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Old 07-31-2006, 10:49 PM
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Unfortunately, my job dictates that I must wear footwear other than deck shoes, and goes as far as requiring steel toe boots, safety toe athletic shoes aren't allowed either. So far this year I've gooen through 3 pairs of boots, and have yet to find any that are comfortable. For me the issue is the fact that I have an extreemly wide foot (EEE), which is extreemly wide right where the steel toe in most boots end, which just plain hurts. I've tried going up in size, gotten the widest boots I've found, and still all I am getting is pain. I don't mind spending some money on some boots, but they must be comfortable, and not take half the morning to put on, preferably a slide on. My only other requirment is that they not have mud lugs that track excessive dirt everywhere.
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I'm sure you saw my post about finding some Justin's in that thread that I could wear, I've since changed my mind, once they got broken in, they started to hurt, or maybe it was construction season got kicked off good and my work day got a lot longer. One way or another, somemthing has got to give.
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Have you tried the Wolverines with Dura-shocks? They make them for the whole range of foot widths.
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SurferGirl - 7/31/2006 11:13 PM

Have you tried the Wolverines with Dura-shocks? They make them for the whole range of foot widths.
yep, the widest ones I've found in any store have been EE, I can do EE on a non steel toe, but with the steel, it has got to be EEE at a minimum.
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http://workingperson.com/products/22...boot_1528.html
You might call Wolverine and find out what they have with steel toes, Dura-shocks, speed laces, and soles you would like.
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autobahn,

Many of my clients require the same thing.

I recommend the F985 Penny Loafers.

http://www.steel-toe-shoes.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?

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A good cobbler (no, not that kind ) shop can stretch shoes. I have never tried it with steel-toed units, but they may be able to do it.

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Old 07-31-2006, 11:36 PM
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Snapper Head - 7/31/2006 10:26 PM

autobahn,

Many of my clients require the same thing.

I recommend the F985 Penny Loafers.

http://www.steel-toe-shoes.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?

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Hey__Those look much more comfortable than work boots.
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Check out Mason's.
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:40 AM
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Check these out. http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/t...107835&posts=4
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Gee, I don't wear a EEE so I can't speak aboput width. Been working in industrial/chemical industry for 30 years having to wear steel toes the whole time. Over the years I have worn Ironage- Chinese junk now, Redwing, Strideright and a whole bunch more. Now I wear Wolverine Durashocks, so far a good shoe, light easy on my feet, and I can buy them almost any where.
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Cut off the small toe and have your foot ground down to EE...problem solved.
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Snapper Head - 7/31/2006 11:26 PM

autobahn,

Many of my clients require the same thing.

I recommend the F985 Penny Loafers.

http://www.steel-toe-shoes.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?

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we have that requirement, plus the company mandates no safety shoes, must be a leather boot, at least 6" ankle.
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I can't help you with the steel toe boots, but I'm glad to find another 3XE person!!!!!! I was beginning to think I was the only one....... Folks with "normal" width feet should thank their lucky stars........ At least us 3XE folks can walk across a mud flat and not sink to our knees......
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autobahn,

Many of my clients require the same thing.

I recommend the F985 Penny Loafers.

http://www.steel-toe-shoes.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?

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we have that requirement, plus the company mandates no safety shoes, must be a leather boot, at least 6" ankle.
Sounds pretty strict. Do they mandate how much paper you can take to the can with you???

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

Is the company doing this to comply with OSH!T or are they going "above and beyond?" I would guess that you could go to a Podiatrist(sp?) on the company $ and get a recommendation on an acceptabe brand or even a letter proving the hardship that is being created by such a strict regulations and an accpetion to the rule might be allowed, i.e. steel toe tennis shoes that fit better. My mechanics wear them and love them. I made them find a brand that had a crush rating comparable to the boots that I initially picked for them.

One thing that companies care more about than safety is productivity. If your boss sees that this affecting your performance maybe he will be more likely to work with you.
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Try www.wideshoes.com. They have some that go all the way to a 5E.
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Finding shoes that fit well is difficult if your feet are either too wide OR too narrow.

I think the suggestion that you consult with a good cobbler is a good one.
I'm guessing you've already asked around at work to find out if anyone else in your situation has found a good solution?
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Old 08-01-2006, 09:20 AM
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definitely want to stick with some boots with high uppers, I work for a company that rents construction equipment ranging from small tools up through heavy earth moving equipment, the added protection of good boots is definitely warranted
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