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    Question Work boots - what works? What doesn't? Need advice please!

    Well I figure with all the hunters and outdoors types in this forum, someone might have some advice for me on what type of work boots they prefer. Starting to work the retirement land now, and needed some fer-real work boots, not something that pretends to be.

    I have a pair I thought would be good, but they raise nasty blisters pert-durn regular. Left foot is a tad smaller than the right, and these boots are too big in the heel in any case....

    Got 'em because they had polycarbonate toe caps (lighter than steel toes) and they had a zip closer - bending over to lace up boots is nearly enough to make me pass out!!

    So please help guys - what do you like? What would you buy again if you needed a new pair?

    Any solutions to the "loose heel" problem?
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    I buy Red Wing steel toe lace up (toe and laces required by job). Your best bet is to try and find a small store where they help you with fitting. That will help to eliminate the loose heel problem.
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    Happen to be in MN now, not far from Red Wing...the town. There is also a Red Wing store real nearby. Thanks for that tip!
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    I always recommend a good pair of cushioned socks that will help remove any moisture from your feet, and wear them to the fitting of your boots.
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    I haven't worn anything for work but, TIMBERLAND PRO TITANS for the last 5 years. Composite toe, waterproof & oh so comfy. Ya they ain't cheap, but unless you put on 4-5 miles a day @ work, they'll last 2-3 years easily.
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    In Spokane WA we have White's Boots. They can custom make a pair to your specifications. I know they have a web site with their company and ordering info. This should be the last pair of boots you will ever need. When you see the price, you will want to be buried in them. Oh, and get the steel toed boots. There's nothing better for kicking ass!
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    ditto on the Redwings, when I worked in the shop Red Wing steel toes were the choice, it hurt to hand over the big bucks at the register, but in the long run , they survived grease, oil , gear lube gasoline and other various chemicals, I would average about 3 years a pair.
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    +1 on the Red Wings. I wear pretty cheap boots at work (steel toe) because even the Red Wings do not hold up to the foot scrubber, the boot disinfectant, the blood, guts, water, lactic acid,,,,, but buying and wearing them is better than wearing the nasty steel toe rubber boots that weigh a ton that the company supplies (imagine working in 110 degrees wearing them stinkin' things).
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    I agree w/ the Whites, if you can afford them they are the very best & will outwear any 5 pair of any other brand. I have one foot a half size larger (due to an injury), it cost nothing extra to get them made to fit & wore them for over 10 years. Unfortunately few boots are actually made in the US anymore & I can't stand the Chinese ones.
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    I ditto the Red Wings. We have a shop in Columbiana called Cobbler's Corner and the man in charge can make shoes fit anyone. An artist. My feet are all goofed up from arthritis and he fits my shoes to me perfectly.

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