wolverine vs. red wing vs. justin work/hunting boots

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My Wolverine durashocks finally quit after eight years of mud. I was looking at getting another pair of Wolverine, but I have a friend who swears by Red Wing. Some Justins seem to be in the same price range, but their ropers usually fall apart. Are there any real differences?
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It all depends on your foot size. For me I have to either buy Wolverine or Rocky boots to get the width needed.

My two cents would be to look at a pair of Rocky work boots first before any of the others as they are very comfortable but only have a few work boot styles in both slip-on & laced up.
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I've worn redwings, justins, and wolverines, and have had the best luck with the redwings. They lasted about 3 years where the other 2 pair lasted a little under 2 years each.
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Ive had all three, and the best ones i had were the red wings
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Consider Ariats. I tried them all (Wolverine, Red Wings, etc.) and then a sales guy at Cavender's convinced me to try Ariats. That was 7 years ago and I won't buy anything else. Best boots I've ever owned...and I wear them at least 6 days a week.
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In fairness, I've never worn Wolverines, but the I can't imagine owning a better work boot than my Red Wings.
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My Redwings are tough, but they are very heavy and sure do put blisters on my feet with a lot of walking. I got a pair of Danner Pronghorns for hunting last Spring, and they are very comfortable and LIGHT! Can't ask for a better boot.
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Get which ever ones fit your foot the best.
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Go to a Redwing store. They have several brands there that are made by Redwing but may offer what you need if you don't find a specific RW model that does. 2 weeks ago, I bought a pair of Carhartt boots. Very comfortable and they come in the wide widths I need. Very little break in time.

Honestly, I thought the Timberlands or Wolverines were reasonably comfortable, but mine blow them away.
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Not to repeat myself, but consider Ariats. I used to love Redwings, but they don't touch Ariats.
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Second the Ariats. Only boot I'll wear now.
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I can't wear any of those, so I order my work boots from BA Mason. The last pair of el-cheapo $101 boots I had lasted over three years.

Just ordered another pair. They go up to size 18EEEEE if I recall correctly.
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Red wings were always harder for me to break in. Once they were broke in, they outlasted any other pair I ever had!
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I inherited my dad's nose, attitude, and remarkably flat feet.

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Get which ever ones fit your foot the best.


Good idea. The width question and arch support will probably decide. Good to hear about Ariat. I've seen them, but was a little leary without other info, that, and the fact that the people at Cavender's are on commission.
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Arch support won me over. I have extremely high arches and used to have to wear orthodic inserts in my older boots.

I am flawed....
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I don't know about all the Red Wings and their other brands but the Carhartts I got have easily replaced insoles. I'm sure you can get the flat feet insoles at a running store (or even Sports Authority) and put in there.

All these brands are good. I liked the RW store I went into immediately. Not only was the selection good, but the guy helping me was the manager (store owner??) and really knew his stuff.
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I owned them all and worked hard in them.

Now I own, Ariats. Just go with it.

Or go Russell Moccasin Boots.

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I 3rd the Ariat's. The heals do not walk over like Justin work boots. I wear mine every day and I usually get a new pair after three years just for cosmetic reasons.
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Not to hijack the thread, but what socks do you guys wear with your work boots? Just walmart specials, or do you like a certain brand?
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