Thorogood Moc Toe boots heritage 6 wedges model. (ID 814-4200).
First of all I was always concerned about boots with the white vibram sole, regarding the grip, look, comfort and the durability. So when I found a real cheap offer in the States for about 70 USD (50 Euro) I could not avoid to give them a try. I checked some reviews about the Thorogood heritage boots from Weinbrenner and ordered them.
A little after a week of wearing them I can say the following:
- it’s not a real Moc Toe as other manufactures do, the rim is just “folded” and not of 2 pieces of leather. Have a look at image 4.
- the leather is quite “soft”, so no real break in.
- they smells a bit of rubber not 100% leather and glue (this might come from the insole)
- my concerns about the white vibram were wrong, it’s extremely comfortable (did not try it on mud yet)
- on the right shoe, the first hook on the left is not in line to the other side (it might be the reason this pair was so cheap – could be B-Ware) speaking of about 5 mm.
- the shock sole might add to the comfort but I think of changing it to a leather one
- compared to the sizing of Red Wings I would say they are a little bit smaller and less wide (10,5 US – D)
So overall I’m quite happy, and I would say it’s a real bargain. If you are in the States or Canada or doing a trip over there, give them a try. I will post some Images in some month as
a reverence of how the break/wear in.