When it's time to get down to business, what does everyone want? They want boots on the ground because America's ground forces are the roughest, toughest sons of guns. They wear work boots like these Thorogood 834-6449 Men's Black 8-Inch Side Zip VGS Waterproof Mil ... (see full details) (see specifications) #THG834-6449.
Thorogood Boots: Men's 834-6449 Waterproof Side Zip Oiled Leather Military Boots
When it's time to get down to business, what does everyone want? They want boots on the ground because America's ground forces are the roughest, toughest sons of guns. They wear work boots like these Thorogood 834-6449 Men's Black 8-Inch Side Zip VGS Waterproof Military Boots. When your work footwear is going on the ground, you want footwear that can handle it.
The design of these Thorogood boots is all black because feet don't need color. They do need strength, and the 8-inch uppers give you that. The uppers are oiled full-grain leather. Full-grain is naturally resistant to wind and water, so it can easily face ugly weather conditions.
Full-grain leather is also easy to clean. Just wipe it down to keep the leather of these waterproof boots looking good. The leather has been oiled for extra water-repellency, flexibility, and strength. Full-grain has to be tough because military boots have to be tough. But the thing about full-grain is that it's also flexible. It moves with your feet.
Side zip construction gives you easy access. Even the heavy-duty YKK zipper is tough. Secure it with a Velcro closure, and button up the design of these Thorogood boots. Use the lacing system to customize the fit. Inside, spacer mesh lining keeps the interior comfortable with airy, breathable fabric. You won't feel the Thoro-Dri waterproof system, but you'll know it's there because you'll stay dry. The Thoro-Dri protection is blood-borne pathogen compliant as well as totally waterproof.
Feet need toughness, but what they want is softness. These men's boots have that. The insoles are made with lightweight, impact-absorbent polyurethane material. Special EVA cushion flex, made with airy foam, adds more softness to the footbed. Remove the insoles any time for easy cleaning.
That’s just the first layer of softness. These black boots are also made with compression-molded EVA foam midsoles. The midsoles are made with an Impact 300 gel heel insert. The VGS, Visible Gel System, absorbs shock with every step.
Shanks are embedded into the design of these waterproof boots to keep your arches lifted and well-supported all day. The shanks aren’t made with metal, but lightweight engineered composite. This strong stuff has strength like steel, but much less weight. Composite doesn’t conduct electricity the way metal does.
To give your feet the perfect amount of support, Gen-flex2 dual-density rubber soles hold it all together. Two layers of bouncy, shock-resistant rubber support your every step taken while wearing these leather boots. Stitchdown construction keeps the soles firmly in place. The uppers are stitched right to the insoles with heavy thread in this construction method, a design that creates a durable sole foundation. Because of the way the uppers are stitched, your feet have a wider (and more stable) based to step on.
In the next part of the stitchdown process, the uppers and insoles of these side-zip boots are cemented to the outsoles with glued, weather-resistant construction. This design allows boots to be re-soled, and it creates a flexible stepping platform.
Get these Thorogood 834-6449 Men's Black 8-Inch Side Zip VGS Waterproof Military Boots on the ground and you’ll see what they can do.
I had hoped these were a little better than the regular run of the mill duty "boot". They're about the same speed as every other one. They do run a little small, quality control not so great, too much padding in ankles makes it hard to get trousers over. These seem hot- perhaps the waterproofing.
They look pretty good and appear that they will take a great spit shine. Maybe a bigger loop in back for pulling them on and perhaps better opening design at the zipper would make them more user friendly. Working persons is awesome, however.
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4 out of 5
these boots keep my feet dry and comfortable...
I picked the style because of the stitched type of shoe soles that is they could be resoled. I had to go with black work boots because of company dress code. I have tried a few other type of military style boots that had the glued on soles and some came apart before there time so that's my story about these babies
Pros: leather stiching
Cons: they run a little small
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