Boot Suggestions

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Joseph L.'s Comment
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Boots at Walmart are OK if you’re in a pinch needing something to get you by. Not moch else.

Or if you're just lazy and don't like shopping for shoes. Before I bought my boots the last pair of shoes I bought for my self was a pair of Reeboks in 2014. I don't care to shoe shop or clothes shop. Besides if I am going to money on foot wear I will spend it on the wife and kids. The wife we go shopping for about every two years we end up getting her five or six pairs of shoes dropping $400-$500 and she makes them last of course we spend several hours completing the task Next time I might check out boot barn

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I'll add this to the conversation.

Take care of your feet. Much like the foundation of a house, if it isn't quality, it will cause problems later on. Your feet are your foundation, they support all your weight. I spent years buying cheap shoes and sneakers, and now every step I take is painful.

I plan to look into those insoles though, I hope they help. I am currently trying out a pair of Merrill Moab tactical boots. They help, but I've only had them 3 weeks, so I have no idea on long term wear. I bought a pair of Wolverine boots once, and they fell apart in less than a month

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Marc Lee's Comment
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This year I bought my first pair of slip on boots or "cowboy boots"

A trip to boot barn and they hooked me right up.

NOT trying to answer the question here... actually need ideas. We are class driving in comfort shoes (Nike Air Fly Wires for me). I think instructor believes we don't need major boot challenges to add to shifting woes now. I know this will not work long term!

HOWEVER... I once had orthotic insoles custom made because my high arches collapsed when walking on hard floors. Found out cowboy boots had a steel shank or plug where the arch joins the heel. Worn boots for years without inserts. Problem solved. Buffalo wore like steel abs were really comfortable. Those and Frye boots I bought in college ($40 in 1975) I wore in everything (salt slush, etc.) almost lasted forever. Fryes got redyed 2 or 3 times, 2 soles and more heels than I can count. I remember my Father freaking out when he found out what they cost. Great purchase!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Found my boots (and I wasn't even looking!)

https://www.wisconsinharley.com/harley-davidson-mens-boxbury-7-inch-black-composite-toe-motorcycle-boots-d93496/

@ H-D dealer event for 115th Anniversary...

$80!

Was a bit concerned not steel toes but they are leather wrapped (2-layers I think) ASTM-rated composites. Side zips and fabric portions should make them comfortable, ease shifting but provide support and protection when out of cab.

Garth M.'s Comment
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They should be fine, I found that I hated laces so I bought a pair of cowboy boots steel toed and great sole but they gave me a heat rash so I’ll save them for winter. I’d worn out the heels in record fast time which I couldnt figure out with all the walking I do, I had taken them with me on vacation so I could get them repaired and forgot them in the rental car at the airport. My brother picked them up for me but I needed some new ones and since laces were out I was looking at Blundstones but they were expensive and looked like old peoples shoes, luckily the store had a house brand 6” slip on boot for less so thats what Im wearing now. I wish I had thought of that style sooner could have saved a lot of money on those western boots. Comfort and convenience beats vanity.

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Brett-Thanks for the info on the insoles. Talked to a lady named Britney, at Super Feet, who set me up for a pair which should be here before I start school. It is so great to have this site and to get so much info from the "Elite Drivers" on this site. You give us your experiences, and makes feel at home without even knowing us. I guess the "ME, ME, ME, Generation," didn't make to the Trucking World, yet!

again thanks, Robert D. (Raptor)

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Dave Reid's Comment
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Probably not many will like my answer but since you specifically asked for a boot rec I'm going to say that after having problems with finding shoes and boots that were comfortable to me for many years, I stumbled upon Mephisto. They are VERY expensive. But they last nearly forever assuming you take advantage of their "recrafting" process now and then.

I used to be an office guy. About 25 years ago I boot a pair of Mephisto wing tips. I wore them six days a week for several years until I could afford to buy more and then continued to wear them at least a couple of times a week for many years. I still have them. They've been recrafted several times (the original reason I bought a second pair....so I'd have something to wear while awaiting the return). The recrafting process costs more than most people pay for shoes but then you've got an amazing new pair of shoes.

So I am a spoiled baby and only accept the best, even now that I'm a trucker. I have Mephisto boots that I wear in the truck. They are extremely comfortable even through our long hours and when I take a walk in the evening they are as comfortable as walking shoes. I've been using these boots for nearly three years of driving and I first bought them several years before that. So, before you pass out when you see the price, consider how long they last....

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a good day... I’m looking for suggestions on boots with good arch support for the truck. Also where did you get them? Thanks as always for your insight!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Brett-Thanks for the info on the insoles. Talked to a lady named Britney, at Super Feet, who set me up for a pair which should be here before I start school. It is so great to have this site and to get so much info from the "Elite Drivers" on this site. You give us your experiences, and makes feel at home without even knowing us. I guess the "ME, ME, ME, Generation," didn't make to the Trucking World, yet!

again thanks, Robert D. (Raptor)

I'll second that. I have an appointment with a podiatrist, and if he doesn't suggest custom insoles because of my broken toe, I will be getting a set.

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