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Old 08-18-2011, 08:18 AM   #1
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Steel Toe Boot Preferences

I know alot of fellow members here work in a profession that requires you to wear safety boots (steel toes). I have found myself in a new facility walking 3-8 miles a day because of the size of it, and I am getting some sore feet. I am wearing the $50 academy boots right now, but was going to invest in some better ones and I wanted to get some opinions of tried and true boots. Comfort and durability being the most important factors with price being the 3rd important. Let me know what you guys are wearing and how you like them.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:21 AM   #2
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I've always had good results with Timberland pros and Redwings.
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I like my last two pairs of wolverines...

last pair lasted me 5 years...
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:40 AM   #4
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I have owned many pairs of catapillar steel toe boots. The build quality has been fantastic. Durability and comfort not a problem. Right up until last pair. The two day break in period was excrusiating, and they fell apart at the seams after only one year. I can no longer recommend the brand :(
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I like my last two pairs of wolverines...

last pair lasted me 5 years...
You must have an office job.



Redwings for past 13 years.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:47 AM   #6
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Redwings for past 13 years.
50/50 during those 5 years....
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#1 - Red Wings. Do yourself a favor and go into a Red Wing store and get properly fitted (which may result in them having to order the right pair).

#2 - Wolverine. Decent quality and comfort for the price.

Lace-up

Danner. Harder to find and generally more expensive, but top-of-the-line.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:15 AM   #8
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50/50 during those 5 years....
Just messing around, since I moved into the projects group my redwing lifespan has gone from yearly replacement to bi-annual.

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#1 - Red Wings. Do yourself a favor and go into a Red Wing store and get properly fitted (which may result in them having to order the right pair).

#2 - Wolverine. Decent quality and comfort for the price.

Lace-up

Danner. Harder to find and generally more expensive, but top-of-the-line.
Don't danner's have a composite toe?
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excellent info here guys, I appreciate it!
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:15 AM   #10
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I got a nice pur of Timberland pull-ons at Academy a few years back. I can say they still work well under 30ft, completely submerged in water. They held up through diving school so I can definitely reccomend them.
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i've got some bates navy safety boots just for fun. they're comfy. i've never tried wolverine or danner steel toes. i always hear great things about danner though (made in the USA).
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:43 PM   #12
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over the years I have tried many brands.... carolina, wolverines, various store brands because they looked good and the price was good... but I always went back to Red Wings...
the others rarely made it past 10 months to a year with out coming apart, and if they did, they changed shape or something because they made my feet hurt... red wings would ususally give me a couple of years or more...
some quality brands that work pretty good and do not cost as much as red wings can be found at the boot barn in deer park... or allens western wear out on red bluff in pasadena...and if you do not have to wear fire retardant clothing, those places both have good pricing on work pants and shirts too..
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Back when I worked in a plant I sported Doc Martins....They lasted about a yr before needing replacement, but the workplace gave us an allowance so it was all good. I have heard lots of good things about RW boots though.
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I love my doc martians, comfy and hold up well

I walk about 3-4 miles a day in them

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ok...........>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> read up

I've been wearing "timberlands PRO" steel toe boots for like 3 years now,

and let me tell you bro, as a truck driver who goes to oil wells and need dirt, sand, oil, heat and stress resistant gear, this boots are the , check'em out !!
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:26 PM   #16
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....... forgat to mention, water resistant as well, double edge and light weight ! no other boot compares ( my personal opinion from 10 years in the same profession ) thought they'll set you back around $145.00 a pair
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Doc Martens. Nothing is more comfortable for me. Lace-up or slip-on, both are awesome.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:13 PM   #19
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I have a wide foot . Skechers work best for me. Their online customer service is great as well. Returns are easy
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:28 PM   #20
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i got some wolverine cowboy boot style!
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