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Emperor Safety Toe 6 Inch
Emperor Safety Toe 6 Inch Posted: 12/13/14
Reviewer: Sparky from Columbus, Ohio
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I'm a commercial electrician and this is my new boot in rotation. Overall, a killer boot- in a good way. I had a pair of Redwings that the sole split in half in front of the instep, went back to return them and got a pair of Thorogood boots. The ones I took home first were the Sport Hikers. Big mistake. My feet didn't like them, and after I got home and saw they were made overseas, I didn't either. Wore my Carolina's the rest of the week until I could return them and get something better. This is what I brought home. USA / Union made, and just a simple super well made boot. One thing and its very small, is in the instep there is the overlapped seam inside, it made me feel like I had my sock bunched up in my instep at work. Only had them one day, maybe it will lay flat with time, or most likely, I will stop noticing it.

8 Inch Side Zipper Work Boot
8 Inch Side Zipper Work Boot Posted: 12/13/14
Reviewer: from Columbus, Oh
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Too much boot for the Patrol. I'm use to a slimmer profile. Comfortable to stand in but very rigid around the top which dug into my shin. I tried it out in the vehicle, I kept hitting the gas peddle while braking.

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6" Lace To Toe Posted: 11/29/14
Reviewer: A Squared from Blossom Valley, California
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I work outside almost 10 hours a day up in the arctic and these are very comfortable boots. Good ankle support and great padding on the bottom, no need for any extra insoles. I would only hope they make casual low cut shoes more available.

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6" Moc Toe Posted: 11/23/14
Reviewer: from PA
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I really liked the style and the "made in USA." These felt comfortable in the house so I decided to keep them. The first time I wore them outside the uppers at the first eyelet area creased downwards and caused unbearable pain in the top of my big toe joint. Unfortunately, I could no longer return them so I am stuck with an expensive pair of boots in the closet.

Plain Toe Chukka
Plain Toe Chukka Posted: 11/3/14
Reviewer: from chicago, IL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Good quality. Definitely runs big. The heel slip is pronounced, I'm looking for something that hugs the heel a bit more. If I don't find it, I'll re-order these.

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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