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Old December 6th, 2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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who has to wear them and what brand are you wearing? I need a new pair here soon and I am starting to sway away from red wings. I have their top set of steel toes I paid about 280 for and I am not very found of them. what other options are out there?
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I have a set of Red wings, Timberland pros, and Doc Martens right now. The Docs are hands down the most comfortable boot I have ever laced up but probably the worst traction in ice and snow. I bought the Timberland Pros a couple months ago and they are pretty comfortable but they are falling apart and I will never buy another pair again. I have kept the red wings for a few years the leather is wore off of the steel toes and the soles have started to lose chunks from stepping on nails and kick starting dirtbikes but I keep them in the truck to have dry boots just in case.

I have heard a lot of good things about Carolina and Georgia boots and might look into both pretty soon.
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I had a set of Red Wings, made it about a year before my feet would be killing me by the end of the day. I cut the met guard off and they are around the house boots. I now have a set of Hytest internal met guards. Very comfortable, but they squeek. Very loudly.

Most of the shop guys i work with swear by Carolinas.
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I have been researching a lot and the Georgia boots have came up time to time. I read the docs are comfy but heavy. any idea where to go and actually try them on? I am a maintenance tech so all my work is inside, but stomp threw a lot of water and hydraulic fluid from time to time. thanks for the heads up on the timberlands.
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ill check into both, thanks ben.
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I am in the same boat right now. My company just got bought out and the policy of our new company is we have metatarsal boots.
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another draw back to the met boots i think is weight. i may have to make a trip south of me to check out these Carolinas.
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I usually replace my boots every year. I bought my first pair of Georgia boots last year, and they are still in great shape. For the first time ever I think I will wear the soles off of a pair of boots before they fall apart.
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I have been researching a lot and the Georgia boots have came up time to time. I read the docs are comfy but heavy. any idea where to go and actually try them on? I am a maintenance tech so all my work is inside, but stomp threw a lot of water and hydraulic fluid from time to time. thanks for the heads up on the timberlands.
A store in the mall sold doc marten soft toe boots that I tried on and ordered the steel toes online. I never actually checked online to find a store near me but I'm sure there is somewhere that carries them. They are a little heavier than my Timberlands but not too bad at all.
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Carolinas worked well for me at the steel plant.
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I have been through this issue with work boots as well. I was so tired of spending 150 to 250 bucks on a pair of work boots and they where junk in 6 months or less. I finally called Danner and asked them and their rep told me to buy their American made boots. Yes their 300 bucks or better but Ive been wearing them for 2 years and their still in great shape.
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another draw back to the met boots i think is weight.
Personally I never noticed any more weight when I switched from steel toe to met's. Only thing that bugged me was kneeling, or crouching down they felt weird and it limited movement. But you get use to that. Company bought us cheaper brands and they still were very decent and I still have them over a year later.
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I've had Carolina and red wing external met boots and and Hytest internal. The hytest are by far the most comfortable. I only have to wear them on certain jobs so have yet to wear any of them out but the hytest are my go-to pair when they are needed.
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I have 3 pairs of Metatarsal boots at work. I'll look when I go in tomorrow and see what they are. There are very comfortable.

These are them. The boots in this picture are over 2 years old, and are constantly exposed to sulfaric acid, heavy metals, water, snow, banged/scraped on concrete and expanded metal.



I get the same ones every year because they are so comfortable, and you can't tell they have meta guards in them.

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thanks a lot everyone. I figured a lot of us wore them.
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I got these ones for work/winter... So far so good... I wear my boots basically 7 days a week... So far I haven't had problem with timberland pros...

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I had good luck with Matterhorns. I thought they were comfortable and lasted awhile too.
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