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Old 06-26-2007, 12:54 AM   #1
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Recommend A Good Work Boot For Concrete


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My feet are killing me, I need a great comfort boot. I work on a concrete pad every day. I tried wolverine durashocks, multishox , with gel inserts. Nothing seems comfortable. I hobble around everyday and can't wait to get off work so I take them damn things off. I think I need to go to a podiatrist ( foot doctor).
I wear a 10 1/2 and just got a pair of 11 wide and put a gel insert in. No luck.

What do you guys recomend?
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Old 06-26-2007, 04:29 AM   #2
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I like Red Wings, with an extra insole, but if you are having so much pain, I think you should see a podiatrist.

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Redwings properly fit.
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I was having the same foot pain you described and discovered it was being caused by some cholesterol medicine the doc had put me on.
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Redwings "Pecos" series. This is my number one work boot when I am laying crete or doing utility work.
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I sprained my left and right ankles and brokes three bones in my right foot. I just bought (still in the mail) a pair of the Doc Martens 9728 work boot. They say their good on the feet nice break in and feel good. Paid $80.00 on sale. Ive tried all the boots around so I 'll see if these work
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I tried wolverine durashocks, multishox , with gel inserts. Nothing seems comfortable.
Holy smokes, brother, those are some good choices and they still leave you in pain? I'd second the motion that you spend a couple sheckels on an appointment with the foot doctor. If nothing comes of it, go to a "real" shoe store and get fit for something good like RedWings.
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caused by some cholesterol medicine the doc had put me on.
This medicine wasn't by any chance Zocor was it. I'm having the same problem with the ol' puppies. Been on Zocor about 6 months. Puppies started hurting as the RUSH started.

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I was never impressed with wolverines. I wear Danners now will probably buy another pair when these wear out.
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Chippewa are the only boots I will buy.
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wolverines all the way! go for goretex.
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White Boot Co. Smokejumpers. Best in the world.
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I don't know if that is what the real smoke jumpers wear. I dont even know if smoke jumpers jump out of an air plane, but if they did I don't know if their parachute would work! They look big and heavy. I guess if you did make it to the forest they look tough enough to kick the teeth out of grizzly
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I have pretty much tried them all, the only ones (to me) that are the most comfortable to wear all day are Carrhart's, pricey but you get what you pay for.
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I used to wear redwings but their quality went to hell in the last few years. The last two pairs I had didn't last any longer than a 50 dollar pair of walmart boots. I was extremely disappointed and will never buy another pair of redwings. I have since switched to chippewa and my feet couldn't be happier.
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I have always had good luck with Danner but I switch off to Timberland Pros (lower) for the summer.
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Wolverine Durashocks were some of the best work boots I ever wore. When I was 13 y/o, I fell off a roof and broke my left heel and right ankle (was helping dad replace a roof).

Nothing has felt right since. I tried the high-dollas Redwings once but swiftly went back to Wolverines.

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Hi All'

My feet are killing me, I need a great comfort boot. I work on a concrete pad every day. I tried wolverine durashocks, multishox , with gel inserts. Nothing seems comfortable. I hobble around everyday and can't wait to get off work so I take them damn things off. I think I need to go to a podiatrist ( foot doctor).
I wear a 10 1/2 and just got a pair of 11 wide and put a gel insert in. No luck.

What do you guys recomend?
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After rethinking maybe you should see the dr. you might have heel spurs or something wrong with your feet.
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Danner. They make wide sizes. I didn't know 'til I was 29 years old that I wear a 13 EEE! Always wore a 13, and didn't know I had wide feet 'til some smart salesman measured me, and my feet have been great ever since. Also, Superfeet inserts help alot.
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Personally I can not stand anything other then my aasics running shoes when i work. The boots are not as comfy for some reason.

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