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Comfortable Safety Boots?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nevakonaza, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Nevakonaza


    Joined: Jan 7, 2009

    Posts: 4,462

    Location: Stourbridge,West Mids.

    A weird post i know,But anyone know of any Comfortable Safety boots?

    I bought some a while back,They started rubbing at the sides of my big toes,The work then gave me some trainer looking safety boots but even though they're an 11 (my size) its the same...rubbing near the toes,If i have a larger size they obviously don't fit right and slip up and down at the back. :D
  2. Richie


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,434

    Location: Leaving Hell...

  3. atpbx


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 21,449

    Doc martins.

    I gave up torturing my feet with cheap safety boots years ago and just bit the bullet.
  4. platypus


    Joined: Jul 25, 2003

    Posts: 38,903

    Location: Rhône-Alpes+Cambridge

    We have specific ones rated to stop acid/chemical spills. Man they are uncomfortable :(.
  5. Renton


    Joined: Dec 1, 2006

    Posts: 666

    DM's all the way, but even good safety boots need to be broken in to some extent
  6. Schizo


    Joined: Feb 19, 2008

    Posts: 13,578

    Location: Home


    non steel cap but so comfy once broken in,last pair lasted me 4 years.
  7. Simian


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 8,109

    Location: Swindoniantown

    I've got a pair of Dickies(sp) PPE Safty Boots, they look like normal Hiking/Walking boots, very comfortably, I've had them for about 3 years and they never rub, even from day one!

    They have Kevlar Toe Caps and Sole plates rather than Steel, making them very light compared to the steel versions!!

    I've used them for hiking too as they are some what waterproof (up to the top of the tongue!), and they're still as good as new!! :)

    Only cost £30 as I got them on PPE, but I think if you buy them out-rite they're about £50ish :)

  8. task

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 6, 2007

    Posts: 1,208

    Location: Derbyshire

    I've worn many different pairs of safety boots.

    When I worked at the mine we were provided with boots every year, I found the "rigger" style of boots didn't last long but were comfy to start with. The trainer style of boots were comfy but not as waterproof. I would opt for a pair of normal boots.

    These days I don't require PPE for work but I did purchase a pair of boots to work in the garage, stops my feet from getting cold. I bought a pair of safety boots from ASDA and they're surprisingly comfy, I always wear a thick pair of socks with them too. I'm sure they'll fall apart inside a year but for the price I was impressed with how comfy they were.
  9. Luke


    Joined: Jul 19, 2005

    Posts: 6,885

    Location: S. Yorkshire

    Magnum classics. Composite safety toecap and very comfortable.
  10. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,314

    Location: West mids

    Just make sure if you go for these you get the version with the toe cap rather than the non toe cap version, just thought I'd point out that not all have the toe cap.
    My dads worn safety boots/shoes for the last 26 odd years and always recommends DM he gets given the free ones from work which then live under the stairs because he always goes back to DM.
  11. PhillyDee


    Joined: Feb 12, 2007

    Posts: 14,168

    Location: South Shields

    People at work seem to swear by the Trojan branded stuff, personally, I wear Arco Chukka boots. I find them to be the most comfortable.
  12. {SAS}TB


    Joined: May 20, 2007

    Posts: 5,044

    Location: Location: Location:

    I wear a pair of Dickies like these :


    Surprisingly comfy, slightly heavy due to steel toes / soles, but have a nice warm thinsulate lining :)
  13. Firestar_3x


    Joined: Mar 11, 2005

    Posts: 29,336

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    After messing around with laces and getting cheesed off, i'd buy yourself some rigger boots.
  14. KaHn


    Joined: Oct 13, 2004

    Posts: 13,177

    Location: South Shields

    I have some offshore boots with laces and a zip down the side for quick release, cant remember the name off the top of my head but they are awesome.

    Had them about 3 years now and have done countless site/offshore trips with me.

  15. Nightglow


    Joined: Jan 19, 2010

    Posts: 6,780

    Location: South West

    +1 got a pair of them, very comfortable, as are my Dickies(sp) PPE Safty Boots, same ones Simian has, I also got Dickies Storm Super Safety Trainer @ £28 vat free.

    Dickies have a factory shop at Midsomer Norton, Somerset, only just down the road from me, they also have several other stores around the country. http://www.dickiesworkwear.com/en/stockists/retail-outlets
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2013
  16. Vanquish-Storm


    Joined: Apr 22, 2009

    Posts: 2,947

    Location: North-West

    DeWalt Apprentice boots. Can be found on eBay.

    Other than that you can pick up some trainer type safety boot.
  17. 'Harry


    Joined: Mar 19, 2012

    Posts: 2,243

    Location: France

  18. Haze


    Joined: Jan 10, 2007

    Posts: 2,767

    good call on the dickies ill have a look at them, i have to wear safety shoes for work, and they have rubbed my heels really bad
  19. godinman


    Joined: Feb 26, 2007

    Posts: 7,713

    Got some new dickies the other day, about £45 and they seem pretty solid and are nice and comfy. They're the browny/red leather ones if you see them..
  20. Traffic_Warden

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 15, 2011

    Posts: 1,435

    Location: UK

    Jallete Jalaska Safety Boots, never needed anyothers . Ive tried various but always come back to the jalletes. Quick and easy to put on and also comfortable.

    But everyone will have personal choices.