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Old Yesterday, 05:06 PM   #1
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Work shoes

I am supposed to look like a manager at work. My boos prefers a "dockers and button down" look. which is fine by me as I'm an old guy. My problem is I should probably have work boots but that is is not really necessary.
What does the asylum recommend for foot wear? Water proof would be good as I work on the docks in Port Miami and Port Everglades. My shoes should look good but have weather resistant qualities and good support.
I have a pair of RED Wing steel toe work shoes but by 2 pm they are killing my toes. bought a pair of Clarks which are great but one day of rain and I have to let them dry out.
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Old Yesterday, 05:16 PM   #2
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Why not get red wings without the steel toes? If they are acceptable to your boss? If you are on your feet and need support.

In dress shoes,,I once walked a couple of miles in dress Rockports. Leather polished upper, sponge lowers. Super comfy and dressy.
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Old Yesterday, 08:13 PM   #3
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I wore steel toes for years and I found that the key to comfort is a proper fit. I know that sounds dumb, but when I finally realized that width is important life was good.

I get what you're going through- I hate shopping for boots / shoes / clothes.
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Old Yesterday, 09:25 PM   #4
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chukkas may be a reasonable compromise. red wing has a work version that would be durable.
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Old Today, 12:16 AM   #5
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bought a pair of Clarks which are great but one day of rain and I have to let them dry out.
You're not supposed to wear any pair of shoes every day. They need a chance to rest and dry out, even if it's just from perspiration. If you find something you like, buy two pair and rotate between them and something else, so your shoes are idle for at least two days between wearings.
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Old Today, 02:10 AM   #6
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You're not supposed to wear any pair of shoes every day. They need a chance to rest and dry out, even if it's just from perspiration. If you find something you like, buy two pair and rotate between them and something else, so your shoes are idle for at least two days between wearings.
This.

I swear by Clarks for good looking comfortable shoes.
I bought some Clarks cap toe Oxfords from the outlet mall years ago and they were so comfortable I went back and got 4 more pairs of Clarks.
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Dr martens air wear work shoes are comfortable. They have internal steel toe caps. No idea if you can get them in the states though.



Looks like you can http://www.drmartens.com/us/
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Old Today, 06:31 AM   #8
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Blundstones

Ozzie slip on boot. Available with steel toe. All day comfortable and nice style. Most comfortable boot I've ever worn.

http://www.blundstone.ca/csa.html

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Old Today, 08:52 AM   #9
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You might like these. Awesome slip resistance and good comfort. I'm not a style guy so no help there.

https://www.shoesforcrews.com

My old man always liked Rockports for waterproof dress shoes, but that was back in the day when choking you with a tie was mandatory.
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I like these....I like the low version. Wore them 12 hours a day in the factory.

http://www.georgiaboot.com/georgia/m...lor=21#start=1
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chukkas with steel toes, get a crew cut and quit shaving...
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