What are the best boots for those who work on concrete floors all day?
What are the best steel toe boots with main emphasis on comfort on the feet/knees for working long hours standing on concrete floors?
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I like Redwings 'Supersole' sole material, it cushions and is oil resistant. I've also looked at boots with the 'wedge' type sole like the brown construction worker boots with the white sole, these are very comfortable except they're not as oil resistant. Sears sells Diehard boots in brown and black with the wedge sole.
Another vote for Redwings. I walk all day on railroad ballast that just tears boots up and I can get a year out of Redwings. They are the most comfortable you can buy. Redwings and some nice inserts. Your feet, ankles, and knees will thank you.
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Odd man out here. Wolverine Dura shocks with the "blue bottoms" they make them without the blue bottom but they are cheaper than the ones with them. Just like what was said above you get what you pay for.
I have been wearing the same type for 16 years and I'm only on my 5th pair. So they last me about 3 years on average. I wear these all day and they feel like tennis shoes. I have had days of going 20+ hours with them on and my feet felt fine after the day was over.
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I had a pair of rocky's that lasted me 6 years. Working in warehouses, and factories. I seldom word tennis shoes, I always wore my rocky's. I'd still be wearing them today if the sole didn't separate.
On a side note, about 3 years into my rocky's, I thought they were worn out so I bought a pair of Justin's that were similar...they lasted less than a year and I had a hole wore in the bottom...I went back to my rocky's and put another 3 years on them.
Unfortunately, I'm resistant to change and went to buy another pair of rocky's in the same model, and they quit making them in size 15....they won't even custom make them for me.
So now I'm on the hunt for a very similar pair. I just hate to shell out big bucks for another pair that won't stack up to my rockys...
I work on metal grating, not concrete, but it is just as rough on the feet and knees. I have worn Redwings for years. I liked the feel, but the soles wore out too quick for me. I decided to give Ariats a try. So far they are more comfortable than the Redwings were. I am not sure on the durability since I just got them.
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