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    Whats yer workshop shoe?

    I'm asking this on the general woodworking forum because I am trying to target answers from specifically woodworkers in a shop environment. What is your shoe of choice for grinding out sawdust in front of a bench hour after hour. My all-time fave is no longer in production and are coming apart at the seams and need some tried and true perspective. Shoe reviews from some yuppie in a cubicle does me no good! Help my dogs are howlin'.

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    Sandals.......
    Jack Briggs
    Briggs Guitars

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    This month - $10 Rugged shoes from Farm and Fleet on clearence. I wear out shoes about ever 6 months. I rotate the shop/fishing/tractor shoes from the casual tennis shoes I wear out and about. Used to be very picky but the $$ keeps going up on Nike so I have found it is cheaper to buy clearence brands as long as they fit correctly and are comfortable. No Sandals for me, I am a socks and shoes kinda guy.

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    I go for my old work duty boots. They are made by hi tech, steel toe and have zippers so its easy to kick em off before coming inside the house. Of course my wife makes fun of me all the time for wearing shorts and 10" boots but what do I care what I look like in the garage, as long as my feet are comfy im all good

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    Shoe reviews from some yuppie in a cubicle does me no good! Help my dogs are howlin'.[/quote]
    Ah ohhh!!! That should limit the responses.

    Gary K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Keedwell View Post
    Shoe reviews from some yuppie in a cubicle does me no good! Help my dogs are howlin'.
    Ah ohhh!!! That should limit the responses.

    Gary K.[/quote]


    Well, OK... OK. How about 'yuppies in a cubicle who make shavings evenings/weekends OK'.

    Sorry yuppies!

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    After my "good" sneakers get dingy, I relegate them to shop/outdoor shoes and get another pair of good ones.

    You can be assured that I will NEVER pay $80 - $100 for a pair of sneakers. I get mine at Payless.

    I have to wear steel-toed shoes at work and even though they are Redwings, I still detest them. No way I'm going to wear anything like that at home.
    Cody


    Logmaster LM-1 sawmill, 30 hp Kioti tractor w/ FEL, Stihl 290 chainsaw, 300 bf cap. Solar Kiln

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    Birkenstocks are my first choice. Beat up sneakers are my second.

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    Crocs -awesome cushioning and comfortable.
    Butt ugly though.

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    Yea, I haven't found a pair of steel toes that have a toe box wide enough where it doesn't tear up my feet. Had a pair of Red Wings, after a weekend of yardwork they went straight to Goodwill. $ $ YOW!!!

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    I wear Z-coils. They are like walking on a thick rubber mat.

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    Athletic Shoes...currently my white K-Swiss footwear. I rotate the previous generation of "dress sneakers" to shop use when I buy pristine new ones for everyday wear.
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    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Gustafson View Post
    I wear Z-coils. They are like walking on a thick rubber mat.
    Are those made by Nike?

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    Don't laugh.....Dr. Scholl

    Gary K

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    Wescos when I'm making dust, old sneakers when I'm not.

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