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When we started on our journey of building an off grid homestead from scratch, we arrived in our city-slicker shoes to get to work! As we don't wish to spend unnecessary money on our journey, Jesse also got to the point where his Sketches shoes were literally ripped to shreds, he would slip easily, he didn't have good footing, and wanted a little added protection when doing some of the tougher construction work on the property.
We heard that Georgia Boot Romeos were a quality slip-on work boot which was many steps up from the sketchers he had before. They weren't the cheapest option, but they feel durable and of quality so we assume they will last a while. We will do a full review on the shoes after he's had time to break them in and put them to the test!
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Georgia Boots don't fit my feet all that well so I end up paying a little more for the same style through Red Wing but they fit right out of the box without any working in time. I've gone through two sets already. I normally ware there carpentry model that I think is called model #211 if my memory serves me correctly. Red Wing does a very good job and they let you know if there made in America or not. You pay more for made in the USA verses other countries but you support America.
Worst boots ever for working construction or logging. Do your own research and do not listen to this guy about boots. Every logger or smoke jumper has boots that support the ankle and go as high as 10" or more. Listening to this guy will get you to roll an ankle. Avoid the poor advice and buy a set of Adams boots, Whites Boots, for Linemen, Smoke Jumpers, Loggers.
I have those same boots (shoes), and they are great for most things around the home. They are not a do it all boot however, there is a time and a purpose for lace up full length boots, so have a pair of them as well and use them when ankle support is imperative.
A commercial.....sigh. But I get it. I guess I'd do it too if I was in your situation.
But Billy was right.... go for red wings. Or at least Ariats work boot. You do need ankle
support as well as a little bit of snake protection..... I'd rather one bite the upper on your
boot than your calf..... just saying. God Bless and stay safe
I'm sorry, but those are not boots, much less work boots. Those are casual shoes. I have a Timberland boot made for women, lace up for ankle support, with a steel toe to protect my feet. Alyssa should try them. I have two pairs and alternate days so they can air out.
I don't even know how I fell into this video. I was taking off my wedding ring to reverse it because I got it caught in machinery today (yes, I know...Just shut up) when this just popped up. Too much of the comment loop is a straight up trashing of ... your SHOE CHOICE!? dear GOD! I don't care what you wear honestly.. and seriously? WTF people, its a documentation of a journey. Its not yours and not mine... Dont like it? DON'T WATCH The argument of "well don't post if you don't want input' is so self serving it really means "you posted so now I can troll you..."
I been looking at Georgia boots. Not the slipper model of course, but they do look like a tough boot. Nice ad, no need for click bait this way ? Just sayin' . I know it's all about the bucks and community.
That boot looks it will give me plantar fasciitis in a week, plus with that size of heel drop I might as well put on some high heels or pumps , also that toe box is so narrow. In two weeks my feet will look like some ancient Chinese lady's foot that was being wrapped like a mummy to impress her dominant abusing husband.
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oh whel , thing with the lower shoes is that they dont protect youre ankle and dirt can get in eazier making the space between youre toes gritty once you start sweating even when wearing socks
a good option for work boots might be to visit a army dumpstore and get some army boots , the older army clothing is pretty durable too , more important its cheap(ish)
meh I've been wearing them 10 years or so...get two pairs a year... farming with no homesteading beats the crap out of them... but for quickly switching to other boots for other jobs make them desirable in my area. I usually wear two pairs a year in the same style while I should switch them out more. I change them when they don't sit level or essentially I can push my finger through a football callus wear mark on m the balls of my feet. While I love them the ankle support is nill the ease of putting them on and under $100 for six months max use make them desirable... but my back issues make me need to find another boot... but that's age and lifestyle. But damn I love these boots...
I do have Georgia loggers and recently danners security or some other crap... but even while I need the support they give the Romeo style is a winner... but yah I roll my ankle a couple times a year... it hurts but it's a battle of convenience between lacing and quickly changing to a rubber boot.
New viewer/subscriber...LOVE your channel!! Reading through the comments below, and I have to agree with the flock who recommend a taller, lace-up boot. Ankle protection working on that hill will be an issue eventually, no doubt! Also, I've worn many boots through the years (like many others) and one thing I've learned is that comfort and proper fit to your feet is paramount to keeping your whole body healthy when working on your feet all day. I'm a firm believer in that you get what you pay for. Quality, properly fitting boots are worth investing in! I've had more luck with Redwing than any other brand, but once I lucked into a great pair from them, I've never looked back.
Thanks for all your wonderful videos!! Y'all are doing a fantastic job! I'm no homesteader, and I doubt I'll ever be...but, I'm enjoying just watching your journey. Seriously, keep up the great work! And, take care of your feet, dude (and dudette!)
Hey, if your an unboxer, is the guy that puts merchandise in the boxes, is he call a "BOXER" hehehe
I worked 30 yrs for the phone co, and we had to wear 8 or 10 in lace up boots for ankle support, and a well defined heel so if you were on hooks, they wouldn't slip. But working inside building computerized fiber-optic systems, never mind we wore what we wanted, who cares huh??? But seriously lace up boots give good ankle support and with those hill sides you are on, it would work great to keep from screwing up your ankle-bones, connected to the
Jesse, I seen you was having some issue's with your back, has anyone looked at your feet? I had hard time getting mine to cooperate finally went the foot route, plantar fasciitis got some better supports and low and behold back issues went away, just something to check, keep up the great content, hi Alyssa :)
These are great boots in my opinion. I just curious, its been over a year since you posted the video. Do you still have them and if so how are they holding up? I have a pair and I really like them, and I was just curious what you thought of them.
Good job those are some nice boots. I work as a timber faller in Montana and I like to wear lace up boots when I'am falling so if you plan on doing a lot of sawing get a pair of lace ups. Also you have a very good YouTube channel. Keep up the great work.
My Amazing girlfriend just handed me my first True pair of romeo's. I had purchased the cheap knock offs from whulee-whirled and they broke down so quick they were terrible, made my feet sore, and smell since they were made from synthetic pathetic genuine imitation vinyl wood grain or something, anyways the moment I slipped these babys on I could tell they are well made. Just have to break them in after I get them protected with some Hansens or NeverWet or such. Im headed to the website now to see what Georgia Boot recommends for weather protecting them Its wet here near the Oregon coast. And thumbs up Pure Living for Life, off grid, solar etc... Have done the same and I found that my solar was producing way more energy than I could ever use. Never going back to fossil fuels etc, that is antiquated tech.
Slip on boots? they look more like slippers for watching TV, and eating popcorn. Good work boots have a 8 or 9 inch upper that laces up snug and both supports and protects your ankles.Those loafers look very unsafe to me. You can't do much around the homestead with a broken ankle or leg. I guess they are good for baking brownies, lol.
+vosoda1 I could not agree with you more. They may be wonderful well made boots but with that hilly mountainous terrain and loose rock everywhere I would definitely want taller boots that I could lace extremely snug. I have also used Red Wings and they are great! That being said I LOVE your channel and have learned wonderful things, and even used a few also lol. Keep being awesome! And keep safe!!
+Boss Chav Gigante Hey, if slip on boots work for you that's great. But I don't think I would want to work without ankle support and protection. I discovered Red Wing work boots in the 90's ( made in the USA) and have worn nothing but ever since. http://www.redwingshoes.com/about-red-wing-shoes. Some of them have lasted over 10 years by alternating 2 pair so the leather can air dry, rather than wearing the same pair every day. I have done about 21 yrs of heavy commercial construction, and about 10 yrs of residential construction. I cant count how many times the uppers on my boots saved me from a great deal of pain. Cheers
vosoda1 something tells me you've never worn/used Romeos before. Believe it or not, they're good work boots. I work in the logging industry and I've had my current pair for about a year and they're great.
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Nice pair of slippers.
They are very comfortable but the elastic stretches out right away and the soles are very soft and you have moccasins before you know it. Don't buy them for real work and stay on flat ground. Watch your toes as they are nothing more than leather socks.
Unusable in less than a year.
You stated that is wasn't really in the budget, but you needed to by a new pair of boots. That really opened my eyes that i spend to much on stupid stuff that isn't really needed, without even realizing it. Keep up the good work!
Get some Obenauf's heavy duty lp and butter those leather boots up. put a good 2 coats on. It will help the boots break in nice and it will protect the leather from acids or alkali in the dirt that inevitable gets on them. Your boots will last quite a bit longer if you put that stuff on. I use an old t-shirt to apply the Obenauf's by hand.
I need Men's Georgia Giant Work Boot. Length of my foot - 26 centimeters, wide of my foot - 10,2 centimeters. I want to take boots 1 centimeter bigger, that is - 27 centimeters. What US size I need to choose? Thanks!
Romeos are what most people in the trades wear home (loggers, linemen, etc.) They are slip-ons, and just durable enough to get you down the road, out of the duty rig and into your personal truck. If you have been putting some miles on your work boots, it can be a real relief to slip your tired dogs into a fresh pair of romeos. Much better than thongs in the winter, especially if you need to gas-up, or run a few errands.
Great videos! Really enjoying all the trials and victories. I am sure there are many others out there like myself sighing, chuckling and cheering as you are challenged by each new project.
These aren't boots they shoes, working on the homestead is more dangerous than you think. I use to wear 3/4 boots like you're showing here after I broke my ankle getting on the tractor I learned my lesson. Get yourself some real safety work boots with an 8 inch or 10 in height for ankle support.
Nothing screws up homestead living more than a broken ankle, trust me spend the money or gamble getting some unplanned down time.
you should invest in a pair of nicks boots they are about 5 hundred dollars but there are so worth the money I have 3 pairs they take 15 weeks to get and about 100 hours to break in but are so so worth it 100% rebuildable
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For almost everything I do arou d my little slice of heaven I wear the Romeos, for work i have to have a steel toe so I wear the 8in loggers. I personally swear by Georgia boots, haven't had a pair I didn't like or was t comfortable. I would agree with OkieRob if you are out in the woods there falling trees or anything like that, a lace up boot would be better. Red wings are good, danner is good. If you look up wrangler star he has a custom boot from Adams boots that are amazing. But spendy...
I know you want comfort , but there is no ankle support. Roll your ankle and you're not going to be able to traverse that hill. A good 8" lace up will be a better choice for the type of work you do there.
Totally agree. At least he got the ones with the heel on it. I got the flat bottom version of the Romeo and fell on my ass repeatedly on hills with dry leaves and other uneven ground. Might as well have had roller skates on. They roll around on the heel quite a bit too. Tossed them in the garbage after a few months.
next time, get you some Red Wings. They're ungodly expensive BUT they have a warranty on them and the company will re-sole them for free. Climbers, Tree Climbers, Power/utility companies all stand by them. They're the top of the line. Like say not budget friendly. Budget friendly with longevity you can also go with Caterpillar. They make a fantastic boot that's comfortable and can take a beating. I had nice pair I put through hell lasted me 3 years.
+Hassassin Assassin agreed I wear romeos and I had my pair for at least two years and they held up so good throughout metal work dirtbiking anything I do is in my romeos and my Romeos satisfy me so well
+Pure Living for Life Yeah from what I see in your videos, you're into some pretty heavy duty jobs! There are quite a few steel toed options which don't feel like construction boots (some have composite toes as an option), maybe something to consider. Or... if you decide against it, you have to promise to make a video about the first time something really heavy falls on your toes :-)
+Brian T These particular boots aren't steel-toed, but we did buy a set of those as well (I think we got these ones: http://amzn.to/1MQQf0u) although we haven't taken them out of the box yet. They are just so hardcore, LOL! We may return them, but then again, steel-toed boots seem like a great, cheap insurance plan when falling trees.
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