Not many boot companies can credibly claim operation over 100 years, not to mention also being employee owned as well.
This is the type of organization that is Thorogood Shoes which is operated in Wisconsin, USA. Since 1892, Thorogood has been making excellent footwear that does what it’s demands dictate with durability.
Through many decades of trial, error and success, Thorogood Shoes has stuck around through wars, industry hurdles and eventually became an employee owned operation in 2000.
There are over 125 styles of Thorogood Shoes to choose from. From styles that are specifically made in the USA, designed to work professionally or recreationally. Even versions built for military and defense use are covered with style. Need a steel toe, fire resistance, or even a lifestyle look? Thorogood has your back.
In fact, Thorogood has had American backs since 1917 when they became a producer of boots for the US Army for the first world war. Taking it a step further while they reach a 50 year mile-stone, the company completed transitioned to full military production in 1942. World War II would no go without seeing Thorogood Shoes on the battlefield as they earned a patriotic reputation for quality.
From workers to soldiers, hikers to fashion models- Thorogood Shoes makes something for everyone that is high quality, stylish and will stand the test of time. Union labor goes into every pair that is made with care and designed to be comfortable. If you are in the market for a new pair of boots, do not overlook Thorogood for your next addition.
Thorogood 1957 Series Flyway USA Waterproof 8″ Briar Pitstop Boots
– Made in the USA (Union made)
– Breathable X-Stream Waterproof membrane
– Antique Goodyear welt construction
– Cushioned removable footbed (Ultimate Shock Absorption)
– Indy 6 Outsole
– Composite shank
– 8″ Height
Thorogood Logger Series 9″ Brown Crazyhorse Waterproof Boots
– Studhorse Medium Brown
– Steel Safety Toe
– Vibram Rubber Midsole
– Removable Ultra Shock Absorption Footbed
– Steel Shank
– Waterproof Membrane with Aztec Lining
– Vibram Outsole with Re-Inforced Tip Stitch
– Goodyear Storm Welt Construction
– Made in the USA (Union made)
– 9″ Height
Men’s Thorogood Logger Series 9″ Brown Crazyhorse Waterproof Boots With Vibram Outsole Review
When it comes to rugged work boots, Thorgood’s latest Logger Series boots are as rock-solid as it gets. To soften up the sturdy leather construction, I roamed the floors of Outdoor Retailer hoping to put a good amount of mileage on them. With the boots broken in a bit, I decided to give them a try on outdoors across Colorado’s rocky mountain terrain.
With my STIHL chainsaw in hand and hundreds of pine trees to clear through for wildfire mitigation, I spent a few days with these 9” waterproof boots on my feet. The result? Nothing short of top-notch performance. While processing logs, liming branches, and running the chipper, Thorgood’s Logger Series boots felt remarkable to wear.
The Vibram outsole offered plenty of grip across mud, scatter pine, wood chips, loose dirt, large boulders, and so on. Regardless of where I put my feet, they felt planted firmly. Aside from the exceptional level of contact on the ground, I found the reinforced tip stitch to be another nice durable touch. The steel safety toe added some peace of mind, while the waterproof membrane with Aztec lining lived up my expectations. Now, if you’ve ever lived in the mountainous areas of Colorado you’ll know one thing is true: It’s hard to predict the weather. Not to mention, rain can come out of nowhere and last for an hour before it’s magically gone. Even though a few downpours, these boots managed to keep my feet plenty dry and comfortable.
Speaking of comfort, the removable, Ultra Shock Absorption Footbed performed like a dream. Let’s face it, walking over jagged rocks and branches isn’t like stepping over a field of clouds regardless of what you wear. However, the unique Thorogood footbed did make the process of doing so far more enjoyable. After being on my feet for hours on end, my legs and feet felt terrific. Of course, my arms were fatigued considerably from lugging around the chainsaw all day.
In terms of construction, the American Heritage Logger in Brown Crazyhorse (804-3555), features the type of durability and ruggedness you’d expect from a boot that’s made in the USA. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of testing countless pieces of footwear, but few ever match the remarkable build quality of anything American made. Factor in the Storm Welt construction, electrical hazard resistance, waterproof nature, steel toe, Vibram Tacoma outsole, and timeless leather detail among many other features, and you’ve got one bad to the bone work boot.
Men’s Thorogood 1957 Series Flyway USA Waterproof 8″ Briar Pitstop Boots Review
Meet one of my favorite hunting boots: The 1957 Series Flyway USA Waterproof 8” Briar Pitstop from Thorogood. While on the hunt for the perfect bird this year, I had a chance to give these boots a tryout. And with turkeys migrating across my land by the near hundreds every year, I have some prime opportunities to take advantage of. After throwing on my hunting gear, grabbing my compound bow, and putting a pair of these boots on, I made my way into the dense pine trees.
As I made my way across the mountainous terrain, these boots handled everything I could throw at them with ease. Mud, rock, loose dirt, you name it; the 813-4141 boot model was truly made to tackle the harsh outdoors. One step into the removable ultimate shock absorption footbed alongside one look of at the Indy 6 outsole and Antique Goodyear Welt construction, and you’ll instantly know these boots are made for years and years of durability and comfort.
In terms of how they felt, blister-free, dry, and remarkable sum it up pretty well in three words or less. The X-Stream Waterproof membrane worked its magic, while still offering a plenty breathable level of performance. All said and done, if you are looking for an ultimate upland boot, well, you’ve found it. With feet that feel great at the end of the day, a rugged build quality, and plenty of features to make the hunting experience more enjoyable, I love venturing out into the woods with a pair of the 1957 series boots on!