Chris Hickey from the United States is using his workwear how it was intended for this week’s Fade Friday. He’s had his pair of Thorogood 1957 moc toe work boots for a little over a year now but has managed to put a decade’s worth of wear on them. Doing concrete formwork, Chris spends a lot of time working on steel beams, unfinished concrete, excavation holes, and ladders which push his boots to the limit.
Nicknamed his “beamwalkers”, awesome, these boots have developed quite the patina showing a clear gradation from dark brown to light as you go further down the silhouette.
The once spongy outsoles have completely formed to Chris’s feet, discarding any excess material. Although never professionally repaired, Chris has applied some Tuff Toe adhesive to the toe caps before use to extend the life of the boots. The way it has chipped away gives the boots some extra character, as if they didn’t have enough.
At the end of the day, I’m just happy I’m not these boots.
Thorogood 1957 Series Waterproof 8″ Briar Pitstop Safety Toe – Moc Toe Maxwear Wedge
- Fabric: Full grain leather
- Made in: USA
- Additional Details:
- Safety toe
- Goodyear storm welt construction
- Available at: Amazon for $259.95