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Steel Toe Boots!! Whatcha Got?

Discussion in 'Workshop and Home Improvement' started by 2badfjs, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. 2badfjs

    2badfjs

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    i love the look of the catipillar boots,black, pull up not lace up.

    i'll be in the market in a couple months.

    jim
     
  2. Mace

    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    got about 8 pair in the closet. From Doc Martins to Cat...

    they suck as a general rule if you have wide feet :)
     
  3. splitshot

    splitshot Head cook, Bottle washer, and Peace keeper. SILVER Star

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    They don't stop a pitchfork from going through you're foot!
     
  4. macneill

    macneill Rollin’ on 33s

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    Most uncomfortable things ever, but they look cool.

    I have lots of callouses.
     
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    Hi jack....

    anyone ever watch the mythbusters steel toe boot episode?
     
  6. 2badfjs

    2badfjs

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    hmmmmmmm, yes i did :eek: :eek:
    i use my feet to help swing steel around, figured steel toes might be handy ;)
     
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    Timberland Pro Ti here. They have been one of the most comfortable boots I've ever worn and light weight too.
     
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    custom made from a local boot maker/cobbler, with a safety toe. doesn't get as cold as a steel toe.
     
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    Currently wearing boots from the Hytest Footrest line. Best boots I've used so far. I stand on concrete in a machine shop for 8-10 hours a day. The shoes gotta be comfortable! I paid right around $150 for the pair.

    Nick
     
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    Red Wings...pricey yes...but they will out last most others...so it works out in the long run.
     
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    red wings, though i do not get steel toes.
    i spend too much time on my knees(don't bother. 1. it's to easy 2. you won't be the first). as a pipe welder i'm always on my knees. i would be wearing out the tips of my boots in less than a year, since i quite getting steel toes i get almost 2 years per pair.
     
  12. Poser

    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    Wolverine (Caterpillar), Red Wing, and a couple other off-brands. They all seem to last about the same, and feel the same, no matter if it is 3 hours on your feet or 16.....







    Nice boots Kris.

    Do they make them in Mens? ;)
     
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    IBCRUSN

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    But I have small feet, and you know what they say about small feet...



























    You buy small boots.:flipoff2:
    I don't have small feet but anyway. I actually have four flavors of steel toes, Redwing, Wolverine, the Timberlands and I can't recall the other. The Timberlands have been the best for comfort and climbing on/around aircraft. They have a non-marking sole, kinda important so you don't leave black marks on a guys $10+ million airplane. You guys that work in other shops prolly don't need to worry about that.

    Steve,
    Do you think a guy would notice shoe prints on his D11 carrydozer?:D
     
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    2mbb SILVER Star

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    It's not the most manly boot, but I use the Georgia Giant Steel Toe Romeo around the house. I can slip them on and off (with no hands) as I'm running between the garage and the house.
    georgia giant.JPG
     
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    I don't wear steel toes.

    Hate the things have heard way to many horror stories of what can happen with the crush factor when they incounter something they cannot withstand. I like my piggies right where they are.

    Vasque boots are the shiz. My present pair is 10 years old and still as comfortable as can be. Cost about $360 back in the day but they take a serious beating and really hold up. Just 02
     
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    I have Georgia boots and I have a wide foot. Not bad, used to get them off the shoe truck at work when it would come...those days are gone.
     
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    I had a pair of DocMartens I wore everyday for about three years and really liked them. They were shoes though, not boots.
     
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    Timberland Pit Boss.... Good price, comfortable, etc.
     
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    mythbusters busted that one.
     
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    yes stay away from the plastic for steel toe jim