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« on: January 13, 2015, 04:14:17 PM »
About a year ago there was a thread on good footwear for brewing.  I rather dismissed it at the time, but now realize how nice good footwear could be.  After 6-7 hours in the brewery and on the cement floor, by knees are killing me.  And the next morning is even worse.  I tried to find that thread, but came up empty.  I hate to start a new thread on this, but any help you veterans could give would be great. 

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Re: footwear
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2015, 04:33:18 PM »
X-tra tuff boots. I love them for fishing and brewing also. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2015, 04:36:42 PM »
Reef flip-flops. No joke, it's what I wear half the time. Or vans off the walls. If you are looking for boots, don't go cheap. Boots are in the "get what you pay" for category.

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Re: footwear
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2015, 04:39:47 PM »
Those extrtuf boots look nice. They just went on my wish list.
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Re: footwear
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2015, 04:41:47 PM »
Only boots I'll ever fish in.
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Re: footwear
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2015, 04:48:15 PM »
Do the x-tra tuff boots have good arch support?  They look nice, but I wonder about all day on a cement floor????

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Re: footwear
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2015, 04:54:06 PM »
The key to a good pair of xtra tufs is getting a good pair of insoles with them.  I have a pair of dr scholls work boot insole and it is like walking on air.  If you can find some old tufs made in the USA, that is best.  a few years back they moved the production over seas, and the quality has gone down.  on another note most xtratuf retailers will exchange them if they start to fall apart.  living in SE Alaska I wear mine year round no matter the task.
I also wear a good thick cushiony pair of flip flops (sanuks) for the days I don't feel like wearing socks
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Re: footwear
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2015, 05:15:00 PM »
The key to a good pair of xtra tufs is getting a good pair of insoles with them.  I have a pair of dr scholls work boot insole and it is like walking on air.  If you can find some old tufs made in the USA, that is best.  a few years back they moved the production over seas, and the quality has gone down.  on another note most xtratuf retailers will exchange them if they start to fall apart.  living in SE Alaska I wear mine year round no matter the task.
I also wear a good thick cushiony pair of flip flops (sanuks) for the days I don't feel like wearing socks

darn, at first glance they are still made in the USA but as I actually try to confirm that on the website it becomes apparent that they are not.
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Re: footwear
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2015, 05:24:37 PM »
Do the x-tra tuff boots have good arch support?  They look nice, but I wonder about all day on a cement floor????
With a nice pair of insoles yes.

The non us ones are still good.  Just don't last as long.
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Re: footwear
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2015, 06:47:27 PM »
I just got a pair of Muck Boot Jobbers so time will tell. My wife swears by them on the farm. If you want a good made in the USA leather boot look at Thorogood, you have to check each boot style as some are not made in the states. If you ever get to Merrill, WI they have an outlet store where I picked up a $200 pair of boots for $60 because of a scuff on the heel.
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Re: footwear
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2015, 07:14:32 PM »
I just get cheap mid-calf steel toe boots, usually Servus, which do happen to be made in the US. Even with daily brewery use, they hold up for a couple years. The key is to get quality insoles that work for your feet, and replace them every few months.

Pants outside boots! There's no point in having a chemical barrier if you then funnel the chemicals inside it.
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Re: footwear
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2015, 07:48:35 PM »
I just get cheap mid-calf steel toe boots, usually Servus, which do happen to be made in the US. Even with daily brewery use, they hold up for a couple years. The key is to get quality insoles that work for your feet, and replace them every few months.

Pants outside boots! There's no point in having a chemical barrier if you then funnel the chemicals inside it.

are they waterproof? or do you deal with wet feet?
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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2015, 08:35:16 PM »
are they waterproof? or do you deal with wet feet?

Waterproof. I think it's neoprene. http://www.gearcor.com/s75109/Servus-XTP-Steel-Toe-Hi-Boot.htm
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Re: footwear
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2015, 08:43:34 PM »
I remember reading a lengthy thread on the probrewer forum about boots once.  You should be able to view it here:
http://discussions.probrewer.com/showthread.php?14931-Brewers-boots
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Re: footwear
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2015, 01:52:43 AM »
I just got a pair of Muck Boot Jobbers so time will tell. My wife swears by them on the farm. If you want a good made in the USA leather boot look at Thorogood, you have to check each boot style as some are not made in the states. If you ever get to Merrill, WI they have an outlet store where I picked up a $200 pair of boots for $60 because of a scuff on the heel.

Just bought my second pair of muck boot shoes as I ended up wearing them more than just brewing.  I like them but might not be. The best if you suffer from knee pain.