Pretty comfy, but! I just blew apart two pairs in a year and a half. I had the steel trax and the direct attach. Personally bro, I wouldn't buy em man. Put that money towards something else higher end. I wish I had.... I bought two pairs in a buy one get one half off and thought I was going to be a great deal. In the end I just shoulda bought one good pair of boots. Looking at Ariats and Danners now. Prolly going to save up and get some when I can.
>>659458 Let me add to my post here that the ones in your picture... (I think they're the direct attach 6") are completely water proof up to the laces. I work in a bakery so I'm not scrambling over rocks all the time but I DO go out and do a fuck load of walking. I wore these bitches out.
I too am looking for büts. I don't need anything crazy hardcore, just something that can withstand a couple big hikes a year, lots of "around town" urbex/woods stuff, campouts, and shitty weather. I've been using Skechers because they're comfy, somewhat /fa/, and hold-up fair as work boots... but I'm not sure if I can spend less for more. Cumpfy is a big priority.
Like the other anons said, it you plan to wear them in the city, they are much better than other brands. I Sometimes wear my lowas if I'm in a hurry to get some errands done, and they are not low profile. It doesn't help that the desert tan ones were the only ones available when I was buying them.
i've had 2 pairs of timbs since i was 15 years old. the first lasted til i was 20. 4 years of ground crew maintenance work, i'm 25 now still going strong with the second pair. i've been a hobo for 6 years. 5 years of 24/7 365 /out/ and my second pair of boots ever is still going hard as fuck. never had any problems and they are by far and wide the most comfy things ive ever put on my feet. the only reason i got rid of the first pair was because they got a hole in the material over the steel toe and started leaking water. not to say other boots don't have their merits, but it's timbs for me until i find something better/the same but more aesthetically pleasing.
>>659480 I really like my Timberlands as well. My first pair made it about 2 years of daily wear inna and outta woods. I'm on my second pair, had them for over 2 years at this point and they're nearing the end of their life. Both brands were "Earthkeepers" or whatever. A lot of people complain that the soles come unglued, but that has never happened to me. I wear them every day and walk quite a bit, so I'm not sure if people have been getting lemons or maybe walking around in acid or something. After about 2 years, the soles become pretty heavily worn down. It doesn't really bother me, as the boots still look great, but that's about when I know it's time to replace them. Can't find any good deals on a new pair yet, so I'm thinking about getting them resoled or just holding out for a few more months. Not ideal, but they're really comfy and good looking boots, I just hate to toss them.
>>659454 Nah. I prefer wolverine. Last pair I had lasted seven years, I wore em nearly every day for work, hiking, and backpacking. Go to a military surplus store to get em cheap. I just got a pair of Wolverine Raiders, so far so good. Have taken them 20 miles in the past couple days, my feet don't hurt. Plus, they're waterproof.
>>659492 I just looked up Merrel and Columbia boots on Amazon. They were all as expensive or more expensive than Timberlands, and they looked all looked like Austim: The Shoe. Timberlands are attractive and not that expensive, don't hate.
>>659454 I have high-volume, wide feet. Timberland Titan Toe are the most comfortable steel-toed boots I've ever owned. When I took a couple of kids to Big Bend a couple of years back I wound up having to wear my work boots because one of my hikers got messed up the day before the trip. Hiked around ten miles in three days (not a ton, but I had kids with me and you don't push them too much when so they'll enjoy the experience and get hooked on hiking) with no complaints. In the mountains in the desert in steel toes.
But remember, the best boot is the one that fits your foot best. All other factors are very secondary to that. If it feels good, wear it.
There are two threads about this particular boot on this board right now. I am guessing the reason for this is because almost all hiking boots look like something a ten year old would wear, and you wouldn't want to be seen wearing them in town or anywhere other than the woods.
They do not necessarily make for good hiking boots. But I have had three pairs. Let me tell you what I think about them. Other people have told me that they hurt their feet just wearing them in town or on construction sites. If your feet are similar(probably narrow with a high arch), then they might be uncomfortable for you as well.
But for me(someone with a flat, wide foot), they are pretty great.
One pair that were already old and worn out, were pretty beat up after walking one mile straight up and straight down a mountain.
I walked twelve miles in a swamp with a newer pair, and they performed pretty great. 1) because they are completely waterproof 2) because I wear nice socks, and changed my socks after six miles
My feet hurt like hell the rest of the afternoon. Not so much because of the boots. But because I had not really walked that far before.
Not great or ideal for hiking. But I will continue to wear them until I find something better. Again, why are almost all hiking boots ugly as shit space boots with a metal emblem on the side to let the world know they are waterproof?
>>664776 I really can't figure out what you people do to your boots. I've had 2 pairs. Both of those pairs lasted me 2+ years before the soles showed serious wear and needed to be replaced. I wore them daily and went hiking in them. I've never had an issue with sole separation, and the Timberlands I bought were the "earth keeper" brand.
Can you tell me more about where you live? I'm in Texas and it gets pretty hot, but not very cold. Maybe the glue they use is sensitive to the cold? Did you get them wet very often? Mine were kept pretty dry. Do you wear them as daily shoes or are they for hiking only?
I got a pair of timberlands pro series boots because I started doing more real work and some masonry and steel toes=bricks dont crush toes. But recently there's been a massive increase in people wearing timerlands as a fashion statement at my school. Of course I use mine AS work boots so they're beat up but I hate feeling like im lumped into the white girl fashion crowd
>>664825 I'm in Tennessee so it's probably not the cold. I do get them wet but it's not like I abuse them, I only wear them camping/hiking and have put less than 100miles worth of wear. I'm just gonna shoe-glue another year out of them..
I don't get it either. It's like they are having a competition going on to make the worlds ugliest boot. It's not just boots though, i feel most outdoor clothing is ugly as fuck. > in before only faggots care what they look like in the woods. A typical trip for me includes hitchhiking, cities, parties, museums, multi-day nature treks. It really sucks if i have to carry an extra pair of boots and pants when i'm already carrying food and shelter and i'm hiking up mountains for 5 days in row. If they would just make affordable nice boots and pants i could climb a 4000 meter high mountain with and wear the next day to celebrate at a party...
>>665064 Yeah it seems like that's pretty mild for a boot. I owned a pair of Justin boots back in HS and had the soles separate on me. Actually, I owned two pairs. The first pair's soles just crumbled into nothing within a few weeks, while the second pair had pretty severe separation occur in the sole after a few weeks. Both were used pairs, not sure how old by the time I picked them up.
Like I said, both of my Timberlands were the "earth keeper" variety. Those are known to have issues with sole longevity, and some people report separation. But I wore each pair for about 2 years and it was only really towards the end that I had the soles really degrade to worthless.
Side note, I'm cheap as fuck so I'd say that by 1.5 years the boots showed heavy tread wear, by the 2+ year mark, the heel had holes worn into it that exposed the air cushion. Though even by that point they were still comfy as fuck, and the leather on top looked fine. I could've replaced the soles and gone for many more years, but I opted to replace the boot instead.
>>665785 >There's a reason why rappers are wearing them. Is it because they're durable? Rappers have been wearing them for decades mate. Its not because its a micro fashion fad. They're reasonably durable boots that look clean and simple. Dont be such a pansy bitch
Looking for boot ideas here. I have a pair of Vasques that are on their last miles. I love them, will probably pick up another pair at some point, but I'm also looking for some heavier, all day every day boots. Currently looking at the Redwing 436 and the Danner Mountain Light II. I love the idea of being able to resole a pair of boots if they're that good.
>>668580 I just got a pair of Danners. Broke them in enough after a couple days. pretty comfy. a lot of places online say to size down- don't. I bought mine tts and they fit fine but I would not want them any smaller. if anything I'd consider sizing up a half size.
My first pair are still great except I destroyed the insoles after 6 years. The leather has stood up to acid, salt water, diesel, hfo, cleaning agents, abrasive dusts (metal shavings, concrete, fiberglass) and literal shit. The non slip tread is next level, to the point of getting decent traction on ice. Longer most quality boots they're waterproof up to the laces. If you're /out/ for work, these are the boots
Despite their appearance, mine are still waterproof and insulating
>>669714 Don't you ever wax/fat/... them? Pic related my 10 year old army boots (granted I don't wear them daily), they're now more fucked up on the inside than on the outside Back when I had conscription, some guys had them trashed on the outside after just 3 months (with same usage as everyone else) because they never treated them at all
>>670493 Wut? Once dried even if it has organic solvents, once they're evaporated, wax/fats have a flash point of >200°C, probably higher than the leather itself - you have different problems if your shoes get anywhere near that hot
Basically your clothes should light up before your boots do. Combine with wax/fats being a class 3 (out of 4) flammable substance and again, I'd rather just leave them looking like shit than risk going up however small the risk may be (because obviously I'm not walking around in multi hundred degrees c rooms)
>>670817 (Your link 404s on me) Yeah but flash point =/= autoignition temp Even if some sparks from welding or shit land on your waxed boots, they won't catch fire, flash point means that the whole boot has to be previously heated to >200°C until a spark could ignite it. Ever tried to light a candle without wick? Same shit, you only get wax burning if you throw it right into a bonfire or a wood-fired oven
>>670823 OK will have a look at it. But again, the >200°C for wax I referred to is the flash point, of course for any given substance the autoignition temp is considerably higher, for wax and fats it should be in the >400°C range, similar to leather (for comparison paper autoignites already at around 200°C) t. chemistry student working part time in a HSE department of a big chemical company
>>669714 I'm >>661102. My feet are wide at the front, kinda like duck feet. I can't even special order redwings that won't hurt after I've worn them a few days, their safety caps are too narrow. After the second fail, the guy in the local redwings shop and I both gave up. Timberlands or Twisted X are both more comfortable if you don't have skinny feet.
>>667998 I'm on my second pair of Columbia mid-hikers and I love them.
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