I am trying to decide which pair of men's steel toe work boots to purchase for a Christmas gift: a $230 pair of Red Wings, or a $124 pair of Georga Boots that seems to have more features for a far-less cost. Has anyone had experience wearing both brands, and if so, which did you prefer and why? Is either brand more comfortable than the other? Thanx.
I used to go on trips with my ex on boot buying trips and he swore by redwing he also taught me, even for my own work shoes that weight was importantt and in your case steel toes obviusly make them heavier but maybe one offers protection without excessive weight to make lugging them around on the end of legs less tiresome - also make sure the linings , if any, do not keep the outside leather from "breathing" -- make sure they have flexibility. That's about all I can offer for some means of comparison.
I you are refering to the brand "Georgia" or "Georgia Giants" I do have a bit of experiance on that brand. I normally don't like to praise one company's product over another's unless there is a definite problem that I have found. This is the exception to the rule.
Over the years I have bought, worn and literally destroyed dozens of pairs of work boots. In that time I have seen some pretty good ones and some really crappy ones too!
In answer to your question, I bought a pair of Georgia's about three years ago. Just this last month I finally had to replace them witha new pair. I work in the glass business as well as do construction and auto repair on the side. I promise you will not find anyone harder on a pair of boots than me! The Georgia's absolutley are the best boot for the buck! The uppers never failed as well as the stiching around the sole which is the usually the first thing to fail. the only reason I bought a new pair was because the tread wore out due to walking on broken glass all the time. Best of all THEY'RE REALLY COMFY!!!
Atwoods always has them but stillwater milling Co. usually has the better price. If these store are in your area!!
Working as an industrial forester, I have gone through my share of boots over the past 27 years. Some have been steel-toe and others not steel-toe. I have tried several makes...including Red Wing, Wolverine, Browning, LL Bean,Rocky, etc.
For the money,my steel-toe Georgia Giants seem to be the best value. Well made, inside and out, and relatively light for a steel toe boot. The leather is inpregnated with a waxy substance, making the boot resistant to outside moisture. Cushiony insoles make these boots real comfortable. The steel-toe is almost nondetectible in this product. You have to wiggle your toes around just to prove that it is there. Walking in uneven terrain, these boots really perform well. Best of all, the customer service at Georgia Boot in Tenn is top of the line. I called them the other day, inquiring about some new laces for my boots, and they sent me several pairs of laces...FREE.. now thats service! Yep, there are lots of good boots out there, but for my money, it will always be the Georgia Giant from Georgia Boot company. Regards, Joe
I bought my crock at an auction in the 70's for just a few dollars. It is in mint condition. For years I used it to hold cat food and dog food bags in the garage. Didn't have a clue what is was. One day my neighbor say that crock and said, Goodness! That is valuable! So I researched it.
Needless to say, I moved that crock into my living room and out of the garage.
I use to be like that, buy everything union made/USA.
I really do not know if there is a product anymore that is 100% union made in the USA or even 100% made in the USA
Even these boots...laces, thread, needles, soles, leather, I just do not see every little part of this boot being 100%USA.
Could be wrong, I am more often than not.