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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by mrblond, May 11, 2015.

  1. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Anyone here ever bought boots from Bakers? I have been looking at getting a new pair of boots for shooting ( ie firearm related..) and hunting and I really wanted a good pair of American made boots and I see they are one of the main retailers for Whites.
    If you have,a few questions.

    Is it pretty one stop? get measured then fitted for boots?
    If you have returned a pair, how did it go?
     
  2. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    I always enjoy stopping by Bakers especially since they updated Gun room. Employees there are top notch and you get that localized shop personal experience that's worth supporting. although I've looked at many of the quality boots hey have in stock the price always knocks sense into me as it is up there... But I'm sure you get what you pay for in quality and service. I'm just getting into the hunting world so my experience is Nil compared to lifers with the decades under their belt but really enjoy my Danner 10" Canadians thus far. As far as quality USA boots for cold weather and hard use conditions my Montana friends swear by Schnee's Boots based out of Bozeman definitely on the future wish list. Good luck in your investment , nothing like breaking in a new pair of boots... Mole skin helps a lot.
     
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  3. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I've worn whites for 15 years and it seems like boots and rebuilds are getting cheaper since they sold out to a Japanese firm :(

    My next pair of boots will be nicks boots out of Spokane. They are like whites used to be in the ol' days.

    :s0159: FWIW
     
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  4. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    Unfortunately Domestic quality and craftsmanship is going the way of the dinosaurs. They sell Nick's at Bakers as well...
     
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  5. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Id still rather my money go to an American worker ( hopefully ) then a Chinese one.
     
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  6. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Dang now I think I need to make a trip down south to bakers :)
     
  7. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    YEah, I just read about that. the same company that has Danner and RedWing. I imagine they will be made in china soon. like everything else.
    Looks like I will look at Nicks.
     
  8. Quacky88

    Quacky88 Oregon Active Member

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    I think Wesco's might be another good alternative to Whites. Also stocked at Bakers
     
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  9. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    That was the other brand I was looking at. out of Alaska if I remember right. Soon as I get some scratch, I need to hit hippytown and see about some boots.
     
  10. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Redwing an Mason went to China about 20 years ago. The last pair of Redwings I bought you couldn't tell the left boot form the right boot. Instead of 2 years use I got out of the Redwing model I had been wearing since I was 14 I would only get 6 months.
    There is a boot maker in Tualitan, they make great boots. They used to make mostly loggers boots.
     
  11. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Wesco are in st Helen's area

    The funny thing is the Japanese buy more big black logging boots than American's do :eek: They are considered Americana
     
  12. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    You can still go into WESCO, get measured and have them make you a pair. If your like me with a 4E width foot that's important.