Forefront (Safety Toe) - Redwood
Forefront (Safety Toe) - Redwood
Forefront (Safety Toe) - Redwood
Forefront (Safety Toe) - Redwood
Forefront (Safety Toe) - Redwood

Forefront (Safety Toe) - Redwood

Regular price$529.00
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America's most comfortable work boot

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
141 Reviews
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Size Width
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SIZE CHART

Size Chart

UK Size US Mens Recommended
5 5.5 4.5
5.5 6 5
6 6.5 5.5
6.5 7 6
7 7.5 6.5
7.5 8 7
8 8.5 7.5
8.5 9 8
9 9.5 8.5
9.5 10 9
10 10.5 9.5
10.5 11 10
11 11.5 10.5
11.5 12 11
12 12.5 11.5
12.5 13 12
13 13.5 12.5
13.5 14 13
14 14.5 13.5
14.5 15 14
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  • Complimentary Manufacturer's Warranty

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Clean boots are returnable boots. Standard AND Custom Boot styles can be returned or exchanged within 30 days of the shipped date if they are in new condition, without having been worn outside.

If you wish to return/exchange custom boots, the amount of the boots will be refunded or issued to store credit minus the "build fee" due to its one-of-a-kind nature. Learn More

Exchanges & Returns

30-Day Money Back Guarantee!

Clean boots are returnable boots. Standard AND Custom Boot styles can be returned or exchanged within 30 days of the shipped date if they are in new condition, without having been worn outside.

If you wish to return/exchange custom boots, the amount of the boots will be refunded or issued to store credit minus the "build fee" due to its one-of-a-kind nature. Learn More

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Forefront Collection

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4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 141 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 134 Total 4 star reviews: 5 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 2
99%would recommend these products
141 reviews
  • David G.
    Verified Reviewer
    Forefront - Redwood
    Reviewing
    Forefront - Redwood
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 35 - 44
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 40-50
    Occupation Mechanic
    What I love about JK Quality Craftsmanship, Custom Build, Made in USA, Durability
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Yesterday
    Worth It!

    I have extremely wide and flat feet. 11.5 8E and high arches murder my feet. I bought an off the shelf pair of Forefronts just to check them out and the arch was aggressive enough it cause the arch in my right foot to pop. So i returned them and worked with JK to make a custom pair for me. They dropped the arches. I went from not being able to wear them for 5 minutes to wearing them all day every day out of the box. On top of that i was having pain in my right knee and within a few days it went away. Unfortunately my feet are weird, the left boot broke in fine. The right boot the arch was still a little too aggressive and after a month my toes started to go numb. So i got to thinking and with the wedge sole there is nothing but solid (ok it's rubber) material between the arch and the floor. I could see the wear on the bottom of the boot under my arch. So i took a sander and started to remove material slowly under where i could see it abrading under my arch. I was finally able to get that arch to break in. These get a 5 star from me, JK was extremely accommodating, the boots are build fantastically well, they provide tons of support, lots of stability climbing around on equipment. It's not JK's fault my feet are weird. I do wish they would offer a service like 3d foot scans and imprints, i'd pay darn good money for something like that.

  • jason g.
    Verified Buyer
    Forefront 8" (Safety Toe) - Redwood
    Reviewing
    Forefront 8" (Safety Toe) - Redwood
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 35 - 44
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 60+
    Occupation Construction
    What I love about JK Quality Craftsmanship, Ordering Process, Attention to Detail, Unique, Old World Craftsmanship
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    With the wait

    I’ve had them for 3 weeks, wearing them 12+ hours a day. Break in has been pretty easy so far, no hot spots. The build quality, fit and finish are all what you’d expect in the price point. The best looking PNW boot with a wedge sole by far.

  • Isai m.
    Verified Reviewer
    Forefront 8" (Safety Toe) - Black
    Reviewing
    Forefront 8" (Safety Toe) - Black
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 25 - 34
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 50-60
    Occupation Other
    What I love about JK Quality Craftsmanship, Customer Service, Comfort
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Best boot

    I have plantar fasciitis and the first 2 day it help me so much I’m not on my feet all day I’m a truck driver, but when I’m on my feet I’m chaining down and loading equipment and it help so much. I order the wrong boots and vald from customer service help me out so much !!

  • David W.
    Verified Buyer
    Forefront Bison
    Reviewing
    Forefront Bison
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 55 - 64
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 50-60
    Occupation Other
    What I love about JK Quality Craftsmanship, Comfort, Durability, Custom Build, Attention to Detail
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    First pair of JK's

    My first pair of JK’s (Forefront Bison) and so far, I’m loving the result! I followed the sizing/fitting instructions, but hedged a bit since I was slightly in between on length. Went with a 10.5 3E originally, but when I initially received them, it soon became apparent that I needed to go down a 1/2 size (huge toe room). So, I went through the return/exchange process uneventfully and in about 6 more weeks received these 10 3Es. Width is perfect and the length is much better. Break-in has been a non-event…as others have posted, the bison uppers are butter soft and I felt the footbed had at least initially settled after about a week and a half of daily (all day wear). So far, I think I have oiled these twice with Bick 4…am wanting to preserve the color. Very pleased and looking forward to pair #2 (O.T Bison Smooth) arriving next month!

  • D M.
    Verified Buyer
    Custom Forefront
    Reviewing
    Custom Forefront
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    My experience with JK

    Since the early 1990s I was a brand loyalist to Redwing Boots. A couple years ago a YouTube video popped up about PNW boots and how superior they were in comparison. I started to really learn about the manufacturers and different styles and build processes. After doing some homework I decided on JK, but like a lot of “newbies” I was worried about sizing and really, the cost. I pulled the trigger on my Custom Forefronts. I measured my feet exactly like the process said and put my faith in the makers at JK. I have never been so happy with a pair of boots! The arch is spot on, the construction is like a battleship bracket. The leather is superior to the cookie cutter boots. The stability of these boots are outstanding. Thank you to all that had a part in making my first handmade boots. I guarantee these will not be my last…(maybe my composite toe 👍). I’m already looking at my next non-work boot for everyday wear. Thanks again JK!

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4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 141 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 134 Total 4 star reviews: 5 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 2
99%would recommend these products
141 reviews
  • David G.
    Verified Reviewer
    Forefront - Redwood
    Reviewing
    Forefront - Redwood
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 35 - 44
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 40-50
    Occupation Mechanic
    What I love about JK Quality Craftsmanship, Custom Build, Made in USA, Durability
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Yesterday
    Worth It!

    I have extremely wide and flat feet. 11.5 8E and high arches murder my feet. I bought an off the shelf pair of Forefronts just to check them out and the arch was aggressive enough it cause the arch in my right foot to pop. So i returned them and worked with JK to make a custom pair for me. They dropped the arches. I went from not being able to wear them for 5 minutes to wearing them all day every day out of the box. On top of that i was having pain in my right knee and within a few days it went away. Unfortunately my feet are weird, the left boot broke in fine. The right boot the arch was still a little too aggressive and after a month my toes started to go numb. So i got to thinking and with the wedge sole there is nothing but solid (ok it's rubber) material between the arch and the floor. I could see the wear on the bottom of the boot under my arch. So i took a sander and started to remove material slowly under where i could see it abrading under my arch. I was finally able to get that arch to break in. These get a 5 star from me, JK was extremely accommodating, the boots are build fantastically well, they provide tons of support, lots of stability climbing around on equipment. It's not JK's fault my feet are weird. I do wish they would offer a service like 3d foot scans and imprints, i'd pay darn good money for something like that.

  • jason g.
    Verified Buyer
    Forefront 8" (Safety Toe) - Redwood
    Reviewing
    Forefront 8" (Safety Toe) - Redwood
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 35 - 44
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 60+
    Occupation Construction
    What I love about JK Quality Craftsmanship, Ordering Process, Attention to Detail, Unique, Old World Craftsmanship
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    With the wait

    I’ve had them for 3 weeks, wearing them 12+ hours a day. Break in has been pretty easy so far, no hot spots. The build quality, fit and finish are all what you’d expect in the price point. The best looking PNW boot with a wedge sole by far.

  • Isai m.
    Verified Reviewer
    Forefront 8" (Safety Toe) - Black
    Reviewing
    Forefront 8" (Safety Toe) - Black
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 25 - 34
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 50-60
    Occupation Other
    What I love about JK Quality Craftsmanship, Customer Service, Comfort
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Best boot

    I have plantar fasciitis and the first 2 day it help me so much I’m not on my feet all day I’m a truck driver, but when I’m on my feet I’m chaining down and loading equipment and it help so much. I order the wrong boots and vald from customer service help me out so much !!

  • David W.
    Verified Buyer
    Forefront Bison
    Reviewing
    Forefront Bison
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 55 - 64
    Weekly hrs spent in boots 50-60
    Occupation Other
    What I love about JK Quality Craftsmanship, Comfort, Durability, Custom Build, Attention to Detail
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    First pair of JK's

    My first pair of JK’s (Forefront Bison) and so far, I’m loving the result! I followed the sizing/fitting instructions, but hedged a bit since I was slightly in between on length. Went with a 10.5 3E originally, but when I initially received them, it soon became apparent that I needed to go down a 1/2 size (huge toe room). So, I went through the return/exchange process uneventfully and in about 6 more weeks received these 10 3Es. Width is perfect and the length is much better. Break-in has been a non-event…as others have posted, the bison uppers are butter soft and I felt the footbed had at least initially settled after about a week and a half of daily (all day wear). So far, I think I have oiled these twice with Bick 4…am wanting to preserve the color. Very pleased and looking forward to pair #2 (O.T Bison Smooth) arriving next month!

  • D M.
    Verified Buyer
    Custom Forefront
    Reviewing
    Custom Forefront
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    My experience with JK

    Since the early 1990s I was a brand loyalist to Redwing Boots. A couple years ago a YouTube video popped up about PNW boots and how superior they were in comparison. I started to really learn about the manufacturers and different styles and build processes. After doing some homework I decided on JK, but like a lot of “newbies” I was worried about sizing and really, the cost. I pulled the trigger on my Custom Forefronts. I measured my feet exactly like the process said and put my faith in the makers at JK. I have never been so happy with a pair of boots! The arch is spot on, the construction is like a battleship bracket. The leather is superior to the cookie cutter boots. The stability of these boots are outstanding. Thank you to all that had a part in making my first handmade boots. I guarantee these will not be my last…(maybe my composite toe 👍). I’m already looking at my next non-work boot for everyday wear. Thanks again JK!

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