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

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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


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

  1. K. Phillips

    Got these boots about 3 weeks ago, I work 12 hour shifts walking on concrete all night. I have a been a Keen Boot Guy for 10 years, went to local shoe store to get new boots my usual was not available due to product being imported from China. Dealer had a great selection of Thorogood Boots I was so happy with the fit and that they are made in the USA! First week was break in period now I can’t stop wearing them! I am amazed at how much lighter and comfortable these are compared to my Keen Detroit Boots. Well done keep Americans Working!!

  2. Thomas

    Just got these boots yesterday. Already know they are the most comfortable boots I have ever had. I have worn so many boots including Western style, riding boots and all types of combat boots for years and while deployed and state side in the Army. These boots are so comfortable and the best leather of any boots I have ever had. New customer for life.

  3. Clint Thames

    Stitching came apart at the tongue in 2 weeks.

  4. James Wright

    Great boot!!!!

  5. Adrian Negron

    Second pair, first pair lasted me over two years and going they are sitting in my closet and I just bought my second pair and will continue to buy, thanks for good boot keep it up!

  6. CM Fountain

    I bought these to wear to work and ride my motorcycle. The toe box was a little tight the 1st few days, but other than that they were comfortable right out of the box. Great for working all day and for riding my bike. Boots look even better in person too.

  7. Keith flood

    This is my second pair of Thorogood boots. I bought the first pair because they were made in the USA. I bought the second pair because I loved the first pair. I still wear them at home. The new ones I wear at work. They are comfortable for 10+ hours on concrete floors. They look great, stitching is straight and even, the leather is comfortable. I recommend them to everyone that compliments me on them. Buy American, you will be happy with your purchase.

  8. Robert Olson

    These are the best boots I ever wore. Working as a commercial HVAC installer I am on my feet all day. I need a comfortable work boot.
    I bought these because they are American made. I won’t buy anything else.

  9. Justin Rolling

    Very Happy with my purchase! Super comfortable, really like the boot so far. I am a Electrical Superintendent and had been looking for a new pair of boots. Had noticed for quite some time that several people were wearing these Thorogoods. Everyone I asked told me the same thing “best boot they had ever owned”. This was consistent with other tradesmen as well not just electricians. So I went for it and really happy I did. Will probably be getting myself another pair just to wear around the house! Also love the fact that they are made in Merrill, WI as I am originally from Antigo, WI, just one town over. Thank you Thorogood for the high quality products!

  10. Robert

    This is my first pair of Thorogoods and I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to try them out. They took a little bit of time to break in but they are by far the most comfortable boot I’ve ever worn. Being a Local 36 sheet metal worker, these being American and union made are huge bonuses as well. Won’t ever be wearing another brand of boot.

  11. Chelsea Tappa

    This is my second pair of Thorogoods, and I am extremely happy with them. When I first started my apprenticeship I had a pair of boots from a different brand, and I dont want to bash another company online, but they were not worth the money! Thorogoods are less expensive, more comfortable, last longer, and the best part is, union made in my home state of Wisconsin! Nothing but praise for these boots, they treat me well on the iron, and that’s where I need it to count.

  12. Eduardo Hinojosa

    Amazing boots!!i been wearing thorogoods for 8 years,I won’t ever change to other boots!!crazy comfortable!!

  13. Josh

    These are excellent boots within the first 30 minutes of wear the pain in my feet had left These will be my only boots from now on

  14. Ricardo Garcia

    I love how they are lightweight they were fine the first week after that I got a really nasty blister/corn on the side of my foot that I was limping for 2 days that I stopped wearing them. I don’t know if its from the stitching that its really tough/rough

  15. Billy Miller

    I work in the HVAC industry and having comfortable reliable boots are a must. I have to say these boots were comfortable right out of the box. No break in period at all. They’re very light and good for alot of walking, climbing and stopping during the day.

  16. Todd Wright

    Love these boots! Comfort as soon as you put them on.

  17. Jesse Webb

    Normally wear twisted X square toes. Broke my ankle and needed something with better ankle support. These fit the bill, real comfort and support from day one. Would recommend to everyone. I’m a welding inspector and am on my feet all day . Ankle is thanking me for the purchase.

  18. Sam Lackey

    I love mine. Havent had any of the issues some people have expressed here. Telephone lineman so I work them hard. Better than my wolverines and just as good if not better than my Red Wings. Definitely had no break in issues as some have complained about. I would buy them again in a heartbeat.

  19. Cody D

    I’m hooked, I will be a life long customer from now on!

  20. Luis Pellot

    Best boots and great fitting

  21. Andy F

    So comfortable straight out of the box. A lot of money for boots to wear doing construction work, but so far worth it not to be hobbled at the end of each day. And rebuildable, so I reckon they’ll last a good while. Which is a shame only because I want another pair.

  22. Anthony

    Garbage. Took the longest out of any thorogoods I’ve ever owned to break in and less then 2 months of wearing and the front sole is splitting in half

  23. Paul Waldt

    Excellent boots!! I was a full time welder beforehand and always wore the 8” Carolina boots with external met-guard. I recently got a job offer as a heavy equipment technician and was in desperate need of some new boots, my local boot store didn’t have any of the Carolinas that I usually bought. I browsed and saw the wedge sole thorogoods and remember my dad ALWAYS wearing them. I tried them on and I’m glad I did! Very comfortable for my 10-16 hour days and have held up great so far. Will definitely purchase when I need another pair. Might even get a second pair for backup soon. Thanks!

  24. Anthony M

    I’ve been a big fan of Thorogood boots now for years. (The pair of boots I always go with Made by Thorogood were on back order till the beginning of the new year.) However these specific boots are garbage. Took way too long to break in and been wearing for less then 2 months and the sole is ripping in half on one of them.

  25. Brad

    Best boots out there, will not buy another brand!

  26. James

    Amazing boots. Very light weight for a steel toe. Very comfortable from day one which was a surprise. My feet get very hot and the leather on these boots is very high quality and breathable. Couldn’t be happier with my purchase.

  27. Steve Saia

    Absolutely the best boot I have ever worked in. This is my second pair. Won’t be buying another brand

  28. Greg

    Most comfortable boots I’ve ever worn! Feel like a pair of slippers right out of the box. I’m on my 8th or 9th pair.

  29. Ryan Richey

    My absolute favorite boots I’ve owned. By far the best looking moc toe boot out there! I’ve owned several pairs and put them to the test as a plumber. They are the only boot that feel broken in the second you put them on. I can wear them all day!

  30. David McDaniel

    This is my first pair or Thorogoods. Absolutely the best pair of boots I have ever owned. Comfortable right out of the box. I will continue to wear your product.

  31. Tim

    Absolutely love these boots! My feet have never felt this good after being on the for 10-14 hrs at a time at work! Will definitely be buying other pair soon to rotate can’t say anything but these are amazing comfortable boots

  32. Mike

    I am a union electrician and have worn every brand of boots out there. Once I switched to Thorogood boots, it’s the only brand I wear. Always getting the younger guys in our trade to give the brand a try.

  33. Hunter L Bivens

    They are the best pair of boots that I have ever own

  34. Dane Garcia

    Best work boots I have ever had! I’m a Union Power Plant Operator and these boots make my job more comfortable with every step. The style is great. Every Operator on my shift had these boots. Well made in a little place we like to call America! Buy American, support American!

  35. David Hinty

    Most comfortable boots I’ve ever worn. This is my 2nd pair and never going with anything else.

  36. Andrew

    BEST DAM boot I have ever had. I understand why everyone where’s them.

  37. Eric

    So far I love my new boots. I’m on concret for 8- 10hrs a day I like the full sole and I like there an all leather boot. My feet a cooler now too. I do recommend these boots.

  38. Michelle

    Best work boots. I work 12/ hr a day on my feet and these boots keep me going.

  39. Dan

    Absolutely the most comfortable boot I have ever laced up. No break in period, perfect fit right out of the box.

  40. Daniel Patrick

    Never owned a more comfortable pair of boots. Used to buy nothing but Chippewa, but their quality has gone down considerably in the last year. I will own nothing but Thorogood from here on out.

  41. Jacob

    For the past 10 years I owned Thorogood boots style 804-4860 that are no longer produce. Those boot were comfortable out of the box while standing on concrete for 12 hours a day. These boots have required a break in period as they hurt my feet after a day of standing on concrete. They aslo created pressure points on areas around my ankles. I had to buy Dr. Scholls inserts to resolve these issues making the boots comfortable. Other than that the boots are very well made and I am sure they will last me 5 years as the other style I owned did. American made was the main draw I had to Thorogood and I have pride wearing boots that have an American flag tag displayed on them.

  42. Brandon

    Hands down best boots ever made.

  43. Greg

    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.

  44. Matthew

    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.

  45. Alex

    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.

  46. 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.

  47. Adam

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

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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. 🇺🇸🇺🇸👍🏽

  52. Tom Sanders

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

  53. 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.

  54. Jeremy

    GREAt wearing boots comfortable and no break in period

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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!

  59. Byron Fry

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

  60. Scott

    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.

  61. 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!

  62. 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!

  63. 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…….

  64. Tom Thode

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

  65. Ty

    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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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.

  69. 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!!!

  70. Daniel

    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

  71. 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.

  72. @black_label_tools

    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!

  73. 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

  74. 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.

  75. 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.

  76. Matt

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

  77. Isaac

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

  78. M Smith

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

  79. 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!

  80. 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

  81. Gus

    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!

  82. Mike

    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.

  83. Smitty

    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!!

  84. Ulisses

    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!

  85. Tighe

    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.

  86. Johnny

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

  87. 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.

  88. Bill

    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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