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Old 08-19-2011, 04:47 PM   #21
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i dont see how yall can wear doc martins. every pair ive owned has felt like there wasnt any arch support. After 3-4 months, it feels like they cave in the middle. Im all redwing now.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:52 PM   #22
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Wore Redwings for many years.
Beware buying the blem ones from some of the retailers at bargain prices, they sometime don't fit well, something I learned the hard way having bought a set just before leaving to spend a month in Brazil on a Petrobras rig.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:54 PM   #23
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Cant go wrong with Red Wings, they are the Snap-On, Dainese and Ducati of boots.
I have a pair that's older than most of the folks on here and even though they have been resoled twice they still are comfy.
They look pretty rough but they're waay over 10 yrs old and they been in at least one motorcycle wreck (maybe 2).
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:47 PM   #24
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Cant go wrong with Red Wings, they are the Snap-On, Dainese and Ducati of boots.
I have a pair that's older than most of the folks on here and even though they have been resoled twice they still are comfy.
They look pretty rough but they're waay over 10 yrs old and they been in at least one motorcycle wreck (maybe 2).
Who did the resole?
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:22 PM   #25
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I used to wear these DM's when I worked in a machine shop. Very comfortable ankle protection. Lasted about a year I often stood in floor dry soaked in oil or puddles of oil daily as well as having hot shaving stuck on the bottoms. Soles split about a year after purchasing.

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Just took 'em into the RedWing store and they did the rest...
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Good luck, I hate um all. I work at a pipe manufacture and the steel in the boots just rubs my toes raw from having to kneel down all the time and work on the ground, get in to tight spots and such. I like to buy the steel toe tennis shoes styles because they flex and are lighter but they don't last very long. I use to buy red wings for auto repair work and they were good for about one and half years but were not steel toes. The first steel toe red wings I bought for the job I have now were the worst shoes I have worn.
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Just took 'em into the RedWing store and they did the rest...
Where is the store in houston?
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Thnx. Gotta a pair I need done.
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i dont see how yall can wear doc martins. every pair ive owned has felt like there wasnt any arch support. After 3-4 months, it feels like they cave in the middle. Im all redwing now.
I put those dr. scholl's inserts in them or whatever...mine were pretty heavy, but comfortable nonetheless.
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been wearing them for 8 years and refuse to get rid of this pair. i have 3 other pairs still in the box. haven't needed them. i guess when these die i will wear those but i may never have to buy steel toe boots again..
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I've worn a lot of steel toe (and metatarsal protecting boots as well) and would have to suggest a pair of Pecos boots by Red Wing. I get a boot allowance every year but I usually only replace my boots when they're "worn out" every 3 or 4 years. I made the mistake of trying out a pair of Georgia Boot Mud Dogs and hated them!!! I was glad to see them coming apart at the seams after only 5 months of use. I have several co workers that swear by the lace up (I prefer slip on work boots) Timberland Pros. These boots regularly last them 3 or 4 years and they swear by the comfort.
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I have wore many different brands over the last 14 years and i would say Skechers are by far the most comfortable. The Michelins i wear right now last the longest and are the most durable, but are not as comfortable as Skechers.
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I don't know if anyone has suggested this, or if you have already found what you are looking for. When I worked in a manufacturing environment I needed steel toe shoes. I found the best selection as well as prices at steel-toe-shoes.com.

Their shipping times were approximately 2-3 days and after my first pair I always got really good discounts emailed to me. That is what kept me going back.

As for comfort, I would just throw in some insoles in whatever i had and they would always feel really comfortable, especially since i was on my feet 8 to 12hrs a day
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