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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Carolina Domestic Steel Toe Engineer Boot 115




My current boots are old, high mileage, and showing some wear and tear so the time was right for me to order out a new pair from a local vendor; the new boots arrived today.  Union made in the USA, these are my signature boots, I identify with them, they are a part of me; when I was 18-years-old, my first requisite safety shoes were steel toed engineer boots and, if I recall correctly, cost me a wee bit over $90.  Cost adjusted, they were far more expensive in 1970 than they are today. I do not have a blind allegiance to unions but these boots do have the quality I desire and are within the premium I will pay for domestically manufactured goods.  Carolina does the job for me.

For the most part, engineer boots were my dance shoes for 37-years inside the world of industry and related construction-sites; during my six-years of retirement I found that they still suit me just fine.  No jobsite I can remember was OSHA exempt from requiring safety shoes, yet any lumber or material yard open to the public has flip-flop clad customers loading lumber, pipes, pumps, bricks, and stones into their SUVs; go figure.  Should you ever see a mower or heavy object transform toes into a nebulous gory mess, you may just become a believer.


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