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Ariat vs Georgia Boot

side by side comparison of Ariat and Georgia Boot

This post is to document the beginning date of my new Georgia Boot phase.

The above Ariat shoes only lasted 9 months before one started to leak.

I think the breaking point is where the toe bends. I know I put those boots through some hard conditions, but in my opinion they should've lasted longer for being in the 100 dollar category.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Howdy, like you I depend on long wear from farm boots. I have had my Columbia Frontier Peak GTX for almost 2 years. The sole is still good however one toe tip leaks from loose stitching. I wear them almost everyday.I will buy another pair.They are well made and take a wool sock well.
Comment by Ruthlynn Savoy Wed Oct 10 22:08:59 2012
Stay away from the Mud Dog model... I bought a pair in Febuary on sale at TSC. They look hardcore and perfect for my work in the oilfield but they couldn't hack it, the stitching is busting out where the leather is sewn to the plastic/rubber lower. The real kicker is I lost my receipt moving last month :(
Comment by Phil Wed Oct 10 22:18:19 2012

Ruthlynn Sayvoy-That model of boot seems to be no longer available. If I could get a pair to last 2 years without leaking I might be a loyal customer for life!

Phil- Thanks for the Georgia Boot Mud Dog model information. Can you put a boot through harder conditions than an oilfield? Sounds like an extreme testing environment. I'd be curious on what type of boot you get to replace the defective Mud Dogs and how long they last?

Comment by mark Thu Oct 11 16:48:45 2012

Howdy again, You can still find "dead stock" boots on Ebay. If you have a favorite brand/model, they sometimes pop-up. Happy Hunting.

Comment by Ruthlynn Savoy Thu Oct 11 17:53:41 2012

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