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Old 08-26-2012, 05:31 PM   #1
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Default 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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Redwings, you get what you pay for.
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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.
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Danner combat boots, I'm a marine and I'm in boots 14 hrs a day and they are comfortable as hell! They run 240$
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Red Wing model 963, been wearing them for years. http://www.redwingshoes.com/red-wing...nch-boot-brown
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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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Another vote for redwings. I work construction and my feet would hurt every day befoe I tried them.
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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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They used to make one that had a concrete sole that was specifically for working on concrete. I'm pretty sure that's what my dad wears.
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+1 more for Redwings.
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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...
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Been wearing redwings for more than a decade and Im on my feet 12 hrs a day. I work in the oil field
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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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.....good pair of inserts make any shoe effin awesome

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I rock Carolinas, but that's because they have some awesome metatarsal boots. The Dr Scholl's Custom inserts in them, too.
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4 pairs of Walmart boots...j/j
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I had been wearing Wolverines but my last pair only lasted about 6 months. They were the **** when I got them but they didn't last.

I have talked to a bunch of guys that really like Snap On boots. They are the same price as the Wolverines so I went ahead and bout them. They should be in tomorrow.
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I wear red wings an ariats. Most of the time I wear the ariats since they're slip on and have a more aggressive tread for walking on loose dirt on the jobsites.
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