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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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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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Most Comfortable Steel Toe Boots

June 3, 2022

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…

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Father’s Day Gifts for Construction Workers, Builders & Cool Dads

May 10, 2022

Celebrate the tradesman in your life with a thoughtful and practical gift for Father’s Day! Need help planning the perfect way to show your appreciation for the dad in your life? A poll from YouGovAmerica found that pleasing the father figure in your life is pretty simple – the majority of America’s dads answered that…

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Warehouse Work Boots & Shoes

April 26, 2022

Looking for the right shoe or boot for a warehouse job? When you know you’re going to be spending a long shift on your feet on a hard concrete floor, choosing the right footwear can make or break your day (and your feet!). When choosing the best shoes for warehouse work, there are a few…

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How to Tie Work Boots Like a Pro

April 12, 2022

Nothing is more annoying than your boots coming undone again and again throughout the day. The best way to avoid having to tie your work boots repeatedly is to buy a great pair of pull-on wellingtons, but we know these aren’t everyone’s first choice for footwear. Learn how to tie work boots so they STAY…

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