Thorogood Shoes, Style 814-4200, Earns Top Spot

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No.1 Most Comfortable Work Boot of 2015

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Thorogood Shoes, the job-specific footwear brand manufactured by the Weinbrenner Shoe Company in Merrill, Wisconsin has earned the top spot from for the most comfortable work boot of 2015. Handcrafted in Merrill, WI by UFCW Local 688, style 814-4200 is Thorogood’s No.1 selling style worldwide.

“This style was originally designed and manufactured in the 1950s with quality and comfort in mind. It has quickly become an iconic style in the work boot industry,” says Richard DiFalco, VP of Industrial Sales for Thorogood Shoes.

Handcrafted with a comfort cushion insole, cork fill, and Thorogood’s exclusive MaxWear wedge outsole, the 814-4200 is engineered for comfort with America’s workforce in mind.

Vice President of Operations at Weinbrenner Shoe Company, Paul Lloyd says, “It is a great honor to receive this recognition for making the Most Comfortable Work Boot of 2015. The hardworking shoe makers in our Wisconsin factories are delighted that they have been recognized.”

Weinbrenner Shoe Co. has been a proud member of the Merrill, WI community since 1936. Thorogood Shoes are proudly manufactured by UFCW Locals 688 (Merrill, WI) & 717 (Marshfield, WI).

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About Thorogood Shoes
Thorogood is a division of the Weinbrenner Shoe Company, an ISO 9001 company founded in 1892. The Thorogood brand, established in 1917, represents Weinbrenner’s premier lines of occupational footwear, and is an industry leader in boots for the working trades and in safety, fire, rescue, military, tactical, and uniform footwear. For more information, visit

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