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#14149 - 09/15/02 04:22 PM Boots  
master66  Offline
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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.

What do you guys wear? (Remember... steel toes)

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#14150 - 09/15/02 04:39 PM Re: Boots  
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I like Wolverine with Dura-shock sole.
Don


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#14151 - 09/15/02 04:49 PM Re: Boots  
master66  Offline
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I keep hearing about these "Dura-shock" boots. They must be pretty good.

Where can I buy them and are they available in steel-toe?


#14152 - 09/15/02 04:54 PM Re: Boots  
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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

Curt

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#14153 - 09/15/02 05:00 PM Re: Boots  
master66  Offline
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Thanks guys.

Looks like I'm going to have to try a pair.

But, I'm still looking forward to other suggestions.


#14154 - 09/15/02 05:49 PM Re: Boots  
sparky66wv  Offline
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Brahma steel-toed "hiking boots"... Most comfortable steel toed shoe I've ever worn, and only $18.97 at Walmart.

I'm not sure if they meet all of OSHA's regs, but I'm usually the only one on the site wearing steel toes at all...

Sometimes I even wear a hardhat (especially when someone is working above me) and that really brings out the comments from the peanut gallery.



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#14155 - 09/15/02 06:34 PM Re: Boots  
Sean WB  Offline
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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.

#14156 - 09/15/02 07:09 PM Re: Boots  
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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.


#14157 - 09/19/02 05:35 AM Re: Boots  
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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.
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#14158 - 09/19/02 07:54 AM Re: Boots  
EVAD7  Offline
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I WEAR RED WING BOOTS. THEY ARE COMFORTABLE AND VERY DURABLE. I USUALLY HAVE TWO PAIRS AND ALTERNATE WEARING THEM EVERY OTHER DAY. wHEN A PAIR WEARS OUT I SEND THEM BACK TO RESOLE THEM.


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