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Old 03-11-2013, 05:09 AM   #1
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Patella Knee Pads


As I pulled the straps off of my knee pads on Friday I noticed that the neoprene has stretched to the point where it has no more elasticity.
I remember thinking to myself:
"Time for a new pair"

At almost 10 years old, it was definitely worth the $65 I paid for them.

So over the weekend I went searching for the Patella knee pads, hoping just to replace them with a new pair of Patella's.

Duluth has an icon of them, but says they were discontinued.

Much to my disappointment, it seems as though they don't make them anymore...

So now, I guess I am soliciting opinions from anyone who has spent more than $15 on knee pads, or maybe someone has a supplier for the Patellas that I wasn't able to effort.

I'm looking for something that is comparable in comfort level and function.

Any suggestions?
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:16 AM   #2
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I'm going out on a limb here and say Pro Knees

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I'm going out on a limb here and say Pro Knees
I was hoping for something a little less like "baseball catcher" equipment,
which is why I liked the Patellas, right in between the cheapo $20 AWP and the Pro knees.

I may just have to bite the bullet on this one thought.

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If you spend any significant time on your knees, bite the bullet & thank us later. I've never once regreted buying the pro knees. Saved my flooring career, that's for sure.
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If you spend any significant time on your knees, bite the bullet & thank us later. I've never once regreted buying the pro knees. Saved my flooring career, that's for sure.
How well do they wear on concrete and asphalt shingles?
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How well do they wear on concrete and asphalt shingles?
Don't know, i don't work in those environments. Hopefully someone else will be able to answer that question.
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They are nice for kneeling on concrete. Weather you are installing baseboards or grinding the crete they are perfect. After a 8 hour day on them, my knees dont hurt at all. The price is steep, untill you wear them. Then they become priceless.
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I use a pair of cheaper gel filled ones from the depot, they have a rubber covering and seem to hold up pretty well on shingles and stuff like that.


If you want to check out the proknees in person, All floor supplies in monroeville stocks them.


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I gotta ask since there are so many Occidental Leather fans here, if anyone has used their knee pads and how they stack up?
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I use a pair of cheaper gel filled ones from the depot, they have a rubber covering and seem to hold up pretty well on shingles and stuff like that.



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The Patellas have a gel insert as well that is removable. This is kinda where I'm headed.

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http://k2skraftseat.com/

I use these when I'm grouting a large floor.
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I use Occidental knee pads. Just got them in January, used them quite a bit, they work well. Never had gel knee pads tbough.
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I have a pair of Pro Knees but I like the way these from sears work for me better

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...rr#reviewsWrap

There is only 1 strap which is below the back of my knee, which is less irritating.

I had pain in my feet/ankles from the proknees due to the way my feet were positioned. Not sure why but sears ones work better for me.
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These are kinda like the ones Dave was talking about.

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