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  1. NeSurcaster

    NeSurcaster Well-Known OPE Member

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    I'm looking for some climber boots, Been looking at carolina Boots. Checking out some reviews it seems they aren't what they used to be quality wise. I've always worn wolverines, red wing, irish setter the last 15 years. I liked the steel shank, waterproof membrane that the carolina elm series(style #: CA8821) offers. I never cared for steel toe boots. So I was just wondering if anybody had any experience w/ the Carolina elm series boots and if they are worth the money. Thanks for any help
     
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    jmester Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Not familiar with Carolina boots. Have known a few climbers that loved them. I always liked redwing loggers for climbing and timber cutting but the style of boot I liked the discontinued a few years ago. I have since bought some Nicks boots out of Spokane WA. they are a little pricey but great boots. Hope maybe it helps.
    https://nicksboots.com/
     
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    NeSurcaster Well-Known OPE Member

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    Thanks man, I appreciate your time
     
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    J. Loe Pinnacle OPE Member

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    Climbing right?
    Pruning or removals?

    Yer profile says you cut trees only in the winter?

    If so I use 6” composite toe boots for pruning.
    I’ve had ok luck with caterpillar tho they only make it one season.

    I use 14” Hoffman winter pacs for spiking removals.

    check it out

    The thinsulate 400 grams are nice and when it’s cold as dick (less than 20) I’ll go with the wool pacs.
    Also I had them put vibram soles when they made em.

    I’ve had less than great results with carolina boots
    Especially in winter.

    Get a boot drier no matter what.
     
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    J. Loe Pinnacle OPE Member

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    And I like my nicks boots as well but they’re pricey
     
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    huskyboy Sorta a Husqvarna guy.

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    I like my wesco’s
    Nicks whites Hoffman’s
    All good boots pricey but resoleable and rebuildable.
    If price is an issue I know that wesco has a seconds page you can order from. Mine were perfectly good boots w nothing wrong except that they pulled my size-boot out of the lineup and all of those in stock went to the seconds pile. 16” voltfoe 7-E for $275
     
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    I have a pair of Hoffman's #357W (steel toes) and I love them very comfortable, I think they are 12" high. I'd definitely recommend the steel toe. I had the same version #356W (non steel toe) but like the extra protection.

    Edit: I meant to say Hall's brand of boots! The number for the steel toe version is still #357W.
     
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    Sawyer94 Well-Known OPE Member

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    Made in USA redwings and forget about the other brands. Irish settlers are trash compared to the goretex or wildland fire boots.

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
     
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    my ex had some carolinas, man could those boots walk
    like sawyer94 said try some red wings, youll like the linemans
     
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