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Posted over 1 year ago

 

have worn hi-tech,danner and converse boots but now must wear steel toed boots - want comfort and flexibility . any suggestions at say $150 or less

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 If you aren't against going to Wally World, they have a brand called Brahma (sp?) that is pretty good, I used them in my last job, and they held up quite well... I don't normally advocate them, but this was a pleasant exception.

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I always wore steel toed boot while on patrol. Too many ways to bust up your toes otherwise. I am very surprised that they have not come up with a boot with carbon fiber toes, It would be much lighter and even tougher. Plus, if carbon fiber is crushed it crumbles. Steel toe just crush and stay crushed. Almost impossible to remove toes from a boot whose toe has been crushed. I would be googling the heck out of that.

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You might ask around your agency to see what local vendor can help you out. Unless you're on special assignment, you might also need something that will take a shine.


I didn't wear steel toes. Had my feet ran over a couple of times. Wasn't as bad as I thought but wouldn't recommend it.


Last time I wore steel toes was on my aircraft carrier. Get run over by a plane is problematic.


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looked at boots from Red Wing - heavy n bulky which is what i'm trying to avoid


 

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Well, for cryin' out loud, it's s-t-e-e-l toe !!! It's gonna be heavy !!!!!


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Bates makes what they call their "Ultra-Lites" with a Safety Toe for $105 that even have a side zipper AND Reebok also has what they call their 'Rapid Response' boots that you can order with a composite safety toe for around $115. Those are the only two that I am aware of.


I made an error when I said O always steel toes boots. I did when I first started my career but shortly afterwards when we were allowed to wear above the ankle boots I went to 'Jump Boots' for ankle support and they had a hard toecap that I supposed was just intended for putting on a high shine but it was also quite hard and while stomped on etc my toes never felt anything. I just had to go back and work my tail off to put the glassy spit-shine back on it. Then I went to the Motorcycle boots so..................

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Robocop33 says ...



Bates makes what they call their "Ultra-Lites" with a Safety Toe for $105 that even have a side zipper AND Reebok also has what they call their 'Rapid Response' boots that you can order with a composite safety toe for around $115. Those are the only two that I am aware of.


I made an error when I said O always steel toes boots. I did when I first started my career but shortly afterwards when we were allowed to wear above the ankle boots I went to 'Jump Boots' for ankle support and they had a hard toecap that I supposed was just intended for putting on a high shine but it was also quite hard and while stomped on etc my toes never felt anything. I just had to go back and work my tail off to put the glassy spit-shine back on it. Then I went to the Motorcycle boots so..................


 


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Thanks for the jog-my-memory comment. I too wore Corcoran Jump Boots. I loved them and they were indeed pretty stout on the toe. Always had a shiney toe, except when some moron ground it down with their shoes.



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