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    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.

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    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>

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    • #3
      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

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      • #4
        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.

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        • #5
          I wear these
          http://www.georgiaboot.com/products/...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.

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          • #6
            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-relea...-release8.html
            Andy
            Halifax, Nova Scotia

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            • #7
              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.

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              • #8
                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.

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                • #9
                  Price doesn't matter when it comes to your feet.
                  and back, knees, neck, hips.... bad footwear sucks

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                  • #10
                    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.

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                    • #11
                      I cut my own yard wearing just socks... Feels good man... especially at the end of the day.. lol

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                      • #12
                        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!

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                        • #13
                          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.

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                          • #14
                            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

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                              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!

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