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Old 04-23-2007, 07:03 AM
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Anybody have a particular brand of shoes they swear by for spending long periods on your feet in the shop or on other concrete surfaces - like a factory? I've tried a number of different alternatives but still get tired/sore feet, legs, and back if I'm standing for extended periods.

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Old 04-23-2007, 07:31 AM
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The best pair I found for the money is through my uniform company, Cintas they run around $60.00 - $80.00 and I replace them at least once a year. I have tried many work boots/shoes over the years, these are by far my favorite.

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Old 04-23-2007, 07:37 AM
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I have been wearing "tread safe" I think made from Dr.Scolle's for years . at are sold at Wal Mart

The Soul ' s have a tread like a set of Micky Thompson's
they are sticky on just about every surface even with some oil on them.

I tried just about every variety but went to this style "the Captain" because
1 no laces
2 the sand does not get in as easy cause no tongue & laces
3 simple design less stitches to pull out & fail I have had them 3+ years now .
I have almost as much wear on the sides as on the bottoms from rolling on the creeper
4 they are oil resistant



The 1 thing that SUCKS with these is if the sand is wet it is damn near impossible to get it out of the treads

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Old 04-23-2007, 07:56 AM
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I like Red Wings. I'm usually on my feet, on concrete, 10-16 hours a day in the summer months doing my USDA job as an inspector. Dr Scholls memory inserts help out a lot also. I'm also going to look into those shoes Rod uses. Dan
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:10 AM
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I have some from Georgia boot that are similar to what Rob has and they work well..In any case try them on and if they do not result in "Ahhh that fits and feels fine" put em back and try something else..

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Whoa, great responses here. I thought my question might sorta get laughed off. I guess a good pair of shoes might be a worthwhile "tool" just like good eye protection and safety gear. I'm going to check out some of the recommendations when I'm in town tomorrow.
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I had the same problem for years, no matter what shoes I wore. Redwing, Dr Scholls, Rockports, nothing worked. I finally broke down and saw a podiatrist. Turned out I needed arch support insoles. No more hurting feet, legs and back now. And insurance covered the office visit!

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Wolverine dura shock are supposed to be great for concrete. I have a pair, but have never broken them in yet. I personally like Mason shoes. Like Red wings, they are a bit pricy, but I have never been anything but happy. I've had a half dozen pair and would buy again. As far as I know, they are still made in U.S.A. http://www.bamason.com/default.asp
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I had the same problem for years, no matter what shoes I wore. Redwing, Dr Scholls, Rockports, nothing worked. I finally broke down and saw a podiatrist. Turned out I needed arch support insoles. No more hurting feet, legs and back now. And insurance covered the office visit!

Jamie

Now that's no joke!

I need to do this too
with the Diabetes & all that Nerve damage I have to watch my feet .

Now I never go outside with out something on my feet suck because I used to go everywhere bare foot . Didn't own any shoes

CBOY glad you did so I could ask that hand question thread I started.



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My USAF supplied Magnum combat boots are just great!

Seriously, they are comfortable and definitely designed for people on their feet all the time. Maybe I'm just used to them after several years of having to wear them though. The best thing you can do is get rubber mats to put in front of equipment you have to stand over a lot, and most of all take time to sit occasionally! Nothing beats a good shop stool, from tall ones at the bench to the short rollers when working low. Taking the load off for five minutes out of every hour or two helps more than any shoe.
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I don't know if you are looking for Steel toes or not, but when it comes to a steel toe I never could find one that did not hurt my big toes or kill my feet. I've tried extra wides, the next size up, etc. A buddy had a pair of Florshiems on and he said they never hurt his feet ot toes. So when the truck came around, I thought what the hell and would give them a try. I am now on my second pair. I stand 12 hours or longer on concrete and my feet or legs never get tired and best of all, they are comfortable and the steel toe does not bother me at all. About $100/pair, but well worth it if they do not bother you. I know I am sold on them and would recommend them to anybody.
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I don't know if you are looking for Steel toes or not...
Steel toe not required. What I'm really after is the correct support so my back, legs, and feet are not beat after 4-5 hours working on a concrete floor.

I started "small" by getting some of the Dr. Scholls memory inserts yesterday and will be putting them to the test today. I also looked at the Tread Safe shoes Rob suggested...but I have a very high instep and I couldn't even get that particular style (elastic band over the top) on my feet. The Wally Mart also had some Dr. Scholls that might be a possibility but wanted to check out Some Redwings and now the Florshiems you had luck with.

Just thought, I should have titled this thread "Happy Feet".
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I have been wearing Red Wings for over 30 years now.
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I just remembered this after reading your last post

Wal Mart Sucks!

What I mean to say is these shoes come in wide width too each type/name are a bit different fit ,also nit every store carry's the same stuff.

Ask them to call around to see if they got something else .

These just happen to fit me OK not the greatest but not the worst.

If you have a weird foot like I do & got the $$ just go to the doctor do it right .

Or you will spend a lot of time $$ & pain = trial by error.



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