Chippewa 9″ Waterproof Steel-Toe SUPER LOGGER Boot Review
- Steel toe.
- Goodyear leather welt construction.
- Chip- A- Tex waterproof booties which consistently keep water out.
- Ruby Dri-Lex 2000 lining which wicks away internal moisture built up by sweat.
- ATSM Electrical Hazard tested.
- Triple ribbed steel shank for superior ankle support.
- Vibram synthetic sole for durability with a 2” logger heel.
- Removable Orthotic insole.
Let’s Talk Comfort…
These work boots are oozing with awesome comfort features and that’s exactly what you would expect from such a high quality work boot, after all, that last thing you want to worry about while felling trees is how bad your feet are feeling. The main features that are of benefit to loggers are the boots ability to keep your feet dry – the ‘chip-a-tex’ booties keep water out, and the Rubi Dry-Lex 2000 lining works constantly to remove moisture build up internally from sweat. Since they are leather work boots, its always a good idea to add a little waterproofing cream/wax further protect them.
Let’s not forget to mention the removable orthotic insole which is included with this boot- stock standard insoles sometimes just don’t cut it and this insole can be removed and washed. Read more about work boot insoles here.
Safety is your number one priority when working in the logging industry, one slip up could cost you dearly. The Chippewa super logger work boots have all the appropriate safety features you would expect, and then some. Available with or without a safety toe for toe protection and a triple ribbed steel shank for superior ankle support.
The Vibram sole is electrical shock rated and includes a 2 “logger heel. Great traction is vital when it comes to loggers, and these loggers will keep you grounded no matter what.
Will They Last?
The logging industry presents one of the harshest environments a man/women could work in, and you need very tough gear in such situations. These work boots are made using ‘the best materials, the best construction techniques and the most innovative technology’ (which is Chippewa’s quality guarantee)
Made using good year leather welt construction, which is reserved for only the toughest work boots. This means that in the case that the sole wears out before the upper part of the boot, you can have it repaired by adding a new sole (which is cheaper than replacing it with a new set).
These work boots WILL go the distance, in fact, all logger work boots are built to last. Read more about logger boot specifics here.
What’s The Damage?
Compared to standard work boots (such as these ones) these are expensive, in fact, they are twice as much as the average work boot.
When compared to logger work boots however, the Chippewa super loggers are priced reasonably, for the quality you get. There is no substitute for your health and safety, so if you’re in the logging business, we don’t recommend going for the cheapest option.