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Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Boots for Commercial beekeeping?
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2013, 09:56:39 AM »
I never buy anything but oil tanned Red Wing boots.  Mine are usually 9" or so I guess (measuring them as I write this).  They usually last me a decade or more.  They would probably last longer if I oiled them more regularly.  I usually oil them with Vaseline.  It never gets brittle and keeps the leather supple.
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Offline Intheswamp

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Re: Boots for Commercial beekeeping?
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2013, 11:53:05 AM »
Old tennis shoes....the new ones are reserved for church....really! :)

I will at times put straps around the bottoms of my pants legs...

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Offline bwdenen

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Re: Boots for Commercial beekeeping?
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2013, 06:11:34 PM »
I wear a pair of 6" slip on, non-insulted PAC boots from Cabelas.  The are comfortable and keep my feet dry.  I have to walk through the woods to get to my hives and there are a lot of wet spots.  I can run away pretty well with them on too.  Don't much care for Crocs either.  I can't seem to keep them on my feet. 

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Re: Boots for Commercial beekeeping?
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2013, 07:55:50 PM »
I am going to say if you have the money Whites Boots are the best bar none. A lot of times I don't have the money so I tend to go with Danners. I used to live near their outlet store so I got factory seconds real cheap. I put my boots through hell. I work in the desert about 50/50 between brush and concrete. So in the brush it's dirt, rocks, cactus, and mesquite. I used the Ft. Lewis model Mostly. Plus the boot will polish up nice and shiny with very little work.  I would also recommend the boots by Converse. They too have held up. I wouldn't go with 5.11 boots the cactus ate them up and the soles were chewed away by the concrete. They lasted about 9 months before they were toast. They at least were the most comfortable.

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