In addition to radio I work in the environmental construction field, I also used to be a cobbler and boot salesman so I appreciate good footwear.  I have to wear safety toe boots at work and the Redwing 2408 which is basically a classic boot now, is one I haven't worn for work in over 10 years.

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Timberland has majorly jumped into the work boot market and I've owned a few pairs of those, lately I had been wearing a logger style boot from Wolverine but I wanted something this time with less aggressive tread.  In the back of my mind I was going to jump into the 2408 again before I even entered Bear Shoe, but I still tried on several other brands and styles.

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The 2408 is comfortable right out of the box with very little need to break it in, it's like being with an old girlfriend again.  The price hovers around that $260 mark but it's American Made and you can feel the quality.  These are not throwaway boots and can also be resoled and repaired right in the Twin Ports.

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The 2408 is also available as a 6" boot instead of 8" and is the 2406 in case you don't like the extra height.  If you are looking for a good classic pair of work boots and haven't checked these out, do yourself a favor and try them on.  After a week back in them, my feet are happy and this boot clearly is still built well like they always have been.