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    Hello everyone.... I've received so much good advice since I've been reading this forum I thought I'd ask this question and see what all of you think. For the last few years I've been wearing a pair of Danner Boots while doing my woodworking. But, lately the sole has begun to wear out and maybe not so
    coincidently I've started having pain in my lower back. So, I've decided to buy a new pair of work boots. I can't get the type of Danners I have now and anyway I heard their quality has dropped off since I bought mine. When I started looking for a new pair I was amazed; the number of choices and types that are on the market is kind of overwhelming. I don't want to get a PHD in shoes just to get a new pair of work boots. My shop floor is concrete. Does anyone have a suggestion as to which is the best boot?

    Maryjo

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    i like the timberland hiking boots my self i also had a pair of catapiller work boots that i got from walmart or kmart or someplace like that that lasted a very long time like 3 years or something and for the 50 bucks i would concider them again the timberlands seem to only last 2-3 years but are still very comfy
    9/11/01, never forget.

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    • #3
      Work Boots

      MJ,
      Check Sierra Trading Post.
      They have a catalog, they also have items listed on line. something like Sierratradingpost.com. If you google Sierra Trading Post, should come up. Anyway, they have an excellent selection (almost all the time) of various work boots for both men and women. They are a fraction of the cost you would pay in a store because they are usually discontinued models. I have bought boots from them many times in the past and have always been very very satisfied. They also have a very good return policy in case they don't fit you right. Just don't walk on cement or hard surfaces with them. Walk on carpet. And you can return. Hope this helps.
      Jim D.

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      • #4
        i have been wearing wolverine boots for about 13yrs and i wear them for 13 to 14 hr a day . one pair will last about 1yr the the sole wears down on the out side thats do to the way i walk . I'm walking on concrete ,stones dirt all day . when this happens the arch in my foot and my knee starts to have pain .i think i get my money out of the boots . when i get a new pair the pain is goes away .

        i have a pair of hiking boots from eastern mountain sports and i wear them when I'm not in my other boots .

        so i like wolverine boots ,i wish they can make some better soles .
        Charlie

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        • #5
          On any given day, I will work on 2 or 3 different job sites. I am a foreman for a pretty large drywall company. I walk on concrete floors all day, most days. I have worn Red Wing boots since 1988. I like a wedge shape sole. Whenever I have a pair of boots that have a raised heel, the boots don't last as long. I have a pair of boots that are 3 years old, and they MIGHT get another six months use. I hear you about the back and knee pain when they start to go, my wife has told me that when the soles break down, I get crabby.

          On second thought, maybe I will go buy a new pair after work on Monday....

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          • #6
            I agree about the variety of boots and the choices aren't easy. Big thing is to make sure you have good arch support and cushioning. I prefer a regular heel as the full soles for me are not comfortable, especially if I have to go outside and its wet or snow.

            Working on concrete though is a real killer for the back and knees. I think walking on concrete is almost easier than standing, working at a bench or on a stationary tool. I'd look into getting somekind of mat or wood flooring in your workshop if it isn't too big. I'm putting Dri-Core 2 x 2 ply/PVC blocks in my basement shop. It not only protect the shop from moisture, but is a lot easier on the legs and back than working on concrete.

            CWS

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            • #7
              I'm running with the Bigg Dawg on this one, Red Wings are my choice.

              www.redwingshoes.com
              "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
              John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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              • #8
                I wear Wolverine Dura Shocks. I am on concrete 10-18 hours every day and they are the only boots that keep me going.
                info for all: http://www.hoistman.com http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/index....wwtoolinfoforu --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by papadan
                  I wear Wolverine Dura Shocks. I am on concrete 10-18 hours every day and they are the only boots that keep me going.

                  papadan does the soles on the dura shocks holed OK , like i said the boots i have they ware down in a year .

                  thanks charlie
                  Charlie

                  My seek the peek fundraiser page
                  http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                  http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                  new work pictures 12/09
                  http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                  • #10
                    thanks everyone for the suggestions. I truly appreciated it ... and my feet
                    do too.... Maryjo

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                    • #11
                      Hawk, I get 2- 2 1/2 years out of them before breaking down the insoles. Have never worn out a sole on a pair. I am on pair #12 right now had them for close to a year.
                      info for all: http://www.hoistman.com http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/index....wwtoolinfoforu --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

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                      • #12
                        thanks papadan

                        I'm due for a new pair and super shoe has a sale on wolverine now .
                        Charlie

                        My seek the peek fundraiser page
                        http://observatory.mountwashington.o...nal&fr_id=1040


                        http://www.mountwashington.org/weather/conditions.php

                        new work pictures 12/09
                        http://public.fotki.com/hvachawk/

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                        • #13
                          Re: work boots....

                          that's a good news, you can get it in a low price. I like wolverine work boots, they are very comfortable!

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