Since I got a "real job" now and spend more time on my feet instead of on my a** behind a desk, I find myself in need of a pair of comfortable steel-toe boots. (Wore steel toe tennis shoes for about 15 years).
So far, over a course of about 3 months, I've bought three pairs of boots. None of which make my feet happy walking on concrete floors all day.
I agree with Don. I have been wearing Wolverine Durashock boots for the past 8 years and they are as comfortable as my tennis shoes. They also hold up very well. I have been using the non steel toe variey but they are available with steel toes. I get mine from Beck Shoe's which is a local company but I'm sure they are available at many stores. http://www.wolverinebootsandshoes.com
[This message has been edited by caselec (edited 09-15-2002).]
I use John Deere lace up steel toes. They are ANSI approved for most job sites. They are very comfortable and have outlasted any steel toes I have found.They have very durable soles for shovels, ladders and all the crap you might step on at a job site.
I did not get as think so badly as you shocked I did.
i've used red wings for the past 6 + yrs i always buy the padded inserts for them and have no problems however they are expensive. i had a pair of catipiller boots from walmart couple years ago that were very comfortable.
wolverine durashocks work for me. i'm on my 2nd pair in 12 years, and they are very comfortable, and fairly waterproof, in case you have to slop around a muddy jobsite. one word of advice tho', it takes a long time to "break them in"! i carried an old pair of boots with me for 3 or 4 months, and changed sometimes during the day, if my feet started hurting. dont know why it takes so long to break in wolverines, but prolly because they are made so "heavy-duty" and very stiff, when new. i clean mine once a month and give 'em a good massage with mink oil. mine have lasted on average, about 6 years before they need replacing.