Rated 5 out of 5 by 2reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve60 Very good boot Very good boot. Light and supportive of arches. Plenty of cushion for standing on hard surfaces all day. Long wearing sole and excellent construction and materials used. Overall an excellent boot! September 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheMTNman The gold standard for all workforce footwear I started in New Balance boots because they were one of the only ones available in wide widths. And it was also a top-quality boot. Then they officially merged their boot line as "Dunham" and it was still a quality product at first. But then I bought 3 pairs in a row, hoping I was just imaging the loss in quality... but no, the Dunham line is worthless now. I recently looked, and all their offerings are more for Hollywood photo shoots than real work.So I tried Wolverines. They seem to have a comparable rep to Red Wings and at the time (a little more than year ago?) Red Wings did not carry a black boot. Sorry, but company policy demands a black boot, so I bought Wolverine. It fit perfect in the toe, but was loose everywhere else, to the point I couldn't even lace them tight. Regardless of the loose fit (which I might dismiss as different companies size things differently), after a mere 5-6 months they were utterly falling apart.I was pleased to see Red Wings now offers a black boot, and FROM THE MOMENT I tried them on in the store I said "I'll never buy another boot again." It was beyond words how perfect these boots fit and feel. I've only had them for a couple weeks now, but I still have a love affair putting them on, still feel this is the last brand of boot I will ever buy.The only thing against Red Wings is price, and I think it deserves a mention of something I don't think people appreciate. If you take care of your boots, you should be able to resole them-- a service Red Wings offers for anywhere from $50-100. So your initial investment of ~$200 for one pair should translate into $300 for two pair and beyond if you just need a re-sole. It's possible you can really make them much more affordable depending on how you use them and maintain them.But for just comfort and fit... NOTHING comes close. June 5, 2014