Work boots

  1. Migmac

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    sons needing new work boots. Must have steel toe caps, be comfy in the workshop and on site. Site can be a quarry or on top of a hill. Can’t be riggers. Price not an issue. Recommendations please
     
  2. 8ob

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    Money no object = Airwair ( DM`s)

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    Parm Oh how I’ve missed my play pen this year

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    Parm Oh how I’ve missed my play pen this year

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  6. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    https://goliath.co.uk/ il be grabbing something else from here when these die

    Yds. Changed there range to Goliath and can't find a direct replacement for these now

    Most comfortable boots I've ever owned IMG_20201007_220004_462.jpg
     
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  7. mtt.tr

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    I work on a per wear if they last these things are cheap,

    My meindls i got 3 years 7 days a week wearing them for £250 so not too bad. 25p a day

    Cheaper boots £50 lasted 2 months, 90p a day

    middle boots £120 a year. 34p a day

    So actually it works out pretty well plus the meindls remained wether tight and comfy just i wore the soles out


    God i have riveting chat in a pub honest
     
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  8. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    I buy boots the same way I buy tools.
    Spend more so they last

    Spend more time in trainers while working in people's houses so I get a good long life out of boots. Might as well spend a bit more for comfort and dry feet
     
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  9. If you're going up mountains need something proper waterproof and good for walking.
    These are excellent
    https://www.altberg.co.uk/boots/peacekeeper-p3-aqua1
    Not cheap but you get what you pay for.
    They'll re sole them in house too when you. Wear them out.
     
  10. skotl

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    Off topic, but maybe not...

    I've bought cheap for years - riggers and then lace up boots, with steel sole and toes - probably £30-£40 a pair.
    But when I wear them in the garage I end up with sore feet and a sore back so, much to my shame, I end up just putting trainers on, which pretty much defeats the purpose.

    So does spending more mean more comfort at the sole / heel, which is where I presume my pain comes from?
     
  11. morssdn

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    Try looking on the John Norris website perhaps. You’ll be paying through all your noses buying from that bruar place.
     
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  12. Turbo Member

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    Grisport boulders, Italian leather, super comfy, full leather tongue so ok for welding, scuff cap over the toe so that you don't wear a hole in the toe. My last pair lasted 3 years!
     
  13. Migmac

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    Ill get him to look at airwair, thanks guys
     
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  15. Migmac

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    Meindls are good boots. I get less than a year out of them though. They are my everyday footwear. Just got a new pair
    Le Chameau are comfy but all the pairs I’ve had have a squeak.

    Don’t be tempted by Black Islander Diottos, very very comfy but they leak.
     
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  16. James1979 Forum Supporter

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    Helly Hansen Magni. Lightest boots I’ve ever had. No laces so good for hot work.

    can’t say how long they normally last as I get through them quicker than the average bear due to dragging my feet. But they still last ok
     
  17. falconho New Member

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    Hi I use Site cheap hard wearing and very comfortable, I allso have a pair of there trainers they have protection in the bottom, got a pair after treading on a plank with a nail in it never again 5 hours of casualty ouch !
     
  18. Brad93

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    Don’t buy doc martins. Fall apart at the first sign of a bit of water or grinding sparks.

    made in China for handmade prices. They are comfy, but I think that’s more to do with the insoles.

    I’m using cats now. Get 6 months out of them for about £80
     
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