Chippewa celebrates there 115th birthday this year. They have seen the creation of the Model T, enjoyed the roaring 20’s, survived the great depression of the ’30s, supplied American forces is not one world war, but two. Now over 100 years later they still produce top quality products for men and women from all walks of life. This is not just the best Chippewa work boots review, I’m reviewing the legacy of the brand.
Out of all work boot companies, they have pioneered the greatest and longest-lasting innovations within the industry. Each boot is built with care, knowing that they would find there way on the feet of loggers, engineers, and craftsmen who work the most hazardous jobs. Uncompromising quality and standards make these some of the most reliable, durable, and safe boots in the world.
Even today, as more and more companies move overseas, Chippewa stands as a true American brand. Their United States factories produce 100% of their domestic product. They stand for heritage, performance, and integrity. They will continue to provide the highest quality products to the men and women who made and continue to make this country what it is today.
Due to the fact that these boots are American made using the highest quality materials and expert craftsman, they do not come cheap. However, if you need a boot that will stand the test of time, get you home safe and in one piece, all the while supporting your fellow American, look no further.
Best Chippewa Work Boots Reviews
The most famous Chippewa work boots are there engineer and logger lines. Let’s take a look at what over 100 years of innovation, design, a drive can do.
Chippewa Logger work Boots Review
The super logger might be the most well known, sought after, and admired boot in the entire logging industry. Veterans and rookies alike will appreciate the superior feel and safety. Here how we judged them.
Firstly, safety is the #1 concern while working in the logging industry. That’s why Chippewa has the highest rated steel toes that exceed the ASTM F2413-11 and ASTM electrical hazard safety standards.
The shank is triple ribbed steel which gives incredible traction and arch support. They are great on the uneven and unknown terrain you will be traversing.
Next, we looked at the construction method and ruggedness. The boot is made using a Goodyear storm welt construction method. This is the most durable form of construction that is specifically made for work in harsh and unforgiving environments. The only downside of this method is an increased break-in period. Don’t wear these immediately on the job, give them a good five days to break in and form to your feet and movements.
Finally, we looked at how comfortable these boots are after the initial break-in period. We took them hiking for 12 hours over mountainous terrain. The first thing we noticed was how form-fitting the boots had become. There was no movement of the heel or arch when walking on uneven ground. At the end of the hike, we took them through about ankle height water and remained dry as can be.
That night our feet still showed no signs of discomfort or injury from the earlier hike. We attribute that to the amazing insoles the Chippewa brand uses. They are incredibly comfortable, shock-absorbing, and completely removable for easy cleaning or replacement.
Overall, if you’re looking for the crème de la crème, these are it.
Why We Love Them: They are the best in class, cover the entire spectrum of safety features, and are incredibly comfortable.
Where We Think They Could Do Better: The boot is made in the U.S. with the highest quality materials and construction method. They are not cheap but for the quality, they are worth every penny.