1957 Series – Waterproof – 8″ Briar Pitstop Safety Toe – Moc Toe MAXWear Wedge™

Rated 4.87 out of 5 based on 62 customer ratings
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Enjoy the classic, hard-working style of mid-century America in our re-issued 1957 boots. Rich Briar Pitstop leather in these Built in the USA boots are a smart look with your work uniform or your favorite weekend clothes. Sturdy Goodyear Storm Welt construction means worry-free wear for years and easy re-soling over the lifetime you’ll own these boots. The MaxWear wedge outsole provides traction on slippery surfaces like mud and grass. A soft lining and waterproof, breathable membrane keep your feet dry, while the removable, memory foam footbed molds to your foot for maximum comfort. Classic styling for the modern man who appreciates quality workmanship.

  • Briar Pitstop, full-grain leather
  • X-Stream Waterproof
  • Removable Ultimate Shock Absorption™ footbed
  • Fiberglass shank
  • MAXWear Wedge slip resistant outsole
  • Goodyear storm welt construction

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  • 804-3800
  • N/A
  • Work,Lifestyle
  • Composite
  • Goodyear Storm Welt
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Waterproof™
  • 8"
  • Waterproof Membrane
  • No
  • MAXWear Wedge™
  • Briar Pitstop
  • Made in the USA
  • Ultimate Shock Absorption™ Footbed
  • Safety Toe


62 reviews for 1957 Series – Waterproof – 8″ Briar Pitstop Safety Toe – Moc Toe MAXWear Wedge™

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jacob Kelley

    These boots are well made, good looking, and pretty comfortable so far. I feel like the criticisms I could offer are really more concerning my own foot needs, not the boot itself. I’ve only just begun wearing my pair so maybe they will increase in comfort, however, I think these boots would benefit from an insole with or without added arch support. Very comfortable to walk in around the machine shop, but standing comfort is about the same as with my previous worn out Wolverines.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love the boots easy to break in I won’t be going back the redwing after these nothing better than comfortable boots when your on concrete all day

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tony Gallardo

    Love my boots 🥾 easy to break in , so Comfortable very styling

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rob vigil

    I’m going on my second week of wearing these and so far so good I haven’t had any issues with them they’re comfortable they broke in really well I would definitely buy them again thank you for a great quality product Local 619 Carpenter

  5. Rated 4 out of 5


    The boots fit well and are comfortable to be in all day. They stay dry inside and require very little break in. The only issue I have with these boots are that the tongues do not want to fall into place too easily. I feel that they have too much material which causes the leather and liner to bunch up which creates a harsh pinch point right at the bend of the foot. Maybe that will sort itself out over time?

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Neal Vizy

    Best boots. Have been buying Thorogoods for years. Customer for life! Keep up the quality craftsmanship!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gary Lee

    Love them! This is one comfortable work boot! Industrial work isn’t a walk in the park, I put these boots through the toughest conditions every day!

  8. Rated 4 out of 5


    Boot is rough on break in but my feet feel better every day

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    Leather was just right out of the box. Had to get used to the wedge sole but now they are are perfect!!!!!! Would definitely buy these again!!!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    Man, these are the most comfortable boots I’ve ever had! I am on my feet all day on concrete, and since purchasing these, no knee pain whatsoever! Great purchase, glad to support American workers!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Larry Collins

    Most comfortable boot i have ever owned. Boots ready to wear right out of tbe box.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5


    It didn’t take long for these boots to break it and it’s been a long time since I’ve had a pair where they actually feel good to slip my feet into. Excellent on hard surfaces .

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sean R Dreibelbis

    I love these boots. Not only are they extremely comfortable for work and everyday wear but they’re also very durable. I work a pretty dirty job that has a tendency to beat up boots but these have helped up nicely. I did use Obenauf Heavy Duty LP so I’m sure that helped a lot. I also replaced the insole with Thorogood “Shock Zone” and haven’t had any comfort issues at all. I really do love these boots. Just wish they had black!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great work boots! I work on a water department maintenance crew so I throw everything at them. Between the mud, water, asphalt and concrete these boots are handling everything great and feel great. No break in period. These are only my second pair of the Thorogood family but I’m a fan for life now! Highly recommend.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Johnson

    American made with union labor . The craftsmanship is amazing. I’ve been wearing Thorogood boot for years. I also have been convincing my coworkers to try them. Not one person has ever been disappointed!! The best boots you can buy!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bill L

    Best boots I have ever worn. And keep getting better the more I wear them

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nick Ferrell

    Best boots ever purchased. Worth every penny due to quality and comfort.

  18. Rated 3 out of 5


    Seem relatively comfortable out of the box except for the heel. There’s really not much of a heel cup at all, but maybe that will stretch and form with more wear? We’ll see..

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    William S. McIntosh

    These are the best boots I’ve ever put on my feet. I know that my next pair will be from now on.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5


    Comfortable, waterproof, stylish, durable.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5


    Comfortable right out of the box, it took about a week to get the tongue sitting correctly. Very happy with these boots!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephen M

    I have been working in the paper making industry for a few years and had many different boots. These out perform all of I’ve ever tried. Proud to know that hard working people put these together right here in the USA. Will never wear another boot. Job well done!

  23. Rated 5 out of 5


    The best I’ve ever had. Excellent quality and very comfortable.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5


    Really like the boots, they are all class and comfort. I can wear them to work and then out on the town. I’ve picked up way more babes in these boots than I ever had in my red wings. The only downfall that I can think of is my girlfriend doesn’t like them now. (Just because I pick up other women, nothing to do with the boots.) I highly recommend these boots.

  25. Rated 4 out of 5

    Building Trades Union Member

    03/31/2019 – 1957 series 8” Excellent. Wore boots 2 weeks with standard insole no complaints, just put ergo shield inIoles will update review. would like to see the 8” in black with speed lace eyelets. Or be able to custom order Thorogood.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason Penney

    Best boot I’ve ever worn. Like walking on pillows all day. Recomend them to everyone i work with.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cory Fisk

    These are my first pair and honestly I’m upset I haven’t had them for years. By far the most comfortable boots I’ve ever had on my feet. The quality is top notch and backing a USA MADE product is a great feeling. From one union brother to another, GREAT JOB!!!!

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donald Harney

    Awesome boots. Union made with union quality. I wore Red Wings or Double H boots for 25 years. Bought my first pair of Thorogoods this winter and will never look back.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jon Petersen

    Great boots. Comfortable right out of the box. These boots should be the industry standard

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Patrick b

    By far the best pair of boots I’ve ever owned.. I’ve tried countless brands ,and these hands down out preform all of them.. Thorogood is the only boot I’ll by from here on.. and besides can’t bet American made..

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Danny A.

    Thorogood makes the best boots.. hands down.. no questions asked. I wore red wings for years until I started to notice a decline in their quality. After some research I found that red wings are not all Made in USA anymore, some are 100% manufactured in China and Korea. Ordered a pair of Thorogood 804-3800’s and they out-performed any other boot I have ever owned, by a long shot. I will never buy a pair of red wings or any other boots ever again. I highly recommend these boots!

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Matt S

    Comfortable from day 1. Almost no break in required. Boots are comfortable and stylish. They clean up well but the light color sole will show more dirt and stain. I’ve had these boots for a couple of months now and have worn them regularly. Feet stay dry in wet weather. They are not “insulated” per se though. If you are planning to wear these in cold weather it might be good to look for an insulated boot. I wore this boot outside in single digit weather for 15-20 mins and my toes were starting to get cool (not cold).

    Great boot. I would buy again.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Devin Forman

    Great boots. Much better than any of my previous red wings!

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike M.

    Really good boot! Classic look and can take a beating! Thorogood is a really good company and takes great care of their customers! Excellent customer service!

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ken Quarels

    These boots are great very very comfortable. I even wear them on weekends when I’m not working The breaking times very quick, just a couple of days. I’m a fan of thorogood for life now.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5


    The best boots ive ever worn. This is my 6th pair and I plan on buying many more. Only boots ill wear.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel Manick

    Most comfortable pair of Safety Toe boots I’ve ever owned. High quality craftsmanship, great waterproofing!

    IUOE Local 49

  38. Rated 5 out of 5


    So far so good. I clean sewer lines and I constantly refill our vactor trucks and get my boots wet. They are staying dry so far, only had them a month. They are very comfortable even though I still put some insoles in them, I need extra arch support. They look very good.

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Derek Creamer

    Great pair of boots. I will definitely be buying another pair.

  40. Rated 5 out of 5


    Perfect boots. Handled the midwest winter and summer no problem. Highly recommend!

  41. Rated 5 out of 5


    Comfortable, quality waterproof steel toe work boots. I’m quite happy with them. This is my second pair. And my purchases help to support other American craftsmen.

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    Miguel J Gomez

    From the purchase to the actual wearing of this product, the experience has been phenomenal and gratifying. The attention to my needs and level of the sellers willingness to get the most comfortable, competitive boot and pricing was second to none. Wearing these boots has solidified my faith in the american union made industry. Best comfortable and well made boot I’ve ever owned.

    IBEW LU 34
    Peoria, Illinois.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5


    Boots are comfortable once broken in which took a few weeks and they are definitely waterproof. They run a little narrow for me, but all in all a great made in America, Union built boot that I’m proud to have on my feet for 12 plus hours a day. Only complaint is the eye hooks for the speed laces, can you please make them bigger so they’re easier to lace? Love the boots though, they are beautiful comfortable and seem very durable so far!

  44. Rated 4 out of 5

    Eric Henderson

    Awesome boot! Very confrontable . I just wish a compost toe was available over the steel. This is the only thing I would change, and the only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars . Great American made boot!

  45. Rated 5 out of 5


    Best boots I’ve ever seen on any job site. Beautifully crafted work boots. Work of art, fit true to size. Wish I had them years ago. I love these boots!

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tyler Hooper

    Awesome boots I’ve worn them everyday since I received them in the mail.

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    MJ Gosciewski

    Wear my Thorogoods with pride. All about quality and American pride.
    Amazing comfort, look cool, and are tough. I have converted several buddies from Chinese boots by Red Wing.

  48. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris Margolis

    Amazing boots… waterproof in 4.5″ of standing water, super comfortable right out of the box, I walk about 12-15 miles a day and I choose these over my tennis shoes most of the time. And overall great looking boots. I have recommended and will continue recommending to anyone looking for new boots.

  49. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ashton Boes

    Most comfortable pair of boots out of the box! Like you don’t even have to break them in! Quality craftsmanship also!

  50. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christopher DeMartino

    I’ve only been wearing these for a few weeks, but so far I very pleased with the comfort and overall appearance. Hoping they last a while I’ll definitely look at buying again when these wear out.

  51. Rated 4 out of 5

    John Delgado

    Very waterproof. Fit slightly different than my moc toes.

  52. Rated 5 out of 5


    So far this is a excellent boot as far as comfort. Still a bit skeptical about the waterproof of the boot but not going to give up all hopes yet ….

  53. Rated 5 out of 5

    Will Klein

    Excellent boot the workmanship really shows!! Union pride!!!

  54. Rated 5 out of 5


    Have worn Red Wing Irish setters for the last 25 years. These boots are more comfortable never thought that could happen. Great Boots

  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ken Larsen

    Great feel right out of the box. Very comfortable and very durable.

  56. Rated 4 out of 5

    Gene Diaz

    These boots are definitely the most comfortable boot I’ve owned and I love the fact that they are basically broke in straight out of the box. The only reason i didn’t give them a 5 star is because the sole of the boot is way too soft and chip to easily. Great boot over all!

  57. Rated 5 out of 5

    Keith Harkleroad

    A buddy recommended these boots to me. Great quality that feels good all day. Sometimes I wear these instead of my asics if they are closer. They’re that comfortable plus waterproof. Highly recommend

  58. Rated 5 out of 5


    Nice color good fit don’t hurt my feet easy to slip on waterproof just a good boot all around

  59. Rated 5 out of 5


    Comfortable out of the box. Great boot! First pair of Thorogood…..but not the last.

  60. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris P

    Awesome boots! Super comfortable and very durable. Highly recommend them

  61. Rated 5 out of 5

    El Guapo Frank

    Real Quality Surveying Boots!
    I’m a Surveyor and put my boots thru hell, Especially Surveying in south Texas. Perfect fit, extremely waterproof, tough as nails leather (can withstand Cactus). Horns, Thorns, and Fangs is everyday day life for Texas Surveyor. These are my second pair!

  62. Rated 5 out of 5


    These Boots are amazing ! I love the way they feel and they look awesome too.
    If there was a downside I’d say they are hot in the Summertime but come Winter it will be a different story.

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