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.


May 8 2023

Lacing Up With Emma Kinkade

Meet Emma Kinkade, a badass woman and welder who never gives up on her dreams. She believes that hard work and a willingness to learn will take you wherever you want to go. Hear more about her inspirations and career journey below.  First & Last Name: Emma Kinkade  Location: I ...
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Apr 17 2023

Lacing Up With the Juedes Bothers

Jonathon Juedes and his two brothers, Joe and Jacob, work a third-generation dairy farm in the heart of Wisconsin. They know what it means to work hard, and the cows don't stop needing care when the weather is bad or equipment breaks. Hear from Jon's point of view about what ...
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Mar 28 2023

Lacing Up With Steven Pratt

They say if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. Steven Pratt found his love for electrical work as early as twelve years old, carrying on a legacy started by his father and grandfather - but the best part is still helping people in ...
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Mar 6 2023

Lacing Up With Shayne Salinas

Shayne Salinas is passionate. From starting his own business creating workwear for blue collar folks to leveling-up his emergency response career by becoming a firefighter and EMT, he is constantly working to better serve his community. While juggling all of this, he still manages to remain a dedicated family man. ...
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Feb 15 2023

Lacing Up With Erika Diggins

Erika Diggins knows what it means to prove your worth. As a woman continuing a legacy of skilled trade work set forth by the hardworking men in her family, she has pulled herself up by her bootstraps to pursue her passion for Union welding. Now, mistakes and roadblocks can't phase ...
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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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