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Topic Summary: .......Please Advise.......
Created On: 08 August 2014 05:46 PM
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 08 August 2014 05:46 PM
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weirdbeard

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Hi All........After clomping about in bog-standard toe-cap boots for too many years, I've decided I need to invest in something better for general outdoor use, like the type dno workers in the off roaders, or tree surgeons wear (when either are around there's not usually time for footwear chats ! - My question to the panel is does anyone have any advice they can give as to where to get the best boots from?

....Thanks....
 08 August 2014 06:31 PM
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OMS

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You could try Meindl - good boots to wear all day in my experience of them

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OMS

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 08 August 2014 06:35 PM
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prophet

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Well, the best wellies i've every owned are Buckler (you can wear them all day they're that comfy) and they make many a fine boot as well.

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 08 August 2014 06:37 PM
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prophet

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Originally posted by: OMS

You could try Meindl - good boots to wear all day in my experience of them



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OMS


Ah i also second this. My walking boots are Meindl and they've lasted years.
 08 August 2014 08:41 PM
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weirdbeard

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Thanks for the replies, I shall check out your recommendations
 08 August 2014 09:11 PM
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slittle

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I had four pairs of the scruffs tornado boot which were waterproof in at least four inches of water, hard toe and sole and light enough to wear all week.

Just changed to dewalt ones for a change and I have to say I'm not impressed.

Be interested to know what you find


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 08 August 2014 09:36 PM
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Zs

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Because I only have size 4 with (socks on) feet, and quite thin, I've only ever had what I can get. Bod once sent me a gift of a pair of pink toe tector boots which aren't so pink any more but still on the go.

Anyway, I have the orthopaedic insoles in my boots so as to help them to fit better and take up some of the room. In fact, they make a boot very comfortable so are worth considering. Best ones are made by Scholl, and are specifically sized, not ones that you cut. they curve around your heel slightly, support the arch a bit etc. Worth a try.

Zs
 08 August 2014 10:01 PM
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leckie

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Well the home of footwear is Northampton.

I can recommend the Goodyear welted sole boots, they are very comfortable once worn in. Unfortunately this takes about 4 years!
 09 August 2014 12:21 AM
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I second Stu:

Winter and Spring I live a lot in wellies as I have to cross a quagmire to get to my van each morning . (The townie customers find it most amusing...)

Out of wellies I get by quite well with a style similar to Stu's. About three pairs a year. After a few months they're aesthetically destroyed enough to make me look a tramp, even if they are still working in a practical sense.

But: They're so comfy and light I opt to wear them when me and better half decide to go rambling at weekends. So 40 hrs a week in work and at weekends. I've stopped buying expensive hiking boots...

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 10 August 2014 02:09 PM
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weirdbeard

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Thanks again folks, looking at them meindel ones, there a place nearby that sells them, but at £160 hopefully won't be getting through too many pairs per year!
 10 August 2014 02:11 PM
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phantom9

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Site boots from Screwfix. Just as good as any other boots.
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