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Old 11-21-2018, 08:37 AM
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Getting older and want to find the best rated shoes or light boots for inside wear on concrete floors.I'm 6'2 and about 250lbs and my feet are sore at the end of the day in the boat shop.
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Need Safety shoes or not? I love my Merrills! I walk between the office bldg and across the street to the machine shop all day long and wear them 5 days a week.
A few of the tool makers (who stand all day) have the Keens in steel & composite toe.
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I have nothing but Merrills for the winter and I walk on concert floors all day. I don't even need my arch supports that are custom made in these shoes. For the spring and summer I wear Crocs same thing on cement floors 8 hours a day. Crocs may look ugly but since I started wearing them I have happy feet now in the summer. I am older now also thats why I looked around and this is all I wear now Crocs and Merrills.
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the cushon in shoes that are worn daily last about 3-6months. so you need to change your shoes out regularly!

also drop about 40lbs
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
the cushon in shoes that are worn daily last about 3-6months. so you need to change your shoes out regularly!

also drop about 40lbs
My Merrills are 2 years old before I started feeling a difference brought a few new pairs now.
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I like my redwings with the sole insert. Costly but will last forever. Just be sure to spring for the sole inserts.
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man I really like Merrell's too !

but I can tell you if haven't tried these you should

Amazon Amazon

friend of mine is married to a foot doctor and she told me these are the best you can buy without going custom orthotic
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Keens here. I work in a steel fabrication company and am on concrete 6-8 hours a day.
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Merrells and RedWings are the 2 I used to wear
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My preference is Vasque. Hands down a better more comfortable boot.
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Irish Setter Wingshooter. The most comfortable boot I have ever had.
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Can’t say I’ve worn them but my mechanic swears by Redback boots. He spends his day standing on concrete. If I was in the same boat I’d give them a serious look.
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I had no idea these were so expensive now. My stepdad wore these his whole life. Worked as a road construction forman for the City of Lansing. Always standing on pavent and concrete. Wore them in the winter while running plows as well.

https://hiconsumption.com/2016/11/re...30-work-boots/
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My plain feet work great on concrete. I love the extra smooth texture and the coolness of really nicely finished concrete on my feet too!!

Ditch them shoes and let your doggies breathe!!
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I don't think the shoe / boot really matters as much as the innersole !!!

My heels are SCREAMING at me sooo I am going to order something different ...
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I worked road construction, only wore carolina logging boots, comfortable and best lasting
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Originally Posted by bogue View Post
Need Safety shoes or not? I love my Merrills! I walk between the office bldg and across the street to the machine shop all day long and wear them 5 days a week.
A few of the tool makers (who stand all day) have the Keens in steel & composite toe.
I went to a store last week looking for some Merrills.......I went home wearing a shoe made by Skechers ....a relaxed fit, gel infused soles, loafer style. I really like this model.
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
I went to a store last week looking for some Merrills.......I went home wearing a shoe made by Skechers ....a relaxed fit, gel infused soles, loafer style. I really like this model.
I agree about the Skechers. I went with slip ons.
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
My preference is Vasque. Hands down a better more comfortable boot.
my feet don't mesh with Vasque. I wanted to like them...

Merrells are my go to. Their sizes match to my feet.

However I have friends who swear by https://www.hokaoneone.com/

Especially for standing and walking on concrete. One friend loves them for running. He's over 60. Another in his 40's that works on his feet 10-12 hours a day on concrete loves them.
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Originally Posted by Biohazard1 View Post
I worked road construction, only wore carolina logging boots, comfortable and best lasting
I also work outside a lot, in all kinds of environments. Whether it's nasty chemicals, streams/swamps, the woods, sewage, etc my 8" Carolina logging boots are the only ones to last more than a year and protect my feet exceptionally well. They're heavy but super durable and supportive. Just ordered a new pair the other day.

For concrete, however, I'd have to agree that Merrills are the best with regard to arch support and comfort. My wife had knee surgery back in February and she found that her Merrill hikers were the only ones that relieved the pressure from walking and standing all day as a teacher.

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