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    Logger boots- what's the deal?

    you know, logger boots like these:



    What's the deal with the tall heel and the little kiltie? [the little leather fringe at the bottom of the laces]

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    Ummm.... That's the way they were designed?

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    Those look more to me like western work boots. The curlier the fringe, the better the boot is broken in. At least that's what my sister in law says - and she is a bonafide cowgirl.
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    So those have no practical benefits whatsoever?

    I'm sure they have some sort of function, but what?

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    Email the company and talk to the designer. You're asking the wrong people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    Those look more to me like western work boots. The curlier the fringe, the better the boot is broken in.
    Those are logger boots. That is what they are called. Westerners may wear them as work boots, but they really are logger boots.

    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    The curlier the fringe, the better the boot is broken in.
    This is exactly what I am looking for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Email the company and talk to the designer. You're asking the wrong people.
    But the thing is there is no single designer. Scores of boot companies make boots in this style. It is not just a special thing for one manufacturer.

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    A heel like that has several uses. If it were a riding boot it is to make sure the foot will not slide forward in the stiffup. Those are walking/work boots, but the advantage of a fairly high heel is similar. Think of going down a muddy hill. That heel is high enough to dig in and hold. A shorter heel will allow the area in front of the heel to easily fill with mud and then when you try to dig in all that happens is your feet go out from under you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisty 'O Toole
    These are obviously for people with really thin legs, and gigantic feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennyk
    These are obviously for people with really thin legs, and gigantic feet.
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    At least %50 of the Village People wear logger boots, and that ain't bad.
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    They have to fit tight on the leg to keep chainsaw dust from going in the boot, large heel for walking on slippery logs and wet forest debris. Great vibram sole for working in steep mountains of mud, fallen trees, and muck. These boots don't last too long in Oregon in a wet year. The tassle is used to pick up the waitress at the Lucky Logger Cafe in Walterville Oregon, likes the styling.
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    Those boots are most likely "Whites", they are pretty much the standard boot maker for wildland fire fighters. You can get them in heights starting at 10" up to 18" (I may be wrong on the heights) and they can make custom insoles for them as well. Once broken in, they are pretty hard to beat. The tall heel is good for digging in on steep terrain when going down hill, digging line, or sawing. Contrary to what Shifty says, they will indeed last long in Oregon if properly taken care of. Take a look at what any Hotshot, Heli-rappel, or Smoke jumper crew are wearing sometime and they are pretty tough on footwear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchman
    Contrary to what Shifty says, they will indeed last long in Oregon if properly taken care of.
    Agree, pretty wet and harsh here, you need to maintain them.
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    They're fer stompin' little weenie bike ridin' p**** fellers in them ***** lookin' britches they wear..........spit...........fart..........

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    My guess is the kiltie is just a fashionable way of extending the tongue leather over the frontof the shoe...reaso n is probably the way it's stitched is so water won't accumulate in the area around the tongue.

    This design is pretty common in extreme weather boots. I used to have a pair of boots that had this design but wasn't flashy enough to use anything but a solid piece of leather...which looked horrid.
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    Hi,
    I bought a pair of real loggers boots nearly 40 years ago.
    This was in Maine. No skirt, the sole was really thick vibram, like a
    heavy duty truck tire. But the heel wasn't raised much at all.

    I wore that boot for almost a decade. After walking a couple thousand miles on it I decided it was invulnerable and would jump in water or anything I felt like doing.

    Great boots.

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    Well, I don't know necessarily why they're designed that way, but I like the high tops on my work boots because they tuck under my jeans so stuff doesn't get into the boots. Regarding the heel, though, I'd much rather have a more flexible sole. With a huge sole, you can't tell what the ground is doing under your feet and steep hills become awkward because your ankle is always at a painful angle.

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    I don't believe that the "Kilte" serves a purpose. I do have a pair of golf shoes with a "Kilte" I have always thought they just looked funny. As far as my boots, I wear a pair of Red Wings cowboy boots every day of the year, unless I'm running or riding. Can't see much of a point for any boots you have to take 5 minutes to tie.
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    OK, I consulted Ericbear, a boot expert. He not only explained the function of the kiltie (it does have a function!) but he included a picture, which as they say (whoever they are) is worth a thousand words. The laces can cut the leather and they are particularly abravsive when they pick up gritty dampness. You can replace the kiltie (or false tongue) rather than having the gusseted tongue repaired. Ericbear also says that on golf shoes they are strictly ornamental.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BroMax
    OK, I consulted Ericbear, a boot expertr. He not only explained the function of the kiltie (it does have a function!) but he included a picture, which as they say (whoever they are) is worth a thousand words. The laces can cut the leather and they are particularly abravsive when they pick up gritty dampness. You can replace the kiltie (or false tongue) rather than having the gusseted tongue repaired. Ericbear also says that on golf shoes they are strictly ornamental.
    I did not know that...very interesting.*strokes goatee while nodding head*

    I'm with Michigander, tho. I like to just pull on my boots rather than have to lace and tie 'em. I tie my New Balance once and just slip 'em on and off.
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    I have a pair of those logger boots in clipless. helps me fit in when riding in hillbilly country.
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    i was a logger for a while. We wear them because they work. Mine were made by Redwing and did not have the tassles. I got them when I started working heavy equipment and alot of guys used them. Steel toes, full steel shank, great grip. These were tough. Got them when I was eighteen, resoled three times over fifteen years. Retired them when my feet got to big and gave them to my brother two years ago.
    my replacements were the updated model. They are the only boots approved for progress energy feild workers. All the benefits of the old ones with better insulation and protection.
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    Fashion statement

    City folk and "butch type" men and women pretending to be outdoors types but the things they wear NEVER get muddy

    Like cowboy boots worn with suits in some eastern cities

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