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Old 10-15-2012, 13:52   #1
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Comfortable Workboots

I need some new footwear good for standing on concrete all day. I also work with forklifts and pallet jacks, so I think steel toe would be a good idea, I'm surprised it's not mandatory. I guess my main concern is the comfort factor. I was looking for tennis shoes, but a friend said the heel on a boot is better for standing all day. I'd rather wear boots anyway. I've got my eye on something like this.

http://www.redwingshoes.com/red-wing...-on-boot-brown

I want western style like that on account of being a redneck. I don't care for the lace up ones. Anyone have any experience with something like that as far as all day comfort?
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Old 10-15-2012, 14:45   #2
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I like these.

http://www.tonylama.com/en/Guys_3R_W...424fccf8=35137
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Old 10-15-2012, 14:49   #3
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I've always preferred wolverine boots.
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Old 10-15-2012, 14:50   #4
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I've always preferred wolverine boots.
I've had some of those too and enjoyed them.
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Old 10-15-2012, 14:55   #5
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i'm looking for the same right now...

i tried on a pair of ariats last weekend and didn't like the way they fit me, going to the tony lama dealer asap

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Old 10-15-2012, 14:58   #6
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I was looking at some Tony Lamas online, I can't remember the exact boot, but I read a review from a guy saying when they get wet, the sole starts coming off. He said it's happened with 3 pairs.

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Old 10-15-2012, 15:04   #7
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I was looking at some Tony Lamas online, I can't remember the exact boot, but I read a review from a guy saying when they get wet, the sole starts coming off. He said it's happened with 3 pairs.

I've never had that problem.
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Old 10-15-2012, 15:09   #8
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I've never had that problem.
Yeah it's kind of hard to believe. Tony Lama is a big name in boots, they surely didn't get there by making crap. Either he's lying or got several pairs from the same bad batch.
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Old 10-15-2012, 15:53   #9
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I looked at Tony Lama's last week, and the salesperson mention the same thing about the soles... His particular stories were from oilfield usage, but regardless I was surprised because the store actually sells Tony Lama...

I've had a ton of different boots, and I work in outdoor construction mainly and work with lots of guy's in all different type of boots.. There are some boots that are as comfortable or more confortable to me than RedWings, but I just don't believe there is a tougher pair made with the exception to maybe a custom boot maker or Danner which I believe are of equal quality..

I wear the rear outside corner of the soles out on mine in a couple years due to my step, but I've yet to have a sole separation of any kind or a stitching failure whereas by other brand ventures have had exactly that happened to them.. I have had a pair of lace-up Red's that were chinese made, and they were apretty good boot but there USA stuff are very well built..
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Old 10-15-2012, 17:22   #10
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Look at Ariat Boots. The most comfortable outdoor work boot I know of. If they can talk a guy that's suffering from neuropathy in both feet out of my beloved Redwings, they deserve a look.

http://www.ariat.com/Work/Men/

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Old 10-15-2012, 17:27   #11
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I've had some of those too and enjoyed them.
I've had mine for 4yrs now and they're more comfortable than any tennis shoes I've got...I've also got a pair of ariats when I need to dress up decent but I can't wear them for long periods of time.
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Old 10-15-2012, 21:12   #12
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Danner.
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Old 10-16-2012, 13:44   #13
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Red Wings are expensive but very good. When I was doing electrical construction, I would always double up on the socks too. Big difference.
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Old 10-16-2012, 17:27   #14
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Wolverine Dura-shocks........the best I've found.
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Old 10-16-2012, 17:46   #15
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I am saving up for some White's Custom boots. They are spendy but custom made to your foot.

http://www.whitesboots.com/
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Old 10-16-2012, 17:55   #16
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I recently purchased a pair of Red Wings and initially was unimpressed at the comfort but they've since broke in and feel much better. Asides from dying all my socks black and not very warm (mine are not insulated), they seem pretty nice. Are they worth the money, not sure yet but have noticed the soles wearing down pretty quickly and they're less than a year old (I'm unsure of the model I have and spend alot of time on a concrete floor.)
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Old 10-16-2012, 18:58   #17
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I wear Rocky S2V's for a living, without the steel toe, but I'd have to recommend Rocky based off my experience with them.

My dad wears Red Wings. He loves 'em, and they've saved his foot from a 5 ton roller.
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Old 10-16-2012, 19:42   #18
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http://www.redwingshoes.com/red-wing...s-chukka-brown

This is what I wear. My first pair lasted 7 years. I just bought a new pair 6 months ago. Very comfortable on concrete all day.
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Old 10-16-2012, 21:22   #19
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If there is a redwing store in your locale that can resole, you will get a lot of use out of them, If not you will have to wait weeks to get your boots resoled. I am an HVAC guy and have gotten almost 4 years (1 resoling) out of a pair of redwings. No other boot has lasted me up to 2 years.
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Old 10-16-2012, 21:27   #20
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I am saving up for some White's Custom boots. They are spendy but custom made to your foot.

http://www.whitesboots.com/
One of the best purchases I have ever made. I love mine. At the rate I wear them, they will last 25 years.
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Old 10-16-2012, 21:35   #21
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I just got these DANNER boots that are as comfortable (but heavier) as my cross-trainers.

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Old 10-16-2012, 21:40   #22
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I've always preferred wolverine boots.
I too wear them often enough. One thing I've found, id if you do a lot of kneeling, the soles will eventually crack right across the middle. I said this on a bike forum and several others had the same happen.

Currently wearing Oakley Assaults with a cheap sole insert.
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Old 10-17-2012, 00:06   #23
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in order...Danner, Redwing,Timberline, Wolverine....BUT DANNER

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Old 10-17-2012, 00:07   #24
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Highly recommend Dr. Martins or Redwings. Wore both for 5 years working in the shop.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:26   #25
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I just got these DANNER boots that are as comfortable (but heavier) as my cross-trainers.

The Okie Corral

Yeah, Danners are pretty heavy. You won't find a higher quality boot though. Plus, they have their own recrafting department, which can stretch the life of your boots out for many many years.
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