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SPECTRE
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Posted: 3/30/2012 1:29:02 PM
I'm on my feet all day on hard concrete floors.
What are the best options for shoes or boots in this HORRIBLE environment ?!?!?!
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Posted: 3/30/2012 1:30:50 PM
I am fond of my Redwing wellingtons. Oh, and drink a cup of home made chicken broth every day.
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Posted: 3/30/2012 1:32:38 PM
Well I work in a powerplant lots of standing/walking on concrete and other hard surfaces there are no "perfect" boots shoes for this.

I wear Danner boots that are really comfortable but I also use insoles to help out.

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Posted: 3/30/2012 1:34:01 PM
Originally Posted By WoodsmithWASP:
Oh, and drink a cup of home made chicken broth every day.

Elaborate, please.


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Posted: 3/30/2012 5:17:19 PM
I really like Redwing boots. Mine have a soft two part rubber sole.
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Posted: 3/30/2012 5:19:29 PM
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Posted: 3/30/2012 5:23:42 PM
I wear Danner Recons for my eight hours walking in the prison or when I'm teaching at the range.

The only other boots that were 1/2 as good were the 511 HRT boots. they only lasted a year where my
Danners are three years old and are just like the day I bought them.
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Posted: 3/30/2012 5:23:47 PM

Originally Posted By Cole2534:
Originally Posted By WoodsmithWASP:
Oh, and drink a cup of home made chicken broth every day.

Elaborate, please.


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I'm guessing it has fat in it which is good for the joints.
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Posted: 3/30/2012 5:35:25 PM
These -> Red Wing
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Posted: 3/30/2012 5:36:51 PM
Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
I'm on my feet all day on hard concrete floors.
What are the best options for shoes or boots in this HORRIBLE environment ?!?!?!


You need to occupy some Wolverine Durashocks, I walk on concrete, gravel, dirt, mud and steel.
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Posted: 3/30/2012 5:46:52 PM
These guys seem to agree a tall, rubber-based boot is ideal.
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Posted: 3/30/2012 6:00:16 PM
Originally Posted By FuriousYachtsman:
These guys seem to agree a tall, rubber-based boot is ideal.
http://blogs.discovery.com/.a/6a00d8341bf67c53ef0134883917c9970c-800wi


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Posted: 3/30/2012 6:08:03 PM
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I sprung for a new pair of Redwings with a softer sole , and I also bought the super deluxe Redwing insoles that you cook in an oven to make soft , and then immediately stuff em in your boots and walk on em till they cool , forming to your sole . An additional $50 for em.

Very , very comfy!!

Not sure if it's the new style boots or the wiz-bang inner-soles , but I'm happy as hell with em'
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Posted: 3/30/2012 6:47:22 PM
Before heading back to college I did Power pro for DoD. I had a pair of wolverines and just changed out insoles roughly every 6 months. I dont think there is a "perfect" boot but I think you can get close if you find the right insole.
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Posted: 3/30/2012 7:57:47 PM
Originally Posted By ultramagbrion:
I sprung for a new pair of Redwings with a softer sole , and I also bought the super deluxe Redwing insoles that you cook in an oven to make soft , and then immediately stuff em in your boots and walk on em till they cool , forming to your sole . An additional $50 for em.

Very , very comfy!!

Not sure if it's the new style boots or the wiz-bang inner-soles , but I'm happy as hell with em'

Dang Brion, never seen those but it sounds like a cool idea.


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Posted: 3/30/2012 8:00:14 PM
Originally Posted By LeonardC:
I really like Redwing boots. Mine have a soft two part rubber sole.


Yup––they make a soft rubber sole just for concrete, plus they feel "broken in" from day one. Best $250 you'll ever spend.