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minimal work shoes/boots?

Answered on September 09, 2013
Created September 07, 2013 at 2:31 PM

curious if anyone has seen a work boot or shoe that has a minimal sole, especially at the heel. Any suggestions?

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Not to mention that every industrial plant requires steel toes at a minimum, per OSHA. The risk of tort is far too high to allow Peter Pan stuff.

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on September 09, 2013
at 03:54 AM

Look at Jika-tabi - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jika-tabi. There are steel-toed versions if you want to use them as work boots.

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on September 09, 2013
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You're an engineer at a refinery and OSHA and your safety director don't require chemical proof steel toed boots? I prefer Muck Chore pull-on boots for wet work, and Wesco 10" lace-ups for moderately dry work. Wesco will custom build on a variety of soles, from relatively flat and smooth to block heels in full Vibram lug.

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on September 09, 2013
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you're right-- engineer at a refinery ... the bare requirements i need are closed toed, steel-toed preferred. i'd prefer some sort of boot but not opposed to those lace up sneaker style work safety shoe. the safety of the shoe isn't as critical as that of an operator/laborer since i'm hardly out in the plant.

that Ra shoe got my hopes up but I might need more protection than that!

thanks all for the help so far!

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on September 08, 2013
at 06:24 AM

Would be helpful if you told us what kind of work you are doing. Each job or occupation has differing needs for foot protection from minimal to full on flying knives or nails.

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on September 08, 2013
at 06:14 AM

I have been wearing these for a while now. Love them!

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on September 07, 2013
at 06:00 PM

this may be a little too tactical looking for work, depending on the work, but supposedly they are great: http://www.uspatriottactical.com/belleville-tactical-research-tr102-minimil-ultra-light-black-boot.html

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on September 07, 2013
at 03:53 PM

Kind of defeats the purpose, no? A Work boot's purpose in life is to protect your feet from things like falling hammers, sharp rubble and the like.

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on September 09, 2013
at 03:39 AM

Not to mention that every industrial plant requires steel toes at a minimum, per OSHA. The risk of tort is far too high to allow Peter Pan stuff.

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