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Old 11-19-2008, 01:46 PM   #1
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Best boots for walking on hard concrete

Well, I recently got a new job. I am standing and walking around on a very hard concrete floor non stop for 8+ hours a day. Everyday after work my feet, calves, and lower back hurt so bad. I used to work construction so I am always very active so don't just say I need to suck it up. I have tried both my Nikes and my altama military boots (used back in the construction days) and haven't found any relief. My feet felt alot better after wearing the altamas but still not the desireable comfyness I would like. I would really like to have a boot instead of a tennis shoe because i'm walking over and around pallets and metal tables and machinery all day long. I have always heard that Red Wings are the best of the best. I don't mind paying for quality.


I have been thinking about these. Keep in mind, I need a comfortable boot for walking on very hard concrete all day long.
http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/44539543/c/21479.html

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Old 11-19-2008, 02:20 PM   #2
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Redwings. Costly, but worth every penny. That and they can be resoled.

http://www.redwingshoes.com/

Edit: Opened your links. haha! You are on the right track. I had mine for five years. SOO much better than anything else I ever tried.
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Redwings. Costly, but worth every penny. That and they can be resoled.

http://www.redwingshoes.com/

Edit: Opened your links. haha! You are on the right track. I had mine for five years. SOO much better than anything else I ever tried.

Pay the extra money for the good insoles too. They are worth it.

They might even offer you a discount depending on where you work.
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good footwear is paramount to making your work day go well. you might also want to look into orthotics, your symptoms are pretty close to what i was experiencing several years back.

went to see a pedorthist, made me up a set of orthotics that i can swap into my different footwear. i cant tell you the difference they made! something to think about.

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I started buying JB Goodhue "5 Star Generals" work boots years ago when I was working construction - best boots I ever owned - bought a new pair every year [concrete/drywall dust just destroys the leather you can't do much about it] for about 8 yrs. then I got out of const. They are about the heaviest boots on the market at @11lbs a pair [I weighed them once] but they are very comfortable, supportive and very protective.
For a low cost alternative to orthotics try "Superfeet" insoles they come in several ranges of arch support [I use the top end orange ones] and the make a huge difference I'm on my feet all day on asphalt/concrete these days and I have no foot or lower back problems anymore. Here's a linky http://www.superfeet.com/
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:16 PM   #6
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I'd go w/ the Matterhorn waterproof combat boots or the Corcoran.

http://workingperson.com/products/22...ary_Boots.html
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red wings, wolverine's, georgia boot. all top of the line stuff. DON'T SKIMP ON FOOTWEAR. bad boots can lead to feet, leg, and back problems down the road. and isn't all concrete very hard? j/k i know what you mean.
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when i was an ironworker for a few years i only wore Rocky Mountain Boots... they are heavy too, but it feels like your walking on air... plus i liked that they did breathe for being a weterproof boot... so my feet didnt stink as much...
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I have owned just about every type and brand of expensive work boots there are.

Without a doubt, the best Ive ever had are Red Wings with the SuperSole.

These: http://www.redwingshoes.com/productd...px?prodid=1196

Or these if you need insulation: http://www.redwingshoes.com/productd...px?prodid=1255
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I started buying JB Goodhue "5 Star Generals" work boots years ago when I was working construction - best boots I ever owned - bought a new pair every year [concrete/drywall dust just destroys the leather you can't do much about it] for about 8 yrs. then I got out of const. They are about the heaviest boots on the market at @11lbs a pair [I weighed them once] but they are very comfortable, supportive and very protective.
For a low cost alternative to orthotics try "Superfeet" insoles they come in several ranges of arch support [I use the top end orange ones] and the make a huge difference I'm on my feet all day on asphalt/concrete these days and I have no foot or lower back problems anymore. Here's a linky http://www.superfeet.com/
All very true when the 5 Start generals were made in the US. JB Goodhue moved all their manufacturing to CHINA and since then, none of their boots are worth more that $25, IMO.
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I wear redwing pecos for work.

as a rule of thumb, you need good shoes and a good mattress, because if you're not in one, you're in the other!
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When I was working for the bus company, they bought us Redwing boots. Very nice.

I've had these Michelin safety boots the last 2 pair:

http://www.nonslipandsteelshoes.com/product/XHY866.htm

We have a vendor at work sells them, and the company kicks in $75 a year towards safety shoes. I have been very happy with them. I'm on cement floors all day.
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All very true when the 5 Start generals were made in the US. JB Goodhue moved all their manufacturing to CHINA and since then, none of their boots are worth more that $25, IMO.
good point the over quality did go down slightly the first year they were made in China but they were still an excellent boot. The build was still more or less the same but the leather quality was much lower. I have'nt bought any since then though so I can't say if they've gotten any worse. Really a shame when you think they could have out sourced to a SA mfg. plant and still gotten excellent mfg. like at home in NA. [If they had to out source at all that is]
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Black Diamond "FireWalker" or "Ranger" turnout boots expensive as all get out ($400 a pair last I checked) but best boots I've ever owned going on 6 six years. Geogia's are ok but for the price I'd buy Redwings or Cardinals (not very pleased with my current Geogia's wear life @ 6 months)
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