Fall Boot Series: Thorogood 6 Inch Moc Toe

A pair of beautiful moc toes, with a long American tradition.
My Thorogood Boots are size
10
My other sizes are:
Allen Edmonds10
Red Wing9.5
Clarks Desert Boots10
Converse Jack Purcell10.5
Wolverine 1000 Mile9
Chippewa9.5

The Thorogood Moc Toe boots may be the best deal in rugged footwear you’ve never heard of. Frequently mentioned in the frugal style circles of the internet as a “Red Wing killer,” these wedge-soled boots have a long American history.

Thorogood boots is a sub-brand of Weinbrenner Shoes, an employee-owned company crafting shoes in Merrill, Wisconsin since 1892. The moc toe boot shown here was first introduced in 1964 as the “Hike ’n Camp,” the official Boy Scout Boot, and since then has become the company’s all-time best selling boot.

The boot shown above is the  6 inch in tobacco color (it’s also available in an 8 inch). Its buttery soft oil-tanned leather requires minimal breaking in, and its goodyear storm welt construction ensures they’re built to withstand not only the test of time, but whatever else you can throw at it. It has over 250 reviews on Amazon with a 4.5 star average rating.

But unlike a lot of boots that can cost twice as much, this boot is more than just beauty. With its removalable dual-density shock absorption footbed and comfort cushion, these boots are meant to be worked in. That’s why they’ve been one of the most popular choices for construction sites since their initial release. And if you work in a manufacturing environment, you’re in luck: They also come in a safety toe.

Whether you’re searching for a good-looking boot to add to your casual wardrobe, or a field-tested performer, the Thorogood Moc Toe 814-4200 will be a purchase you won’t regret.

Pick up a pair on Amazon for only $158

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