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    Safety boots

    Hi guys, for those of you that need to wear safety boots for work. Just wondering what brands/type of boots you have had good/bad experiences with and ones that you would recommend.

    I cannot seem to find anything lately that will last longer than 6 months, I am not talking about cheap boots either. I have had two pairs of CAT trainer style boots which have both failed in exactly the same way within 6 months.. Also two pairs of Dickies dealer boots which the insides have fallen apart after a few months.

    What can you recommend? Really looking for dealer boots and I am not too bothered about price as long as they are decent boots.

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    I have a pair of Amblers which I bought from Mole Vally Farmers. A very comfortable and long lasting boot. My last pair lasted about 14 months and the only reason I replaces them is because I cut the leather on a nail and they started to leak.
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    I find Dickies boots to be shit. They may be padded, but they're heavy. You don't want to be lugging heavy boots about.

    Also, trainer boots are banned at our place as they don't cover the ankle.



    The ONLY boots i've been fully happy with (& you'll pay for them) are "De-Walt Challenger 2" boots.

    They're lightweight
    Totally snug
    Gore-Tex
    Good grip

    They've lasted me for ages. In about 4-5 years i've only needed 2 pairs.

    I thoroughly recommend these over any other boot i've tried

    http://www.google.co.uk/products?cli...ed=0CD0QrQQwAA

    If you want quality, pay for it



    EDIT: The reason yours may be going may depend on your job.

    Example - I work for a builders merchants. My boots are constantly covered in cement, plaster, stone and sand. Sand will kill boots.

    My old old boots didn't last 5 minutes really. I now brush my boots down every time i go for my breaks, when i go home, and at the end of every week i also pack them lightly with paper.





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    makro have load dewalt boots in atm, cheap also.

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    i use a brand called Tomcats

    really comfy, just like trainers but with a steel toe cap

    i tryed a pair of dickies first, they are hard, no padding in them and weight a ton

    ive now taken them home and they are work on the car shoes lol, not work shoes
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    Mac tools boots, Snap on Boots or Doc Martins all well comfortable .

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    I got some Dr Martens over 2 years ago, still going strong and comfortable. Will definately get some more when these go.

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    i work in a pop factory making juice i have to wear toe caped boots ive had 4 pairs in 6 months as the sugar content but never thought to try gortex

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    I wear dewalts as well but the trainer ones as I dont require full boots for my trade. They last forever and not too heavy.
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