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Old 01-26-2008, 01:48 PM   #11
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BTW, if you get the Redwings, make sure to buy some of their Comfort Force insoles.
Redwings are comfortable, but the CF insoles will keep your feet happy all day. I've had the same pair of boots through four jobs, all the way back to the auction, where I was on my feet for 8 hours a day on bad pavement. With the CF insoles, my feet would still be a little sore at the end of the day, but by evening, they felt fine.
I started there with Wolverines, and with those, I was nearly crippled at the end of the day...
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:30 PM   #12
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im with the redwing crowd. awesome boots, my dad swears by them and theyre the only work boots hes ever used. hes had two pairs in the 25 years hes worked in the glass business, and i used his old pair all summer for landscaping and there still going strong. theyre really a good boot


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I am also on the Redwing bandwagon. I am a foreman for a large asphalt company, me and most of my crew work 12 hours a day standing on 300+ degrees asphalt as well as mud and uneven terrain. They are the best boots I have ever worn and will never buy another brand. They go for about $175-$225 around here and they are worth it. I have the #859 irish setter elk tracker 12" boot.
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Default Yes, if you do flooring, you work too hard.

I agree with the above boot recommendations, I've never heard anyone complain about Redwings or Wolverines. Working on flooring puts a unique strain on footwear, whether it is sole separation from crawling or the uppers getting ripped to shreds by ceramic chips. When I used to install carpet in Wal Mart stores* I wore Adidas clam toe sneakers. Might not be a good choice for a tile job, especially taking it out, but they were great shoes for crawling around on carpet. The one piece toe would prevent separation like shown in your picture. Here is a picture of an old pair. Can you tell it was all glue down?

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I stopped wearing these when the toe finally wore through, but I definitely got my money'* worth as far as service life and comfort. But one thing you will have to get used to working in flooring is tearing up shoes and kneepads. It'* just part of the job. When I tore out the ceramic tile at a local mall, I chewed through three sets of good quality leather work boots. Those ceramic chips can be sharp as a razor.

*Yes, Wal Mart stores have carpet in them, or they used to under the shoe and clothing departments. And the Supercenters had carpet in the pharmacy, portrait studio, and vision center. Some even had a carpet tile in the entryway, but they are getting away from that and using textured concrete in the entryways and woodgrain tile under the clothes.
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i have the timbo pros. i like em. they are uncomfortable tho. i immediately put a set of those sole inserts in and have used them for over a year now.

but the redwings are well known for being great boots. and even if they are more expensive, its a tax write off any way. in MI you can write off 2 pair of boots a year. but theres no way you could go thru that many R.W.
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And the Redwings are made in Redwing, Minnesota, USA! Buy American!
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I've been stuck on Carolina Work Flex for the last 10-12 years. I used to use Wolverine until they changed the design and put a cheap sole on them and I had to switch.
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Ugh, Timberland. Try Redwings. I have a pair that is almost eight years old. Soles are flat, but I can get new ones...
Oh hell yeah! Redwings ftw!
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