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Gas Man
12-17-2011, 07:47 AM
I went out to pick up my annual/bi-annual safety boots...

Found these boots.... they are water proof, non-metalic toe (good in winter cold), a super grip soul, and this new lace thing.

Red Wing Safety Boots - 4216 Red Wing Men's - 6-Inch Boot Brown (http://www.redwingsafety.com/safety-boot/4216-safe-us/4216-red-wing-mens-6-inch-boot-brown/industry-oil-gas/filter-oil-gas-resistance-outsole-best,red-wing-brand,safety-toe,waterproof)

You twist the knob on the tongue and it tightens the aircraft braided cable that acts as laces. It tightens the entire shoe, and you are basically "tieing" your laces with 2 fingers NOT 2 hands. Plus it never loosens like laces do.

Want to take off your boots? Pull the knob out and keep pulling to put the tongue and put slack to your boot. Kick em off.

All of it is backed with a lifetime warranty. It's super cool. I like em... only negative... where they are made, which I just noticed when I looked up the link. Grrrr

TYEster
12-17-2011, 10:30 AM
Sidi's new boots have that twist cable lock mechanism also.

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=4511

And there's a pair of MX knee braces with them as well... Looks pretty trick.

http://www.motosport.com/dirtbike/ASTERISK-ULTRA-CELL-KNEE-BRACE-PAIR

Corey
12-17-2011, 10:50 AM
I like that. it's different. I may have to hunt down a pair to try on. I wonder how long that little twist knob setup will hold up for.

Particle Man
12-17-2011, 11:04 AM
I like that a lot as well. Wonder how much I could get them for without having to order online - have to shop around here.

Trip
12-17-2011, 11:17 AM
I need to get me a new pair of government paid work boots, may have to try these on.

azoomm
12-17-2011, 11:21 AM
China???!? REDWING boots made in China? Fuck.

My husband needs new work boots, I'll show them to him. But, where they're made bugs me...

Particle Man
12-17-2011, 11:47 AM
Damn. Didn't see that. :(

jtemple
12-17-2011, 04:49 PM
You guys really avoid stuff made in China? How is that even possible?

Dave
12-17-2011, 04:51 PM
You guys really avoid stuff made in China? How is that even possible?

It isint

caveman
12-17-2011, 05:52 PM
I hope that you don't think that that concept of the twist cable tie method of securing shoes is new. Its been out for quite some time now. I think I tried a pair like that on about 8 years ago when I first got back to Michigan.

Mr Lefty
12-17-2011, 05:57 PM
You guys really avoid stuff made in China? How is that even possible?

it's like buying only things Made in America by Americans... might find something here or there, but impossible to do completely

wildchild
12-17-2011, 07:44 PM
nice looking boots. I bought a pair of red wings a couple months ago, first tiem I've had red wings, I like them a lot. mine do say made in USA on the tongue.......................................from imported material

Porkchop
12-17-2011, 08:30 PM
Does nobody ski or snowboard? That technology has been on boots for years.

I have seen them on the Sidi boots recently. Im worried that in a crash those wire could be cut, and the boot would fly off... Probably an irrational fear, but whatever. :lol:

Hydrant
12-17-2011, 08:39 PM
I'm in the market for work boots too.

As far as made in America, I think Justin boots are the only ones I have seen a "hand crafted in America" sticker
http://www.justinboots.com/boots/Justin_Original_Workboots_Splash.html

I've had Redwings and thought they weren't what hype is for the money I paid. They wore out just as quick as Rocky, Georgia Boot, and Wolverine.

azoomm
12-18-2011, 12:21 PM
You guys really avoid stuff made in China? How is that even possible?

I try. Not easy, but it might be if more people tried...

Rangerscott
12-18-2011, 01:37 PM
http://www.shockya.com/news/wp-content/uploads/back-to-the-future-shoes.jpg

Gas Man
12-18-2011, 02:20 PM
I like that. it's different. I may have to hunt down a pair to try on. I wonder how long that little twist knob setup will hold up for.

Lifetime warranty.

I like that a lot as well. Wonder how much I could get them for without having to order online - have to shop around here.

Find a local store.

I need to get me a new pair of government paid work boots, may have to try these on.

Yeah mine are work paid for.

China???!? REDWING boots made in China? Fuck.

My husband needs new work boots, I'll show them to him. But, where they're made bugs me...

it bugged me too. However, on that same link you can filter your search by country. If that helps ya.

You guys really avoid stuff made in China? How is that even possible?

It isint

That's the problem. It's tough now.

I hope that you don't think that that concept of the twist cable tie method of securing shoes is new. Its been out for quite some time now. I think I tried a pair like that on about 8 years ago when I first got back to Michigan.

Does nobody ski or snowboard? That technology has been on boots for years.

I have seen them on the Sidi boots recently. Im worried that in a crash those wire could be cut, and the boot would fly off... Probably an irrational fear, but whatever. :lol:

It's not a new thing but it's a new red wing thing.

The cables are stainless steel braded cable in there. I'm pretty sure they are stronger than string laces.

Rangerscott
12-18-2011, 05:38 PM
You know they say you revert back to a child as you get old. This thread helps that theory. Cant wait until I reach the age were velcro straps are back in style with my age. :lol

Now one thing I do like is the laced front with zipper on the side. I got these kick ass black boots I wear while riding that are stiff and have the side zipper. When I'm at a destination, I just unzip the sides and walk comfortably.

shmike
12-18-2011, 11:57 PM
I try. Not easy, but it might be if more people tried...

Yep.

I don't think it is possible to avoid all together but some is better than none.

Rangerscott
12-19-2011, 12:22 AM
Did yall see the shoes in the sport rider mag we got in the mail today. Had the same setup.

Dave
12-19-2011, 12:29 AM
at least when I send money to the communists for new footware its to italy.

I havent regularly worn ANY shoe other than Piloti since like 2004

Oh sweet sex, they do mc shoes now...

Trip
12-19-2011, 10:14 AM
at least when I send money to the communists for new footware its to italy.

I havent regularly worn ANY shoe other than Piloti since like 2004

Oh sweet sex, they do mc shoes now...

Even when you do that, there is no guarantee that they don't buy some of the raw material from China.

It's pretty much impossible to escape giving some money to china unless you produce everything yourself.

Phenix_Rider
12-19-2011, 11:13 AM
Ditto on the ski/snowboard boots. AT LEAST five years old. Several brands have come out with two and three zone adjustment now. I have a single zone, and it's still total win. Completely even adjustment down the entire boot. :boobs:

I was extremely leery of the lace breaking at first, but from what I've found, it's no harder to relace than traditional. Only trick is popping the ratchet apart, and it's not much different than a weedeater head.

Rangerscott
12-19-2011, 11:36 AM
Is the lace line plastic or steel braided w/ plastic coating since it says electrical hazard?

Tommy. How do you go about removing patient shoes?

Dave
12-19-2011, 11:50 AM
Even when you do that, there is no guarantee that they don't buy some of the raw material from China.

It's pretty much impossible to escape giving some money to china unless you produce everything yourself.

That bit was mostly in sarcastic jest. I couldn't give a shit where money goes or who suffers as long as I'm satisfied with the product

Krabill
12-19-2011, 12:39 PM
Does nobody ski or snowboard? That technology has been on boots for years.



Yup. I've used these on snowboard boots. They actually work quite well.

Phenix_Rider
12-19-2011, 01:56 PM
Is the lace line plastic or steel braided w/ plastic coating since it says electrical hazard?

Braided stainless with a plastic coating to prevent corrosion and reduce friction. Kind of like stainless brake lines.

azoomm
12-19-2011, 02:30 PM
That bit was mostly in sarcastic jest. I couldn't give a shit where money goes or who suffers as long as I'm satisfied with the product

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