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06-09-2007 09:52 PM
Rob Keller Keep the old ones handy until they get broke in .

For me by then they are warn out LOL

06-09-2007 09:41 PM
Originally Posted by Rob Keller
Yea looks purdy but how do they feel?
Good so far...but I'm reserving judgement until I've spent a few days in the shop standing on concrete AND hiking around a few of the larger car shows over the next few weeks.
06-09-2007 09:24 PM
Rob Keller Well as typical they {who ever they really are} changed the shoes now the Captian's have a heel on it

So I tried every pair on & man my feet hurt so bad I just give up.

Yea looks purdy but how do they feel?

06-09-2007 08:57 PM
cboy Well, it took me a while but I finally went with what appeared to be the majority opinion on this thread and bought a pair of Redwings today. Ain't they purdy?

04-27-2007 06:08 PM
cboy Short update:

I haven't purchased any of the recommended shoes yet but I have been trying out the Dr. Scholls Memory Inserts over the past couple days. Took one day just to get everything realigned in my back but I put in about 9 hours on the concrete today and felt noticeably better. That has just convinced me that good shoes with good support are going to be even that much better.
04-27-2007 03:48 PM
1ownerT [QUOTE=oldred][QUOTE= I bought a pair ONCE, I wore them two days and threw them away.

I am suprised they lasted that long [/QUOTE]

Well, I was young and dumb. The first day I thought they needed "broke in" after the second day I realized they were crap. I have found good boots don't need broke in, not to say they don't get better with age but...if they bother you when new, they will probably always bother you.
04-27-2007 03:23 PM
schnitz I have a pair of Georgia Boots as my daily shoe of choice (steel toe--right around $80 with insoles IIRC) that I've had for nearly a year. So far, they've lasted pretty well for 8 to 10 on concrete and another 5 to 8 on other surfaces. I don't wear them that much on weekends, but I'll buy another pair in a heartbeat. I had a pair of Sears Roebucks once that lasted about a year and a half, but they must have been a fluke. Next pair got tossed about 3 months later.

In a while, Chet.
04-27-2007 08:05 AM
oldred [QUOTE= I bought a pair ONCE, I wore them two days and threw them away.

I am suprised they lasted that long
04-27-2007 05:04 AM
Originally Posted by oldred
DeathRattle, Surely you are joking
I was thinking the same thing when I read his comment. When I worked the grunt end of construction I bought a pair ONCE, I wore them two days and threw them away.
As posted by members, feet come in all sizes and shapes, when you find one that works for you, stick with it.
I know people that could sleep on cardboard, I have a $900 mattress that kills me.
04-26-2007 08:53 PM
Originally Posted by oldred
DeathRattle, Surely you are joking
No really. I have some supremely old texas steer boots. All the new ones split at outer side of arch on the sole. I have been sized up for red wings in the past. But the price always scares me away. And yes I know I have bought 4 pairs of steers that range from 30-40 a pair. Do the math I have spent over one pair of red wings.
As we speak I have the oldest pair. I use them almost every day still. Still comfortable. I wish I would have bought two pairs at the same time.
Don't make me take a picture, I will..If you really want to see em. Really run down but don't leak and are well broken in.
04-26-2007 08:36 PM
oldred I have tried about everything and in the mud and rocks around the mines NOTHING beats Redwings for comfort and durability! That is the reason nearly eveyone there wears them and would have nothing else. As we always said "The only thing better than a new pair of Redwings is an OLD pair of Redwings"

DeathRattle, Surely you are joking
04-26-2007 08:06 PM
fatster Red wings for my work boots. Like Bryan I have an odd size foot 12.5 B width. one of the best things i did was learn that I do need the narrow size,feet are more comfortable and boots last alot longer.
04-26-2007 07:39 PM
DeathRattle Texas steer from Kmart. I have a 4 year old pair that I still wear the most. They get soaked with water everyday I wear them at my job. I am more than happy with my 40 dollar investment. Newer ones obviously(I have noticed) have lesser quality, as none of my alternates have lasted like my first pair.
I am debating trying the simpson pit shoes or crew shoes I forget what they call em.
04-26-2007 06:11 PM
Bryan59EC For the steel toes
Red Wing, and also the Sears DieHard.
Also--think about getting them a bit oversize----so yer tootsies can breath.

I have very short, wide feet----with a way high instep

Finding ANY shoe to fit my silly feet is nearly impossible-----8-1/2 EEE is still not fat enough, but is long enough---I end up with 9-1/2 EEE or or 10.

Also just getting dress shoes is a nightmare----as I travel frequently, lace up shoes are not an option for me (Airport security and strip searches----I am not going to be the one holding up the line). High instep makes these shoes nearly impossible to find.

Tennie runners-----hell, by the time I get one wide enough to go over my foot, those are way too long, and I start tripping over my own hoof coverings.

Just can't win

04-26-2007 05:54 PM
SteveU Here's another vote for Redwings, just bought my 4th pair today. In that time they have went from $65 to $139 for the same thing (1986 to present) I worked for 9 yrs in a factory on my feet 8 hrs/day besides wore them everywhere else I went & they lasted at least 4 yrs usually more. The pair I have on now I have had since 1995 and have wore the sole down to less than half the thickness but the leather part is still good so I bought a new pair today & am going to have these resoled & use for working on cars, etc. They are pricey but actually work out to be less expensive than cheap boots when you figure how long you'll have them.
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