Wolverine Contractor LX CM Safety Boot Description:
The Wolverine Contractor LX CM safety boot is made with high quality leather material. It comes in different colors and sizes. The leather material used in the boots are cowhide. Cowhide is a type of hide which consists of several layers of fat tissue and skin cells, making it very tough and resistant to abrasion, heat, cold, moisture and other environmental factors. The leather is soft but durable enough to withstand wear and tear.
It’s not only comfortable, but also provides protection from the elements.
The boots come in various materials like nylon, suede, rubber and even metal. The boots are waterproof and have a breathable lining. They’re also designed to keep your feet dry when climbing or walking through water. The boots are reinforced with other elements such as ceramic, Kevlar or fiberglass.
The boots weight about 2 pounds. It’s a little heavy but still light enough to carry around in a bag or case when you’re not wearing them. They’re easy to slip on and off. The boots are also easy to clean since they can be wiped down with a damp cloth or even put through a washing machine.
As far as safety goes, the boots are very reliable. They’re sturdy and can protect your feet from most sharp objects, heat, cold, water, mud and other types of environmental factors. They are also slip resistant, meaning you’ll have better footing when walking on icy or wet surfaces. The boots also come in a range of sizes and widths. They’re easy to break in and very comfortable.
Things We Liked check Very tough and durable
check Provide good protection for the feet
check Easy to clean and maintain
check Come in a range of sizes and widths
check Slip resistant Things We Didn’t Like exclamation-triangle Not exactly stylish but not a major issue
exclamation-triangle A bit heavy for some people to carry around Conclusion: The boots are ideal for work or play. They’re great for going out on the job since they offer protection and good footing. They’re water proof and easy to clean. They can even be worn with uniforms or other types of clothing. They look professional but can also be worn casually.
They are comfortable and very reliable. At $89, the boots are a good investment and will last you several years.
Wolverine Boots 1000 Mile: Overview
The “1000 mile” is a popular model of work boots manufactured by the company. It’s called ‘1000 mile’ for two reasons: it can take 1000 miles of wear and tear, and because it was originally designed for working on railroad tracks. The boots are popular among tradesmen, laborers, outdoorsmen and others. The boot has been in production since 1906 and today there are still many companies manufacturing it.
The boot comes in different lengths, widths, colors and types. There are steel-toe and non-steel toe types as well as insulated and uninsulated types. The pairs we’ve included here are a good example of this boot type. They’re made for working on an oil rig so they have steel toes, but they can also be used for other purposes. Ice fishermen, hunters, hikers, etc.
could wear them too.
The boots have a lugged outsole which gives you better traction while walking on slippery or uneven surfaces. They are also waterproof and can be lightly polished to restore their appearance. Most work boots of this type are made with a combination of suede and leather to give them more flexibility. The upper part of the boot is made of synthetic material which is easy to clean with a damp cloth.
These boots usually weigh about 2 pounds and are comfortable enough to be worn all day. They’re easier to clean than regular cowboy boots but not as fancy looking.
Things to Consider Before You Buy
There are several things you should look at before making a final decision:
Cost: The price of the boots vary according to size, brand and type. The more expensive ones are usually custom made and have special features.
Brand: There are many different manufacturers that make the same type of boot. The price usually varies due to name and perceived quality.
Size: Make sure you get the proper size. You probably know your size in tennis shoes, but boots are built a bit differently. With boots, the width is usually considered as well.
Insulated or Uninsulated: If you need to keep your feet warm in very cold weather, then go for an insulated boot. If you’re just looking for protection and flexibility, then choose uninsulated.
Use: Although these boots are multi-purpose, they can only handle so much. Some are waterproof, but won’t keep your feet warm in very cold climate. Others are the opposite. There are types for heavy duty work or just for looks. Pick what you need and what you’ll realistically use them for.
Warranty: Most good boot manufacturers warranties their products for at least 6 months to a year.
Brand reputation: Certain boot manufacturers have better quality control and customer service than others. The best known brands are usually good, but some smaller companies make just as good of boots.
Made in USA or Overseas: Although it’s usually more expensive to purchase an American-made product, boots that are made in the USA usually have a better build quality.
Steel toe or Non-steel toe: Steel toes are great for manual laborers and give you extra protection against crushing injuries. Non-steel toes are lighter and easier to wear on a daily basis.
If you need extra safety features such as protective metal toes or thicker leather, expect to pay more. Don’t bother with expensive brands that boast fake Kevlar inside, as it is of little use and can get really hot. You also don’t want thick, heavy boots if you don’t need them. Most working people that need the extra protection prefer boots with thinner leather and steel toes.
Consider your environment: If you work in a colder environment, you’ll most likely want an insulated boot. If you work in a hot environment, you’ll want a uninsulated boot so your feet don’t get too toasted. If you work in wet conditions, you’ll want a boot that keeps your feet dry.
There are several well known boot brands on the market. In no way is this list meant to be all-inclusive:
Corral: Made by the Nocona Boot Co. in Texas, they make boots with a western flair. They have a good reputation for making quality boots at a reasonable price.
Garcia: A highly respected bootmaker that has been making boots since 1919. They have models made specifically for ranchers, law enforcement and general use.
Nocona: This company makes a wide variety of boots and has one of the largest market shares in the US. You probably won’t find them in upscale leather shops, but you’ll see them everywhere else.
Ariat: Probably one of the more popular makers of riding boots, they also make a wide selection of other boots. They are more expensive than most other boots, but they are well made. One of the only companies that makes both men’s and women’s riding boots. They have boots for the working person, to the weekend rider, to the equestrian competitor. They also have an active youth outreach program.
Corral Boot Company
Nocona Boot Company
Ariat Boot Company
Dan Post Boot Company
Funtasma/Divine Boots: Although not a well known company, they make inexpensive “kitsch” boots in an assortment of colors and styles. They have a wide selection of wild prints and colors. They are cheap boots that look like they are trying too hard to be something they’re not.
Funtasma is the footwear brand for the Coogi clothing company.
Divine Boots are made by the same company that makes Funtasma boots.
Durango Boots: These cowboy boots are popular with people who live in the south west, however, they aren’t very well known anywhere else.
Blundstone: These boots are made in Australia and are well respected. They have a plain exterior but come in a variety of colors and styles.
Roper: This company makes affordable boots with a western flair. They actually bought the rights to the famous Lucchese brand, so some of their boots bear the “Lucchese” name.
Tony Lama: One of the most famous bootmakers in the US, they make good quality boots.
Neenah Boot: Another good quality bootmaker.
Justin Boots: One of the best known cowboy bootmakers, although they don’t have a wide selection.
Corral Boots: Another bootmaker with a western flair.
Carhartt Boots: This company makes heavy duty work boots that come in a wide variety of colors and styles. They are usually pretty pricey.
SOREL Boots (and shoes): These boots are made with high quality leathers. They come in a wide variety of colors and styles, from hunting boots to cowboy boots. They are a bit on the expensive side.
Cole Haan: This company makes high quality, stylish boots with a narrow toe and good arch support. They come in many different styles and colors. They are on the expensive side.
Jambu: These shoes look like a cross between a clog and a tennis shoe and are made from recycled materials. They are great looking shoes that can go from the office to the park with no problem.
Sperry: This company makes a variety of boat shoes, deck shoes, and other styles of shoes with nautical themes. Their soles have bumps on the bottom to help with grip on wet surfaces such as a ship’s deck or a boat.
Keen: This brand is known for making hiking boots with good arch support and padding in the sole to protect your foot from rough terrain. They make various types of footwear for different outdoor activities.
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