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Manolo the Columnist: Timberland Pro Titan Safety Toe Boot

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

In September, my employer is sending me out to the North Dakota oil patch for two weeks of tours, meetings, and familiarization with this part of its business. I’m a city girl from New York, so what do I know from North Dakota? I’ve been told that I’ll need boots for the visits to the work sites. Please recommend something appropriate


Manolo says, asking the Manolo for advice on what to wear to the North Dakota oil rig is like asking the peacock how to fish for the herring. He might have the theoretical understanding of the process, but could offer no practical advice.

However, from what the Manolo has heard, the oil boom part of the North Dakota is currently the manliest place in the entire forty-eight lower states, filled to bursting with manly working men going about their oily business as truck drivers, roustabouts, toolpushers, and other assorted roughnecks.

And it is not just manly by occupation, but also because so many workingmen have poured into the region over the past two years that women are now greatly out numbered in that part of the state. Which means, of the course, that no matter what the Manolo’s friend wears she will be considered one of the most attractive and stylish women in town.

Here is the Timberland Pro-Titan 6” with the safety toe, which will look smart with your jeans as you tromp through the mud of North Dakota.

Timberland Pro Titan 6

2 Responses to “Manolo the Columnist: Timberland Pro Titan Safety Toe Boot”

  1. Dana August 11, 2012 at 1:09 am #

    I live not too far from there, and those boots would be fine, although I first thought of a Roper-style boot that one could just pull on. If steel toes aren’t a requirement, Merrell makes a wide variety of slightly less rugged-appearing footwear that would be good for casual winter wear in the city, too.

    But definitely get them dirty or buy them used from Ebay! Almost any boot will do, but a brand-new looking boot will advertise inexperience in the field, which is not something one wants to advertise.

    • Anonymous August 11, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

      You’ll need steel toes in the field. Try red wings or hytest. By all means, get some high quality wicking hiking socks and break those boots in.