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    whats a good pair of plain jane steel toe boots? A good work horse pair that will keep up with whatever i put them through. I hear Timberlands, Dr. Martens, Chippewa are nice any one have input?

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    wesco boots are great boots. little pricey but well worth the cash. re-soleable also.

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    I've had my Dr. Martens since 2008 and they're barely showing signs of wear on the leather. I hear Red Wings are great too, but have no personal experience with them.

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    Red Wings are great if you are looking American. CAT makes an awesome boot, the Indiana 8" steel toe. I work in the aggregate biz and am on rock all day and I've had my CAT boots for almost 2 years now and still going strong and they have taken a kickin. However..they are made in china.

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    I work in a factory for my ft job and i wear brahmas. had them since roughly 2008 and they have lasted thru alot including fresh pavement being poured on them. i live by brahma steel toe boots.

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    Docs are hard to beat for comfort.
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    IMO hands down the most durable and by far the most comfortable boots I've owned are Redback 'Easy Escape' boots.

    http://www.redbackshoes.com/usbbkboots.html

    They slip on and off so easy, but never feel loose on your foot. Check your local uniform shops to see if they carry them. I highly recommend them.

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    thanks guys seems i might go with red wings since they're sold here locally

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    I highly recommend the RedWings. I have worked on drilling rigs in the oil fields for over 15 years, and I have seen new guys wearing many different brands of boots, and nothing holds up and lasts nearly as long as the RedWing boot. Oilfield work environment is very harsh, constant exposure to dirt, water, salts, chemicals, heat, you name it, and I have never had any problems with them.

    Whichever brand you choose, make sure it fits good and allows you freedom of movement- dont just buy it cause its cheap. Wash your boots regularly according to manufacturer's recommendations, and keep them oiled. If you take care of your boots, they will take care of you.

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