American Heritage – 8″ Tobacco Safety Toe – Moc Toc MAXWear Wedge™

Rated 4.91 out of 5 based on 46 customer ratings
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Like the person who wears them, these best-selling boots are up to the task and built to last.  These iconic boots are Made in the USA by union workers who know a thing or two about what it’s like to be in your shoes.

  • Tobacco Oil-Tanned, or Trail Crazyhorse, full-grain leather
  • Removable Ultimate Shock Absorption footbed on Poron® comfort cushion insole
  • Fiberglass shank
  • MAXWear Wedge slip resistant outsole
  • Goodyear storm welt construction

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  • 804-4208
  • Poron™ Comfort Cushion insole
  • Work
  • Fiberglass
  • Goodyear Storm Welt
  • Electric Hazard
  • 4.28
  • No
  • 8"
  • Unlined
  • No
  • MAXWear Wedge™
  • Tobacco
  • Made In USA
  • Removable Single-density Polyurethane Footbed
  • Steel Safety Toe


46 reviews for American Heritage – 8″ Tobacco Safety Toe – Moc Toc MAXWear Wedge™

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Best boots on the market. I’ve worn these boots for 12 years and only have had 4 pairs. Comfortable right out of the box and built to last I usually wear out the laces before the boot.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Ive had a lot of boots for work over the years and these are the best boots on the market period. You get what you pay for if your into getting nothing but the best. Lifetime customer going forward.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is the first pair I’ve had. By far the most comfortable boot I’ve ever worn. Fell great on day one with no break in period. I would pay double the price if I had to again.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeffery Burks

    Being an electrician for 20yrs these have far been the best set of boots I have ever owned. No issues right out the box. Laces stay tied and my feet don’t seem to sweat as bad. Will be buying a back up pair so I can re-sole this pair and stay in comfort. Being union and American made is a big plus. Well worth the price.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    There great it’s my second pair and I don’t see any reason to buy any other work boot.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Justin Janssen

    100% So happy with my purchase. I am in then for 8 hours of the day at work and they keep my feet comfortable the whole time.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nathan Day

    Best pair of boots I’ve ever owned by far. Light weight, super comfortable, great ankle and arch support. Will stand the test of time as a bricklayer. Lots of compliments, clean up easy, built to last. Definitely buying again. Best tool ever bought.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Lance

    Wow. Best boots I have ever owned. I am a master mechanic on State of Michigan State Police Vehicles. I work in a unionized, climate-controlled, repair facility on polished concrete floors for eight of the 16 hours a day these boots are on my feet. The other eight hours, these boots see dad taxi drive time, lawn work, fire department training, and building construction or renovations. I wear a two layer wick away sock system incorporating a polypropylene liner and a very thick 80% wool, 20% nylon sock every day. At the end of every 16 hour day, my feet are not tired, sweaty, nor stinky. These boots took less than 12 hours to break in. The quality far exceeds that of ANY boot I have ever worn in the 25+ years of being an automotive mechanic. These boots don’t slip when in contact with automotive fluids like oils, antifreeze, brake fluid, and soapy floors.

    I was told these boots were 100% USA. After extensive research, to the best of my ability, I believe this to be true. Leather from cows in Iowa, assembled by American Union Labor in Wisconsin, etc. etc. right down to the birthplace of the lady who sold me these boots. A special shout out to those who had any part in my work boots. You have positively changed my life forever. No more back pain; No more leg pain; No more knee pain; No more rolling of ankles; No more tired feet at the end of the day; Four layers of stepping shock absorption including the additional boot liners I bought specifically designed for these boots; lastly, as stated earlier, these are the most comfortable boots I have ever owned.

    I have already recommended Thorogood boots to better than a dozen people because of how they have positively changed my life. Thank you Thorogood over and over again. These boots are well worth the investment.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Edgar Aceituno

    Great boots almost a shame to use for work since they look great! Comfortable and reliable always withstand the test they are put through and their union made. 🇺🇸🇺🇸👍🏽

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tom Sanders

    love everything about these boots except the break-in, it took about two weeks of 10 hr days

  11. Rated 2 out of 5

    Jake Wollard

    I’m not sure how many past pairs I’ve had, but I am not happy with this new set.
    I didn’t notice a small knot in the leather just above my big toe when I bought them. But after a couple hours it left a small bruise from just a short time being worn. I called customer service to discuss the issue. They said to return to vendor yo correct the problem. The vendor said the boots would have to be sent back to company for verification that there was an issue, all the while, I’m stuck without boots for work.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5


    GREAt wearing boots comfortable and no break in period

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Reynolds

    Very comfortable out of the box. Good grip on steel surfaces and the oily areas around my engine room. I’ve been a loyal customer of another brand for a very long time and these boots are far more comfortable than any of those were. We will see how well they last. Do your feet a favor, at least try them.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hayden Champlin

    I work in Local 798 union on the pipeline. I have tried numerous time to find the right work boot for me. I have to say it I found the one with these. They’re super comfortable right out of the box. I was nervous my feet were going to be in pain until they broke in but I was completely wrong. I wouldn’t suggest any other brand. They are everything that I wanted in a solid long lasting work boot.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marco Hernandez

    The best pair of work boots money can buy. I work in commercial concrete company so I set forms, tie rebar,and pour concrete. My first pair lasted me over a year of 10+ hour days and my feet thanked me everyday for buying Thorogood. Definitely plan on being a lifetime customer.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anthony LoChirco

    I can’t believe how awesome these boots are, the steel toe is actually comfortable. They are really durable and with a little mink oil really waterproof. I beat the living crap out of these boots and I can’t wear them enough. I will never buy a red wing again!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Byron Fry

    I love them they’re great pair a boots. Is it a warranty on them Incase anything happen

  18. Rated 5 out of 5


    I don’t usually write reviews but I’m more than happy to in this case. Simply put, these are the most comfortable boots I’ve ever worn. They’ve been comfortable from the very minute that I put them on. Even though they’re steel toed, I wear them all of the time, not just for work. I’ve had Red Wing and other brands of boots but nothing compares to these. I wish I had found them sooner! Thanks for making a great boot.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Capt. D

    The most comfortable boots I’ve ever owned! I wear these everyday, everywhere I go! I own three pairs. They’re a pain to break in but anything durable takes a while to break in. Once you do, they’re custom fit to your foot! In a world of disposables, these are rebuildable and worth the initial expense!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jonathon Adam Jr

    Best boots that I’ve ever owned. I found a store here in Arizona that carried these in a full size run which was awesome because I like to get the right fit instead of dealing with online returns. The fit is true to size. There was no break in time with these boots at all but I’m putting maybe 20k steps a day in them. They’ve stood up to the job site well, through Arizona heat and the mud, dust. I’ve maintained them very little, usually just a wipe down everyday. 8 months in and there is still some wedge sole left more than I could say for my Georgia’s and Wolverine’s. Anyway, hope this helps!

  21. Rated 4 out of 5

    Michelle Thomas

    They were comfortable from the moment I put my foot into them. Very well made boot all the way around. The stitching is perfect, the eyelets are very rugged and sturdy, the boot strings didn’t fray after a week like many of them do. The size is true, no need to order up or down a size length or widthwise. Just try them on with a sock similar to what you would wear normally whilst wearing the boots. I plan on purchasing a waterproof pair next so that I can have two pairs of work boots and change them up when necessary. Much better than the Timberland Pro’s I limped into the store in…….

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tom Thode

    The absolute best pairof work boots I have ever worn. I buy the same style because they are so comfortable and durable.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5


    Just retired. Desk jockey. Working way harder now, sooooo decided to get a mock toe boot. Was all set to get Redwing, but did some research and went with the Thorogood, glad that I did. Great American quality. Always buy size 12, however went with 115.5l just right.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gary Lee Stark Jr

    Not sure why I hadn’t tried them sooner. As a Union employee it makes me feel proud to be supporting American products and I’m extremely happy with the quality. Plan on Thorogood being the last brand I ever put on my feet till my Blue Collar butt throws in the towel.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Miller

    these boots were comfortable the first time wearing them. they hold up on the production floor and still makes a great impression in the conference room when greeting new customers.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Seth Pulliam

    Awesome boot, forgot my regular Thorogood 8 inch with the logger heel @ home. Found these and they worked great. Only problem in my area is I have to drive 1.5 hours to get to a place that sells Thorogood boots.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angel F

    First time purchasing this brand of boots and as of right now broken in and all It’s a great work boot the Quality is great as well compared to other brands of boots I’ve worn in the past . It was almost a shame to take them out to the job site because they look great I’m thinking of buying a second pair just for casualwear. Definitely a happy customer!!!

  28. Rated 5 out of 5


    Adding CSA green triangle for the Canadian market will help get approval at all job sites in Canada this is my first pair and they feel broken in right out of the box and much lighter then my Red wings

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Greg Juarez

    Amazing and comfortable from day one. My one complain is the scoffing that were on the boot. It looked like a factory second boot to be honest.

  30. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’m a boot and shoe junkie, IG influencer, and was turned on to the US made moc toe 8″ boots. I’ve been recommending them ever since. Some of the finest boots, durable, comfortable, and affordable boots on the market!

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Duane stinson

    As a union ironworker I love these and will wear no other work shoe I love the non slip wedge sole and the comfort level is second to none I will wear Thorogoods til the day I retire and then some

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ray Yeoman

    By far the best boot I’ve owned have a pair for work and a pair for casual dress. Just a comfortable as my favorite tennis shoe. Sold for life on these boots.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris N.

    Needed a good boot to do some heavy duty work around the property. The 804-4208 is just the boot, I expect for them to last the rest of my life since I’m now 60. Solid American craftsmanship, light, and comfortable at the first wear like I’ve had them for 10 years. Treated them for waterproofing, knowing if I take care of them, they’ll take care of me. I bought longer leather laces so I could do the final wrap before tying, something I’ve liked to do when wearing a boot. Stock laces are too short, and nylon, these boots deserve leather.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5


    Wear these boots for 18 hours or more sometimes every day. I’ve never had regret putting them on.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5


    My second pair of boots and I love them just as much as the first. Awesome quality!

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    M Smith

    Wish I didn’t have to wear them for work they are to nice
    Best boots I’ve ever had

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Randy Moncrief

    In agreement with others on break in time, comfortable out of box but stil needs a week of wear! Awesome boots. Run larger in size and width. I normally wear a wider width but.D width in these fit perfect . They form well around your foot over time! Craftsmanship is second to none! Great job!

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael jablonski

    Been a red wing fan for 15 Years. This is my first pair of thorogood 804-4208 and the most comfortable boot I’ve ever owned by far. Just wanting to see how long they will hold up

  39. Rated 5 out of 5


    These are exceptional work boots and well worth the money. There was no break in period and I’ve never had a pair of boots more comfortable or durable than these. Thorogood has a customer for life in me!

  40. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great pair of boots. I have been wearing red wings for 20 years and wish I would have switched sooner. Very little break-in period, leather is soft right out of the box. This is the first wedge sole I have ever owned and it is quite comfortable, it can be pretty slick in hard pack snow though, so I have to be cautious of where I’m stepping. The wedge sole is more slick in hard packed snow and slippery conditions than my conventional sole Red Wings, not a deal-breaker but just have to be cautious. I normally wear a size 12 but got these in 11.5, my left heel slides up and down very slightly while walking , maybe I could have gone with a size 11?? By the end of the day I can feel that my heel has been sliding up and down, not painful but noticeable. I haul equipment for a living and my boots take a beating, they are holding up very well. If they last at least a year, (about the amount of time I would usually get out of Red Wings),I will definitely be buying another pair. So far I am very satisfied with my Thorogoods. Excellent boot, very comfortable.

  41. Rated 5 out of 5


    Best pair of boots I’ve ever owned. I’d chose these over my danners any day. 2 years and some stitching is ripped, but being a welder / fabricator. Its bound to happen. 2 weeks, and I’m buying a new pair. This time waterproof. Thoroughgood has a customer for life!!

  42. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great pair of boots. I don’t know why I didn’t buy them sooner! Minimum break in almost ready to go straight out of the box! The laces could get better though, but other then that they are the perfect boots to wear for 10 hours a day!

  43. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great boot but no surprise this will be my fourth pair of safety toe moc style boots. Best part of these boots is no break in they are comfortable right out of the box . Keep up the great work.

  44. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great fitting workboot. Minimal breakin extremely comfortable. Love the insole.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    Zachariah B

    Enjoying the set of boots so far. Almost a shame to use them at work because of the great look. Just wish that retailer I got them from would carry a larger selection, had to special order the pair I bought.

  46. Rated 5 out of 5


    Best boots you will ever own. Pricey, but you won’t be buying a new pair after one year of mud, water, dirt, and snow. Absolutely gorgeous craftsmanship as well. Use some water sealant right when you get them, oil every so often, and they will look great for a long time and last on the jobsite even longer.

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