Boots for Real Men
I believe that every manly man needs to have at least one decent pair of genuine leather boots. Now there are a wide variety of boots on the market, each tailored to meet the specific needs or requirements of prospective buyers. Caterpillar is one of those companies and although they are better known for their manufacturing of heavy duty machinery, they’ve also been producing quality footwear for many decades. I am of the opinion that in the same way that Toyota is known for their reliability so is Caterpillar (CATS) synonymous with durability, longevity and quality when it comes down to producing leather boots. These are boots that will walk the walk and go that extra mile with you. When you are buying a pair of CATS….you are investing in five star accommodation for your feet.
Caterpillar has a huge variety of shoes and boots to choose from, depending on what you require your boots to do. My two favourite pairs in the range are the “Caterpillar Endure” and the “Caterpillar Second Shift”.
The “Endure” is a full grain leather boot with steel toe tip. It is ankle height with a slip resistant sole, padded side walls and ankle areas to provide extra protection. This boot is perfect for heavy industrial use while providing enough comfort and support to wear it all day long. When looking at this boot, it is clear that this is a boot on steroids….the monster-truck of working boots.
In contrast, the “Second Shift” is a more every day, “Jack of all trades” kind of boot. It’s classic style with rugged detailing consisting also of full grain leather and a non-slip sole. This is the kind of boot that is equally at home with jeans or a pair of khaki shorts all year round…..as they say in Afrikaans “’n regte man se bos stewel”. These boots will easily last you the good part of 10 years given the proper care and is available in black or dark brown leather at selected stores.
Go buy yourself a pair of “Real Man” boots.