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Greenville, SC Tough

Iron Age Footwear is proud to be partnering with Skills USA South Carolina to reward and encourage future OLD SCHOOL TOUGH tradesworkers.  Look at these tough students in action - the toughest from the Palmetto State competing it out in Greenville this weekend.  Electricians



It seems like the TOUGHEST workers that we meet are the ones that at one time or another didn't wear protective-toe boots, and then there was that toe-impactful event that has now become part of their lore.  And now, all of 'em wear boots that take the toughest impact.  Hey, tough doesn't equal stupid.

Don't be stupid.  Get a pair of TOUGH protective-toe boots here:

Watch them being tested below:




Josh Jackson is TOUGH.  Along with mason tender Greg Jackson, Josh (Jackson Masonry in Edwardsville, IL) competed hard in his first appearance in the national chamionship of world bricklayers in Las Vegas this January.  And Iron Age was right there, proud to compete with him.  Josh, in his Hauler IA0160 boots, competed valiantly and will surely be back to take another shot at the title of World's Best Bricklayer at the World of Concrete 2018.  Josh made it to the finals by winning the Missouri Regional qualifier, winning in a field of 10 of the region's best brickmasons.   He's been a bricklayer for 13 years, studying the craft under his father.  See Josh and his IA0160 Haulers in action below.  Get a tough pair of these Hauler work boots here:



3-7-2017: Forged for the forge, so that you can always keep your feet.  Successfully dip-tested in the harshest conditions including a Coldwater, Michigan smelter in 1273 degree molten aluminum.  If that's not enough for you, nothin' is.

Developed alongside some of the toughest smelters in the world, the new Iron Age Thermoshield is truly forged for the hottest of forges.  Get your pair here:



Steadfast: Tried and True Toughness

2-28-2017: Jake Hursey knows about toughness. He and his colleagues at Stocker Concrete own the ground daily - digging, excavating, casting, and forming rock, sand, and gravel in the brutal Ohio weather. Jake relies on Iron Age Steadfast boots for his tough work. "They've held up...really good waterproof and plenty warm, which is important in all of this mud and gravel, especially in winter." We are proud to hit back against the tough ground with Jake and the Stocker crew.


If you want to get a pair of these tried and true insulated, waterproof boots, ORDER HERE.



-Jake Hursey, Caster and Machine Operator, in his Steadfast Iron Age Boots

Stocker Concrete, Gnadenhutten, OH



Iron Age Proud of ABC Illinois Apprenticeship Grads

2-21-2017: Iron Age Footwear was very proud to celebrate and sponsor 13 ABC Illinois Apprenticeship Graduates last week in Chicago.  Future electricians, construction laborers, and heavy equipment operators, these tough graduates have a bright future.  Iron Age is proud to be associated with ABC Illinois and this awesome program, and we are are honored that these graduates will be starting their trade journeys in our Iron Age boots so that we can journey with them every step - literally.  





2-6-2017: Iron Age Footwear, with its proud, long-standing history in the United States, is going back to its roots as an "Old School Tough" work boot for "Old School Tough" workers who perform dangerous, dirty, yet glorious work - all day and all night. Toughened-up designs, old school competitions, and an online tough community of the toughest workers in the toughest industries are all part of our double-down on toughness. Are you old school tough? Join other tough guys here and prove it- we'll make sure to celebrate your toughness with the world.