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Old 05-31-2013, 02:04 AM   #11
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Redwings have served me well for many years now. i have lots of back problems and even with high dollar boots, my legs still hurt at the end of the day, but somewhat less if i wear my Redwings. another thing to invest in are good insoles. i wear them out monthly! but i can tell the difference in them for sure.
I have to agree Axxe, Redwings are an excellent work boot, pricey but worth every dime, especially since they can be sent back to the company for refurbishment (at least they could be when I wore them).
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:09 AM   #12
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I have been eying these Dr. Martens with a lifetime warranty.

http://www.drmartensforlife.com/for-life-products/1460-8-eye-boot/
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Danners wear out fast. Red wings hurt my feet, Ariat kills them too Justin's have gone downhill or me. Wear out fast and not comfortable. . Lol. I wear "worx" by redwing. What's my company sends when we order. Throw a good set of insoles in and good to go. I walk steel 12 hours a day.

My current pair is wore out and needs replaced, but still somewhat comfortable after about 8 months of work. Good for out here.

I wear a size 14 too Jstrong. I hate steel toes but have to wear them. They have saved my toes too.
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I had two pairs of redwing boots each only lasted 6 months. I wear Caterpillar boots now they are just a "licensed product" so I don't know who actually makes them. The first pair lasted 1 1/2 years this pair is at 2 years old and shows no sign of needing to be replaced any time soon. They only cost about $90 so even if I have to replace them its not as bad as the redwings.
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I also have had good luck with Caterpillar boots. One pair is my motorcycle riding boots; I have another pair that has lasted through two Pennsylvania winters. Both pair have held up well, and I find them comfortable.
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5.11 makes great boots, Bates as well. I'm not sure how well they would hold up for construction work, but 16 hr shifts at the prison they remain comfortable.
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5.11 makes great boots, Bates as well. I'm not sure how well they would hold up for construction work, but 16 hr shifts at the prison they remain comfortable.
Glad you got on work release, should get parrol soon. Lol
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I wear Bates military boots out on the farm. No good on concrete though- not enough cushion I guess. In the shop I am now wearing a brand called Hytest with some fitted insoles. They are working out very well indeed. A few years ago I had a good experience with Wolverines for many years. Redwings were great for a few years but I got a couple of bad pairs I guess and haven't tried them again.
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I am another of the die hard Redwing fans here. That is all I wear for work boots. My current pair is on year 13 I have had the soles replaced once and that is it.
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I am another of the die hard Redwing fans here. That is all I wear for work boots. My current pair is on year 13 I have had the soles replaced once and that is it.
Which model number boot do you wear?
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