Best industrial & construction boots for men according to redditors

We found 705 Reddit comments discussing the best industrial & construction boots for men. We ranked the 285 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Men's Industrial & Construction Boots:

u/Jegsama · 124 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I just got Chipewa Apaches with big ole Vibram soles.

They're super sturdy, seem fairly weather resistant and look great. I bought some wax too, which is helping more with the weather.

Managed to get them at a reduced price and couldn't be happier. Hope yo make them last several years through resoling and upkeep.

u/SRSLY_GUYS_SRSLY · 123 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/alwaysrevelvant · 26 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Chicago? Son if you're in Chicago and walking to classes, you may require something a bit more substantial than Vans to trudge through snow. You could go with [Bean boots](, which have quite a polarizing aesthetic, or the Chippewa Apache. For those, I might wait until Black Friday to cop.

In addition to that, with the snow and such, thick wool socks would certainly be another recommendation. Smartwool is a good brand, but if you're looking for something a bit more frugal, Kirkland's wool trail socks from Costco are excellent as well.

On another note, you could certainly rock CDB's if you wanted to, however if you don't believe you would be able to work them into multiple outfits, then no need to get them.

I am afraid I am not much help on the other things however, I'm only decent at surviving Chicago winter.

EDIT: Bean Boots are cheaper than Apaches, sorry looked at the $235 version

u/sachin571 · 22 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

GREAT boots, but beware: The color is not exactly as pictured. See my patina album, and on Amazon.

u/2hrs · 21 pointsr/malefashionadvice

The boots you linked aren't that bad looking. Here would be another good option in your price range.

u/alextoyalex · 19 pointsr/malefashionadvice literally googled "Chippewa 6 inch plain toe boot" and it was the first result

u/snowbucket · 17 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Chippewa makes some nice boots. I only have the non steel toe version with lugged soles, but I've beat the crap out of them and they're still going strong.

I use these for work and they are a little bulky, but they are really comfortable and the aluminum toe makes them real light.

u/tPRoC · 16 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Go for Thorogood. Redwing if you want something nicer.

u/eathbau · 13 pointsr/AustralianMFA

Not sure if it helps but you can pretty much assemble the MFA uniforms:


OCBD - Uniqlo

Levi's 511s - David Jones, Just Jeans, General Pants Co. etc

Clarks Bushacres (beeswax)


Tees - Hallensteins (or Industrie if on sale)

Sweater - Uniqlo

Levi's 511 as above

Vans Authentics (True White) - eBay

u/jdbee · 13 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Here's the blog, and there's a large pdf version of the shoe guide here

“Yes” models:

Slip-on Chucks

Jack Purcell slim, black leather

Sperry Top-siders (The specific pair that’s pictured is a Band of Outsiders/Sperry collaboration that’s discontinued now)

I have no idea

Suede camp/canoe mocs

White suede bucks

Penny loafers (The pictured pair are Bass Weejuns, but I’m linking to a better, less plasticky option that are about the same price)

Florsheim Veblens, rust

Given that this list is heavy on the summer footwear, I’d also add these to make it a year-round list:

Chippewa GQ plain-toe boot

Thorogood Heritage moc-toe boot

Blucher mocs

Tan suede bucks

u/ophiasay · 12 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

To add to this, Amazon has them in cordovan for around $210 with the promo code SEPTSTYL.

u/jmorelock · 10 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I agree with this, something like Red Wing moc toes

u/vanillarain · 9 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
u/howtobeawerewolf · 9 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I have the chippewa apache steel toes that I wear for work. They're comfortable and for the price pretty much the best looking steel toed boots around. You can see them here:

u/therationalpi · 9 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Had to be my boots. Nothing special, just Chippewa Apache's, but they really work with the Americana workwear style I've been moving towards. I especially like how they look with my red laces.

This year I made a big shift in my wardrobe. I had been dressing pretty well, but this year I made an effort to decide what "my style" is, and to really make sure my wardrobe matched with that. I settled on an Americana Workwear look, that I think matches well with how people dress in central PA, where I live. I used to feel out of place, like I was dressed a little bit too New England-y.

u/YinnyMeep · 9 pointsr/malefashionadvice

These in cordovan for daily/frequent fall use

u/chairitable · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/theplaidavenger · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice

You really should ask about the requirements before buying anything they vary widely one plant I worked at required 1/4" raised heels for example. That said I have this pair of chippewa, and this pair of thorogood. I perfer the thorogoods both are good boots though.

u/PilateDeGuerre- · 8 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

You need to be realistic. Outside catching a deal on eBay, you are not going to find boots in your size for less than $100. Your best bets in that range are Thorogoods (Plain toe, Moc toe, Chuka boot, and Lace-to-toe) and Chippewa (Apache GQ - brown or tan, lugged or smooth sole) on

Chippewas go up to size 14EE. Thorogoods go up to size 14EEEE in some styles but mostly just to 14EE. You may not need to go all the way up to size 14 or all the way up to EEEE though. Boots typically run one full size larger than you sneaker size so you may be looking for size 13E or 13EE.

My advice is to buy from Their prices are already low as hell, and on top of that you get free returns (which is hugely important when selecting shoes) and they are running a permanent 20% off shoes coupon.

If you Google for "Amazon shoe email" and sign up for the email you will receive a 20% off coupon good for shoes. After you sign up for this email list and receive your coupon the next step is waiting for your size to restock on Amazon. Perhaps setting a camelcamelcamel alert for your size and a high price will help alert you when they are restocked. Size E-EEEE seem to go quick when they restock, so having this alert will help.

Here is my advice: I know you only want to spend $100, but that is unrealistic. You should do what it takes to make your budget flexible up to $120 total. This opens you up to the Thorogoods and Chippewas I mentioned above. Next, go checkout these: and these: They are both available today in size 14EE. Order them using the 20% off coupon. You don't have to keep one or both, but this will allow you to see if size 14EE is the right size in each company's boots. If you like a pair keep them, and send the other one back. Notice the large lugged sole on the Chippewas. This will not be as versatile and will be much more casual/work-y than the smooth soled Chippewa, but those are not in stock right now in size 14EE for you to have shipped and try on. Once you have your size down you can make a better decision exactly what shoe you want and you can wait for it to come in stock and at a price you like.

u/strangecanadian · 8 pointsr/malefashionadvice

well, my first choice would be dayton service boots in black nubuck. but those are outside of just about everybody's price range (500). my next fav is probably the chippewa service boots in black odessa or the chippewa trooper service boot (these are really sleek).

i actually think wolverine 1000 miles look awesome in black, but i need a proper sole where i live, which is unfortunate because you can usually find them for a good price.

there's probably other options out there but these are the first that come to mind.

edit: one more option could be red wing beckman in black, but i already own beckmans in a different colour so i wouldn't be interested in them personally.

u/EmergentAttack · 7 pointsr/ems

I grew up on a farm, we would wear rubber overshoes to keep our shoes/boots dry and relatively clean.

link to amazon

They’re probably not difficult to find in a store, I don’t know where you live though.

Depending on your size they’re about 20-25 bucks but they work. Basically a condom you stretch over the shoes you already wear to be blunt. I do have flat feet so I know what you mean about finding a good pair of shoes and sticking with them.

u/pillowpuff · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

It looks like a moc-toe boot, but it's hard to tell from only seeing the back. I'm not sure of the brand but here are some similar options:

u/Irenarch · 7 pointsr/goodyearwelt

Aren't they GYW, though? The boots in the images are these Thorogoods...

u/rev_rend · 7 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Check out the Chippewa GQs. I have the LL Bean version and they're great boots.

My style leans a little more workwear, so this may not be entirely what you're looking for. But, I'm losing weight and all about cheap clothes right now. Sign up for STP's mailing list so you get their (frequent) coupons. They sell a lot of Carhartt stuff -- the straight fit pants, especially in canvas or twill, work pretty well with boots and casual button downs. Tons of other stuff that would probably work is available there as well. I

u/TripleVision · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I don't trust Express quality shoes. If you want something similar, try Thorogoods. More expensive, but for $110 (after 20% off coupon), you get Goodyear welting and a full grain leather upper. Not to mention that both the leather and shoe are made in the US.

u/Ordinaryyy · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Plain Toe, Moc Toe.

Sign up for this and your first amazon shoe purchase is 20% off.

u/deathbypenguin · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

These are pretty great for the price I hear.

u/heavyexponentlifter · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

The US Amazon site frequently has Chippewa Apache Steel-toes for 130 USD or 180 CAD. I checked and these do ship to Canada.

I'm not sure about the shipping costs / taxes, however.

A picture of the boots

u/helius0 · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Are you sure you ruined your suede boots? Suede is harder to kill than most people think.

My cheap Lands' End suede desert boots survived many downpours when they were completely soaked through. The only thing I did was to stuff balled up newspaper in them, and replaced as needed.

Also, loads of people here like these Chippewas and Thorogoods. Their normal retail price is above $100, but they've dipped below $100 in the past few months, so they may be worth keeping an eye on. There's also the 20% coupon you can get if you sign up for Amazon's newsletter thing.

u/JohnnyNoCares · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

this is the lugged sole version of the Chippewas

u/mtjess60 · 6 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Lugged Chippewas. For most commutes that's probably fine, I've you're walking continually in 3+ inches of snow you may need something more, or maybe Snoseal.

Of course there's always Ice Cutters if you can get them on sale and Bean Boots are always a good value.

u/CreamyIrish · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Your best bet would probably be Chippewa Apache.

u/porphyrio · 5 pointsr/singapore

What kind of use are you looking for? Work boots, or Red Wing-style heritage boots?

For the latter best gyw options in your price probably are these three (if you know your size and are OK with ordering online):

  • Chippewa: wait for a sale
  • Thorogood Moc Toe
  • Thorogood Plain Toe

    All ship free to SG via Amazon Global, unless your size is out of stock.

    Anyway GYW-type resoling in Singapore costs around $150 at Ed Et Al, so I'm not really sure $200 boots are worth resoling. If you get wedge soled boots like either of the Thorogoods Shukey can probably glue a new wedge sole on for less
u/shadow_moose · 5 pointsr/goodyearwelt

I like these, considering they can be dressed up some, although they're slightly out of budget. Check out nordstrom rack, look for brands like Allen Edmonds, Loake, and Redwing.

More casual, you would look at the L.L. Bean Katahdin, which is made by chippewa. It's also slightly out of budget. The key is that the boots I've linked are all stitched construction. Instead of the sole being glued on, they're stitched instead. While they can be resoled easier, the main selling point is the fact that they won't fall apart in less than a year.

Edit: I wore these in highschool and they served me well. Not everyone's cup of tea, though.

u/antisocialmogul · 5 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I usually recommend these Thorogoods for workboots in that price range. I have a pair and they are very comfortable despite being a little heavy. Also the plain toe version, which is a few bucks cheaper. I don't know if you can get them in Norway though.

You might have luck finding a pair of used red wings in good condition for around $150. Check the FMF weekly thread and ebay. Make sure you get something with a wedge or other thick sole. I like the vibram christy soles myself (same ones on the thorogood boots above).

u/Acrimony01 · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Don't waste your money on this crap and buy some Thorogooods. They also make one in a Moc-Toe.

Thorogoods are made in the US with great quality leather, legit fit (similar to Red Wing - you may think you need to size down...I personally disagree because of the instep). I waited and got mine for $100 bucks. If you are looking for a real quality work boot you can beat up, or want that rugged vibram sole look, you can't really go wrong with these.

The Tobacco color is fly too.

Also, these Dickies are made of genuine leather and glued soles. Basically, this makes them completely and utterly fake. They will fall apart quickly and smell terrible after a few uses. A good rule of thumb is that if you can't afford real leather, you can't afford that style of shoe.

u/surprisinglyminty · 5 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

gone are the days of payless.

If you're walking that much, on a budget, I'd enjoy seeing how much wear and tear you'd put on a some Chippewa Boots or Chippewa Apache The vibram sole lugged or sans lugged should do wonders in regards to comfort and durability.

with the 20% off $100+ Amazon Coupon and it's a solid frugal purchase. Code SPSHOEI4 at checkout may work as well for 20% off.

Throw some sno-seal or Obenauf's and you're set for most all terrains.

u/nachomountain · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Some things that have lasted me a long time, and probably will continue to do so:

  • 5.11 Rush24 Backpack (tacticool but durable as hell)
  • LL Bean Slippers (They changed their warranty a while back but these are still good quality)
  • Rainbow Leather Sandals (I'm not sure these will ever die)
  • Chippewa Apache Boots (I've had these for 7 years, wear them almost every day, they survived a motorcycle crash and still look/feel great.)

    I've recently switched to Duluth Trading Co jeans after having countless crotch blowouts with Levi's, they seem solid and durable but I've read mixed reviews so the jury is still out on those.

    Ubiquiti networking gear has been rock solid as well but I don't like to call tech "bifl" because it always goes obsolete eventually.
u/MarcGunt · 5 pointsr/FrugalMaleFashionCDN

I bought the "Cognac" version of these from little Burgundy a few weeks back for the same price. The actual colour was the Tan Renegade that you can see on the Amazon page:

I believe this Bordeaux colour is the same as the Cordovan colour. Little Burgundy seems to like changing the name and colour names of shoes on their website. Free shipping.

u/trebemot · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Ok so I’m looking for moc toe boot that can service me in the winter time(Minnesotan winter to be exact). So from what I understand I’m looking for a rubber sole with lugs. I’ve been looking at mostly redwings because that’s what I know is recommended most the time.

So something like this WOUND’T work? RW Heritage Classic Moc

But his would, right? RW Moc toe Lug

or this? I’m not sure about the sole Thorogood Moc Toe tobacco

This says it’s a Vibram® Christy Blown Rubber Wedge outsole, would that work? Thorogood Moc toe brown crazyhorse

Those last two would appear to be the same damn thing, but say they have different soles.

I really like the white wedge sole, but it’s hard to commit to something that will be a liability come winter time. The price on lugged sole I’m not a fan of, but it is what it is.

The way a lot of these are described seems inconsistent to me and I can’t make heads or tails of what won’t cause me to eat shit this winter…

Also, any other boots I should be looking at?


EDIT: What about these?

u/HedonisticFrog · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

This is a little bit more at $100 for the all black ones but they're everything you asked for. Oil and slip resistant, and good quality leather construction so they'll last. I bought them myself and they're great, I also have another pair of thorogoods that are holding up well after over a year.

u/Two_Luffas · 4 pointsr/Construction

Yeah there's your problem. You need a pair of Thorogood moc toes. Most good moc toe boot companies don't size down to you but Thorogood go down to 5 D. The first time you wear them it will feel like your wearing snow shoes, but that's a good thing. There's a lot of surface area on the sole. The lace hooks are great at releaving pressure points on the upper foot/calf. Getting use to them will take a little time but you'll be dancing on rebar in no time.

u/indomitable_snowman · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Thorogood have great value boots. The ones you linked don't seem to be good quality and the design is a little tacky.

u/ggill1313 · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Get some Iron Rangers factory seconds. They go on sale from time to time down to $160. Great, great boot. I got some of the Red Wing insoles for around $25 that made a world of a difference as far as heat is concerned. Size .5-1 size down. If you have wide feet, don't size down to .5 size down, depending on your foot size.

You also have the Chippewa Service Boot. I got my brother some for Christmas and they are actually really nice. The "Cordovan" option looks lovely and is a lot more versatile than one might think as it's a more burgundy color. But it really works in occasions where you would wear this sort of thing.

The Thorogoods Moc Toe is a great boot as well for a different look. These can't be dressed up as easily IMO, but good boots the same. Red Wing has a similar boot if you'd prefer the look of it. It's also a good boot.

For all of these, get some nice wool socks. Darn Tough makes some good ones but I don't like the looks. Anonymousism also makes some good stuff provided you like the colors, but IMO are a bit overpriced. My favorite wool socks came from J. Crew last season. They are thick, warm, look good, and were reasonable priced.

If you have any other questions, let me know!

u/thechangbang · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

For under $250, I'd recommend the Chippewa GQ or the LL Bean Katahdin Engineer boots

u/lilychaud · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Steel toe casual shoes never look good. The toe box is too big and you just end up looking foolish. Get a pair of nice boots. Since you're in a factory, you probably dont need an insole shank like construction boots.

My 2 recommendations would be

u/AppleNippleBob · 4 pointsr/Construction

Not sneakers, but I think these are best:
Edit, just read light. These aren't light, but they're great boots

u/zootam · 4 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

what proof do you want?

No "source" is going to come out and say they're made by Chippewa. Obviously there is some kind of clause preventing JB from divulging them as a client, Aldo won't reveal their suppliers, or maybe there was an additional middleman in between.

Just think about it, what US based manufacturer would use horween leather, and make a product that is virtually identical to Chippewa's in every way? Just by deductive reasoning- it should be the most likely and reasonable conclusion that these are made by Chippewa/Justin Brands- no "source" should have to confirm that for you.

The best proof I have- aside from all the other comparative evidence- is the unique and distinct way Chippewa labels their sizing on the inside of the tongue- using some glue or something and then printing on top of it.

See this picture- my Aldo's on the right, this review's Chippewa's on the left

AFAIK no other manufacturer does this, the same labeling style is clearly found on the inside of the Aldo boots.

Also, the interior construction, and overall construction is basically identical based on that picture and many others.

To be clear, these are NOT the regular old chippewa boot you may be thinking of .

They are this model or the "renegade" on their website

Either there is some unknown US manufacturer that went to extreme lengths to copy those Chippewa's, or, as seen in many cases already- Chippewa/JB made a product for another company....

If that doesn't convince you, I don't think anything will.

u/ayysic · 4 pointsr/malefashionadvice

6" plain toe wedge probably in cordovan but they definitely need to be beat to shit to look like this. The sole looks like it's near the end of its life.

u/targaryenwolf · 3 pointsr/goodyearwelt

Well you can still get the 6 inch moc toes for [much lower price] ( As for my personal thoughts - I've had them for more than two years and love them. Break-in period is virtually non-existent and they go really well with jeans. They really are a great entry level GYW.
edit: grammar

u/Billy_Brubaker · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Flannel Shirt under a grey sweatshirt with dark wash denim and some brown boots.

A nice, simple and appropriate outfit for the occasion.

u/AccidentalDownvote · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Thorogoods might fit your bill

u/Sp00kyScarySkeleton · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Are these what you're talking about? I found a few results for Thorogood boots. I like them except for the logo on the tongue.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/TeenMFA

Just ordered a pair of CDB's in beeswax leather (of course)

And a pair of thorogood's in Tobacco

$ 200, not bad for what will be about 70% of my footwear from now - march

Also Discussion topic: How do you make boots look good in a highschool enviroment dominated by these...

u/Sounds_Logical · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

No those will be trashy. Guaranteed, I know AE... These are a much better option. They're cheap (you can get 20% off right now on Amazon with code BOOTUP14) and they are way better than AE's. Many options there on Amazon find your favorite/cheapest and make sure to use that code.

u/Tann_Man · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I got the thorogoods.

Only $118.xx after the discount code HOLIDAY25 (assuming you have amazon prime)

u/mattsanchen · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/Riley_T · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Posted this the other day -

Looking to buy my first pair of boots and want something that I can wear this Fall but will also hold up well in a Colorado winter. Want to wear it everyday in winter and most days in the fall. I looked at the boot buying guide and like the Chippewa Apache Lace-up Boot. Is this a good winter boot? What color should I get that work best? brown or black? Dark brown or light? I wear a size 12US in Nike running shoes and I tried on some CDB and the 10.5 was the most comfortable. What size should I get? I'm a little nervous that I will buy a size too small or have wider feet than I thought and the boot being too narrow. Is this a good place to post this or should I just make my own post?

Someone said it was weird to go down 1 size and half and not just size and recommended I get sized up.

Went and used the brannock thing·a·ma·jig and it seems I am in fact a 10.5? I don' know how to read the side part if I'm wide or not, can anyone tell me?

u/hbaas · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice
  1. Jack purcells are nicer, imo

  2. Chippewa apaches with a lug sole
u/quack_moo72 · 3 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

To add to that as well, these are equivalent to Chippewa's more "luxury" level line-up of service boots which make use of better materials than their entry level Apaches, which themselves are great boots and can often not be found for much cheaper than $120.

To summarize, this is a good deal.

Also, great username.

u/ChuckESteeze · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

This is the lug sole version.

u/Emb3rSil · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

These honestly don't look terrible, but there are the oft-recommended and definitely good looking Chippewa Apaches on Amazon for not much more

u/asforus · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I would recommend a pair of good boots. There are countless recommendations on this sub from red wing to Danner. Thorogoods are a good option to try out a pair of boots that are more affordable and MiUSA. If I was a mechanic I might get steel toes to protect my toes. If it's the soles that are wearing out you can go to a cobbler after you wear them for a while and have him glue a layer of rubber on the bottom for $10. Every so often have them replace the rubber. So if it were me and I was gonna really F these boots up and it was a trial kind of thing, I'd go for Thorogood steel toes with the thick white soles. They are meant for walking or standing on flat surfaces for long periods, and are more affordable for this sort of "try out" if you will.

Edit: link for example

u/raaaaaandyb · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

[I think I'm going to grab these] ( Torn on the color of the sole, but I think either will be great. The "Cordovan" color was what I was really looking for though. Thanks.

u/shootsfilmwithbullet · 3 pointsr/goodyearwelt

If that is the exact aesthetic of boot you want, I would go with these instead. These guys actually made shoes for the military at some point. And they'll look as distressed as the walkovers with the wear YOU put into them.

and they're cheaper

u/-Wayfaerer- · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I like the tall military boot, however, you could go for something like this to save cash:

u/MariaAsstina · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

When I bought these they didn't cost as much either, makes me think that was a limited run

here is the same boot but without the wedge

u/circling-the-drain · 3 pointsr/goodyearwelt

Try out these:

Can be resoled, the sole has some give to them while not being 'heeled'.

I've got a pair, great work boots (no steel cap toe fyi).

u/skepticaljesus · 3 pointsr/goodyearwelt

Chippewas are the GYW recommended option at this pricepoint.

u/MisteryMudd · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Thanks for your advice. I'm a bit of a newbie here. What do you think of the Chippewa 6 Inch Rugged Boots.

u/cca2013 · 2 pointsr/USPS

I just wear the overshoes. I have 2 pair...the shoe cover and 10 inch. Maybe Rural King just doesn't have them in stock yet but I know I've purchased them there before. I prefer them over specialized boots because you can wear your shoes you already have broken in. I also highly recommend wool socks.

u/optional22 · 2 pointsr/medicalschool

I bought rubber shoe covers from Amazon and used my regular shoes.

u/alphapoker24 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

No experience with Thursday Boots myself, but these boots from Red Wing are similar. They're a little more expensive, but Red Wings are generally more highly regarded than Thursday Boots.

u/Hiphopopot4mus · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

If you are willing to spend another $35 bucks I recommend these Thorogoods. They also have plain toe boots for a bit cheaper if you're into that.

u/Aizen90 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Thorogood boots are nice

u/itzepiic · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I finally was able to get some dark jeans that I've been searching for forever in buying Levi's 511 Rigid Dragon. However, I do have some newb questions.

Since the jeans are so dark they're practically black, do I treat them like black jeans when matching it with stuff? Do they go with a lighter brown boot like these? I love these jeans but I don't know exactly what to do with them before they get washed and start to fade.

u/IForgotWhoIAm · 2 pointsr/goodyearwelt

In terms of better for the price, there is a lot of good options out there if you're patient and look hard. For myself, I paid $90 for Red Wing Iron Ranger Firsts, $80-110 for Allen Edmonds firsts, and $140 for Crockett and Jones Conistons for Peal & Co. However, if you go look for any of these right now, you won't find them, hence the patience requirement.

The thing about Thursday boots is that they're all $200 right now, so you can just drop that and have your boots in a couple days if you don't want to wait.

As far as what's available right now, I found these Wolverine Navy Suede 1000 Mile Seconds for $150, and firsts for $200 with more sizes left. Here's some Chippewas for $165-185, or $186 for these ones. Some Moc Toe Thorogoods for $185, or some Wolverine Kilometers for $150.

So there's an obvious catch here in that availability is limited, while the availability of Thursdays is not, but I do think it's fair to say there are better options out there for the same price or less.

u/jkslate · 2 pointsr/electricians

Went from Timberlands to Chipewa's to Redwings and then landed on Thorogoods.

I love my Thorogoods. Easy break-in, longer lasting soles and look just as good as my Redwings. Still made in America. All at $100 cheaper. Easily my go to work boot now.

They have safety toe versions too:

u/twisted_spoon · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

check out this Thorogood boot too. Similar price range, meets the requirements.

u/explosivo563 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I own a pair of thorogood plain toe that have stood up wonderfully throughout winter and a year of work in a receiving area.

They are just a bit slick in snow if that is an issue.

Chippewa are also recommend budget boots. They also go on STEEP discount when on sale. So track that or look on black friday for an Amazon shoe sale.

BUT, I also have a pair of red wing heritage and a pair of Wolverines. The difference in workmanship is definitley noticeable. And the good wear welt means replaceable sole.

Sierra trading post has great deals on 2nds, and the jump in price is not significant compared to a good pair of "budget" boots. I got my red wing heritage for a bit under 200. Usually not much more than a small scuff or random marking.

You just can't be cheap and want bifl... Unless you find used.

u/vonbonbon · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I wore black jeans and a black crewneck yesterday.

I wore it with my [Thorogoods]) which added a little color.

I thought it looked good. So did my wife.

u/lessthanjake · 2 pointsr/TeenMFA

Here you go

They're awesome boots, highly recommend. If you haven't done it before, there's a way to sign up for Amazon shoe thingy and get like 15% off your first purchase. I'm sure someone else knows more about this.

u/HardwareLust · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Ah ha! We're looking at two different boots! These are the ones I was looking at:

u/Alimoose · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Idk if this part of Amazon delivers to Canada or not, but here are some Thorogood's for ~$100. Click Here

u/agentargoh · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Looking to get some work boots and found these

Thorogood 814 - $135

Redwing Heritage Beckman - $265

Any experience with the Thorogood, or should I pony up the cash for the Red Wings?

u/The-Lactator · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/LeRenardRouge · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I've heard really good things about thorogood for a cheaper option to things like redwings/wolverine 1000 mile boots, but I can't personally attest to their quality as I'm in a similar boat shopping for a pair of boots.

(I go to school in VT, so I'm going to have similar need for a rugged boot)

u/imsellingmyfoot · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I can attest to the Thorogoods. I've got these and they're great. Nice quality leather, made in USA, easy break in, and they clean up well. I've got a coat of Obenaulf's on them and they darken a little.

u/eskamobob1 · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
These are the thorogood a that I am talking about.. They use the same Lester as red wings, use a very high quality wedge sole, and prity much only differ from RWs in that they have a synthetic mid-sole... I would probably consider these higher quality than the boots that you linked... Thorogood also has a premium line that goes for $150, but I honestly haven't heard much about them.
Also, something to note is that good leather will darken substantially with use (especially oiled leather)... If you were to water seal either boot it would darken quite a bit... I would check out "frostinhisbones" on tumblr and see what his boots look like... That is simply from wear and sno seal (they are the ones that i linked)

u/that_name_taken · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

If it were my money, I'd be looking at Golden Fox or Thorogood.

But, if they're for proper hiking, I'd get proper hiking footwear.

u/lobosninja · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

any thoughts on thorogood boots?

u/a2boo · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm not sure what websites ship to Australia, but I'd look into Red Wings Heritage 6"Moc Toes or Thorogood Moc Toes.

u/thescottster · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

that seems to exactly fit your criteria. idk how no one else has suggested that, it's really commonly recommended. just cut off the flag thing.

u/thefleeingpigeon · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I've seen those shoes in person, really don't like the quality of them. If you want a quality middle ground these Thorogoods are a great option. Just a tad it more than $150 but a better option for a cheaper, quality boot that isn't Red Wings and also made in the USA

u/No_Gains · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Look like thorogood moc toe boots. You could look for one with an 8 inch height.

u/k3nd0 · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

I would recommend the Thorogood Moc Toe.

u/dibzim · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Just got these on amazon for $134 ($145 after shipping) and i love them so far. Here's a fit

u/omgaragesale · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

if you live in a semi-rural area, I'm sure there are boot stores that carry something very similar to try on before you buy. I agree with whirlyboy that the fit sounds sketchy.

if you're not sold on those, there's a Thorogood boot that is very similar but also only have one review, which is quite praiseworthy. personally, I am not a huge fan of the moc toe, but to each his own.

u/coffeegnome · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Lower quality options recommended here often are Thorogoods

u/zzzaz · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'd go with CDBs, These, or these

u/PepPepper · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

These are quite nice, if you dig the wedge sole.

u/Pittshadowrunner · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

If ya can push that price limit a touch, you can find some Made in the USA Thorogood that you might like.

Sign up for Amazon shoe newsletter for 20% off and maybe these?

u/concernedcitizen7 · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion


My gf bought me these tan Chippewa boots for $89.99 shipped about 3 days ago. Theyre seconds but I'll be using them for work as they tend to look better with the shit beaten out of them.

u/spacemanspiff85 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Never had experience with anything other than 1000 mile, sorry. You can get these chippewas for under $100 when they are on sale.

u/iced327 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Dude - While I was wearing that outfit I walked into a DSW and thought, "man, I need some nicer boots to go with this." So I picked up these. They were ~$40 and I'll probably get $40 of use out of them, but I think I'll spring for these when I'm ready to spend a little more. Maybe next fall? I'm really like the lighter colors on both of those pairs, but I'm digging the suede on the ones I got.

If I blurred out my face, how would people tell me all the celebrities I apparently look like?

u/ACK_Purcell · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

When I worked a job where I needed steel toes, I had a pair of Chippewa Apache's. They held up very well after two years of daily wear, and they seem to get some love from the MFA community to boot.

u/bangarang8 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I work in a blue collar job. Generally when I want to look a little nicer I'll throw on a chambray shirt over a white V-neck with some dark or raw denim (a cheap pair, think Gap or Uniqlo). I still wear my steel toes but I prefer a minimalist style boot that, I think, looks a little nicer. Like [this] ( or this which are my current pair (Red Wing's customer service is the greatest but thats an unrelated story) Honestly I have zero reason to do it but sometimes you want to elevate from a T-shirt and ripped jeans y'know.

u/OneLegAtATime · 2 pointsr/TheVeneration

Just ordered the chippewa apache off of amazon, looking forward to it. Got Obernaufs ready to darken them up a couple shades as well.

u/phyloh · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Most people look to Chippewa boots as cheaper, yet still good-quality alternatives to Red Wing and Wolverine. The Chippewa Apache is particularly nice.

Obviously not as high quality as RW or Wolverine, but still good.

u/chiceaux · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/mtn_mojo · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

These are the ones I just picked up. I need a bit more sole to my boots, sacrificing a little style for practicality. Otherwise exactly the same boot, just a lugged sole instead of the flat.

Treat it with Sno-Seal and you have a waterproof, breathable, functional boot that happens to look freaking awesome.

u/infinis · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

They were 90$ last week, wait for them to go on special or use 20% off coupon from subscription to get it for 110$

u/deepblue7 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Chippewa's are good. They come in lugged sole's if you need them for snow/ice. The LL Bean Katahdin's are also made by Chippewa and I think they look a little nicer than the apache.

Chippewa Lugged

Chippewa non-lugged

LL Bean's version

(I don't know about shipping to canada, sorry)

u/BpooSoc · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Your request has been asked hundreds of times. Under $150, and holds up in snow.

The LLBean Bean boots fit your criterias. Thorogoods are also always recommended here, and many people conclude they are not good in the snow or ice. They hardly have any traction. You need something with lugged soles.

u/kuhzaam · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Check out Thorogood boots. They are good quality, VERY comfortable, and basically designed for workers who are on their feet all day long. They are made in the USA, have been around a long time, and people generally have great things to say about them. They have steel toed options as well:

u/HammeredThor · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I own Throgood Moc Toe boots with Safety Toe for work. I think that the boot is waterproof. What I'm wondering is, for the occasional rain or snow day, is this boot still good to walk outside? I cannot tell if the sole will work or not on slippery surfaces.


u/buckeye2114 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm not a fan really of Timberlands at all, they're just really clunky looking to me. Check something like these out! But then again it's just my own preference.

u/shark260 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I just bought these:

I like their looks more than the beckman (color, sole, 360 welt, silhouette). I get tons of compliments on them everytime I wear them. These boots you linked look like the same boot with a different sole. I say go for it.

u/prosaicwell · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on Chippewa Service Boots in Cordovan. My only hesitation is wearing them with chinos. Will they look odd paired with light or dark tan chinos? I think the colors will be ok, but what about the look? Also how will these go with charcoal or black jeans?


u/ChrysusTheCrass · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Is there a difference between the [Chippewa Service boot] ( and the [Ll bean Cordovan Boot] ( in terms of leather? If so, which one is of better quality?

u/-desdinova- · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I don't know how available they are in the EU but Corcoran jump boots are bulletproof and look amazing once you shine them up.

u/JerichoKilo · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice
u/rogun64 · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

You could wait for a deal on some Chippewa Service Boots. They may have a good price in your size on Amazon, but you can often find them for a little over $100 USD.

u/cyn1c77 · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Maybe tan or oro legacy?

There are a fair amount of seconds sales on Red Wing if you’re patient.

u/TrueNorth86 · 1 pointr/halifax

Awesome thanks!
Nope, actually looking for these in copper

u/ObamasPuffBus · 1 pointr/fashion

They are Red Wing I'm pretty sure, but I think they are these not the ones you suggested. I could be wrong though.

u/Joesatiable · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

How different do I size on boots compared to sneakers?
Probably ordering soon, do I size down or up? i'm a 10.5 in sneakers

u/zepppelin · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/CheesePickles · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Coming from the South, I need some boots for school.

Looking at these as well.

Any advice for sweaters as well? I walked into an LL Bean and saw some good ones that were affordable for me.

u/chatusripitak · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Well, here is the boot guide from the sidebar. However, I don't know if any of these boots will hold up for heavy, actual construction work. Most of them are just classic aesthetic and not really constructed for hard use. But with good care and upkeep, something like the classic
Red Wing 875 should hold up if you're just driving. Just like athletic shoes, the practicality really outweighs the aesthetic value: it would probably be better to get well made, comfortable yet ugly workboots than to get pretty ones you'll wear out fast.

u/kombucha44 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Im honestly not sure, picked them up at a thrift store years ago. I think they might be Kenneth Cole? They're good beaters but I honestly wouldn't suggest them if you're looking for a new boot. I'd suggest something like, Wolverines, Red Wings,Doc Martens, or Chippewas depending on your budget and style you're looking for.

u/robofunk · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I don't think there is any good reason your first pair shouldn't be high quality. Look into Red Wings vibram sole options, I have Iron Rangers but I really want a 6 inch moc toe with a vibram sole.

u/Cannonballlll · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/AngelOfDeath62 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Been looking for my first pair of boots for the coming fall/work and was looking at these Thorogood boots. Which do you think looks better?

The Moc toe

Or the Plain toe


u/PM_ME_UR_MEATSTICK · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Amazon has this 20% boots deal bringing these Chippewa boots: and these Thorogood boots: both around 120 dollars. Black Friday is also coming up, and based on boot deals from past years, should I go with the Amazon deal or wait for Black Friday for maybe a $200 pair of Redwings or something of the sort?

u/cjcs · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I would highly recommend Thorogood boots. They offer both plain and moc toe versions. You can get a boot that is ~90% Red Wing quality for roughly half the price.

I've had my pair for a little over 18 months now and have put them through 2 Scottish winters, hiking, drunken walks home through brambles, and considerable time in the wood shop. They are still in great condition with only some expected wear to the soles and minor scratching/scuffing on the toes, but the more beat up they get the better they look.

u/brocahantas · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Yeah I'm really digging them for my first real pair of boots. The sole's chunkier than I'd like but that seems to be normal. These are the ones I have.

u/engi_nerd · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Well those are one of the lower end ones outside the 1000 mile line. What you are really going to be missing out on is the Horoween leather found on the entire 1000 mile line. This would be a much better option IMO
Sizing for almost all boots is .5 - 1.5 sizes down. I usually buy 1 size down from somewhere with a good return policy and hope for the best.

u/edamametrees · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

The shirt is definitely too long, and may be a size large overall. If the next size down is too small, look into finding a tailor.

The shoes are kind of abnormally chunky. For a similar look, you may like these, but they're not my cup of tea. I'd recommend these work boots, but go with whatever fits your style.

u/zoetrophic · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Yeah, I definitely understand where you're coming from. I just got out, haha.

They aren't as deep a copper, but the Golden Fox Moc Toe has been recommended often over on /r/frugalmalefashion. They run pretty big, so make sure to check into sizing advice. Eastland Lumber Up and Thorogoods are other options at a little bit higher of a price.

u/opiusmaximus · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Thorogood puts out the exact same boot available on Amazon this week for $108.

u/np0125 · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

• Maker/Model: Thorogoods 814-4200

• Size: 12D

• Leather: Tobacco Oil-Tanned

• Sole: MAXWear Wedge slip resistant outsole

• Price: $120 shipped U.S (PayPal F&F or Cashapp)

• Wears/Condition: ~12 well taken care of

• Images: Thorogoods

• Notes: No box, well taken care of in the short time I've had them. Open to offers

The exact ones I bought

Thorogood 814-4200 American Heritage 6" Moc Toe Boot, Tobacco, 12 D US

u/Midgetforsale · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I got these Thorogoods a couple weeks ago. I'm LOVING them. Really really nice boots. And do yourself a favor and get some mink oil with whatever you end up buying. That stuff is amazing for leather.

u/sparky5309 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Here's a few solid boots for under $200:

LL Bean - Bean Boots $109

Chippewa Lace up ~$150

Thorogood Moc Toe ~$150

u/HClO3 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I want to pick up a pair of Thorogoods, and trying to decide between the moc toe boot and the plain-toe boot. Thoughts?

u/JR_Shoegazer · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Most good boots are in a higher price range. Thorogood makes high quality boots for that price. They have moc-toe and plain-toe. The price range fluctuates online. If those don't work try Bexley or Golden Fox. Not sure how Golden Fox holds up construction wise or how comfortable they are. You're going to have a break in period on most boots so I wouldn't expect them to be comfortable right away.

u/ChrisVolkoff · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Thorogood American Heritage: plain toe or moc toe? Pros and cons, versatility, etc.? I'm looking for a casual boot. I feel like the plain toe has a "work boot" feel to it and I like the "character" that the moc toe brings, but I'd like to have other people's opinion. Here's some pics I found:

u/Cold_Fusion · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I got these Thorogood boots last year and I've really enjoyed them. I also made a post and put up an album when I first went through and put mink oil on them.

If you'd like, I can throw up a picture of them after a year of pretty heavy wear. I've really enjoyed having them and they're great "beginner" boots.

u/yanzerg · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Is there a huge difference between those and these? Both of them are leather and welted and both weigh about 30 ounces.

u/Lager_Fixed · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

If you're considering Red Wings, check out Thorogood boots. I have a pair of these and I think they're great. American made, Vibram sole, high quality leather, equal build quality to Red Wings at a considerably lower price.

u/clamskittles · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

I got these Danner Mountain 600s for my birthday. After I got them I decided I would destroy the finish very quickly, they are sued instead of smooth leather and they are just a little too "sporty" for me.


I am used to being able to abuse my Charcoal Iron Rangers and then easily clean/oil them and they look brand new. That being said...I need some brown boots, a not another pair of IRs. I will be using the credit from the Danner Boots that I'm returning ($140) and I'm willing to spend another $60-100 to get something better.


I'm thinking either Danner Bull Run Moc Toes , Thorogood Moc Toes, or stretching the budget and getting some Red Wing Moc Toes.

Is there a substantial drop in quality going from the $250 Red wings to the $175 Danner to the $160 Thorogoods? I will probably still wear my IRs more, but these will get a lot of use.


Any other suggestions in that range (on amazon ~$150-250)??


u/blazikenburns · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/Oh-KevinG · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion
u/rlyon3 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Personally, I'm a big fan of Thorogood boots. They're nice looking boots that won't break the bank.

u/Veticz · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

These or these by that I mean from anyone whose worn both of them, what looks better and goes with more outfits?

u/ShaShaBooey · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Ha, thank you. The boots are the Thorogood Moc Toe

u/All_the_rage · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I would go with either these Thorogood Moc Toes or these Round Toes. They are well within your budget, look great, and will hold up well.

u/chimichangaXL · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I got this one. Not too expensive and comfortable after a few wears.

u/IHSV · 1 pointr/preppy

Here is the $149 6" version and the $159 8" version

u/Woollen · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

A pair of boots. Only other pair I have would be Beeswax CDBs. Help me choose one?

I tend to wear skinner fitted clothes and am very skinny myself.

Thorogood Moc

Thorogood Plain


Chippewa Apache (Steel or Non-Steel Toe?)

u/MrFistycuffs · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I'm not a fan but people do often recommend bean boots. You can also buy something like Red Wings moc toe boot or something similar and apply waterproofing product like sno-seal or Obenaufs to it. I did mine over a year ago and its still good, though I only really wear it during bad winter days, so your mileage may vary, but a jar is good for several applications. Also note that they will darken the leather.

u/elijha · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I was looking at those the other day. Personally, I think they're just a bit too chunky and I think I'll probably end up getting Thorogoods instead.

u/TheWuggening · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Bet. You just saved me some money!

I need aesthetic advice. Black wedges or White?

u/Pwntastic1 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Depending on how much snow is in your area, I would recommend these or maybe these. I think Amazon has a 20% off coupon FALSHOES. Not sure if it applies to both of these boots, I have not tried.

In addition to these boots, for warmth, get some wool socks like these or these. The costco socks are half the price, but owning both, I can say personally that the People Socks are thicker and nicer quality.

u/jmbf44 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I'm not positive but I don't think roughout will do very good in wet conditions. Also I think if you don't like the color of the boot don't buy them, get some boots in a color you like. I'm guessing you want those because you can get them cheap locally, but if you're trying to stay cheap maybe something like this or this might work better for you. Or look for some used Red Wings.

Something with a lugged sole will grip much better than the wedge sole on all of these but I think unless you're running around in snow/ice very frequently you'll be fine, plus you could always get some cleats for them. It'll be pretty impossible to make any boot completely waterproof but they'll be quite water resistant as they are without any conditioner/wax.

Also, check out r/goodyearwelt.

u/curtxcallis · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

If you're going for a more southern / work boot look try these:
Thorogood 6 inch. They look a lot like Red Wings at half the price.

If you want a more casual less "work boot" look, try DSW for brands like Steve Madden or Aston Grey. If you don't plan on wearing them too often, maybe even try H&M. They have a lot more boots online and in store this year.

u/iamlowsound · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

These are the closest that you are going to get and you have to order them. Good boots, good price. If you are spending an extended time outside, wear thermal socks.

u/MrBlueMeany · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Save yourself some grief and get some real boots in that price range from thorogoods or thursdays

u/Noozooroo · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Can you give us some more criteria? For instance, what is it about Red Wings that you would like to avoid?

If it's the price, I would recommend Thorogood Heritage Boots (in either moc-toe or plain toe). I've worn a pair of the plain toes semi-regularly for 5 or 6 months and they're quite comfortable. I like the way they look too.

If it's the look of Red Wings that you want to avoid, that's tougher without specifics. Is there any style of boot that you know you like or dislike? For instance, if you don't like the big, chunky style of Red Wings or Thorogoods, you could try these Chippewas which everyone seems to like (but which I have never worn).

u/dannyisokay · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Yeah man definitely. I think the Thorogood Moc Toe is your best alternative to RW at your price. I personally have the 8" version but these are honestly your best bet. There are some different color options too.

u/-BigBoss- · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Thorogood makes some nice boots, especially at the sub-$200 price point.
American Heritage Moc Toe

u/SomedayinaWeek · 1 pointr/Fitness

As a fashion nerd Ill bet that the shoes are the Thorogood Moc Toe boots.

The pants could be from Levis. Not sure - H&M sells pants similar but I doubt thats what he is wearing.

Pants aren't from Levis, but the pants should be from a store that caters to bikers since theres reflective strips on there.

u/newnamerookiebiotch · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/somekidouthere · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Does it snow/rain a lot in your area or is it just cold?

MFA has its own boot guide, look here

Popular boots on MFA are: RW IR, RW Beckman, My current winter boot is the RW 875, Thorogood Moc, Thorogood Plain, Chippewa GQ, Bean Boots.

All of these boots can be found in your price range through sales and coupon codes. All would be good for light snow except for the first and the Chippewa GQ. Bean boots are the best for heavy snow.

u/BronMarlett · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/ZeGentleman · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I completely glazed over you using them in winter. Definitely don't get them then.

I went for Thorogood's earlier. Goodyear welted, pretty nice. Here they are.

u/trondersk · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I got mine on Amazon for about $130.

u/hellarad · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Golden Fox Moc Toe is supposedly good quality. Thorogood Moc Toe is the other option.

u/Magichamsterorgy · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I can't think of any similar boots in that same price range right now, unless you wouldn't mind a chunkier silhouette and white vibram sole, which I'm guessing you would.

The main thing is to just look for a plainer boot, I guess. What I don't like about the Timberlands is those weird panels they've sewn on.

u/kyojiin · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

How should I size for a Pointer chore coat? I have a 40 inch chest so going by measurements I should get a medium but I've been told to size down. Would a small be what I need? How should I account for shrinkage in the wash?

Also, what are your opinions on jeans with a taper and moc toe boots like these? I feel like it would look a little off because of how chunky they are.

u/pirschc · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Any thoughts on these Thorogood Boots? I'm looking for a decent pair, casual pair of boots for under $200.

u/homemade_mayo · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Two weeks ago Katahdins went for $168. There might be another sale in a couple weeks if you are willing to wait. No guarantee it will be 20% off, though.

You like the Earthkeepers which are chukka boots and a lot different from the Boyd boots you love. The option for these would be Clark Desert Boots. I wouldn't pay regular price, and they can get down to the $80 range pretty regularly.

Options for NOW would be Thorogoods 1 or 2 from Amazon with the 20% off shoe email coupon or Chippewa's.

You can also get Iron Rangers on sale if you wait patiently. They'll never reach your budget though but they are quality. Toe box is a little big.

You can find more options if you search for boots on FMF. This topic comes up regularly so you might find more opinions. I suggested the more frequent ones, though.

u/wlonkly · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Eastland is kind of the bottom of the "passably good" tier. If you're strapped for cash then they'll be okay, but if you have a little more you'll be much happier going up a tier. Thorogood has moc toe wedge sole boots in the $150 range with a Goodyear welt and higher quality throughout.

Here they are at Zappos but I think you can find them cheaper than that. I'm not in the US so I can't recommend particular sources, but here's way cheap on Amazon for instance.

u/cloudedfish · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Dunno about UK options, but this will save you quite a bit.

u/rjbman · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

They do.

edit whoops wrong link.

u/pogonotroph · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

How about these Thorogood moc toes + these Chippewas? That way you get to have both your moc toe and your dark brown, super versatile boot. If you sign up for Amazon's shoe subscription emails you can get your entire shoe order discounted by 20%, which would bring your order to something like $225 before tax.

u/bonecandy · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Iron Ranger Amber Size 8.5D -- $175 (Bought for 290 retail)

Lightly worn. Maybe a week or two. I have some dressier black laces in currently, but I still have the original laces. There's some slight creasing but otherwise looks pretty new.

Thorogood Moc-toe 6" (Galidator color) Size 9D-- $90 (

Worn maybe 2-3 weeks total. Hit once with Obenaufs LP (ready for winter!).

For reference I wear 9 in Chucks, 9D in AE Strand, 10 in Adidas Sambas

Pictures coming later tonight when I get home!

Here are a few pictures of each:

Currently the Thorogood some leather laces on, while the Iron Ranger has some black dress laces. I have the original laces for both. If you want, I can include these alternative laces.

Edit 2: price drop on Iron Rangers and thorogoods

u/assain56 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/Rhaka · 1 pointr/europeanmalefashion has the Thorogood Moc Toes on sale right now with the WORKSHOE code. After shipping and taxes, it adds up to ~160 euros to get them in the netherlands, which is about what you'd pay in-store for good hiking boots around here. Just ordered a pair myself.

u/BalleR75 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I just bought these Thorogood mocs do you guys think they will be enough for Chicago winter? Or would i still need bean boots?

u/Innerpiece · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Madison here. In your price range I would recommend some Chippewa Apache's or GQs - you can find them on warehouse for ~$90 once in a blue moon, your best bet is to CamelCamelCamel these things till they drop to about $110-120ish. Size down at least 1/2.

u/StaigerTiger · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

A repost at the advice of a friendly member of the community - I just nabbed a pair of Oak Street Bootmakers Brown Trench Boots and Natural Cap-Toe Trench Boots for a total of $326, tax included. I'm a little floored at that deal. These will be my first really nice boots, after a pair of Tan Rodeo Chippewa Apaches and a pair of Cherry Red 1460 Doc Martens (I got them for around $10 at Urban Outfitters... I couldn't say no, now they're my rain boots!) I have a couple questions regarding my most recent purchase...

  1. Given that they're practically the same boot, does it make sense for me to keep both? I expect that the natural boot would darken as it ages, bringing them closer in color, and a cap toe isn't quite enough a difference to justify having both.

  2. Would either or both of the boots be appropriate for business or business casual attire? The leather soles seem to lean towards a more formal boot, but the laces and metal eyelets say otherwise. I'm graduating from college soon so I'd like to have a rotation of nicer footwear for work and this seems like a great start in addition to my Apolis Officer Shoes, but I also don't want to blast a whole bunch of money if I don't need to. Does it make sense to consider these an investment?

    (would swapping in waxed round laces bring them up a notch? I think the contrast of a darker lace on the natural ones would help them out, too.)
u/Eelbird · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

tan rodeo, rare breed

u/DiamondMind · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Chippewa is your best bet.

This or This, would be a great all weather boot, rubber sole, rounded toe, and highly durable.

Spend the extra $40, it will be worth the investment in the long run. Had mine about 2 years with F/W wear only.

u/PostResign · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

there's this and with some conditioning and wear the brown will likely darken but those aren't on sale, at least not this one

u/sharkd · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Don't forget these.

u/cubemaster1728 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

some sizes of these Chippewas are still about $75. They're a little more workbootish but you might like them.

u/dizko_biscuit · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

alright cool, thanks. Chippewa has 2 colors in the "dark" realm - Brown and Chocolate. Any thoughts on those colors?

u/TheRadicalAntichrist · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice
u/YahooEmail · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

you can get the Chippewa Apache with a steel toe

u/TrashBrown · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

With your price range, you should look into Chippewas.

However, you're limiting yourself to some great boots at your budget.

u/CBRich · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

These Justin boots are what I purchased mainly because they'll make it through a metal detector. And although I can't recall the name the little frill on the bottom of the laces is removable.

If you don't need to worry about metal detectors I'd go Chippewa all day.

u/pe3brain · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

[here] ( are some composite toe chippewa boots and [here] ( are some steel toes that are better looking imo. I own the non-steel toe variant of this boot and after 3 heavy MN winters they now need a resole. If I had sized correctly the boots most likely wouldn't have creased as bad as they have.

u/pleasedontsmiteme · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Chippewa Handcrafted or Chippewa Apache

I live in North-ish Georgia so it's not like we get constant snow. But when we do, the ice and snow is pretty bad. Rain has been getting a bit more frequent in the winter, so that + cold = bad. I'm thinking Apache, any advice?

u/gtrplyr201 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

If you like the Chippewa's they have a version with a lugged sole so it should be better in the winter. Here it is

u/timeforstrapons · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

As far as sleekness goes, I think Tretorn would be up your alley if you like the look. It's basically a rubber rain boot with a lug sole and fleece lining. No personal experience but it looks like it would be nice, especially if you wore wool socks.

Or, if you wear lug-soled Chippewas with wool socks you'll be fine. They make the same boot with a normal flat vibram sole, but it wouldn't be as good in snow and ice.

u/Callusing · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Oliberte. I've got a pair of Domos and they feel great and are definitely tough. And a bunch of them happen to be on sale right now on Gilt and Jackthreads. The styling might be an acquired taste, but I love mine.

And they're similar to the Mali in that they're pretty minimally lined and structured, as opposed to something like an Apache with a more defined shape.

u/BrokenSloth · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Okay, I don't know what his aversion to leather is so I'll ignore it-

Chippewa Apache (Lugged if he wants the extra traction)
Clark's Bushacre II

Maybe some New Balances or Nike flyknits; some low top trainers would look fine too (samba, killshot)

u/Pyorrhea · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

I've had the same experience. They're bad enough that I'm looking for another pair of boots for going out when it's icy. I was considering these which are the same upper but a better sole, but I might look around at some other boots.

u/ottersword11 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

these with 20% off coming to 120 ish and shipping

[or these that stay at 135 with free shipping] (

I need boots for winter, im going to be walking around campus when it snows.

u/sidtel · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion
u/rickneva · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion
u/dooog · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

No problem. I saw you replied to the other guy that you were from Northwestern, me too! I'm gonna be a junior in Weinberg. go cats.

Although I don't know exactly what socks you're talking about, I have heard of Darn Tough, and yep, that's the kind of sock I mean. I'm talking about wool hiking socks that you get from REI or another outdoor store. I got a nice thick pair of REI brand wool socks for 7 bucks last year, and they've been no worse for wear since then.

About the boots, I can't give you any personal recommendations, as I've been using a cheap off-brand boot for the past two winters (before I got into fashion) and am in the market for some Red Wing Beckmans or maybe one of Chippewa's new service boots. Another cheaper option that people suggest here is Chippewa's Apache boot, because the price sometimes drops below $100 on Amazon, if you use their coupon. Again, I do not own any of these boots myself, I'm shopping for them as well, so I suggest you look into it some more. Make sure you also learn to take care of your leather boots, that can really help stretch your money.

Worst months are definitely January/February. Usually when I go home for winter break it's only in the 30s or 40s in Chicago, and then I come back in the new year and the temps are in the teens. Yep, the fall months are pretty nice, they start getting down to 60s and 50s but that's pretty much sweater weather. So, you definitely have a lot of time before having to make any of these purchases.

Let me know if you have more questions!

u/JohannesVanDerWhales · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Don't the Apaches have a big lugged sole? Seems odd if you're falling on those, since that's generally what's recommended in a winter boot.

I keep a pair of Yaktrax in my car for winter hiking, but they're a bit overkill in a city, I think.

u/BAonReddit · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Truman. $250-450 is a weird zone, you have Chippewa lug sole for under $200 (Don't know if they are also too bulbous for you).

It makes you wonder if $250-450 is a range for bulbous toe only...

u/nejax · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Any recommendations on making these good for snow? I've heard sno-seal isn't always the greatest with this leather.

Are these different (minus the outsole) from the 20080 here

u/ShortShartLongJacket · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I have a pair of Chippewa Apaches that are great all-purpose boots. I wear them in rain and snow; they're a bit heavy for hiking but they're great if you need adventure-proof boots. I clean mine with saddle soap and condition with coconut oil and I anticipate them lasting a long time. I've had mine for a year and a half.

u/Contrapaul · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Lol wow this is old. They're Chippewa Apaches: Amazon

u/Thejurok · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Was looking for a pair of boots to get for winter. Nothing super heavy-duty, just some light snow/ice occasionally. I've seen people recommending the Chippewa Apache GQ lacer, and I like the look+price, but I had a few questions.

  1. Thoughts on the lugged sole vs. vibram? ( vs. Obviously the lugged sole would handle better in the snow, but is it worth the aesthetic change?
  2. Might seem like a weird question, but I have a pair of CDBs in beeswax, and they seem somewhat similar looking to the Chippewas. I want to try to keep a versatile wardrobe, and these shoes seem almost a little too similar. Am I wrong?
u/crownboat · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Try these instead. Essentially the same boot from the same manufacturer with a grippier sole. That said, you could also re-sole the other boot for about $70 with a grippier sole if you really like that one better.

u/craziplaya21 · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Have your pick

I'd suggest this for snow, look at that sole!

or just pick any of the others that has that sole ;)

u/Buckhum · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Chippewa Apache has very good sole for snow walking (they are not magic spikes but they are miles better than cork soles or gasp leather soles. -

Thorogood's are also viable options although I don't have personal experience with wedge soles but I have read online that they are good enough in terms of traction.

u/melomaverick · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion
u/I_Math_Debate · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

You can buy the Apaches on Amazon

u/NDEer · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I personally wear the Irish setters and don't have any complaints. Idk how much experience with work boots you have, but I would recommended oiling or putting some kind of leather lotion on them to help break them in. Before I did this I got blisters on my hands from trying to pull the laces tight enough that's how stiff the leather is. Once you oil them they'll be like a leather sock sucked to your foot.

There's also thorogoods many people like for the moc toe style

u/Indaleciox · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

These are the steel toed boots I use at work when I'm required to have a safety toe.

u/Randomfloof3976893 · 1 pointr/AmItheAsshole

YTA, multiple times unfortunately.


I tried counting, but honestly (Insert Master Luke Meme Here), just about everything you have said was wrong. Basically, if you force your guests to take off their shoes to enter your house, you are assuming responsibility for them. Ain't nobody taking off their shoes unless they are asked/required to. How would someone know the risks associated with leaving shoes where the host told them to?



" if you have something valuable, you have to put it out of reach of a dog." " I told her that everyone knows dogs are pretty destructive. "


-Dude, if that's what you honestly think, you have either never met a "House Friendly" dog before, or you have a pretty skewed idea of what "House Friendly" entails. Did you rescue a junkyard dog or something?



" but who goes walking around wearing $500+ shoes?! "


-Just about anyone who is a professional. You are drastically out of touch here. Even construction boots are easily $200:



"Listen, I'm really sorry that [Dogsname] chewed up your shoes, but I don't really think it's fair for me to have to pay you money for shoes that you didn't even buy. Maybe we can go shopping together soon and I'll help you pick out a new pair and I'll look for whatever coupons or deals are out there."


-Wow. Just wow. Your friend is obviously an angel in human form for not physically injuring you. I don't condone violence, but just thinking about someone saying this to me makes me cringe so bad that my fight or flight sense wants to take over. Specifically, it's the coupons part - That's just some icing on a multi-layered cringe cake.



" I just can't really afford to pay for shoes that expensive "


-Ahhhhhhhhh, the truth sets you freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! You should have led with this. Your friend is obviously willing to compromise to save your friendship, but if I didn't know any better, I'd say it looks like you are actively working to screw her over like she's an abusive ex that cheated on you.



" Aaaand after that, she apparently sent our thread to the other girls and everyone has decided I'm some big monster and they no longer want to do the TV parties at my place."


It's not that you are a monster, it's that you are so completely clueless that this kind of thing will absolutely happen again. Personally, I'm struggling to understand the logic of someone who has their guests take their shoes off (This as itself bothers me, but that's a whole different thread), but then has a feral fucking animal in the house.


u/Lycurgus · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Well, in my searching I'm realizing that boots will be expensive, so let's say $100-150. I'm leaning toward a pair of these:

u/Philately · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Hi, so like the title mentions, there is this "crack" along with small holes near the side of the sole of the boot and I was wondering if it could cause the boo to break in the future. This is a Chippewa 6" boot that I recently bought on Amazon prime day for around 140 dollars:

Original Chippewa Collection Men's 1901M25 Engineer Boot, Cordovan, 10 D US

Will this issue be bad enough to justify returning the boot ?

Thanks for the help.

u/ThelemaAndLouise · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

Well, I've got my 899's, and I'm looking for something a little less heavy. My primary concern is that I need a secondary boot that I can commute public transit in NYC in the dead of winter so my 899's don't rot. That's why I was considering the Mad Boots at that price.

Budget, I would characterize $250 as a manageable kick in the nuts. This winter has been rough on the budget since I owned nothing but very manly sundresses before I moved here.

Style-wise, something mildly different from my 899's. I could go with Moc-toe, or toe cap, or something sleeker. Unfortunately, I have big wide stupid feet, so I will settle for stylish clown shoes.

Thanks for any guidance you can offer!

u/WISCOrear · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

Tried looking up the Chippewa Smiths and couldn't find much info on them, are these like the discount version of their Service Utility boot?

u/MinorSeventh94 · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

How versatile is cordovan? I'm looking at the Chippewa service boots (below) and I'm wondering how easy it would be to incorporate the cordovan color into, well, any casual outfit. I only want to buy one pair of boots, so I'm looking for something that will go with jeans, olive chinos and tan chinos. I don't like Iron Rangers, but if anyone has another suggestion in the sub-300 price range, hit me.

u/MrBananaGrabber · 1 pointr/rawdenim

Thanks! They're the J Crew Cordovan Chippewas, I bought them about two years ago. I don't think they're available from J Crew anymore but I think these are essentially the same sans speed hooks

u/JebediahLonghorn · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

It seems like whenever I see things about Chippewa on here and MFA, I see "their boots are good but not at full price". I've found a few at a discount, specifically, their utility boots in cordovan, but at what price would you say they're worth it for the quality?

u/Azh_adi · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

I'm being overloaded a bit when looking for boots. That's the last step for me as far as building my basic wardrobe and I just can't decide. I assume buying [these]( 14&nodeID=679307011&psd=1&keywords=chukka+boots+mens) are a basic must. Should I also buy another pair of brown boots? Perhaps something like these ?

u/6t5g · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt
u/dwarvist · 1 pointr/frugalmalefashion

is this the same thing as the Service Boot? The leather looks different.

u/chikuboy · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

do you mean like these?
They're Cocoran jump boots made pretty much the same way they were made for Paratroopers in the second world war

u/DougBlasingame · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

The price isn't that great for those. I'm seen them down around $100 somewhat frequently. Also think brown is a much more versatile color.

Chippewa makes a much more expensive Service Boot that goes a lot better with chinos. Right now Aldo is selling a rebranded version of the boot for $142 but they're selling out fast. It's the same boot except the insole says Aldo, there's no Chippewa stamp on the leather, and it has speedhooks like the J Crew version. Free shipping and returns. 15% off if you sign up for their newsletter before purchasing. If they don't have your size you can keep checking every day b/c the sizes are updated as returns come in. The shoes run big so there are a lot of returns.

u/Nice_nice50 · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

I have a pair in black. Comfiest boot to date. Quality is fair enough for the price

u/mrvile · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Chippewas are solid boots. I personally prefer a heel but they do have a lot of wedge sole boots in their lines.

u/Bergolies · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Depending on your size, these black Wedge Chippewas are $149 with shipping.

u/xSuno · 1 pointr/goodyearwelt

I want some quality black boots. I've never spend much on footwear except the one day I bought AE Strands.

I really like the look of the Black Red Wing Beckman's. But as a college student I don't know if I want to spend 340$ for them. Are they're alternatives to the black Beckman? Maybe somewhere <200$ or will there be deals to knock them down a bit? I wear a size 13 in the Strands.

How about these?

u/KingCarnivore · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

I switched to men's boots after years of searching for a stylish comfortable boot that I could wear hiking. I got these a year ago (removed the ugly american flag thing) and they still look brand new. I can walk 10 miles without them hurting my feet.

My BF has a pair too (in brown) and his lasted over 6 years wearing them 6 days a week.

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u/spyder91 · 0 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

The Thorogood is 20% off on Amazon with coupon code SPSHOE14. For a size 10.5 that's only $128, and you have it in 2-days with Prime.

And the 6-inch is even cheaper (obviously).

u/DickPringle · 0 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Check these out in tobacco.

Unlike most red wings they are made in America. Better quality IMHO

u/srontgorrth · 0 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

These Thorogood moc toe boots are somewhat similar, albeit a little taller and chunkier.

u/n_el · -1 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Thorogood makes this boot at a better price... And they're made in the USA.

u/aka_Citizen_Snips · -2 pointsr/TeenMFA

Indeed I can

CDB's are not popular because of their form or materia or styling - they are popular because they are cheap, inoffensive, cheap, really hard to screw up, and cheap.

u/astrnght_mike_dexter · -2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

If you want do everything boots then why not get some more neutral boots like Chippewa Apaches? The Thorogoods are much more casual/workwear and would look out of place with business casual.