Hot weather steel toes?

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  1. Fantom1

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    Had a pair of Keens that were terrible quality, not that comfortable, and hot. Looking for something that stays as cool as possible. NO waterproof. They do need a steel or composite toe. Mid to high rise.

    Under $100

    Suggestions?
     
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  2. aynirar27

    aynirar27 All You Need Is Rock and Roll Gold Supporting Member

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    Have you looked into the sketchers steel toes and the like? Basically heavy sneakers with usually composite toes
     
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  3. Whiskeyrebel

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    I have Carolina shoes with composite toes. They are pretty comfortable.
     
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    Never heard of Chucks with a safety toe. The rubber cap ain't OSHA standard.
     
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  6. Fantom1

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    Ive seen the Sketchers and Carolinas. I should have said I want a mid to high boot since I'm in sand. Also, anything that is "waterproof" is outrageously hot to wear. Thanks anyhow!
     
  7. Clark GriswoId

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    Looked into redwing or military type boot with a safety toe?

    Might fall out of your price range
     
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  9. Floyd Eye

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    Under $100? No idea brother. I probably couldn't even give you a suggestion for good work boots under $200.
     
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  10. Campfired

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    My work shoes are Timberland PRO Titan low-profile steel toes, EE width. Not sure what these cost...$127 to $139, IIRC...amazon has them as does Timberland online, but MSRP.

    Be sure you order the correct size and width from amazon, had to send a pair back when they sent 10 D instead of 10.5 EE. Something was mixed up in the ordering process (my end, most likely).

    About average shoes, my previous pair lasted 3-½ to 4 years before the sole cracked at about the ball of the foot. Best pair of work shoes I've ever owned. Comfortable, just needs some odor eaters, and you're golden.
     
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  11. morleyman

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    You might want to check out Wal Mart for Herman Survivors with a steel toe.

    Last summer I hopped in my van and set off for the jobsite with only my flip flops on. Usually I'll throw my work boots on once I get to the job and take them off for the ride home and this day I had forgotten to bring my Chippewas with me in the van. Not wanting to waste time driving back home, I opted to check out a Wal Mart nearby first. The Survivors were $69 and I figured if they lasted a few months and were comfortable they'd be worth it...Anyway, I've just kept wearing them since they were decently comfortable, had a non-marking sole, were super easy to lace and the steel toes make it less painful when I kick my dog..at least for me anyway..;)

    I work in a hot job environment in the summer and they haven't bothered me as far as being hot and sweaty.
     
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  12. Fantom1

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    Ya, I know its TGP. Pretty soon somebody is going to suggest some handmade alligator skin boots with carbon composite toe and unicorn skin sole.

    Employer pays $100 each year for the boots. I don't want to spend my dime. :)
     
  13. mark norwine

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    That's my daily-wear boot, too (except mine is the 6")...and these are the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. Not most comfy "boot", but the most comfortable piece of footwear of any kind that I've ever owned. I'm a wide, too....and these have a big, open toebox that just feels great. Can't say enough good things about them!

    But they're not "under $100", however.

    EDIT: Oh, and let me add...having spent today in the pouring, driving rain on a muddy, sloppy construction site...these things are **DRY**. I've owned many boots that claim to be "waterproof", but they rarely are. These things are DRY!!

    They come with really $hitty laces, though. I changed mine right there in the store.
     
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  14. Floyd Eye

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    My employer pays $150. I buy $250 boots and pay $100 out of pocket. Twice a year. Usually RedWings or Danners.
     
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  15. Fantom1

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    Guess I could do that for tax purposes. Both RedWings are just too hot though. Something like this would be sweet at $150, but it doesn't have a steel/composite toe.

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    Edit: Of course the composite toe version is a cool $320. Seems like a lot of extra scratch for a $2 piece of plastic...

    http://www.danner.com/product/military/rivot-tfx-8-coyote-nmt.html
     
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  16. Peteyvee

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    RedWing has some nice safety boots for under (or around) $200. Ms Vee just got a new pair of Made in the USA RedWing steel toe construction boots for right around 2 bills. As you may recall, she's a civil and structural engineer and works primarily on high-rises...

    They have a bunch of models now and a wide variety of types under $200. I'd be looking for something in this range and this model is not insulated or waterproof... http://www.irishsetterboots.com/USD...;sid=T_sFHExNIsAGHBthUjQreFjh4LM8fuMFdpmqVHUv
     
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  17. Fantom1

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    I love Redwing shoes, but the all leather just murders me in this weather. Actually everything except "slippahs" kills me, but I'm hoping there is a desert/jungle version of some shoe out there. Maybe I´ll just spring for the Danner's before summer comes and I'm really on my feet all day.
     

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