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  • Barn Boots made in the USA

    My nice reliable barn boots are wearing out, I don't know why, they are only 8 years old. Anyway - I want to buy American this time. Not just from an American company, but boots actually MADE in America. I am looking for something to wear with jeans while driving around, lunging, loading the trailer for a show, etc. Not riding boots, more like those all terrain hiking style lace ups.

    Any suggestions? I could spend up to $175 - $200, I don't stint on the boots I wear every day.

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    You can find several Made In America boot retailers in one spot her: http://www.americanmadeworkboots.com/index.html

    This way you can shop by brand, style, price and know that all of companies are from right here in the USA
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    • #3
      If you are looking for paddock boots

      Dehners are made in the USA. I just got a new pair of the paddock boots after my old ones wore out at about 8 years old. They come in widths, too. Not cheap but worth it IMHO.

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      • #4
        If you are looking for "barn boots" as opposed to "riding boots", you might look into Red Wings. Extremely well made work boots:

        http://www.redwingshoes.com/
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        • #5
          Dehner advertises a lot, but I prefer Kroop boots in Laurel MD. I have both and Kroop is a nice small shop with great personal service
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            I live in Canton, GA, which is north of Atlanta, and I'd like to be able to try on the boots. I am not looking for riding, i.e., paddock boots, but barn boots or hiking type boots. I've got Ariat all-terrain something or the others, and I've loved them, but they are wearing out, and they are not made in the USA. I will have to check around and see what is close enough I can go try them on. I don't like to wait until my old boots are falling apart to get new ones, as I want to be able to wear the new ones every third day or so, for a while, break them in slowly.

            I have never worn Dehner boots. What do you like most about them? With Ariats, what I love is there is no break in, you can put them on at 5:00 am and take them off at midnight, and not wish for your old boots back.

            I may have to get another pair of Ariats. There's a big sporting store near here with all types of stuff for people who fish, camp, hike, run, etc. I may get a pair of hiking boots and wade in manure with them at once, so they turn into barn boots! )

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