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    My Redwings haven't seen regular use in over 15 years, but they were pretty well used for a decade before that. I loved 'em. I've got pretty wide feet, so needed a well fitting comfortable boot.

    May check out White's for a replacement though.

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    Also wore White's for years farming...switched to Danners due to them being water proof. Might be just me, but even with constant greasing, my Whites tended to start leaking in under a year. Don't even wear rubber boots ditching anymore, Danners hold up great in water, stay warm and dry. Had Red Wings and Georgia's as well, but could never keep the water out of them.

    Martin Burwash

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    Again, I'm not affiliated with LAPG, they just have the best price on my boots. here's a link.

    http://www.lapolicegear.com/codetabo.html
    Guess, what. I got a FEVER!

    And the only prescription, is MORE COWBELL!


    Oh yeah, and if you wanna see my pics that I think are very goodly, click dis link:

    http://sd70ace.rrpicturearchives.net

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    I don't work for a railroad, but I walk on ballast while unloading railcars for my company. I wear Redwings. They are comfy and wear well, but are not waterproof. During the flood this summer they would get pretty wet when I was in water almost to my knees but not over the top of the boot. TZ
    Tom Zorko
    "She was a tall girl, could hunt geese with a rake"...Sheldon's mom

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    The Redwings I posted the link for are waterproof, have the comfort sole. I've spend long days in the rain and mud and had no problem with water getting in them. Great boots if you ask me.

    The railroad would buy me one shoe every year (50% off a pair) so I bought a new pair every year.
    Eric
    RRF Photo Gallery

    It's the same things your whole life. "Clean up your room!", "Stand up straight!", "Pick up your feet!", "Take it like a man!", "Be nice to your sister!", "Don't mix beer and wine, EVER!" Oh yeah, "Don't drive on the railroad tracks!"

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    I love Timberlake hiking boots with a medium top. I like Globe 8 in. Emergency series from the firestore.com, they are light and you need 2 pair of boots. Let one pair dry while you wear the other and they'll alst a lot longer. I use lots of polish to keep them nice too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tower 55 View Post
    I dont work for the railroad, except when I was asked for pictures by a certain one.

    I wear Converse 9-inch Desert Pursuit boots with the steel reinforced Kevlar toe, shank, and heal. Mine are also side-zipper. I like them because they are very lightweight, they exceed OSHA/ANSI standards, my feet dont get cold or hot in the varied climates, and they are just easy one/off. They are marketed for military, police, PMC, and as I am in the firearms industry I found out about them from a RRSA.

    I've had the same pair for 5 years now. They look like duece, but they work and still feel great. I wear them all day, everyday. Best $100 I ever spent. LA Police Gear has good deal on them in khaki and black (caveat: I DO NOT work for them or shill for them)
    Those are good boots but NS won't let us use them. Boots can't be side or front zippered, have to be lace up and have to have a 90% defined heel for locking onto grab irons, and must be at least 6 inch uppers.

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    So after getting you gusy to chime in it looks like Redwing is the clear winner wiht Danner and Whites coming is a close second. I will call each company and do some research on each. My carolina's after 8 months are alomst done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chainstretcher View Post
    Those are good boots but NS won't let us use them. Boots can't be side or front zippered, have to be lace up and have to have a 90% defined heel for locking onto grab irons, and must be at least 6 inch uppers.
    You can get them in non-side zip, straight lace up.

    You can get them in 6 inch and 8 inch models

    The sole is a Vibram, and when pressure is applied the heel becomes "defined"
    Guess, what. I got a FEVER!

    And the only prescription, is MORE COWBELL!


    Oh yeah, and if you wanna see my pics that I think are very goodly, click dis link:

    http://sd70ace.rrpicturearchives.net

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    I agree with Martin Burwash and there is nothing out there like Danner. If you're in/near Portland there is a Danner outlet store here which is a bit less expensive. I wear Danner Rainforest...
    http://www.danner.com/boots/rain-for...ork-boots.html

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