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Shark1611
04-07-2012, 11:22 PM
Anyone know of a good brand of boots or shoes for flat feet? I have been wearing tennis shoes but just are not that safe and also do not last long. I have a pair of boots but hurts my feet? I know dumb question but maybe someone out there has an answer for this flat footed Texan.

Apex Lawn & Landscape
04-07-2012, 11:47 PM
Anyone know of a good brand of boots or shoes for flat feet? I have been wearing tennis shoes but just are not that safe and also do not last long. I have a pair of boots but hurts my feet? I know dumb question but maybe someone out there has an answer for this flat footed Texan.

I came across the boots I wear now by accident! I've worn red wings for yrs, pretty expensive and over rated in my opinion . This might sound weird but I now wear doc martins "air wear" . Bought them at journeys for $90 to wear as a dress boot, turned into my work boot. Docs were started in 1945 by the British army. Great ankle support,cushioned sole that forms to any foot, very durable, by far my most comfortable boot! If you try them I gaurantee you'll like em. Good luck!
<img src=http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp360/stavropulos/7689493c.jpg>

willshome
04-07-2012, 11:48 PM
I don't know about flat feet but last fall I got timberland pro's and there great. the other thing is to try changing your shoes and socks half way throw the day

JeffK26
04-07-2012, 11:54 PM
I use New Balance Hiking shoes.

I swear by New Balance. I have run two half marathons and their running shoes left my feet feeling good so I tried out their hiking shoes for work. THey're more durable and have a good tread. Like most shoes you have to ask the shoe store about models for flat feet. Most shoes on the shelves are for regular arches, if you have flat or high arches you need to tell them that so they can get the right shoes.

Also google "orthotics" for your area. You can get inserts custom made for your feet so any brand boot or shoe will be comfortable for you to wear.

Johnny_boy02
04-08-2012, 01:31 AM
I wear these
http://www.georgiaboot.com/products/3758/1600G8341/Georgia-Waterproof-Low-Heel-Logger-ST-Work-Boots/

With these
http://www.footmapping.com/footmapping/home/index.jspa

They are not insulated so not to bad in the summer. The waterproofing lasts about a 1.5 years before they start to leak.

I just bought a new pair to keep my feet dry and plan on switching back to my old pair once it is done raining.

picframer
04-08-2012, 03:35 AM
Stihl has a boot they call Lawn Grips that I personally swear by as do the staff, they are not cheap however you can wear them all day on a job site and your feet will not hurt at all, they grip well on any surface and it doesn't seem to matter how hot or cold it is outside your feet are always comfortable.

My son is a flat foot and he added some type of gel insert to his and had no problems at all, sometimes the crew he ran would be on wood cutting/chippping jobs up to 12 hours in a day.

http://www.lawngrips.com/press-release/press-release8.html

Shark1611
04-08-2012, 09:36 AM
Hey guys thanks so much for the response! you've given me some great options. Price doesn't matter when it comes to your feet.

stevef1201
04-08-2012, 04:32 PM
I wear REDWING, have for 20 years. I have problems with my feet and redwing is the only boot that I can wear for hours with no problems.

willshome
04-08-2012, 06:58 PM
Price doesn't matter when it comes to your feet.

and back, knees, neck, hips.... bad footwear sucks

Cashin H&P
04-08-2012, 07:24 PM
I have always warn chippewa american loggers. Expensive but they last for ever and come with a warranty. The only reason I got a new pair only because I hit the tip of one of them with a chain saw and the water proffing was starting to wear out. They are steal toe and have great support I have been using them since I was 15.

CHEESE2009
04-08-2012, 08:53 PM
I cut my own yard wearing just socks... Feels good man... especially at the end of the day.. lol

Shark1611
04-09-2012, 10:43 PM
I came across the boots I wear now by accident! I've worn red wings for yrs, pretty expensive and over rated in my opinion . This might sound weird but I now wear doc martins "air wear" . Bought them at journeys for $90 to wear as a dress boot, turned into my work boot. Docs were started in 1945 by the British army. Great ankle support,cushioned sole that forms to any foot, very durable, by far my most comfortable boot! If you try them I gaurantee you'll like em. Good luck!
<img src=http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp360/stavropulos/7689493c.jpg>

We have a Journeys in austin. I will go and check these out. Sound like something I may like. Thanks!

Shark1611
04-09-2012, 10:48 PM
and back, knees, neck, hips.... bad footwear sucks

I agree with you on that for sure. I got to get something that will ease the pain.

willshome
04-10-2012, 05:13 PM
A friend made me go try (santa cruz crocs) on WOW they are like getting your feet rubber well walking. If I am not working i think I may wear them. Not really liking the look but they so far (last night) feel great. Go try them on http://media10.dropshots.com/photos/996996/20120410/134521.jpg (http://www.dropshots.com/willshome#date/2012-04-10/13:45:21)

Shark1611
05-08-2012, 08:40 PM
I came across the boots I wear now by accident! I've worn red wings for yrs, pretty expensive and over rated in my opinion . This might sound weird but I now wear doc martins "air wear" . Bought them at journeys for $90 to wear as a dress boot, turned into my work boot. Docs were started in 1945 by the British army. Great ankle support,cushioned sole that forms to any foot, very durable, by far my most comfortable boot! If you try them I gaurantee you'll like em. Good luck!
<img src=http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp360/stavropulos/7689493c.jpg>

Got a pair off e-bay for 35.00. thanks!:D

veteranslawncaresystems
05-09-2012, 12:55 AM
carhartts for life, i work for a steel company at night and work 10 to 12 hours, and during the day i wear them for about about 7 hours so i am on my feet for 18 to 19 hours a day. and dont have any problems

stevef1201
05-09-2012, 06:59 AM
I use redwings boots, last so far 3 years. Have used these for 10 years in construction, feet never felt better after a long day on my feet. Used to have real foot, ankle, knee, and back problems with other boots. Whatever brand you buy dont skimp.