A 128-Year-Old Workwear Brand Tackles the Great Outdoors

Traditionally a workwear brand, employee-owned Thorogood USA has recently branched into the outdoor footwear space. As part of that expansion, in 2020 Thorogood launched its Infinity FD series, a collection of waterproof outdoor work, hiking, and hunting boots. Infinity boots are variously made from leather or rubber and available with or without 3M Thinsulate insulation and composite safety toe. The Infinity line includes five classic leather work boots with safety toe, five rubber hunting boots, and four leather outdoor hunting or hiking boots.

One of America’s oldest footwear brands, Thorogood has manufactured shoes and boots for American workers since its founding by Albert H. Weinbrenner in 1892. That’s 128 years of made-in-America shoes. Handcrafted in Wisconsin from the finest leather and other materials, Thorogood’s shoes are built to hold up under the strain of work or play. They have all the quality and durability you’ve come to expect from American manufacture. Some of Thorogood’s craftsmen are third generation shoemakers!

 Thorogood Waterproof Boots

Work Boots That Empower You

We spoke to Outdoor Equipped’s own Dan Ryan, Director of Key Accounts, about why he loves the Thorogood Infinity line of rubber boots:

The moment these boots come out of the box, there is a sense of empowerment. The boots look and feel amazing. You can feel the quality of leather on the outside and inside of the boots. The soles are durable, yet comfortable, and reliable in working on hard and uneven surfaces. Not only are the boots intended for work purposes, but they look great, too.

The boots also come with anti-friction insole to prevent blisters, and a high-traction, energy-returning outsole to keep you moving forward and to fight fatigue. The entire infinity line has the same energy-returning technology. Dan cautions that the only downside to Thorogood waterproof boots is there’s no going back. Once you own one, you’ll want one in every color and design. Colors like black, studhorse, butterscotch, and drakar and 6” to 9” heights give each of the Infinity leather boots its own distinctive look.

Thorogood Hunting Boots

Rubber Boots with Space-Age Technology to Keep You Warm

The Infinity rubber hunting boots come in camouflage patterns of several different shades. And Dan loves the Infinity rubber boots for their feel as well as their appearance:

The boots look bulky, but they are actually lightweight, with a very flexible rubber upper that molds around the calf and is more comfortable than traditional rubber boots. They stay put around the ankle and don’t slide around, which allows for more agile movement. They’ve got a soft 3M Thinsulate lining, so they don’t require high socks. The toe and heel are very sturdy, so the boots feel indestructible. They’ve also got SolarCore insulation, which was originally designed for spaceships. It’s very noticeable; it is absolutely retaining heat beyond my expectations and beyond what I have noticed with other rubber boots. I used to wear thick socks with my rubber boots when I went boating in the winter, but with Infinity rubber boots I don’t need them. My feet stay warm, even in thin socks.

A Proud Partnership

Outdoor Equipped is proud to partner with the Thorogood footwear brand, not least of all because many of us wear Thorogood work boots and know their quality (I’m wearing a pair of their wonderfully comfortable 6” moc toe work boots as I write this). The brand’s Made in the USA line of work boots for men and women is legendary, both because of its unsurpassed craftsmanship and its iconic style. Thorogood’s Infinity boots meet the same exacting standards: they exhibit the very same attention to detail in design, manufacturing, and materials. We couldn’t be more pleased to be Thorogood’s trusted partner. Our companies share similar goals and values, as well as the same work ethic.