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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   DonnyD

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Posted February 05 2006 - 12:10 AM

Just wondering what most persons around here wear for work shoes. After leaving the chemical business and walking on concrete for hours each day, My foot needs changed...... Been a big fan of Timberland Pro Series low cut work shoes for years, but having looked recently at some new ones, I ran accross "Nautilus" composite toe athletic style work shoes. From what I've read, they get high marks on comfort and protection that I look for..... What does people around here wear?
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#2 of 13 OFFLINE   DonRoeber

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Posted February 05 2006 - 01:27 AM

I have relatives who are teachers, nurses & scientists and they spend all day on their feet. We were recently talking about footwear and they all swore by Dansko brand clogs.
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#3 of 13 OFFLINE   alan halvorson

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Posted February 05 2006 - 03:30 AM

Well - since my hometown of Red Wing, MN is home to Red Wing Shoes, manufacturer of high quality work and sport shoes and boots and one of the very last shoemakers left in the US that manufacturers most of their shoes in this country (they also manufacture and import models from Italy and China), I recommend something from the Red Wing Shoe line. I can't recommend a specific model as I've only bought boots for hunting, but I know they'll have something that will meet your needs. There are a number of Red Wing Shoe stores around, often located in strip malls, so check 'em out!
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#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Zen Butler

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Posted February 05 2006 - 04:46 AM

I've worn nothing but Redback's now for 6+ years. There a popular in the mechanics community(here in SoCal). They are simply the most comfortable boot I've ever worn but a tinge pricey. If you prefer low-cut, try the Walk-about.

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#5 of 13 OFFLINE   SethH

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Posted February 05 2006 - 06:50 AM

I prefer Merrell's. They're not cheap, but I find them to be more comfortable than Timberlands. They've got some crazy looking shoes, but some very nice shoes as well.

#6 of 13 OFFLINE   DonnyD

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Posted February 05 2006 - 02:01 PM

I, too, wear Merrills a lot..... and I buy them for my boys too..... we all have the helium vents right now and love them for knock-around .... but for work, I currently have timberland pro which are "all day" comfy and are probably the best wearing work shoe I've ever had. Right now, I am leaning toward another pair of timberland pro low cuts but have been checking out nautilus composites as well as various wolverines...... Ya' know, the older I get, thet more I am willing to spend on my FEET....... don't care how much my shoes cost, as long as I can wear them without my "dogs" howling..... When I was in the chem business and spent 12 hrs a day on concrete, SAS timeouts were the only thing I had success with keeping my feet from hurting.....
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#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Dennis*G

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Posted February 06 2006 - 01:26 AM

I'm another Timberland fan here. I have worn nothing but Timberland boat shoes for over 10 years now. I do not walk every minute of the day in my job, but I do a fair amount of walking on concrete, and my boatshoes are more comfy then my NB walking shoes.

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Posted February 06 2006 - 02:17 AM

There's an old saying that the two things in life you should be willing to spend money on are a mattress and shoes because if you're not in one you're probably in the other.

#9 of 13 OFFLINE   Andrew Pratt

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Posted February 06 2006 - 04:10 AM

I stick to Merril and Rockports as they're about the only ones that seem to fit my feet properly (I've got narrow heals)

#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Chris Souders

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Posted February 08 2006 - 11:09 AM

Fugly shoes but they've taken over health-care arenas in my area...

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I can't get myself to buy them yet, but they must be amazing if someone is willing to be seen in them.

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#11 of 13 OFFLINE   Mark Sherman

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Posted February 08 2006 - 11:13 AM

Dr Martens. I have the same pair for almost 6 years now and the only thing I had to replace is the Inner sole. They are only Just starting to show there age. The soles are in great shape and my feet have never been more happy.
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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   ChrisHeflen

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Posted February 09 2006 - 04:35 AM

When I worked in shipping at Nordstroms, I was able to get a good deal on some ECCO's. (reg $185)
I was on cement all day and these things were amazing. They are water proof to the top, and have a polypropylene (sp?)
sole. I wore them everyday for 6 years and they still look new, even on the bottom.
They are not the best looking, but they are hella comfortable and will last a long time.

http://www2.ecco.com...cts/men-casual/

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Posted February 09 2006 - 07:37 AM

RM Williams kangaroo leather craftsman. Most comfy footwear ever.




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