Made to meet the daily grind and demands of a hard-working lifestyle, Thorogood boots are a foundation for crafters and creators. We’re constantly inspired by the people who wear our boots, and we want to pay tribute to the tireless, countless hours each and every individual puts into excelling at their trade. Their pursuit of excellence is what moves us to build better boots. Meet some of the folks that embody our values. They demonstrate the grit, grind, and determination that make them successful and inspire the future generation of tradespeople. We support those that work for the greater good, so America can.


Jan 24 2023

Lacing Up With Bobby

Bobby Jovanović learned the value of skilled trades from his father and hopes to pass on their legacy of craftsmanship on to his son one day, too. As a Union Carpenter, business owner, and artist, Bobby understands the value of hard work and attention to detail. Read more about how ...
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Jan 3 2023

Lacing Up With Laney Johnson

Laney Johnson's incredible attention to detail is just one of the reasons her next level work resonates with us. The dedication and patience it takes to create intricate work takes a certain kind of person and we're proud to see our boots on the feet of people like Laney. Learn ...
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Dec 5 2022

Lacing Up With Rob Elliott and Jason Mack

Rob Elliott of the Blank Canvas Project and Jason Mack of Mack Glass, come from a trades background and know the importance hard work and a positive attitude have when it comes to tackling projects. Even more important is having those traits when you're out to set records! We're inspired ...
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Nov 14 2022

Lacing Up With Eric Morris

As long-standing supporters of Eric's mission to expand representation of minorities in the outdoor and hunting communities, we knew we wanted to share his journey. Eric has been an important voice in expanding awareness about getting back to nature and learning to hunt for people of color. We all share ...
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Nov 1 2022

Lacing Up With Jason Fellenz

From soccer games to HVAC jobs, Jason has depended on quality footwear and his passion to learn as he's progressed from an apprentice to a shop foreman. We admire his ability to take a plain piece of sheet metal and transform it into something incredible. It's similar to how we ...
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Oct 11 2022

Lacing Up With Ronnie Bowen

Meet Ronnie Bowen, a pipefitter who started his journey as an apprentice through a local pipefitters union. Ronnie learned this tough trade over the last ten years and shares good insights into what pipefitters do, why they're important, and why they need dependable footwear to make it through their days. ...
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Sep 19 2022

Lacing Up With Hammer VanScyoc

Hammer VanScyoc may have started his career serendipitously but his hard work has led him to a rewarding career at Harley Davidson. His pursuits have even led him to being part of an exciting new race team, the Boswell Hooligan's. Hammer's innovation and determination are admirable traits and his long-standing ...
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Aug 29 2022

Lacing Up With Ruth Bratlie

Meet Ruth Bratlie, of AMB Iron. Ruth owns and operates her very own structural steel and metal contractor company. Ruth is also a union ironworker, and a signatory contractor for Local 7, Boston. She is a big advocate for the union, and loves to be able to represent her local ...
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Aug 16 2022

Lacing Up With Kyle Spicer

Kyle Spicer, of Spicer Designs, inspires us to do more. Between his day job as an electrician and his pursuits in metal fabrication, Kyle shares a lot of qualities we hoped to display in our American Heritage series - durability, an ability to weather long days, and dedication to quality. ...
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Jul 26 2022

Lacing Up With Tanner Zetocha

This week we spoke with Tanner from Built Knot Bought about his journey towards creating custom furniture builds. We celebrate our history by diving into Tanner's inspiration as well as his growth over the years, and why he appreciates Thorogood work boots. 1. First and last name Tanner Zetocha 2. ...
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Jul 6 2022

Lacing Up With Cindy Garcia

To celebrate Weinbrenner History month we wanted to highlight the history of others, of those that enable us to have a history to tell, and to the common ground we share as creators. We talked with Cindy Garcia to learn more about what inspired her to start Klunker Boards which ...
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Oct 19 2021

Lacing Up With Michael Waddell

What is your “Go To” Thorogood hunting boot and why? I love the Thorogood work boots & no doubt that is what introduce the style & endurance of the brand, but since Thorogood got into the outdoor market, I have fell in love with the Infinity line of rubber boots. ...
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