Originally Posted by acdronin
Had a couple of pairs of Wolverines over the years, not the cheapest but pretty tough
How could I afford a $325 pair of boots?????? Story below....long winded.
I bought a pair of CATs yesterday morning. $80 for the pair. Honestly, $80 is expensive to me living paycheck to paycheck. Several years for $80, not a bad value in my book.
Dropped my 5 year old off at her grandparents house for the night and was showing my dad my boots.
My pops starts talking about Red Wings.....His employer (AEP) bought him a pair of RWs and says that it's only pair of boots he's ever put on and not had them hurt his feet. My dad is 6'8"
So I got online and checked out some RWs while watching Saturday afternoon football. I laughed when I saw the prices. Several hundred dollars for a pair of boots. Yeah fucking right dad, I won't ever afford that shit.
In a nutshell, my old man tells me that he'd buy me a pair, or make it so I could afford a pair (by paying one of our larger bills for xmas, then I use what we would have spent on the bill, on boots.)
Damnit dad, I just spend $80 on new boots. Why are you fucking with me
Leave my mom and dads place and head back home. Get home, my dad has called my wife while I was driving and told her to give me shit about the boots I just bought when I get home. Walk in my house and am greeted with "Nice boots Chris, to bad their not Red Wings"...."Fuck You, woman"......my dad thinks he's funny.
Frankly, my pops makes a quarter mil salary. When he gets on a kick, such as he did with the RW boots, I can be quite sure than I'll end up with a pair.
So......New CATS came off and got put back in the box, back with all the tags and paper and blah blah blah and I returned them. I can suffer with the broke ass boots I got for a bit longer.
Wife, the 1.5 year old and I went over to the RW store to kill some time. Tried on some boots, tried on the pair that I had eyed online, the 2416. The pair the RW employee called the "Bugatti of boots", that statement was not a lie. The 2416s were just pure sex for my feet. That fucking insulation, Oh. My. God.
Dad starts texting me and giving me shit later in the evening about boots. I told him I returned the ones I bought and I can wait.
We come to a conclusion that him and I will split the cost of a pair of RW boots.
I would expect to have a pair by next weekend at the latest.
I did not know that the RW boots were able to be re-soled. So thats a huge bonus to know that I can resole a pair of $325 boots instead of buying a new pair.
So...that's why I'm getting Red Wings.