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    After five plus years on concrete in rubber boots my feet are stomping mad. In the last six months as soon as I put on the boots my feet start to hurt. I have tried three to four different pairs to no avail. This not an ache but more like bruising on the heels and the bones all along the outside to the front of my feet.

    My question is...what brand of boots are being worn? Which brand would you recommend? I am looking for the best boots available without trying all the different brands and styles out there.

    Ouch Ouch,
    Travis Zeilstra
    Montana Brewing Co.

    P.S. How did Cal Ripken play all those years without missing a game?

  • #2
    Have you tried insoles? I find Dr. Scholls to be really helpful.

    You might consider talking to a podiatrist. They have all kinds of good advice.

    Best of luck.

    Ben Dooley
    www.oldcrankybrewers.com

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    • #3
      I got sick of gigantic, ill-fitting and smelly boots, so I started wearing these: L.L.Bean Storm Chasers...

      I figure it's well worth spending a little bit of money on shoes I wear all day at work!

      Cheers, Tim

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      • #4
        a good solid work boot, leather, they last about 3 months , rubber boots go on if I have to do some heavy duty wet work.
        www.Lervig.no

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        • #5
          Try this site. A little expensive, but worth the price. www.muckboots.com/homeandgarden.htm
          Scott Isham
          Harper's Brewpub

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          • #6
            Just got a pair of these about a month ago, and they're serving me very well... free shipping both ways helps too, in case you get the wrong size.

            http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7140725/c/238.html

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            • #7
              Well, I'll chime in too -- I wear Merrell Chameleons. Gore-Tex, lightweight, and good traction.
              "By man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world" -- St. Arnold of Metz

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              • #8
                I think we have tried every rubber boot out there and for the last few years we have been using the guardian 2 from shoes for crews, the fit is like a normal shoe, they have a slip resistant sole, a guarantee and the price is right.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by beermaker
                  I think we have tried every rubber boot out there and for the last few years we have been using the guardian 2 from shoes for crews, the fit is like a normal shoe, they have a slip resistant sole, a guarantee and the price is right.
                  The Guardian is now on sale:
                  http://www.shoesforcrews.com/sfc3/in...artnumber=2050

                  I wear Birki's and find them great in the comfort and slip resistence areas. They are not steel-toed:
                  http://www.culinaryclassics.com/comm...oductCode=9401
                  Last edited by beertje46; 07-12-2006, 08:20 AM. Reason: add content
                  Cheers & I'm out!
                  David R. Pierce
                  NABC & Bank Street Brewhouse
                  POB 343
                  New Albany, IN 47151

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                  • #10
                    Same problem here... My feet were worked over by the concrete.

                    I bought some Keen Hood River Shoes for a basic non-slip brewery shoe. They are amazing on the feet!

                    http://gear.bootsnall.com/p/1969/KEEN-Hood-River.html

                    For chemical and hot liquid resistance situations, I wear Talon's from Grainger. They are cheap, but last and work very well!!! I put a Dr. Scholl's (sp?) insole in them and they killer.

                    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...mId=1611772503

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                    • #11
                      Lacrosse work boots. Waterproof, Leather, Steel Toe, Slip Resistant, Very Comfortable. My feet stay dry, even after 5 months of hot water, chemicals, etc. and they are just broken in.
                      Great if you don't like muck boots!!

                      http://www.labsafety.com/search/defa...&dept_id=44003
                      Jeff Byrne

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                      • #12
                        one time I bought these in the picture http://www.bjerregaard.dk/

                        they were dubbed "canada's toughest work shoe", they lasted 3 months the soles seperated from the shoe, the leather was all cracked to bits and the whole shoe became hard as a rock.

                        they set me back over 200 dollars as well. Just a cheap work boot to protect and replace when they get smelly, is all I need...
                        www.Lervig.no

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                        • #13
                          Travis,

                          Try Muck boots, I have had great luck with them. You can get them at Tractor Supply in the Billings Heights. They are pricey about $75.

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                          • #14
                            Lehigh Swamper

                            This is by far the best Brewer's boot I've used, and I 've tried many. Unfortunately, it looks like they are being phased out.

                            http://www.lehighsafetyshoes.com/leh...umber=15007490

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                            • #15
                              back to the original

                              I've used Blundstones "work" (steel-toed, hence the classification) boots my entire tenure...they're expensive only if you pay full price. Find a retailer for them and you'll find the glory of the once-a-year tent sale.

                              and to answer the post script for the original question: Ripkin played for as long as he did by using proper mechanics....and he subversively wanted to be Mike Schmidt, which is why he moved to third...
                              k. m. kerner

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