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Old 11-12-2008, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Know any good shoes for standing on concrete all day?

Like most, i have a concrete floor in my shop. Even though I have those pads everywhere I still could use some good shoes for standing all day. Does anyone know of good shoes I can get?
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From the aspect of being a mechanic, I stood on concrete the hold time. My preference is Red Wing or Wolverine with added cushion inserts. Just my 2 cents.
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I'll agree ,after standing on concrete floors in machine shops I love my Wolverine Dura Shock boots, Red Wing used to be good, but I haven't had any for about 15 or 20 years, If you notice a lot of Doctors and Nurses wear New Balance leather sport shoes but they walk around more than someone standing in front of a machine.
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I have Timberland Pro boots. Other thing would be to get a floor mat of some type. I think Harbor Frieght and the like sell about a 4x4 mat of some type.
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I use to wear Red Wing but changed to New Balance # 926. I'm on concert 8 to 12 hours a day. I love them.
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my friend ruth is a cook at a retirement place. they have some softer mats then you will find at hd or hf. check out the food service places.
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It's not so much the shoe but the orthodic inside. My foot doctor recommended New Balance 575's for the shoe but he sold me 2 insoles made from a sponge with rubber on the bottom side and like a leather on the top. His nurse cut them out of a sheet of the foam about 2' x 3'. He charged me $20 for 2 sets and they have really made a difference in how my feet feel. I can be on them all day (and I am a 300 pounder) without them hurting. The liners have been in the shoes for over 2 years and are kinda mashed. I'll have to get new ones in Dec. when I see him again.

Wish I had the name of the foam but I've forgotten. I'll check with him and let everyone know.
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This thread is of interest to me. Age has taken a toll on my feet, a natural occurrence. The padding on the bottom is all but gone and the wrong shoes are a painful experience. I wear a hiker type shoe most of the time. It has good cushioning. But, I am looking for something else also. Insoles have never worked for me because they take up so much room I can't get my feet in the shoe with those in. I used to wear Nike Airs and they are nice but expensive. But might have to break down and spend the extra bucks for some more.
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Do they make steel toe Crocs? I'm pretty careful in the shop, but the thought of dropping a lathe chisel or heaven forbid my Nova Chuck on my foot if I were wearing Crocs

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