Close up of the Thorogood for Epaulet Rugged Cowhide No. 685 Boot

American Made Work Boots | Thorogood for Epaulet No. 685

Weinbrenner Shoe Company, shoe company founded in 1982, has created the best looking American made work boots dubbed the Thorogood for Epaulet No. 685. These American made boots, originally introduced in 1950 and sold as the “Job-Fitted Work Show for Farm Wear” are an instant classic with their Goodyear welt construction.

Thorogood's No. 685 Boot

The Best Looking Work Boots

These handsome, inexpensive, leather, American made work boots are a true team player crafted with pride in Wisconsin. It features a “Crazy Horse” cowhide leather upper combined with a Goodyear welt cork-filled Neoprene sole. The Goodyear welt allows easy replacement of the sole once it has worn but don’t expect to have to worry about that anytime soon. Charles Goodyear Jr., the Goodyear welt namesake, created a mechanized process to attached a strip of leather to marry the sole and upper. The Goodyear welt involves heavy stitching and increases the water resistance of the work boot.

Close up of rubber sole

Easy Sole Maintenance with the Goodyear Welt

Comfort is a critical component to these great looking American made work boots. The Thorogood No. 685 features a two-part shock absorption insole. First, there is a removeable and washable gel insole. Second, underneath it all there is a urethane strip which not only adds comfort but draws moisture away from your feet leaving them nice and dry.

Grab this classic while you still can from Epaulet as this American made work boot is on sale and out the door as they say. You will be sure to enjoy the best looking work boot, made in the USA, whether at work or play.

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