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Old 08-17-2011, 05:48 AM   #1
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what type and brand of work boots do you wear. I have always worn lace up but recently tried pull ons, and think I will go back to my Redwing lace ups. I just wanted to here what are others wearing. I do commercial work and Real work boots are a must


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Old 08-17-2011, 05:59 AM   #2
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Red Wings, Wolverines. I get mine at the local Farm and Home store Big R. I also have a pair of Merrell hiking shoes, that are really comfortable and hold up real well.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:59 PM   #4
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Different people will have different opinions, here's mine: Having worked Industrial Maintenance for 38 years, at all the trades at any time, I have been through a lot of work boots. First--you have already put your feet into one of the best brands out there, IMO, the Redwings. The Wolverine line is very good also. As you have tried, I have also tried both the lace-up and the pull-on's. No choosing for over-all work boot style--the lace-up's. One thing I will suggest, and highly suggest: Buy a really good pair of work boots that will be comfortable and last a long time. Then, as soon as you can afford to , buy another pair. I learned early that having two pair will make your feet feel so much better, and you can let one pair rest while wearing the other.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:42 PM   #6
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For over 25 years I have been wearing the Diehard boots from Sears, I never had an issue with break in blisters with new boots but I always put olive oil on them when I first brought them home. I use to average 1 pair every 6 months but things are a lot slower now so I have had this pair for almost 1 year. BTW I never could do a steel toe shoe so these were all non steel toe.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:50 PM   #7
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I've gone through Redwings, Georgias, TimberLnds, Wolverines, a bunch of the cheap brands, and the boot I continue to buy and appreciate are Carolinas, I have two bad feet (I fractured them both in one year) and they are the overall best performing & comfortable boots I've found for my profession.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:26 AM   #8
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I wear Timberland work series. I have a pair that are 'boots' and a pair that are 'sneakers' both steel toe.

For some kinds of work I have a pair of all leather steel toe mid calf lace ups.

Buy some good insoles. Wear good socks. And in the summertime I change my socks, at least, at lunch.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:33 PM   #9
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Doc Marten's Industrial, Pull On's. I've been wearing them for years
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:26 PM   #10
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For my line of work( apt. maintenance), I wear Merrell slip on Mocs. Lots of walking involved - a golf cart would be nice- and I can easily slip them off going through tenant's apartments. I have 3 pair which I rotate depending what I'll be doing.

Have a pair of Rocky gortex boots I wear in the winter only if there's snow on the ground.
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Thnaks for all the good feed back. It is good to hear what the pros on here have to say.

I just tried a pair of Timberland Pro Series ST, but the steel toe rubbed and I took them back. I went back to my old faithful brand of redwings, it is nice to get measured and fitted and get something that will last for several years. A bit pricey at $275 but well worth it, when you spend anywhere from 10-14 hours a day in them.

A veteran carpenter told me once, never buy cheap boots or a cheap bed, you will get out of one and into the other. Very sound advice i think.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:52 PM   #12
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I was wearing normal work boots until I hit my toe with my jack hammer, big ouch! I went and tried many different safety boots and the best fit was Hiax. Here's a link. Great boots. dorf dude...


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