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Old 05-07-2019, 05:11 PM   #1
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its time for a new pair of steel/composite toe shoes/boots. I wear them everyday and walk a lot. no real abuse just normal wear walking the plant. what the most comfortable recommendation?
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Old 05-07-2019, 05:15 PM   #2
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Redwings is my preferred boots.
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Old 05-07-2019, 05:25 PM   #3
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New balance work shoes are great , in a walking type job

Granger has a good selection also

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Old 05-07-2019, 05:35 PM   #4
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Redwings or thorogoods.
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Old 05-07-2019, 05:59 PM   #5
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:06 PM   #6
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I've been in all kinds of work boots and shoes since '82 from the Navy, to climbing poles, and 24 years as an plant operator. Lots of boots on the ground time. I used to wear Red Wing and Wolverine, but switched 15 years ago to Timberland (laced boots) and haven't looked back. I prefer their "Titan Pro" with the composite toe. Its the lightest & most comfortable shoe/boot right out of the box I've ever worn. Zero break in time. I've worn Timberland's "Helix" boot and like it a lot too...just slightly heavier.

For pull-on western style boots I wear the Twisted-X boots with the soft rubber sole. Also zero break in time.

Some guys at work swear by their Sketchers "sneaker style" work shoes. They say the Sketchers are like the Timberland and Twisted-X for needing zero break in time.
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:12 PM   #7
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Wolverine or Timberland is what I go with. I never cared for Redwings.
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:13 PM   #8
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Irish setter or Tims
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:17 PM   #9
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Walked the tread off a few pair myself. Now I just don't deal with "composite/steal" toe because It's not mandatory.
As we all walk a little different some LOVE the Redwing and some the Wolverine, but few like both. I was a wolverine fan and my pops who has been in the same warehouse for over 40 years wore Redwing. Not sure what he prefers now, but fit is the upmost important. You can wear a heavy boot all day if it fits well.
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:51 PM   #10
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Red Wing and/or Irish Setter
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:53 PM   #11
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Irish Setter.
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:56 PM   #12
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Recently bought a pair of Timberland PRO 8” and they are pretty dang comfortable. Might give them a look.


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Old 05-07-2019, 08:03 PM   #13
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If you’re not doing the labor, and mostly walking doing inspections and such then Twisted X Mocs are the way to go. I wear them for labor too on occasion, and have ran a lot of pipe in the ground on a drilling/Workover rig with them. I bought them cause I’m mainly sales/account managing, and I spend more time driving and visiting with customers than I do actually working. On occasion I help out the field when they’re too busy to see straight though, and I love these shoes. By far the most comfortable I’ve found. If I did more actual labor I’d stick with a boot.Name:  76C3914D-ECD4-402B-8BF6-E8BE8349FF27.jpg
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Old 05-07-2019, 08:32 PM   #14
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Double H for pull on and Irish Setter for lace up.


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Old 05-07-2019, 08:34 PM   #15
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Justin Lacers from Tractor Supply.
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:14 PM   #16
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What size you wear? I have an almost new pair of Justin steel toes that just don’t fit me right. Gonna put them up for sale


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Old 05-07-2019, 10:46 PM   #17
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Double H. But I have custom insoles and I can wear my boots for days at a time without any issue. They also look good not just some work boot look
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Old 05-07-2019, 10:56 PM   #18
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I laughed at Skeetchers until I put on a pair. Then I bought 2 pair for less than my Red Wings cost. You'll love them if you try them

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Old 05-07-2019, 11:04 PM   #19
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I need to buy a new pair and never heard of some of these options. I currently have some Ariats but need a new pair. Mine will get a little uncomfortable after a while.
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Old 05-07-2019, 11:12 PM   #20
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I wear the Twisted X moccasins. Lots of walking, and they’re comfortable and durable.


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Old 05-08-2019, 01:28 AM   #21
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Wear red wings 365 days a year. Nothing better
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:28 AM   #22
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Reebok

I have been wearing these for a few years now and I can not complain. You have the support of the lace up and the easy on and off of the slip ons. They are reasonable on price as well. I normally get about 1.5-2 years out of them.
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:35 AM   #23
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Thorogoods……………….you can thank me later
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:45 AM   #24
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Redwings is my preferred boots.
this,,, Redwing moc, water proof, composite toe 6" , are the most comfortable everyday shoe I have worn.. I stopped wearing my Justin steel toe
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:50 AM   #25
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Thorogood you will not be let down
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Old 05-08-2019, 06:10 AM   #26
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I’ve been wearing the Danner Vicious the last 3 years and they have been great. Lightweight and very comfortable
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Old 05-08-2019, 06:12 AM   #27
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this,,, Redwing moc, water proof, composite toe 6" , are the most comfortable everyday shoe I have worn.. I stopped wearing my Justin steel toe
Yeah, but you're a durn inspector. Bunch of sissies.




42 years of 8" lace ups from Red Wing for me.
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Old 05-08-2019, 06:19 AM   #28
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Yeah, but you're a durn inspector. Bunch of sissies.




42 years of 8" lace ups from Red Wing for me.

sure, whatever the Iris setter 6" waterproof, moc toe are just as good.. for all the inspection of them dam bad LMN, parts
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Old 05-08-2019, 06:35 AM   #29
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x1000!!!! and they are American Made!!!!
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:27 AM   #30
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Redwing for the last 10 years. Before that Timberland but the company won't subsidize them any more.
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:29 AM   #31
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looks like Redwing and Thorogoods are the Top listed, should narrow it down for ya.
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:06 AM   #32
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I am no help, but perhaps you could ask Pushbutton2.
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:20 AM   #33
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If you’re not doing the labor, and mostly walking doing inspections and such then Twisted X Mocs are the way to go. I wear them for labor too on occasion, and have ran a lot of pipe in the ground on a drilling/Workover rig with them. I bought them cause I’m mainly sales/account managing, and I spend more time driving and visiting with customers than I do actually working. On occasion I help out the field when they’re too busy to see straight though, and I love these shoes. By far the most comfortable I’ve found. If I did more actual labor I’d stick with a boot.Attachment 956360
This is what I wear in a steel toe. Very comfortable.
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:21 AM   #34
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Old 05-08-2019, 11:34 AM   #35
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If you’re not doing the labor, and mostly walking doing inspections and such then Twisted X Mocs are the way to go. I wear them for labor too on occasion, and have ran a lot of pipe in the ground on a drilling/Workover rig with them. I bought them cause I’m mainly sales/account managing, and I spend more time driving and visiting with customers than I do actually working. On occasion I help out the field when they’re too busy to see straight though, and I love these shoes. By far the most comfortable I’ve found. If I did more actual labor I’d stick with a boot.Attachment 956360


For the money, this has to be my vote if you’re not doing anything to rough they will hold up just fine and are super comfortable compared to others I have worn. One disclaimer do not sand blast in the though.


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Old 05-08-2019, 12:31 PM   #36
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Redback boots. By far the most comfortable boot I've ever tried. Low top with flex in ankle, and they stay water proof.
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:33 PM   #37
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the ones that fit your feet the best and feel comfortable to you. doesn't matter how they fit any of our feet
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:44 PM   #38
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me too. The most comfortable out there.
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:56 PM   #39
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I have 11 months in a pair of the Twisted X Mocs, they were good up until a couple months ago, they are pretty broken down and my feet hurt by the end of the day. I am going to look into the Red Wing Moc, and the Thorogoods. I get 150$ annually for boots, so I like to get good pair even if they are 200-250$

thanks for all the input!!!! I will let you guys know which way I go.
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:57 PM   #40
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Irish Setters and Redwings...
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:04 PM   #41
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If you are allowed to wear these, they are the most comfortable I've ever worn. They breathe so well, I can literally feel the breeze on my feet. Gotta let the dogs breathe!

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Old 06-04-2019, 09:17 PM   #42
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I am no help, but perhaps you could ask Pushbutton2.

Well since you asked.
I wear Brahama or Interceptor steel toe boots.

Why? Less than $50/pair. I spend a fair amount sitting cross-legged on concrete working on semi trailer wheel ends, on my hands and knees crawling under them and on my back under them. I usually wear the side and the toe of out before to long. I tried leather uppers. I didn't see them lasting any longer. Plus they was $80.00

I was wearing Brahamas I found on sale @ Wal Mart when this happened.


Dropped a semi trailer door on my left foot. It hit behind the steel toe. Some say that was a blessing. It could have bent the steel toe down. Causing more significant damage than just broken bones.

I started a thread about it. Foot Dr needed is the title.

So to sum it up.
Wear steel toes that you find the most comfortable, are in your price range and hope if you drop something on your toes it hits the tip of them.


I followed a squirrel.

Here's an article about Steel Toe Ratings.

https://www.workersland.com/work-boo...ety-standards/


So if my boots was highest rated they'd resist and impact of 75 pounds dropped form 18".
So a 200 - 300 pound dropped from 4'...

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Old 06-04-2019, 09:23 PM   #43
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:38 PM   #44
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I avoid steel toes. I am a diesel mechanic and we do not require them. I think they destroy your feet, knees, and legs in the long run. I am old school. You learn from your mistakes or from others mistakes. I wore steel toes for a long time and it got to were I could barely walk at the end of the day. I tried several different pairs. I now wear Lem's leather dress shoe and my feet feel 10 times better. You just have to be aware of your surroundings. Another mechanic is wearing them now too. He did have a 2" socket fall on his foot today, but he walked it off. Someone else knocked the socket off the table. If you start depending on "safety equipment" to protect you, you start getting lazy about paying attention to the details. I am sure I am probably unique in my opinion though. Competence matters more than safety gear, and my physical well being matters more than OSHA and MSHA's opinions. Being safe is a mindset and less and less people are using their heads these days.
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:41 PM   #45
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I am literally at another mechanic's shop right now and the lead mechanic has tennis shoes on. He said he refuses to go to any place that requires steel toes.
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:47 PM   #46
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:04 PM   #47
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Well since you asked.
I wear Brahama or Interceptor steel toe boots.

Why? Less than $50/pair. I spend a fair amount sitting cross-legged on concrete working on semi trailer wheel ends, on my hands and knees crawling under them and on my back under them. I usually wear the side and the toe of out before to long. I tried leather uppers. I didn't see them lasting any longer. Plus they was $80.00

I was wearing Brahamas I found on sale @ Wal Mart when this happened.


Dropped a semi trailer door on my left foot. It hit behind the steel toe. Some say that was a blessing. It could have bent the steel toe down. Causing more significant damage than just broken bones.

I started a thread about it. Foot Dr needed is the title.

So to sum it up.
Wear steel toes that you find the most comfortable, are in your price range and hope if you drop something on your toes it hits the tip of them.


I followed a squirrel.

Here's an article about Steel Toe Ratings.

https://www.workersland.com/work-boo...ety-standards/


So if my boots was highest rated they'd resist and impact of 75 pounds dropped form 18".
So a 200 - 300 pound dropped from 4'...
Post a pick of your foot so everyone can see the results of wearing cheap arse boots......
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:05 PM   #48
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Wolverine Crawford 10" Wellington Steel Toe Boots for me. They're waterproof (for a little while anyway), Fast break in, and have a rubber cap on the end to prevent the toe leather from being rubbed raw. The sole is good for about 6-8 months for me while working offshore. Academy for around $120.
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:06 PM   #49
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Me to and have for my entire working career of 38 years
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:08 PM   #50
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Post a pick of your foot so everyone can see the results of wearing cheap arse boots......


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