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Fade of the Day – Thorogood American Heritage 8″ Safety Toe (8 months, 1 wash)

Forrest Gump’s momma once told him that we can learn a lot about someone from their shoes; where they’re doing, where they’ve been been. Today’s fade is a pair of Thorogood boots that have put through the rigors of day in, day out work, with the scars to prove it. Reader Carl Dalton has worn this pair of American Heritage 8″ Safety Toes five days a week, 50 hours a week for the past 8 months as part of his job in the swimming pool service business. In less than a year he’s put them through serious paces, brutalizing the leather to reveal steel toes, busting cotton threads, and making plenty of gashes.

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  • Name: Thorogood American Heritage 8″ Safety Toe
  • Material: Black walnut oil-tanned leather
  • Unique Features:
    • Goodyear storm welt
    • Oil resisting black crepe sole
    • Comfort weave vamp
    • Removable mesh insole
    • Made in USA
  • Available for $172-$196 on Amazon


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