On 17 Oct 2003 18:10:28 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Teej) wrote:
What happened to the original New Hampshire (?) Timberlands ? I have
a pair of those that are ten years old; I paid a load of money for
them and I'd happily replace them with the same. Are they still made,
or are all Timberlands made in China ?
Die Gotterspammerung - Junkmail of the Gods
Be careful buying Redwing boots too. Not all are made 100% USA. Quite a few
of their boots have uppers manufactured overseas and assembled in the US. A
few years ago they were 100% US, but no longer. Many of their boots are made
100% in the US, you just gotta look at the tags when you buy them.
Not necessarily true! Some of Redwing boots have parts manufactured oversea
then assembled in the US. Not the same quality as the good old Redwing boot.
Watch the labels in the tongue of the boot, some say made in US, some say
something like "uppers made in China, assembled in US" or something of the
I don't know. Every boot that I bought that was made in China did not hold
up as well as my made in USA Redwings, so I did not take the chance.
Also I am just pointing out that just because someone buys Redwings, it does
no guarantee that they are 100% US made.
I wore nothing but Redwings for work 20+ years ago. Then a job change got me
back into boots again. I tried hiking boots, but they would fall apart after
about 6 months or so, no mater what brand I bought. Back to Redwing I went.
I was surprised to see boots that had China labels on them, but I did find a
pair I liked that were 100% made in USA. Those suckers took a week of 10
hour days to break in. I did not think I was going to live through it! But
now they are as comfortable as any boot I have owned.
I wore Georgia boots for years. The first time I tried a pair of them they
were as perfect as I had ever found. Comfortable from the first day and just
got beter. Over the years, the price remained the same. Each new pair was
harder to break in. The last pair I owned, I could not break them in. Just
couldn't wear them. The price had stayed the same by reducing quality to the
point that they were unwearable.
I don't know if the problem is stiff leather or Your feet not doing well
with the sole system. If it is stiff leather on any good boot, here is
the best solution.
Make sure that it will not be freezing the next day. Fill the new boots
with warm water; warm seems to soak into the leather better. Leave the
water in overnight. If there is still water in them in the morning,
dump it out. Use the thickness of socks that you will wear with the
boots. Put 'em on and wear them till they're dry. Apply neatsfoot oil,
snow seal, or whatever boot protection you prefer. Best fitting boots
you'll ever experience.
Keep the whole world singing. . .
(remove the 7)
Greg O wrote:
On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 22:13:48 -0500, "Phil Mitchell"
More than likely, SOMETHING in the manufacturing process...raw
materials, machinery, etc...is made in some other country.
Have a nice week...
Certified breast self-exam subcontractor.
Around 1973, I watched someone drag a large (and very ugly, but this
was the '70s) vase back from Romania. Handing it down the stairs of
the coach, back home in England, it was turned upside down for the
first time - revealing the "Made in Birmingham" mark.
Seems that Romania always had a big trade with Brum. The local word
for doorlock is "yahle", a corruption of the well-known Midlands firm
The revolution will not be merchandised
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