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Old 02-24-2010, 02:03 PM
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I've noticed a lot of you like the Logger style boots, just out of curiosity why are the heels on logger boots so tall? I'm serious, not being a smart @$$, I've just never understood what the benefit of having such tall heels on your boots would be, they seem like an easy way to roll your ankle to me, can anyone enlighten me on this subject? Thanks, also if this is in the wrong section, feel free to move it
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I've noticed a lot of you like the Logger style boots, just out of curiosity why are the heels on logger boots so tall? I'm serious, not being a smart @$$, I've just never understood what the benefit of having such tall heels on your boots would be, they seem like an easy way to roll your ankle to me, can anyone enlighten me on this subject? Thanks, also if this is in the wrong section, feel free to move it
Traction, for one. Walking on a flat surface is different than walking over terrain. You often step first with the heel when negotiating terrain, and this is not the case when just casually walking.
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The heavy soles and thick heels are weapons, and when you add steeel toes to the picture, you are ready to stomp a mudhole in ...... you get the picture.

I have a pair that I bought about 10 years ago, and still going strong. Steel shanks means no worries about nails and other sharp things underfoot.
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On the higher end boots like Nicks, or Whites, the boots are made with a higher arch support. If your setting in a chair and you cross your legs, look at your foot. This is the natural position that your foot has. This position is also the way that your foot should fit in your boots. The arch of your foot needs to mate up with the arch of your boot. If the match up is not there, arch to far forward, or back, then your feet will not be comfortable after a period of time. This means that the muscles in your feet are trying to make up for the support of the arch in your boot.

You need thicker soles on logger boots as the soles take a huge beating when out in the field. Plus the deep lugs in the soles for traction in all kinds of weather.
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I never tried logger boots, but i have friends that wear them , and they said after one day with them on u can't go back, they loved them!
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If you don't need steel toe get Blackhawk warrior wear boots (the black ones). Best damn boots Ive ever had. Feet NEVER get wet or cold.
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The heels on my Whites, don't notice they are alot taller than on my other boots? They are the same as on my corks, maybe for posture? Dunno. I like flatter soled boots too. I have some Romeos and others that are boots with a flatter sole. I wear them everyday. They feel great. My sh!t kickers have a high heel too!
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Bigger heels and steel shanks are for wearing gaffs.
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Im no logger by any means but i have done a fair share of cutting timber. One of the reasons i think their is a heel is if you've ever walked on a log with a flat bottom shoe then with a logger boot i think you ll notice the difference. The logger boot help you keep your feel on the log instead of slipping around. Just my 10 cents

Also i believe you can add scaling devices to climb trees to the boots
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The gaffs won't stay put without the heels and the shanks spreads all the weight of your body out over the whole boot instead of just the the part of the arch that the gaffs are touching. Its like riding a motorcycle, if you wear flimsy shoes/boots your foot is going to bend around the pegs and your feet are going to kill you after awhile.
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Im no logger by any means but i have done a fair share of cutting timber. One of the reasons i think their is a heel is if you've ever walked on a log with a flat bottom shoe then with a logger boot i think you ll notice the difference. The logger boot help you keep your feel on the log instead of slipping around. Just my 10 cents

Also i believe you can add scaling devices to climb trees to the boots
I think brfd is right. Prob. because while on the log feet sideways a little the hign arch created by the larfger heal provides two contact points on the log and not just one. This helps balance.

I could be wrong but it seems right to me
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its not only for the natural conture of the foot but it also makes it so your not just putting the weight on the ball and heel of your foot.
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NOW, I understand,lol, you guys did an excellent job explaining why they're built the way the are, thanks for the info, I was always curious, you can tell I'm no logger,lol.
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MAybe they are short people............. Just kidding
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Logger boots would be great for working but no way in hell would i want to hike with them, much to heavy.
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Your all wrong the high heals are to make the lumberjack’s butt look sexy so the other lumberjacks will notice.
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If you don't need steel toe get Blackhawk warrior wear boots (the black ones). Best damn boots Ive ever had. Feet NEVER get wet or cold.
Funny, I have a pair of the 7 inch side zips and the sole tore away from the boot. Way over priced for that kind of quality IMO.
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I have no arch and cant wear them flat footed boots nothing but loggers for me been wearing for the last 20 yrs with no problem going 16 hrs a day in them.

Red wings are my choice whites are also very good but awful heavy
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What is the difference between a logger boot and a combat boot?
Old 02-26-2010, 11:01 AM
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What is the difference between a logger boot and a combat boot?
just google 'logger boot' and combat boot and you'll see, there's a HUGE difference.
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