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Plain Toe Chukka
Plain Toe Chukka Posted: 8/5/14
Reviewer: Anthony from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is a great chukka boot that has the Classic Red Wing look for a much cheaper price. Made in America with a Goodyear welt. Thorogood is an excellent company. The sole is slip, oil, and electrical shock resistant. Excellent made work boot that's very stylish. It's more on the casual side of chukkas, but it could pass in a slightly more formal setting. I am not crazy about the laces, and replaced them with leather. Looks awesome if you tie the lace such that the knot is hidden. This should go without saying, but expect to replace the insole (you should in most shoes.) It's not the worst factory insole by any means, but chukkas are sloppy and benefit from slight arch support or high volume insoles to keep your foot in place and comfortable. I typically wear a 12e. I got an 11ee. The 12e was far, far too large. I have wide feet, so I went with the extra wide since I went a size down. My recommendation: go a size down and a size wider.

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6" Safety Moc Toe Posted: 7/31/14
Reviewer: Jon House from Kentucky
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I obtained a job at the last minute while I was on vacation and required to wear steel toe boots. I searched for a few days for the perfect pair that had zero break in time. I ended up ordering these Thorogood safety toes in a 12 regular width. I wouldn't consider my feet narrow but not wide either. I usually only wear athletic shoes, specifically, Nike Frees. The Nike 12.5 fits me perfectly and that's why I got the 12s in the Thorogood. When I received them they seemed too large and too narrow so Zappos sent me an 11.5 and EE to swap out for free and required me to return the pair I didn't chose within so many days. These boots have been excellent. The first moment I put them on there was a small pressure point where the leather overlapped but after about 10 minutes I didn't even notice. It's been about 4 weeks wearing the boots up to 14 hours a day. I couldn't have asked for a better pair. It is too soon to determine the quality but they're holding up well so far. Plus, they look fantastic! Very pleased and would buy them again as long as I get reasonable life out of them.

8 Inch Side Zipper Work Boot
8 Inch Side Zipper Work Boot Posted: 6/25/14
Reviewer: Karl from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very comfortable work boots. I'm on my feet all day with no complaints. Great style as well, people ask me all the time where they can pick these up.

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6" Soft Toe Posted: 5/30/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Truly, one of the only American made boots. All resources, are American. You will not find a better boot. I researched and tried all kinds and brands of boots for years. Indian Larry got me hooked on this boots. Best boot hands down. From riding to working or just a day off. From construction and concrete for 12 hours plus, this boots feel like walking on air. and I am not a little guy either. Very important, it will like all leather, take a week or so to break in. I would suggest work the leather with some mink oil before and a couple days later. Get some Thorlo moderate cushion work shocks and Thorogood shock zone or red insoles. Made a huge difference, night and day. The sock have extra padding in the toe, heel and the ball of the foot. I have tried all kinds of insoles and the red insoles are the best I have found. check out Weinbrenner usa for more info and the rest of the best.

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6" Plain Safety Toe Posted: 5/11/14
Reviewer: Carlo Inglese from Rochester, NY
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

These boots look great and the price is good for composite toe safety shoes, but they are a bit lacking in the comfort department. I need to give them a few weeks of break-in time to he sure. The boots do have a nice gel/foam foot bed that seemed to rival the quality of some Dr. Scholl's inserts I bought.

Plain Toe Chukka
Plain Toe Chukka Posted: 4/19/14
Reviewer: Allen Maresh from Baltimore Co., MD
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

The boots arrived promptly, the appearance/style was as expected. One little problem, I ordered a size 10EE, while the left boot fit fine, the right boot when received was too narrow and tight in the instep, it has been back to the cobbler three times for stretching, toe space is now okay, I am going have to take it back to the shoe shop again for instep stretching. It appears to me that during the manufacturing process, the right boot was built on a 10D last.

Plain Toe Chukka
Plain Toe Chukka Posted: 4/10/14
Reviewer: Nicholas K Nolan from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are the first shoes that I have purchased since attempting to establish my wardrobe. They are easily the best shoes I have ever owned. They are my first chukkas. This is the only shoe I have ever gotten genuine compliments on. I wore them all winter and they look like they'll last many years. However, the leather does scar easily; my dog's nails have left lots of marks on them. I ordered the exact size a brannock says I should wear and the fit is perfect.

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6" Soft Moc Toe Posted: 4/8/14
Reviewer: from State College, Pennsylvania
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

What a find! A great no nonsense, USA made product, Totally American. Quality with comfort. Does what is needed, being on active footing eight hours plus a day. An investment for work and stylish for "kicking around" afterwards. Great service from Zappos!

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6" Lace To Toe Posted: 4/1/14
Reviewer: Daniel Fenti from Fuquay Varina, NC
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

After just 4 months of wearing these, they have become extraordinarily uncomfortable in the balls of my foot area. I have tried several different insoles and inserts at my expense with no luck, these boots just wore out. I wear my work boots for 10 hours a day Monday through Saturday, so yes, they got some use, but really, 4 months? I have a bad pronation, and I know this, which is why I try to wear boots!

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6" Soft Toe Posted: 3/24/14
Reviewer: Michael Gallagher from Woodbridge, California
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great boot, very comfortable. This is my first pair of Thorogood boots and won't be my last! Zappos is an awesome place to purchase.

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6" Soft Toe Posted: 3/2/14
Reviewer: matt from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I work in the trades. I always bought Red Wings till a friend told me about these. By far the best work boots I have ever owned. They are rugged enough for construction sites while being comfortable they have no break in time. The best part in the they are union made in the U.S.A.

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6" Soft Toe Posted: 2/26/14
Reviewer: Robert P DAHL from Louisville,Ky
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great American made boot. Leather is very soft and sole is nice and cushy. Great job Thorogood.

Plain Toe Chukka
Plain Toe Chukka Posted: 2/20/14
Reviewer: Ben from missippi ( yes its spelled like it sounds)
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I think the video review people should not only try tell about the lacing systems and such, but also tell about the fit. The review in still incomplete if we don't know whether the boot or shoe fits like a boat or true-to-size. Please correct this for us buyers. Keep in mind it wouldn't let me submit this review without choosing fit categories. Means I had to guess, since the reviewers don't mention anything about it.

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6" Soft Toe Posted: 12/11/13
Reviewer: Mark from United States
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

The leather is perfect. It is soft, but supportive. I love the color. It is darker than the picture, kind of like a Rawlings baseball glove. That is really cool. I love the outer sole, it is soft and absorbs heavy walking stress. One complaint: the insole is too squishy. It looks like a really high tech insole, but its too soft and allows my heel to bounce with each step. After a whole day walking on concrete I have got huge blisters, and was limping to my car by the end of the day. I have had this same problem with a pair of Redwings before, and was hoping that the Thourogoods would be a good alternative. Honestly, my running shoes have thinner, harder insoles. I am currently looking for new insoles. I am not giving up yet. I will post another review if I find a solution.

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6" Soft Toe Posted: 12/3/13
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The only thing that should come between you and these boots is your personal style. Every other attribute of these boots checks out and exceeds quality for price. The icing on the cake is Zappos amazing service!

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6" Plain Safety Toe Posted: 12/1/13
Reviewer: from florida
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Only the fit and weight on these pair of boots I would mark lower. Bought them from different store but are the same boots I bought. Loved that they are american made and how the look. You can see the quality and craftsmanship that goes into making these boots, however after I put them on to the test of one week wear I noticed the things I did not noticed when I tried them on at home on a carpet. They blistered the side of my big toes and slipped at the heels. They felt 1/2 size larger and a little narrower although they are size W (wide). Also they felt heavy, at the end of a 10 hrs. work shift, my thighs were sore (it might be because I was not used to the weight of these boots, I used to use a composite toe 6" high Red Wings boots). I just wished the were the right fit for me cause I really like them but now I have to sell them cause I cannot return them after I wore them for a week.

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6" Moc Toe Posted: 11/26/13
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Picked up a pair of these boots in brown and was impressed with the quality - can't beat Made in U.S.A. I wear a size 9.5 in Vans, Jack Purcells, Nikes, J&M, Asics and 10 in Adidas & The North Face shoes. These boots tend to run large - about a half size larger so I got these in size 9 with no issues. There's plenty of toe room but was stiff around the mid foot area. The leather is full grain so will require a break in period. Cushioning was pretty good for a boot but in no way close to a sneaker. Color was close to chocolate and the leather had a oil rubbed appearance. The insole was pretty good as well with decent support - polyurethane so no need to replace unless you need orthotics or prefer a different type of insole. The only gripe I have is that the speed hooks should go all the way to the top of the boot. There were 3 speed hooks towards the top & the last was a standard eyelet. The boot is unlined towards the top so if you wear white / light colored socks you might get some color transfer from the leather. Last but not least, I'll most likely end up cutting off the Made in U.S.A. tags since they seemed out of place. I'm all for US made products but the tags are in an awkward spot. Overall a good boot but will require some break in.

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6" Safety Moc Toe Posted: 11/20/13
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Just got these yesterday. I bought them for work (I work in a warehouse so a lot of walking and being on my feet) the outsoles are very durable and slip resistant. The steel toe is impact resistant to 75lbs and compression resistant to 2500 lbs. They seem to be comfortable (I only wore them a little since getting them). Very durable and high quality leather that is a bit stiff but I imagine will break in very nicely. If you're looking for a no frills get stuff done boot, this is probably it. (MADE IN USA.)

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6" Safety Moc Toe Posted: 10/25/13
Reviewer: Brandon from NC
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I wore Red Wings 875/877 for 12 years...after finding out about these I reserve the Red Wings for weekends. This boot is built heavier duty than my red wings and holds up better. It has heavier true double and some triple stitching and the maxwear sole seams to be softer but last longer than the Vibram sole. The leather is on par if not better than the Red Wings. If I had to choose one boot for life, Thorogood would be it. Best of all, they are made in the USA.

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6" Lace To Toe Posted: 10/24/13
Reviewer: from Southeast, Texas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Boots are great but Zappos is the BEST. Best customer service on the whole wide web. Hands down. Keep up the great work

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6" Lace To Toe Posted: 10/6/13
Reviewer: Darrell Carter from Monahans, Texas
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

While the shoes are well made and look good, the composite toe seems to crowd a little bit. To be perfectly honest, these shoes are just like any other work shoe I have purchased and worn in the past. Have not been able to wear them for a full week at a time yet -- had to go back to my Ariats for about 2-3 days each week. They do seem well made, but they are not really that light -- they seem comparable in weight to my other work boots which are steel toe.

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