessmen can't see past the end of their nose and would sell their mother for a nickel.

And then we elect those business people to run the government so who is the fool here?

We have a $3 trillion trade defecit and China has a $3 trillion trade surplus. Who's the dumb one now?


We are. We let it happen.


To a certain respect anyway. I don't know how far you can blame "Joe Lunchbox" when the only "choice" he has come election time is a turd sandwich or turd soup.

I work in manufacturing. I certainly didn't advocate for NAFTA or MFN status for China.
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Re: $115 or $280? What are you willing to pay?

PostBy: Joeski On: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:58 am

I don't know if this has been posted but here goes. I go to www.madeinusa.com whenever I have to buy almost anything and I see if there is a USA company with Americans working there and try to always buy from a USA company.

I put in for boots and I got the following.

There were 68 matches found on:
Boots

Check it out.
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