American Heritage – 8″ Tobacco Plain – Toe MAXWear Wedge™

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Strong on the outside, shock-absorbing on the inside. The MAXWear Wedge outsole means your feet can take the full weight of your body without complaint all day long so you can focus on the job at hand.

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

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  • 814-4364
  • Poron™ Comfort Cushion insole
  • Work
  • Fiberglass
  • Goodyear Storm Welt
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  • No
  • 8"
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  • N/A
  • MAXWear Wedge™
  • Tobacco Oil-tanned Leather
  • Made In USA
  • Removable Ultimate Shock Absorption™ footbed
  • Non-Safety Toe


40 reviews for American Heritage – 8″ Tobacco Plain – Toe MAXWear Wedge™

  1. Scott

    Great fit, essentially no break in time.

  2. Steve S

    The boots were instantly comfortable, which is good – however, also kind of a bad omen. After about a month of use, I figured that the “lace-bite” would go away. Unfortunately, after 14 months, the lace bite has gotten increasingly worse. The soles are in great condition, the boot has held up well to the world of 10 hour daily construction.
    If Thorogoods had thicker leather – or possibly even a lining – on the tongue, I would be buying another pair after two or three resoles.
    Unfortunately, I will have to leave the family as I cannot live without my boots being tight.
    Thank you for comfortable standing, but curse you for uncomfortable kneeling, driving, ladder climbing and LACE BITE BLISTERS.

  3. Barry Morrow

    Great, true fit. Comfortable as sneakers with great support without feeling stiff.
    Excellent boots . USA made!

  4. Deven Bradford

    I am about a month into my first pair of thorogood boots. These are super comfortable, right out of the box. I have a concrete company and am on my feet all day. These are very comfortable all day long. I have always worn a danner quarry boot. The only drawback is that the Thorogoods aren’t waterproof, Even after treating with beeswax waterproofing for leather the water still finds its way in where the tongue of the boot is sewn to the side/lace portion. Great boots. But spend the extra money and buy the waterproof version.

  5. Billy

    From the first time I ever put on the boot I was hooked. Comfort right off the bat. Other boots have a break in period. Not these. I get about a year to a year and a half out of a pair depending on how I take care of them. Union made in the U.S.A. is a big plus also.


    Most comfortable boots I’ve ever owned. I’m on my third pair, about a pair a year. I work outside and I’m rough on them. The only negative thing I can say is that they are not the least water resistant, more like a sponge. But I guess that’s what you give up for comfort. They do dry quick on a boot dryer.

  7. Mason Kelly

    The very beat piece of footwear I own. Fitted them with some cheapo dr scholls that I am accustomed to wearing. They are like a broke in baseball mit for my feet.

  8. Rodney Godfrey

    These boots are very comfortable and light weight. These are by far the best work boots I have had in a long while. I appreciate the fact that they are American made. This is the first pair of Thorogood boots I have owned. I bought two pair. I can see myself wearing these for a long time.

  9. Scott Arnold

    I will give these boots a 4 star. I work 12 hour shifts as a mining bias tire builder and the environment is harsh on boots as well as your feet. The boots themselves lasted 9 months on the job. The leather construction held up fantastic but the like clock work I had to replace the insoles every month due to premature break down. They say they are slip resistant but traction seemed to be an issue as the boot saw wear in that area. Over all they did their job but there is room for some minor adjustments to better the quality and comfort.

  10. Richard Holt

    Love these boot’s.I’m buying a new pair today only because I did not take proper care of the leather and it is cracking real bad from moisture.I was surprised to see I had bought the first pair almost exactly 4 years ago.The soles are still in decent shape,if I had taken proper care of them I could have just had them resoled.You have gained a lifetime customer here.Most comfortable boot I have ever owned.

  11. Philip Johnson

    Fantastic boots! First pair. Had for three weeks now and am very pleased. They are comfortable but give me the support I need. They are wearing very evenly though not much at all in a few weeks. Thorogood is definitely my new boot of choice. Without question these are the best .

  12. Justin in the Southern Carolina

    This is my second pair since 2015. I still have my first pair. These quickly become very very comfortable.

    I will say that I ended up with some type of issue both times I’ve bought a pair of these. The first pair I bought one boot was bigger than the other. It was visible and felt weird. They were returned for a different pair. The replacement pair I wore for almost five years. Had them resoled once.
    My newest pair I ordered size 10 EE. I wear size 11 shoes normally. I could have returned them and ordered a 9.5. They fit good with thick socks though so eh, I’m keeping them. Don’t want to deal with returning them.

  13. Andrew

    My Thorogoods have been bombproof. Best boot I have ever owned. After all the hard abuse and grime they still can clean up to a respectable state. Slap on copious amounts of mink oil, sand the stains off of outsole and they are back in the game. I’ve seen people who complain about the tongue bunching and causing discomfort. I recall when they were brand new kind of feeling the tongues presence on my ankle. STRAP THEM ON AND WORK. Tongue will crease and form to all the curves of your ankle. It truly becomes a second skin. Thank you for producing quality footwear

  14. Ben Ullery

    I’ve had these boots about three years now and wear them everyday as a motorcycle technician in a dirty, grungy aftermarket shop standing about 10 hours each day, 5 days a week. We work on everything so I needed a boot that would still give me flexibility to shift the gears on all types of bikes. At first, they were stiff but that’s typical of most good leather boots. These boots hold up to the task and they grip when putting your foot down on test rides. Worth every penny. I live in Florida and my shop gets into the 100s during the summer months and 40s during the winter, no problems. Hope to get another couple years out of these boots. These boots are also my daily riding boots. Stop shopping and break-in your boots.

  15. Lealan

    Great boots, wear these 8 to 10 hrs a day on concrete and they are super comfortable. No break in required either, just put them on and go. Highly recommend.

  16. Dennis Luftig

    I was searching for a new pair of boots that had some traction. I was looking on Amazon, and some of the reviewers mentioned this brand in very positive ways. I found my size on another online store, and I am very happy with my purchase.

  17. Wild Bob

    Best boots I’ve ever owned! Never wearing anything but Thorogoods ever again.

  18. Jesse

    Absolutely love these boots. Only reason I dropped stars is because they discontinued the 6 in ones and also discontinued 4E. I get these through the VA buying my boots and Insoles every year because of injuries I sustained while serving. I tried fitting into the 3E and they were just to tight. So this round of boots ive been forced to go with another brand since Thorogood decided to not make my size anymore. Other than that, if they have your size they are great boots that will last and are comfortable with minimum to no break in.

  19. Larry

    I will buy nothing else no break in time recommend to everyone

  20. Cory D Smith

    Absolutely love these boots. The quality is excellent and the color is exactly what I was looking for in an everyday boot. The more they break in the better they become.

  21. Ian

    Great boots very comfortable

  22. Paul McAllister

    Best boots out there, I’ve worn plenty of different brands. switched to Thorogoods 3years ago, and Im hooked, I won’t wear anything else. I’ve resoled my Heritage 8” twice in 3 years. This is Quality leather!! And quality boots. I’m buying another pair just to have 2!!!

  23. David Mendoza

    Boots are comfortable I just ordered the wrong size, so there loose on my feet. I need to double up the socks #local433satisfied

  24. John

    5 stars. Fantastic boots. Fit true to size in length and width. Exceptionally comfortable and quick break in. The sole is great in wet conditions. Couldn’t be happier.

    My first pair of Thorogood boots. These replaced the Res Wing Moc Toe boots that I usually buy. Quit Red Wings because the quality of last pair wasn’t good. Now I wish I had tried Thorogood long ago. Great boots

  25. Mike

    Good boots….however, I typically wear the 8″ moc toe but due to the amount of hot work I do I decided to try the round toe model since the moc toe stitching would burn up and the toes would eventually open up. The fit isnt the same as I’m used to and I will almost definitely switch back to the moc toe sooner than later. I do feel that the quality of materials, construction and attention to detail has dropped a bit in the last few years though. A bit disappointing, but times are changing. Still a very good pair of boots and I will continue to buy them over other competing brands

  26. Brandon T Mack

    Been wanting these boots for a couple years, finally brought a pair, and now I’m mad i havent brought a pair sooner. These are actually the best boots I’ve owned ever, I wear them for fashion now because of how good they look, but soon as I scuff em up good ill wear them as work shoes (what i intentionally bought them for), then will buy another pair for personal style. my new go to shoe.!!!

  27. Dan

    My first pair of Thorogood boots. Lifelong carpenter that wore another major brand. I wish I would have known about Thorogood years ago. I love these boots. Great quality, good price.

  28. Broda M.

    Had my current pair for a few years bouncing between shop work and now construction type work, absolutely love them. Cant wait to buy my next pair.

  29. Steve Lampel

    These are the best everyday boot I have ever owned! Amazingly comfortably, extremely well made and they look great! Thorogood makes great, American made, union made boots!

  30. Ernest F Johnson

    Great boots! Just what I was looking for!

  31. Jeff

    So far, the most comfortable work boots I’ve ever had. Glad I took the advice of co – workers who already owned Thorogood boots.

  32. Caleb

    I have a pair of safety toe pull-on boots and really liked the quality. So I bought a pair of 8″ non safety toe lace up and they seem to be every bit as well made.

  33. Chandler C

    Love these boots! Very comfortable and arguably the nicest quality of construction and materials out there. Thanks Thorogood USA for the awesome product!

  34. Frank Williams

    I am proud to be able to purchase an American made, high quality, reasonably priced boot from an employee owned company.

    This is my 5th pair of Thorogood boots and I can’t imagine buying any other brand. I work in construction so my boots need to be comfortable and provide me with protection. These boots do both very well and the outsoles lasts at least 50% longer than the other brands that I have worn in the past.

    I used to have my boots resoled, however buying new boots is so affordable I just buy a new pair. I wear them until they are about 90% worn then I donate them to my local church to be passed along to someone less fortunate than me.

  35. John Selnekovic

    These boots are great albiet one thing. The white trim on the top of the boot is pulling off. But very comfortable

  36. Richard

    I work on concrete at an automotive engine plant as a quality engineer running around all day and my feet were just simply beat down at the end of the day. I researched many pairs of wedge -style boots and went to a local work boot store and tried on many that I read about. This boot is simply the best thing that I have worn. I suffered back and leg pain everyday along with my feet being worn out as well and within two weeks, the pain just about disappeared. It isn’t magic, it is just that these are very well constructed boots engineered to perform and they are made in the USA.

    I will be buying another pair to rotate between the two pair. Thank you for your attention to detail, high quality materials and American craftsmanship.

  37. Doyle Dugger

    Great boots

  38. Matt

    5 stars??? More like 50 stars!

    These are the most comfortable pair of anything I’ve put on my feet. I finally broke down (literally and figuratively) from my old Red Wings. Loved the RWs and they’re great boots, but after 6-years decided to change it up a little.

    I’ve never been happier with a pair of boots. I wear these everywhere I can now and actually look forward to putting them on in the morning and don’t want to take them off at the end of the day.

    After standing around on oil rigs, walking around concrete, and just generally being on my feet for 12, 16, 20-hours a day, these things make it tolerable.

    Truly a great product. They’re well priced and worth EVERY DAMN PENNY!

  39. Bill Dombi

    I got a pair of these 2 weeks ago. I needed new boots because my old chinese boots were hurting my feet.
    I had really bad heal pain.
    In 2 weeks the heal pain is almost gone! These are my favorite boots ever!
    and probably cost less then a trip to the foot doctor.

  40. Tony

    I’m three weeks in and these boots have been the most comfortable pair I’ve ever owned. I’ve had to wear boots every working day, for the last ten years in the trades. The owner of the store I bought mine from helped a great deal. The boots were initially very tight under the “beef roll”, which is what the owner called them. The owner took the boots in the back, hammered on the beef rolls, and brought out some extremely comfortable boots. He topped them off with some added arch support. As long as these boots last longer than a year, then these boots are my new favorite.

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