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When you’re shopping for durable, quality boots, you need to be able to identify quality constructed footwear that you can depend on. High-quality leather grade, strong soles, and Goodyear welt construction are all important components to choosing a boot that’ll stand up to hard work and harsh weather. What is Goodyear Welt Construction? A Goodyear…

The Thorogood logo has gone through some changes since our first steps in 1892, but it has consistently represented our values. The Main Logo The Thorogood® logo represents the Thorogood® brand identity and values. Although the logo has changed overtime, like most do, the symbolic triangle within the logo has been consistent and has kept…

With the number of hazards tradesmen are faced with on the job, it’s important to have the right gear to help keep people safe on work sites. If you’re looking for a pair of boots or shoes that meet your job site’s ASTM requirements, here’s what you need to know. What does ASTM rated mean?…

This is the only known image of Albert Weinbrenner   This is the remarkable story about the evolution of a brand and the company that bears his name. From a small cobblery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1892 to becoming a catalyst for getting work done. These unique moments in history, have helped create a brand…

Spending long, hot days on construction sites can take a toll on your body, especially when you’re wearing heavy protective gear. Choosing the best summer work boots can make a big difference to how comfortable your feet stay during the workday. Here are some of the key factors you should consider when buying hot weather…

What is a Composite Toe Made of? Composite toes are typically made out of a strong non-metal material which can range from Kevlar, carbon fiber, plastic, or fiberglass. Why Choose Composite Toe vs Steel Toe Boots? The difference between composite toe and steel toe boots goes beyond the material used to form a protective toe….

Weinbrenner Shoe Company’s newly renovated manufacturing facility, located at 211 S. Genesee Street in Merrill, marked its official Grand Opening on June 3, 2022, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by factory tours of the nearly 130,000 square foot facility.  The new facility, formerly occupied by Hurd Window & Door and Great Lakes Alfalfa, had been…

If you’re new to protective toe boots, you might have some doubts about the comfort of steel toe boots. Just the sound and thought of cold steel near your feet can make you dread putting on your boots each day. Luckily, technology has helped develop some of the most comfortable steel toe boots that can…

Whether you’re buying your first pair of work boots or need a replacement, finding the right boots with the right fit is important for your comfort and safety. If you need a safety toe, you’ll have to decide between composite toe vs steel toe boots. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, and if your workplace…

Absolutely. Work boots are so diverse, they’re good for anyone with an adventurous lifestyle. From hiking to hunting, welding to working with cement, a pair of work boots aren’t worth their weight unless you can wear them for more than just work. That’s why we keep design top of mind in our boots, so that…

After a long day of work, it’s not surprising that your work boots don’t smell fresh. But when that smell builds up over time…Whew! Here’s some easy tips on how to make those stinky work boots a bit less smelly.   How to Get Rid of Odor in Work Boots Odor in work boots comes…

Moc toe boots are any type of boot designed with a U-shaped seam on the top of the toe box. This style was inspired by the design of moccasin shoes historically worn by Native American peoples, and moc toe simply means “moccasin toe.” The seam can be created either by stitching together two pieces of…