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  • #31
    I have wide feet (but oddly have been wearing regular 11s in boots, instead of 11W)... anyway, I can't find a decent boot around 50.00... whats a good recommendation? I have CAT Second Shift Work boots but hear they suck as hiking boots.


    • qwazse
      qwazse commented
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      14c. I haven't found anything serviceable for under $50. You can go to most discount shoe stores and find something close to that price. It may last a season.

      I'm a big fan of Timberland.
      Last edited by qwazse; 02-05-2014, 09:27 PM. Reason: Ooops, wrong brand!

    • RememberSchiff
      RememberSchiff commented
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      Returns are often deeply discounted. At a REI yard sale, I scored a pair of returned Merrell Moab's for less than $13! Like you, I need wide and these were not, but it was the start of an interesting experiment. The fit was tight on the plus side it mitigated my plantar fasciitis pain so I could go the distance, on the negative side colder feet from constricted circulation and inability to wear thicker socks. YMMV.

  • #32
    Well, after the Chinese made shoddy boots I had, I decided to buy American made boots. I like Bates footware, but for whatever reason it started huting in one particular spot an I returned them. Father-in-law said try Thorogood boots, and I have been wearing these, for almost a month now and am loving them. The look good, I wear them at the hospital, and am on my feet constantly now doing all kinds of tech set ups.

    The ones I wanted were these, , but I needed new boots ASAP and could only afford the 6" sports hikers. No complaints so far, but we'll see how they hold up.


    • #33
      I swear by Vasque Boots. My first pair lasted almost 30 years of monthly camping, as well as a lot of snow shoveling/blowing. The second pair is on about year 10 and still look like new.


      • #34
        Rocky makes really good boots, my brother uses them for ROTC. I have a pair of Nike ACG boots, really comfortable and durable.