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I wear Steel Blues which are pretty comfortable although I think lacking some support. Because I work outdoors in rough terrain I tend to do be hard on my boots, and the leather at the front of my Steel Blues has been stripped away. So I'm not that impressed with the quality, but they are comfortable.

Regarding the 'toes chopping off' story, I was under the impression that this was a requirement of the Australian standard for safety boots. The logic being that it is easier to reattach a cleanly amputated toe than attempt to reconstruct a crushed one. But I have just done a quick google and can't find anything about that - except the Mythbusters story which seems like a pretty good test.

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^ here it is, just when you thought life couldn't get any better.

straight to the pool room

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my vote aswell goes up for a shoe brand called scarpa, realy well made.

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I hear that the company that made the old British Doc Martens still makes them under the brand name Solovair. I looked into it, and to get them shipped over the total price comes to around $180 AUD.

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^ here it is, just when you thought life couldn't get any better.

straight to the pool room

I have never seen the shoe lace to zip converter!. I wonder if you can get a zip to shoe lace converter?

"Straight to the pool room"...lol.. 'The castle' no doubt.. he he he

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look for an aussie brand 'tuf'. i had a pair of tuf lace ups which i wore every day for 5-6 years, only a worn down heal moved me to replace them. i replaced them with a pair of brittish 'kickers' made by the 'grinders' boot company, so far ive had them less than a year and there are holes through the soles etc. those english working class musn't work very hard, their boots are lousy.

edit: i can only find vague refferences to them online, perhaps tuf footwear has gone under, a shame, as i was about to start looking for a new pair.

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^ IME the sole is the achilles heel of work boots. also a pretty good indicator of how even-footed your walking and working style is, eg heavier wear on the heal of one particular foot.

no real opinion, except that the most cushioning by far in any boot i've seen was in a particular pair by steel blue.

red wings are american i think and almost fanatically popular among oil and gas workers.

edit: there are work socks made from bamboo now. very very nice.

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^ i got em, they the shit!

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went from oliver, to T boots, now to redback...the olivers & T's only last me 12mths max. The redbacks are a steel cap lace up that are quite comfortable & seem to be wearing well...so far & bamboo socks are definitely the best, although a tad expensive.

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