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Old 08-16-2017, 05:08 PM   #1
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Hello, my name is Megan. My fiance and I own a tiling business.

We have been on the search for a pair of tennis shoes/boots that can last the wear and tear of a tiler. If you tile, then I'm sure you understand that the constant keeling on the feet/toes can rip the tennis shoe, and steel toed boots are not ideal for obvious reasons. Is there a shoe (tennis shoe or non-steel toed boots) that exists that can handle the stress of a tiler? How comfortable are they? Did you have to use a gel insert to make them more comfortable?

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Hello, my name is Megan. My fiance and I own a tiling business.

We have been on the search for a pair of tennis shoes/boots that can last the wear and tear of a tiler. If you tile, then I'm sure you understand that the constant keeling on the feet/toes can rip the tennis shoe, and steel toed boots are not ideal for obvious reasons. Is there a shoe (tennis shoe or non-steel toed boots) that exists that can handle the stress of a tiler? How comfortable are they? Did you have to use a gel insert to make them more comfortable?

Thank you in advance!
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Keen shoes. Anchorage (they name them after places)

Slip on with rubber toe. Light and waterproof.
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Adiddas from Costco. Gonna trash them so buy them cheap.

Otherwise Ebay shoes that are waterproof, as water on the shoes is a given.
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I second Keens!
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I second Keens!
I bought a pair about a year ago, & recently two of my boys tried them too. They have a nice huge toe pocket that is great for kneeling position.
Cushion and fit is the best!
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I second Keens!
That's what I buy too but I don't know if I would recommend them strictly for tiling. They're expensive and wear out fairly fast. I'd describe them as hiking work boots. They're comfortable like hiking boots but they're work boots. I'm sure some big ass red wings will last twice as long but your feet aren't going to be as happy.
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My experience is there is no best shoe.
Personally I use the $20 specials from WalMart that last about a month or so. Memory foam insoles.
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I wear OBOZ. Similar to Keens, but I have a narrow foot and they fit me better. Awesome arch support. I do have some foam rubber inserts that I bought from Brown's Shoe fit and they are freaking awesome. Had 'em a year and I could probably get another year out of them. Water proof, relatively light, and not terribly ugly. Not Cheap though, but cheaper than wearing out 2 or 3 pair of "good" work boots in the same time.
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I wear skechers. The boot kind. Comfortable and cheap.
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Slip on with rubber toe. Light and waterproof.
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Adiddas from Costco. Gonna trash them so buy them cheap.

Otherwise Ebay shoes that are waterproof, as water on the shoes is a given.
Waterproof means water can't get in, but it also means it can't get out...some stinky arse shoes.
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That's what I buy too but I don't know if I would recommend them strictly for tiling. They're expensive and wear out fairly fast. I'd describe them as hiking work boots. They're comfortable like hiking boots but they're work boots. I'm sure some big ass red wings will last twice as long but your feet aren't going to be as happy.
Keens last longer than Redwings. I go through a pair of Redwings in less than a year. Keens will last at least a year.

These are what you want:

https://www.zappos.com/p/keen-austin...0927222324%3As
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You are roofing, not tiling. You guys wear our shoes just bidding out roofs.

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