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Sunday, December 27, 2020

So, some random shit

 I'm now wearing the most expensive pairs of boots I've ever purchased in my life.  By a magnitude.  Made in America.  I can say that this is in the sphere of you get what you pay for.  These things are going to last me for a decade if not more.  They're the only boots I've purchases that didn't hurt my feet without putting in heat moldable insoles.  Are they expensive?  Yes.  Will they last me for years?  Yes.  I consider that a good bargain, given the number of shoes and boots I've purchased that lasted me for a year or two before I had to replace them.  

6 comments:

Paul Mitchell said...

I normally wear custom made Tony Lama work boots, but use the moldable Red Wing orthotic insoles in all my boots. I can't find them on Red Wings site, but here they are. Best shoe thing ever made. The ones in my daily work boots have lasted five years so far.

https://jimmysworknwear.com/red-wing-moldable-orthotic-96329/

Ragin' Dave said...

The ones I got are the Red Wing Iron Ranger. Cork footbed that molds to your feet. I've been wearing them for three days now, and they're damned comfortable.

Paul Mitchell said...

Yeah, those are some good looking boots, but you nearly have to be a Rockefeller to afford them. The cork footbed isn't available by itself on the website, either, but I have been so pleased with that moldable footbed, I will definitely keep buying them where ever and when ever I can find them.

Ragin' Dave said...

Trust me, I'm no Rockefeller. I just had some Christmas money saved up. And I won't be buying another pair for at least a decade, as long as I take care of these.

Paul Mitchell said...

Oh, I was just being facetious, good, durable boots are always expensive. I have to get back to the point that I actually take care of mine, though. I bought my twelve year old son a shoe shine box and have only gotten him to treat my daily boots once. They looked great for a few days!

Drumwaster said...

The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that'd still be keeping his feet dry in ten years' time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet. -- Captain Samuel Vimes, Ankh-Morpork City Watch Commander, Discworld