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I need a good pair of casual / daily wear boots for the fall / winter. I'll be wearing them for 10+ hours daily with 9 hours of concrete floor / hard tile standing and walking while at work. No steel toe needed.

I've not had a good pair of boots since a pair of Dr martens in middle school (17 years ago), so I really don't know what's decent anymorr

Anybody have any input or suggestions?
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Sounds like you need more of a work boot than a causal boot?

Red Wings are the way to go. They'll last you a lifetime.
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Dr Martins have gone down hill. Not sure how old the OP is, but they were high dollar when I was in HS (15 years ago or so), made in England, and lasted an insane amount of time. I had pairs last for 5+ years.

The new ones are shit, don't last, made in Asia, and are not as comfortable. I have tried two or three pairs over the last 4 or 5 years, and have had problems with them all before giving up on them. Not worth a damn.

All that said. Do you have a particular style that you like? Color? Price range? That all makes a difference in recommending a pair of $70 clarks from the outlet or a pair of $400+ filson boots with a lifetime warranty. Both are comfortable and will get the job done.
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Red wing heritage boots, made on USA, or Danners
Both good options, klienschmidths or however you spell it on east 70 and 13, Missouri side have lots of options
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They're not stylish or casual, but I have some Keen work boots that are the most comfortable boobs I've owned so far. Wear them for lots of 12+ hour days.
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Comfortable boobs. Lol
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Red wing made in the USA boots. I do on average 9 miles a day of walking and 13 hours a day average standing in my red wings. The typically last me 8 months and have a warranty so essentially I get 2 pair of boots for $350. I have no fatigue at the end of the day.
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Red wing made in the USA boots. I do on average 9 miles a day of walking and 13 hours a day average standing in my red wings. The typically last me 8 months and have a warranty so essentially I get 2 pair of boots for $350. I have no fatigue at the end of the day.
Dang, what do you do, haha.
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I always forget about Redwing boots. As far as style. I prefer "work boot" look. Would probably do a dark brown or black boot. I wear jeans and black t shirts or polos for work, and outside of work I'm usually wearing jeans and a t shirt when I would be wearing a boot.

I'm 31(in a few days) so its been 16 years since I had a pair of docs...I wondered if they went to shit like the rest of the good brands back then did...(anyone remember mossimo hats? Lol)

As far as price, I dont really want to spend more than 150-200 bucks. I'm sure a good pair of redwings are out of my budget.

Anyone had experience with timberland pros? A friend recommended them, haven't heard much about them
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I always forget about Redwing boots. As far as style. I prefer "work boot" look. Would probably do a dark brown or black boot. I wear jeans and black t shirts or polos for work, and outside of work I'm usually wearing jeans and a t shirt when I would be wearing a boot.

I'm 31(in a few days) so its been 16 years since I had a pair of docs...I wondered if they went to shit like the rest of the good brands back then did...(anyone remember mossimo hats? Lol)

As far as price, I dont really want to spend more than 150-200 bucks. I'm sure a good pair of redwings are out of my budget.

Anyone had experience with timberland pros? A friend recommended them, haven't heard much about them
Not that model, but I bought a pair of waterproof Timberlands that I could wear anytime w/ jeans and they were as comfortable as a pair of tennis shoes, no joke. First pair I had, the sole came detached after 20 wears or so.

http://www.timberland.com/shop/class...boots-15551210

I took them back for a replacement, haven't had a chance to wear them, though. They are really comfortable, though, wear them all day and they feel great. I probably wouldn't wear them on a jobsite, though.
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Dang, what do you do, haha.

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I always forget about Redwing boots. As far as style. I prefer "work boot" look. Would probably do a dark brown or black boot. I wear jeans and black t shirts or polos for work, and outside of work I'm usually wearing jeans and a t shirt when I would be wearing a boot.

I'm 31(in a few days) so its been 16 years since I had a pair of docs...I wondered if they went to shit like the rest of the good brands back then did...(anyone remember mossimo hats? Lol)

As far as price, I dont really want to spend more than 150-200 bucks. I'm sure a good pair of redwings are out of my budget.

Anyone had experience with timberland pros? A friend recommended them, haven't heard much about them

Honestly sounds like you could get away with the cheaper of the red wing boots that are imported. I put my guys in these.

http://www.redwingshoes.com/red-wing...ger-boot-brown

I don't use them for myself as they don't do what I do so they don't get the same boot. They work 8 hour shifts and maybe are on foot for 6 of it. They last them easily a year and are extremely comfortable. Not sure if you are looking for a logger boot but that is what I consider a " work boot".

This is the boot I wear.

http://www.redwingshoes.com/red-wing...ger-boot-brown

You mention timberland pros. There isn't anything pro about them. I wore out 2 pair in 4 months. They leaked, came apart and my feet hurt at the end of the day. Luckily I got a place that I didn't even purchase them from warranty them for me. They are garbage as far as I am concerned along with Danner, Ariat, Chippewa, Carolina and Carhartt to name a few.

My red wing rep just never believes how hard I am on boots and says I am harder on them than her concrete customers. But we found a boot in the line that works and I am pleased. Same goes for my guys. The boots I put them in last them a year.
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This is my 6 month old pair after a weeks worth of work.

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I really like my Wolverine Wellingtons. They are very comfortable, decently warm, easy to wear all day, a little on the heavy side, and very durable. I got mine at Shoe Carnival on sale for like $40. They have lasted me nearly 7 years, and there is little to no wear on them.


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Seriously late reply, but

I had a couple pair of pricey lace up Red Wing boots (that they measured my feet up for) prior to these pull on Carolina's.

I'm on my feet all day long on concrete, and my foot pain went away after switching to these. Generally don't even think about it anymore. The wedge sole takes the sting out of the concrete and they have good support. I'm a year into them and they are stained black from the ankle down, but seem like they will last forever. Best boots I've ever owned, they were $140ish IIRC. I will be replacing them with another pair IF they ever give up.

(If you're wondering, the white sole stains quickly, so you'll only look like a hipster for a few days.)
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wolverine 1000 mile boots are my fav.
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