Wolverine Shoes

Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:47 pm

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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: mmcoal On: Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:57 am

Red Wing guy here. I average about 2-3 years out of mine. Greatest part is the model I get doesn't really have treads for mud to get stuck in so I don't track much of anything in the house and that keeps the "boss" happy :D .
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:49 am

Rob R. wrote:I recently got a set of Chippewa boots, so far I am impressed. I bought them because of the big "Made in USA" tag.

Rob, I too am a fan of Chippewa's. They have both US made and Chins. Pretty good boot, good quality leather is the key along with the welting process. The best still use the tried and true Goodyear welt, patented in 1869. (Coalcracker) ;) . This and a cork layer for breath-ability make for a long lasting and resolable boot.
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: wilsons woodstoves On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:22 pm

Rob R. wrote:I have a pair of Wolverine pull-on boots that are about 1.5 years old. Soles are starting to crack and I get wet socks around the stitching as well. My 10 year old Red Wings are in better shape than these after 1.5 years...last pair for me.

most red wing comes from china now
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:46 pm

wow this is topic I never crossed... I am the king of good shoes (Oxfords in particular). Im going to say Dr. Martens are the best quality shoe ive enjoyed, They are made to original German specs, I think they are made in England today (never can be sure I guess...but I hope)... these things are unbelievable quality, seams NEVER fail, I beat the heck out shoes walking muddy land, stepping through forclosed homes with nails and glass everywhere plus I have to do my own crap like walking roofs, cleaning gutters, lawn mowings, rebuild a stove, weld, grind and in between all that I have to look presentable in a Real Estate office toothy my Dr. Martens do it ALL and then some!
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:54 am

wilsons woodstoves wrote:most red wing comes from china now

If you go to their site you can filter them by country or origin; Made in USA, Made in USA with Imported Materials, Assembled in the USA with Imported Components, Made in China .

Rough guess is there about 20 to 30 different styles "Made in the USA", I know from experience you should be sitting down when you read the price. ;) You're going to pay about $250+.

http://www.redwingshoes.com/footwear/fi ... /maxnum-18
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Re: Wolverine Shoes

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:05 pm

Here's one of many "made-in-America" websites. The list includes shoes/boots and many manufacturers are local. For example we have The Vintage Shoe Company from Pennsylvania and Alden Shoes from Middleborough Mass.

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