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Lacing Up With Hammer VanScyoc

September 19, 2022

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 loyalty to Thorogood speaks volumes…

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Lacing Up With Ruth Bratlie

August 29, 2022

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 and international unions as well,…

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Lacing Up With Kyle Spicer

August 16, 2022

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. We’re proud of our American…

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The Thorogood Logo: The Meaning Behind the Symbols

August 9, 2022

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…

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A Guide to ASTM Ratings and OSHA Work Boots

August 1, 2022

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?…

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Lacing Up With Tanner Zetocha

July 26, 2022

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. Location Oakes, North Dakota (rural…

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Quick History of Weinbrenner Shoe Co.

July 21, 2022

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…

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Lacing Up With Cindy Garcia

July 6, 2022

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 is based out of Orange…

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Comfortable Work Boots For Summer

June 21, 2022

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…

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Composite Toe vs Steel Toe

June 15, 2022

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.…

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Weinbrenner’s New Manufacturing Facility

June 10, 2022

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…

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Our Tips on How to Break in Work Boots

June 5, 2022

Whether you’re buying your first pair of steel toe work boots or you’re a work boot veteran on your 10th pair, you don’t have to dread the breaking in process. As long as you buy work boots that fit well and look after them properly, you should be able to shorten how long it takes…

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