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    Work shoes.... where from?

    So, I seem to go through work shoes like they're made from paper. I've tried cheap ones, I've tried expensive ones. The life of most pairs ends up being around 6 - 12 weeks at most.

    So, where do the men here get their work shoes from, and how long do they last?

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    You can't beat a Doctor Martin, used by police all over. comfy and last for ages. I, nowadays, have Clarkes shoes with a cushion shell. Mine have lasted years. It's always the heal that goes first with me due to my inordinate size!

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    My current pair are from crocs I got them just atfer last christmas and they are just about knackered but oh so comfortable.

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    Arco.. Trojan boots.. sorted

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    So, I seem to go through work shoes like they're made from paper. I've tried cheap ones, I've tried expensive ones. The life of most pairs ends up being around 6 - 12 weeks at most.

    So, where do the men here get their work shoes from, and how long do they last?
    That's an awfully short life for any pair of shoes! I know it might sound daft, but have you considered having your feet remeasured to make sure you're getting properly fitted shoes? Sounds to me like there's more to it... unless you just randomly drag your feet on things!

    Quote Originally Posted by TimMcShane View Post
    You can't beat a Doctor Martin!
    I'd like to beat Doc Martin!

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    I wear a shirt and tie by the way, so boots aren't suitable, as they won't go with suit trousers.

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    Magnum Spider 5.1's are my favourite, technically special forces boots but super comfy, hard wearing and lots of grip when it startes getting a bit cold and frozen under foot

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    timberland pro's worked well for me (i beat £60 CAT shoes to pieces in 6 weeks) or totectors. I also have hitec magnums which are doing really well.

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    Dr. Martens Official UK Shop - Uniform/Service - Dr Martins don't just do boots, it's not all skin heads in the police nowadays...

    All the shoes they do - http://store.drmartens.co.uk/c-28-shoes.aspx
    Last edited by TimMcShane; 13th October 2011 at 12:59 PM.

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    I think this is something I'll have to invest in come payday. Had to come in with trainers on today because yesterday my feet were killing from my cheap shoes and all the walking all over the place. I've been looking at Dr. Martens and they seem decent but a bit expensive. Looked at Arco shoes and boots too but didn't know of any local shops that stock them to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAZZD88 View Post
    I think this is something I'll have to invest in come payday. Had to come in with trainers on today because yesterday my feet were killing from my cheap shoes and all the walking all over the place. I've been looking at Dr. Martens and they seem decent but a bit expensive. Looked at Arco shoes and boots too but didn't know of any local shops that stock them to try.
    Arco have a factory shop here:

    Arco Limited
    Tundry Way
    Chainbridge Road Estate
    Blaydon
    NE21 5TP

    I drive past it everyday

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    My work shoes are from M&S... ladies Footglove ... they're very comfortable and robust! I'd recommend them!


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    Bought my current shoes in Dec 2009, still extreamly comfortable, still in very good condition, worn everday, and in the summer months i work to work and back , so they have had some hammer, they were Prada, cost £280.

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    Dr Martins with insoles that help my supination (curtesy of my knees) and so far they have lasted me the better part of 6 years (a few scuffs on them) but still perfectly fine to use. Nothing permanent marker and polish cant fix anyways!

    Find that most pairs of Dr Martins shoes will go well with suits



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