General Patton. Frosty the snowman. Santa Claus. Am I talking about national heroes, or just people who famously wore black boots? Now you can join the club -heck, you can lead the club with these great-looking Men's Caterpillar 71843 Alaska FX Tumbled Grain Leathe ... (see full details) (see specifications) #CTP71843.
Caterpillar Boots: Men's Alaska FX Leather Work Boots 71843
General Patton. Frosty the snowman. Santa Claus. Am I talking about national heroes, or just people who famously wore black boots? Now you can join the club -heck, you can lead the club with these great-looking Men's Caterpillar 71843 Alaska FX Tumbled Grain Leather Black Boots.
These boots are Work Boots that will work as hard as you, even when you're at play. Tumbled grain leather, with its unique, pebbled grain, shines in basic black for a sharp look. Goodyear welt construction secures the leather to the rubber soles with special waxed yarn for extra strength and durability, so these boots will last and last.
Whether you're at work, working around the house, or engaged in a full-out tactical paintball assault in the woods with your buddies, you need boots that are comfortable and durable. T21 rubber outsoles are slip-, oil-, water-, heat-, and abrasion-resistant - so your boots will keep looking good, and keep you standing tall, no matter what comes your way.
Techniflex insoles, injection-molded, have been specially designed to increased your flexibility. The removable polyurethane sock liners are not only durable, but easy to clean. Rubber mid-soles add midfoot stability for footing even in uncertain situations - because sometimes, life throws you a curve ball.
Nylon mesh lining, ultra breathable and lightweight, helps your feet stay dry and cool. Basic black goes with everything, right? Slip into these Men's Caterpillar 71843 Alaska FX Tumbled Grain Leather Black Boots, and find out why that statement has never been more true.
These comfort features combine with the protection of a steel toe in the Caterpillar 89359.
Sizes Manufactured: M 5-12,13,14,15,16 | W 5-12,13,14,15
The Caterpillar Alaska boot is a lace-to-toe design...
By: Ron Russell
The Caterpillar Alaska boot is a lace-to-toe design, which allows the user to tune the fit more precisely. I can confirm that the boots do become more comfortable after wearing them for a couple of days. Quite stiff at first, the boots were noticeably more comfortable on the third day than on the first, as the leather gradually became more flexible and conformed to my feet. After a week, they felt very good, and working on concrete all day doesn't induce fatigue. My boots provide a high standard of comfort and arch support, with the insole providing some degree of cushion. Goodyear welt construction means that the boots can be resoled. The sole is a firm rubber, with very deep tread in a pattern unique to Caterpillar, so new soles should not be necessary for a very long time. The laces thread through four sets of D-rings, then around four sets of hooks bearing the CAT logo. All the hardware is riveted to the leather, and appears to be blackened (not painted) in a process similar to that used on firearms. The interior of the boot is lined with a moisture-wicking fabric, the padded tongue appears to be made of black suede. The overall workmanship appears to be flawless, with uniform, unblemished leather and perfect, evenly spaced stitching.
There is only one feature which I feel detracts slightly from these boots, and that is the padded collar around the ankle. It appears to be made of some synthetic material which resembles leather (Naugahyde? PVC? Pleather?) which reduces the overall perceived quality of the boot. These collars seem a bit incongruous with the rest of the boot, sort of like buying a Range Rover, and finding cheap vinyl seat covers. For this reason, I gave only 4 stars for "Look", 5 stars for everything else.
That said, padded collars are very common on other brands of boot as well, so it isn't as if Caterpillar is alone in this regard. I admit also that, prior to purchasing these Caterpillars, I've worn one pair of another brand boot every day for over two years, and had no problem with the synthetic material at the collar wearing out or cracking. Perhaps it is less of a quality issue, and more of a personal preference, certainly not a deal-breaker. However, I hope Caterpillar considers changing the specification of the collar to leather all the way to the top.
These Caterpillar Alaska boots look good with my work pants, and with jeans for casual wear. Walking in them reminds me somewhat of driving my old Jeep truck, in that they have a ready-for-anything-under-any-conditions sort of feeling.
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5 out of 5
I work around concrete and stone all day...
I work around concrete and stone all day long and these boots are perfect for the conditions on the job sites. The steel toe has protected my feet from stacks of 2x4 tipping over to chunks of concrete rolling on them. The sole of the boot is thick enough to keep a nail or screw from getting to my foot if I step on one. These boots are also comfortable enough to wear for extended periods of time; I work from 10 hours a day typically and they are still comfortable at the end of the day.