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Lacing Up With Bill Bryant/Biltwell

May 30, 2023

Bill Bryant, Co-Founder and Brand Manager for motorcycle outfitter Biltwell, wore his Thorogoods for a long-haul ride across Canada and Alaska. While we know that our boots are good for hard work on the jobsite, we’re now happy to say that they also make great motorcycle rain boots since Bill put them through the ringer…

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How to Choose Work Boot Outsoles for Your Job

May 22, 2023

When you’re looking for work boots for a specific job, it can be tricky to sort through all the different features and options to find the right pair. A great place to start is at the bottom: different types of boot outsoles are designed for the needs of different environments. Learn all you need to…

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Lacing Up With Emma Kinkade

May 8, 2023

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 am from a small town…

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Best Boots For IronWorkers

May 3, 2023

It’s pretty fitting that our boots are often compared to walking on clouds by cowboys in the SKY Ironworkers have a career consisting of a daily game of ultimate tetris. Their job is ranked as the #6 most dangerous in the country, building America from the ground up (literally). Following an unexpected boom in American…

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Uniform Boot Guide – Best Safety Shoes by Job

May 2, 2023

Started a new gig and need to find a solid pair of uniform boots or shoes for your first day? Tired of low-quality footwear that doesn’t get the job done? If you’re wondering how to pick the best work boots for a specific industry or line of work, Thorogood is here to help with a…

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Lacing Up With the Juedes Bothers

April 17, 2023

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 working on a dairy farm…

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Boot Basics: Composite Toe vs. Steel Toe

April 10, 2023

Some common questions we hear from people shopping for new work boots are “What’s the difference between a steel toe and a composite toe?” and “Which type of safety toe boots do I need?” Learn about steel toes, nano and composite toes, alloy toes, plus the pros and cons of each from the work boot…

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Lacing Up With Steven Pratt

March 28, 2023

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 need in his community after…

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Lacing Up With Shayne Salinas

March 6, 2023

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. Learn more about what lights…

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Lacing Up With Erika Diggins

February 15, 2023

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 her – she’ll just figure…

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Weinbrenner Shoe Company, Inc. Named Finalist for 2023 Manufacturer of the Year

January 27, 2023

Weinbrenner Shoe Company headquartered in Merrill, Wisconsin has been nominated as one of 28 finalists for the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) 34th Annual (2022) Manufacturer of the Year.  The Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) award program honors businesses for their commitment to excellence, employees, and the state of Wisconsin. A total of 4…

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Lacing Up With Bobby

January 24, 2023

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 this talented tradesman has pushed…

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