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Zeno Marx

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Cool article. I wish Nick's would have been included. I had no idea White's had been absorbed.
 

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I used to buy Durango boots, Georgia Boot Co. They were made in their shop in N.C. They used to be inexpensive and fit great. The last pair I purchased, when I got them home, noticed that they were made in China, not in N.C. like my old ones. I was so pissed I returned them! The store clerk would not take them back because they were on sale, so I made a bigger stink and spoke with the manager. He finally agreed to give them to me at half of what I paid. So I did that. I wasn't happy, but I took them anyway. I don't shop there anymore, and told him so as I left.
 

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Darn it after looking at those sites I really want a pair of red wings chukka boots.
 

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I have three pairs of Red Wing boots. All of which are about 45 years old. Two pairs have been resoled. I don't wear them as often now. Probably should. Two pair are their mocs, and one pair a Vibram soled pair.
 

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Interesting article, but he missed a few boot makers. Nocona and Tony Llama boots are still made in El Paso Tx. And Tecovas are made in the US, Oklahoma I believe. I have owned and worn all 3. I love Noconas because they fit me like a glove. Currently have 2 pairs. Also bought a pair of Tecovas ostrich last year and they fit well also. I wear the Noconas at the ranch several times a week. They take a beating but have held up well. Will definitely buy again.
 
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I wear Western boots, period!!..I think I bought my first pair of Nocona’s right at the factory when ‘Mama’ Nocona was still runnin’ the place. Lost count of how many I have. Only buy American, though there is a small boot factory, if you’d call it that, in northern Mexico that turns out a real good boot too. Well that’s almost in the US>
 

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Yep, Red Wing steel toes for over 30 yrs at Exxon, Exxon bought you 2 pair a year, till some son Of a you know what started selling his. Always a no count. Good boots, I used to wear Justin Alligator, got a new pair in the closet , never wore.
 

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I wear Western boots, period!!..I think I bought my first pair of Nocona’s right at the factory when ‘Mama’ Nocona was still runnin’ the place. Lost count of how many I have. Only buy American, though there is a small boot factory, if you’d call it that, in northern Mexico that turns out a real good boot too. Well that’s almost in the US>
Hey, you're from Texas, what else would you wear, lol? I think I bought my first pair of Noconas in 1973 from Dicks western wear in Omaha. They were the sort of reddish colored Tejano lizard. Wore the damn things for almost 20 years before they gave in. Had numerous others over the years. Now have 3 pairs. I forgot that the black dress boots I wore with my Ranger class A' uniform are Noconas. Try the Tecovas. I think you will like them.
 

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Are Tecovas’ American made?
No, made in Mexico.
Tony Lama, Justin, Nocona, Dan Post and Lucchese all contract out some production of their leather soled boots to factories in Mexico.
Tony Lama, Justin, Dan Post, and Lucchese all have divisions in China that manufacture their boots with one piece synthetic sole/heel combination. They are easily identifiable by the filled fabric lining.
I've collected Western boots for decades. My older daughter has now sold over 60 pair of my collectibles on Ebay.
Poor feet and sensitive skin on my legs can't really handle boots anymore. Most of the time, I'm wearing Allbirds, made of wool felt.
 

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Interesting. Regardless of where they are made I like my Tecovas. They have leather soles and neoprene heels. Have had boots with leather heels and they just don't hold up. Per their website Noconas are still made in El Paso Tx.
 
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