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This is What the Heartland Wears On Their Feet

The rugged of spirit and relentless of heart, that's who these boots are built for.

The Heartland would agree: If you invest your time and sweat and it doesn't lead to a "job well done," it just isn't worth doing.

It's called America's backbone. But a backbone can't function without dry, comfortable feet supporting it every step of the way.

If you're working your ranch before sunrise, wading through icy ponds to reach a duck blind, or shoveling a night of fresh snowfall from the driveway, you're not in the mood for compromise.

Farmers. Ranchers. Outdoorsmen. Laborers. It's no coincidence the boots they wear are a lot like them: Relied on every day, then ready for more the next morning.

These are the people who need boots made specifically for them--boots built to take whatever life dishes out.

Eric Nestor, a Wide Open Spaces Senior Writer, got straight to the heart of the matter: "When your boots fail to keep your feet dry or when they offer bad traction, a day on the farm can turn bad quickly," he said. Nestor cares for quite a few chickens on his homestead, and mentioned that wearing inferior footwear while tending to them can be a nightmare. 

Another Wide Open Spaces Senior Writer, Craig Raleigh, shared his thoughts. "When I'm outside cutting wood or working with the land I want a relaxed, snug fit that doesn't even feel like it's there," he said. 

We all share their sentiment. A great pair of boots don't need to just work, they need to be perfect for the task at hand.

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This is What the Heartland Wears On Their Feet