O/T Workboots.

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 08:57
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Is there a steelcapped boot that will double as a walking/cross country boot?. I need both but dont want to buy two pair. I dont want to be carrying an extra pair in the van. Ive had most boots, Olivers, Redback blundstone etc and couldnt wait to get em off at the end of the day.
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Reply By: Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 09:02

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 09:02
David,

I am using Mongrels at the moment and find them very comfortable. I even used them on Friday for the ANZAC day parade and associated services that took place.

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Follow Up By: Member - David.M.C - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 09:10

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 09:10
Kev,

Ive never heard of them. Im vic based. Where would i find them. I would imagine with your back related issues, you would need a really good boot.?

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Follow Up By: Member - shane (SA) - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 11:00

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 11:00
Hi Kev, I also have Mongrels and have for the last four or five years. Bloody great, i also suffer from a bad back and find the high cut ankle ones put a little strain on the back. only last about two hours before having to change them. BUT the standard cut / height ones i have on for about sixteen hours a day, and you do not even know you have them on. never had any problems with them coming apart or lace holes ripping. I'm in the concrete industry so they get a hammering.
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 11:24

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 11:24
David,

Go to their website

Mongrel Boots

Then go to the Breeders link and from there you are able to find a local distributor.

I have the in the Sp range the 216 085 shoe as well as the 240 020 Slip on boot.

I have Blunstone slip on boots as well as Red back lace ups all in steel caps but prefer the Mongrels for comfort.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 11:17

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 11:17
When we were in Tasmania, we stayed with a friend who wore Taipan boots to work, and recommended them for comfort and safety. A search on the net found they have many stockists in each state.

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Reply By: mfewster - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 11:45

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 11:45
You can also get (well, you used to be able to, not sure they still make them) steel capped hiking shoes that were like a heavy duty runner with a heavy cleated sole. The brand was Hi Tec. That brand is still around, just don't know about the model. I have owned a pair for about 15 years. Got them from Paddy Pallins.
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Reply By: Crackles - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 11:57

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 11:57
Steel Blue have an excellent range & are possibly as comfortable as a Steel capped boot can be.
This link shows the Steel Blue Hiker Range & includes a few testimonials. Cost a few dollars more than some others but are triple stitched lasting for years.
No association, just happy customer..........
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Follow Up By: Member - extfilm (NSW) - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 08:28

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 08:28
I also have a pair of steel blue. One of our jobs require us to have lace up boots.
I paid $149 which is very cheap for a pair of decent hiking boots. I love them, they are the most comfortable work boots ever. I have decided to ony wear them when on the one particular job and since I am a site manager on that job they will not get destroyed doing the hard work that they would do on other jobs.
I wear them out and also whilst doing photo work. hiking for 2 days around the Australian National Mountain bike circuit, they are incredibly comfortable. I also have a pair of dedicated Gortex Salomon Hiking boots and these blue steel are much more comfortable.
The only prob I have with them is when I kneel down to take a pic the steel cap digs into my toes but I can live with that
Peter
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Reply By: Nickywoop - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 13:19

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 13:19
I have tried most of the above mentioned brands but the most comfortable steel capped work /lesuire boot I have ever worn are elastic sided Rossi. They are great and I think they are made in South Australia.

One of the worst I have worn comfort wise are Oliver.

The Blundstone were OK, but the Rossi were by far the best.

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Follow Up By: madfisher - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 15:26

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 15:26
Problem is Nick elastic sided boots do not give you much ankle support, but they are convient.
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 15:45

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 15:45
Unfortunatly you are unlikely to get a proper answer.
boots are like safety glasses what one person swears by the next canrt rip them off soon enough.
personally I have walked may kms in olivers and swear by them
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Follow Up By: Member - Jim - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 19:06

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 19:06
Davoe,

I must agree, Olivers are the go for me.
I accept that other persons may have a different opinion.

I had Blundstones for some years and when I finally accepted advise and changed to Olivers I have never looked back.

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Follow Up By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 20:12

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 20:12
Davoe and Jim

I also get around in a pair of Olivers and find them to be a good boot and very comfortable.

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Member - Brian (WA) - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 18:17

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 18:17
What about Rossi. I find them comfetable, dont know if you can get them in safty boot
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Reply By: Bushtrek - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 19:25

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 19:25
I have been using the Rossi 703 Thor boot for some years now. Better comfort than most others I have tried including Olivers, Blundstones and Redbacks and they certainly last longer than the soft sole boots such as Blundstone.
I wear mine about 10 hours a day on the farm and they take a fair bit of a hammering. Dropped a gate on them the other day, actually I was lifting it off and it hit the electric fence. Landed on my ar#$e and that hurt but the boots protected my feet.
The're good work boots and nice and comfortable.
I buy them from the local Co-op but they tell me you can buy them online.

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Reply By: V8Diesel - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 19:37

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 19:37
Worn 'em all. Steel Blue by a mile.
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Follow Up By: Member - extfilm (NSW) - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 08:29

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 08:29
I agree........ Had mine only 2 months....... oh and they do have a 30 comfort warranty. If they are not comfortable during the 30 days they will refund your money
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Reply By: rags - Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 21:44

Sunday, Apr 27, 2008 at 21:44
Hi David
I injured my ankle 3 years ago and went looking for a new pair of work boots to better support my ankle and ended up buying a pair of Blunstone 177 and found that these are great both as a work boot and now as a walking boot.These are a combo of suede and poly type material and lass up high around ankle. I infact found them the most comfy boot i have ever owned and are about to buy a new pair and keep the original ones for work as they are now getting quite dirty.
http://blundstoneboots.stores.yahoo.net/363safhiksue.html
Thanks Russell
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Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 08:00

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 08:00
I have a pair of those for work boots. Not so sure about using them for a lot of walking though....
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Follow Up By: Muddy doe (SA) - Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 23:07

Monday, Apr 28, 2008 at 23:07
yep - had two pairs of those now over a period of 15 years. They are comfortable from day one and can be worn for many hours at a time with no drama.

Great support and very light too. Easy to lace up or get out of. Highly recommended.

Muddy
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