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03-10-2013 06:21 PM

Been wearing LL Bean duck shoes for years and the bottom has worn out. What “slip on” footwear do folks use that give good support. I can’t stop and tie laces every time I venture into and out of the shop.

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#1 posted 03-10-2013 07:31 PM

I wear Birkenstock super-birki clogs sometimes. I don’t
like them for long sessions on concrete though because
they are very tough and the sole is hard like Vibram.
They last for a long, long time and the insoles are
replaceable. If you have a wide foot like I do, the
extra toe room is nice. Some people wear them for
longs shifts in hospitals and restaurants. I suppose
one could add a more cushy insole underneath the
cork insole the comes with them.

Crocs are more cushy but nowhere near as

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#2 posted 03-10-2013 08:19 PM

wolverine durashock slip on boots.

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#3 posted 03-10-2013 11:05 PM

Sperry Classic Top Siders, custom made ML Leddy cowboy boots, or my Merrell Wilderness boots. The Merrells probably wouldn’t help you much cause they’re a pain in the tail to lace up multiple times a day.

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#4 posted 03-10-2013 11:35 PM

For slip ons I were Croc Specialist or Merrel Jungle Moc. The Specialist is a really comfortable all day wear type of shoe. No pesky holes in the shoe so wet grass and puddles no big deal. Has a raised heel so a little extra protection and increased arch support. With me wearing them everyday they last about a year before they are slick on the bottom, but at 30 bucks no big deal. Now typically you can find one of the colors on sale for under 20 bucks. The last ones I bought were the “army” green and paid 17 bucks from Crocs online.

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#5 posted 03-10-2013 11:37 PM

No slip ons here. Steeltoe tie ups.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 03-11-2013 01:42 AM

I have been wearing these for about 6 months. They are comfortable on the concrete floor. HTH

-- Art

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#7 posted 03-11-2013 01:50 AM

I have tried many different shoes to wear in my shop and ended up buying the Clarks brand slip on shoes. foe me they are by far the most comfortable shoes for working in my shop all day…and I spend alot of 12+ hour days in my shop at least 6 days a week. I like them so much I just ordered a second pair about 2 weeks ago. They are only around $90 a pair and worth every penny. If my feets are happy then I am happy…!

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#8 posted 03-11-2013 01:52 AM

I second the Merrel Jungle Moc. Slip on, They’re a hiking boot company. The mocs are as tough as a hiking boot but feel like a comfortable sneaker. They slip on and are actually quite dressy. I have a pair I’ve worn nearly every day for 4 years. Work, shop, play, etc. They still look good and the sole has lots of tread left. $59.95 at Amazon. Also, some styles/colors come in wide. Wide is very wide in this case. I normally take a EEEE width and they’re comfy. The wife has some and I got some for my daughters.

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#9 posted 03-11-2013 01:53 AM

Acorn slipper shoes or tie up New balance motion control walking shoes when I feel like wearing tie up shoes in the shop.

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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#10 posted 03-11-2013 03:08 AM

Merrel Jungle Mocs here. When it’s really cold, I wear my Gore Tex Jungle Mocs (made by Merrel but only available through Cabelas)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 03-11-2013 03:23 AM

Merrel, I told my wife to bury me with them on my feet as they are so comfortable.

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#12 posted 03-11-2013 03:29 AM

No slip-ons … I wear Caterpillar work shoes, and use anti-fatigue mats at the bench, lathe, cabinet saw, etc.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#13 posted 03-11-2013 04:23 AM

I wore boat shoes or boots in the shop for years but sore knees and hips have led me to favor running shoes and it really helps (same reason people have those squishy mats I think). As convenience and comfort continue to eclipse style and durabilty, I guess I’ll eventually be wearing those clunky beige sneakers with the Velcro straps, but I’m not quite there yet.

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#14 posted 03-12-2013 12:33 AM

Crocs. And when it’s cold and I wear socks there is a nice polka dot pattern on my socks from saw dust. Wife doesn’t like it. You can’t wear Crocs out. Double knee replacements and they do well. The medical folks recommended them to me but I already owned several pairs.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#15 posted 03-17-2013 01:23 AM

Crocs…crocs. I ha ha…I don’t get it. crocs, really, crocs…seriously…crocs.
Ha. I am so amused by the fact that dudes wear crocs, and…ha, ha ha, wear crocs..
in public like in public. oh well…..i wear boots, always have, always will, but that’s besides the point, i didn’t want to even say i wear boots, but…crocs, wtf. I wear Wolverine Men’s Boots. In my shop, if you came in to work, help me out, or add design influences, and you were wearing a pair of Mthfckin Croc’s, I’d automatically make you change your footwear in my shop…croc’s, ha

-- steve/USA

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