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Features:

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Many configurations are kept in stock or you can design
your own custom built boots
  • Heavy (7 Ounce / 2.8mm) Oil Tanned Leather
  • Foot lined with heavy (4.5 Oz / 1.8mm) glove leather
  • StitchDown Sole Construction
  • Hard Toe
  • Extra Heavy Steel Shank Provides Excellent
    Arch Support for Pole Climbing
  • Extra Leather Half Slip in soles for Added Arch Support
  • Protective Steel Breast Plate on Heel
  • Steel Side Plate
  • Solid Brass Studs and Eyelets for durability and strength
  • Leather Side Patch
  • Full Gusseted Tongue
  • Cushioned, Removable Insole liner
  • Heavy Duty, 9 Iron Leathe.r Midsole and Insole
  • Vibram® Soles
  • U.S. Men's Sizes 2 to 19½ - Widths AAA to EEE
  • 10", 12", 14", 16", 18" and 20" heights
  • Large selection of sizes, heights and options carried in stock.
  • Custom made boots in wide variety of leather, heights, sizes and options. Custom made boots are currently taking about 13 weeks to build.

Options:

Note: we have two pages of information on Wesco boot features and options - click here
  • Lacing Options: Lace-to-Toe, Semi-Lace-to-Toe or Regular Toe
  • Safety Toes: Steel and Composite Toes provide ANSI Z41 PT91 MI/75
    C/75 impact and compression class ratings. (not possible on lace-to-toe)
  • Standard Oil Tanned 7 Ounce / 2.8mm Leathers:
        Black, Redwood or Brown - oily finish
  • Lighter weight Oil Tanned 5 Ounce / 2 mm leathers:
        Black Tie - polishable dressy black leather
        Black Pebble - polishable pebble grain finish
        Burgundy - deep reddish brown waxy finish
        Burlap Explorer - light tan like desert boots - dry finish
    (With these lighter weight leathers, consider leather lining to provide additional body)
  • Leather Lining - Heavy 4 Oz. leather: black, tan, brown, tobacco or platinum
    All Wesco boots are leather lined in the foot area. This option adds leather lining to the boot shafts
  • Cambrelle Lining
  • Many Choices of Vibram® Soles
  • Nickel or black lacing studs and eyelets can be substituted for brass on custom orders
  • All Black stitching can be specified
  • All Black or Yellow Kevlar stitching can be specified
  • Nylon laces standard: Tan or Black
  • Leather laces: Black or rawhide up to 120" long for boots up to 18" tall

The Boot:

This is the classic boot worn by linemen, cable installers, arborists and tree service workers. It's also popular with motorcyclist who appreciate the leather side patches and excellent support.

WESCO builds these boots on special lasts expressly designed for producing high quality work boots. The foot area is lined by a smooth inner leather layer which contributes to the strength and comfort of the boot. This extra layer of leather complements the careful fit and excellent arch support. The boot's comfort is further enhanced by a cushioned foot liner like those found in athletic shoes. Our new customers are often surprised when they discover how comfortable these sturdy boots are!

What is the Difference Between Lineman & Logger Boots?

The Lineman Boot is essentially a Logger Boot with 4 added features which customize it to its job of protecting the boots from poles & trees and from the climbing irons worn by linemen.

Leather Side Patch & Steel Side Plate
Protects the boot from telephone poles, trees and motorcycle shift levers
Steel Breast Plate
This recessed plate in the heel protects against climbing irons
Leather Half Slip
This extra insole component provides additional support in the arch
Click here to see the Jobmaster Logger Boot.


About the boots' sizing - how they fit:

Wesco boots run true to your US Men's size. We assume you will wear these boots with boot socks. Order these boots in your true size or ½ size larger to accommodate multiple or extra heavy socks. It's OK for these lace-up boots to be slightly large since the lacing system will ensure a proper fit. Being slightly large also gives you more latitude in choosing thicker or thinner socks.

About the boot's height:

To determine where the top of the boot will be on your leg, measure up from the heel of your stockinged feet along the back of your leg. This should be done while in a seated position with the knee bent at a 90 degree angle.

The initial height of Highliner lineman boots will be 1" shorter than specified.
e.g. if you order a 16" boot, it will come up 15" from your heel. This is normal
for ALL lace-up boots. Read about this in our Boot FAQ here.

As they break in, these boots drop in height a bit because of creasing at the ankles.
Leather lined boots will stay very close to their initial height.

To convert from Centimeters to inches, divide the height in Centimeters by 2.54.


Prices

Stock Highliner Lineman Boots

( no options -- "off the shelf" boots -- usually ship quickly )
Style #
Color
Toe
Height
Inches
Sole
U.S. Men's Sizes
Price
BK9710430 Black Lace-to-Toe 10" #430 8 through 12 & 13 D
8 through 12 & 13 E
$414
BK9710100 Black Lace-to-Toe 10" #100 8 through 12 & 13 D
8 through 12 & 13 E
8 through 12 & 13 EE
$414
BR9710100 Brown Lace-to-Toe 10" #100 8 through 12 & 13 D
8 through 12 & 13 E
$414
BK9716430 Black Lace-to-Toe 16" #430 8 through 12 & 13 D
8 through 12 & 13 E
$445
BK9716100 Black Lace-to-Toe 16" #100 8 through 12 & 13 D
8 through 12 & 13 E
$445
RW9716100 Redwood Lace-to-Toe 16" #100 8 through 12 & 13 D $445
Order Stock Boots All stock Highliner boots are made with the features described above under Features.

The stock Highliner boots are made with oil-tanned leather, brass lacing studs & eyelets and tan nylon laces. These stock boots have the standard mix of brown stitching in the uppers and heavy white stitching in areas requiring extra strength such as the sole and vamp.

If you would like other choices for any of those construction details please see the list of available options for the custom made versions of these Highliner boots. These are listed under Options above.

You can visit the custom Highliner order form to see more detailed information without placing an order.
Click here to learn
the differences
between stock,
custom and made
to measure boots



Custom Highliner Lineman Boots

( you choose height, leather, soles, lining, insulation, etc. -- made to order -- takes about 13 weeks )
Custom Boot Prices
Height
Inches
10"$414
12"$429
14"$437
16"$445
18"$506
20"$552
1" = 2.54 cm
Prices for Options
Lacing Options: Lace-to-toe, Semi-lace-to-toe or Regular toeSame Price
Steel or Composite Safety Toes
not possible with lace-to-toe option
Only available with #100 or #430 soles
Only available with the oil-tanned leathers
$16
     More detailed information on leather is here

7 Ounce / 2.8mm Oil Tanned Leather:   Black, Redwood, Brown
No charge
Heavy Weight 7 Ounce / 2.8mm Leather:
Black Tie Domain, Brown Domain, Burgundy Domain, Black Pebble
(all of these leathers have a dry, silky surface which takes a great shine
except for the Black Pebble which is oil-tanned)
$34
Medium Weight 5.5 - 6 Ounce / 2.3mm Oil Tanned Leather:   Burlap Explorer
(this is the leather used for desert boots - usually "roughout")
$34
Medium Weight 4 - 4.5 oz / 1.7 mm "Dry finish" Leather:    Slate
$34
Roughout: entire boot made with rough/suede side of the leather on the exterior of the boots
Boots are normally made with the smooth leather side on the boot
exterior, but can also be made using the other rough/suede side
on the boot exterior
No Charge
Two Tone Leather: two leather types
leather "type" is one of many leather choices with either the smooth
or rough side out - so there are many leather types to choose from
$43
Multi Tone Leather: three or more leather types$79
Leather Lined Legs - black, tan, brown, tobacco or platinum$67
Cambrelle® Lining$61
Cambrelle & Kevlar® Lining$71
#100, #430 or #700 Vibram® SolesNo charge
#100F Heavy Lug Vibram® Soles / Fire Resist $15
#100H Heavy Lug Honey Vibram® Soles / Fire Resist $12
Silver colored nickel studs and eyelets$17
Black studs and eyelets$17
Tan or Black nylon lacesNo charge
All Black stitching$41
Order Custom Boots You can visit the order form to see more detailed
information without placing an order.

Size / Width Table for Wesco Custom Highliner Lineman Boots

Sizes available when using Wesco's standard "new" last with the sleeker toe and 2" / 50mm logger heel

2 ½ 3 ½ 4 ½ 5 ½ 6 ½ 7 ½ 8 ½ 9 ½ 10 ½ 11 ½ 12 ½ 13 ½ 14 ½ 15 ½ 16 ½ 17 ½ 18 ½ 19½  
AAA                           AAA
AA                       AA
A                     A
B                     B
C                   C
D               D
E                 E
EE                       EE
EEE                       EEE

2 ½ 3 ½ 4 ½ 5 ½ 6 ½ 7 ½ 8 ½ 9 ½ 10 ½ 11 ½ 12 ½ 13 ½ 14 ½ 15 ½ 16 ½ 17 ½ 18 ½ 19½  

The table above shows the U.S. men's size range for the custom Wesco Jobmaster, Highliner, Boss and Firestormer boots built with the standard "new" last. The boots can be made in any size / width combination shown in green.

Sizes available when using Wesco's traditional "old" #9109 last with the "bump" toe and 2" / 50mm logger heel This is the last we use if possible unless you request the new "sleek" toe last or a low heel


2 ½ 3 ½ 4 ½ 5 ½ 6 ½ 7 ½ 8 ½ 9 ½ 10 ½ 11 ½ 12 ½ 13 ½ 14 ½ 15 ½ 16½ 17 ½ 18 ½ 19½  
AAA                                                                 AAA
AA                                                                 AA
A                               A
B                               B
C                               C
D                               D
E                           E
EE                           EE
EEE                               EEE

2 ½ 3 ½ 4 ½ 5 ½ 6 ½ 7 ½ 8 ½ 9 ½ 10 ½ 11 ½ 12 ½ 13 ½ 14 ½ 15 ½ 16½ 17 ½ 18 ½ 19½  


The table above shows the U.S. men's size range for the custom Wesco Jobmaster, Highliner, Boss and Firestormer boots built with the traditional "old" #9109 last. The boots can be made in any size / width combination shown in green.


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