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  • #32268

    bethepro
    Keymaster
    Mt Prospect, IL

    Now that KEEN Utility is a sponsor of bethepro.com, they want to help answer your work boot questions. Use this topic to ask any work boot related questions and I will work with KEEN Utility to write up articles to answer some of your questions.

    Aaron

    Email us at bethepro@bethepro.com

    #32580

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    what actually constitutes a warrenty issue with a boot. when i was selling 12 years ago we would tell the customer that if the upper portion of the sneaker starts coming apart before the outsole is showing signs of wear its covered

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #32711

    I would love to learn a few simple things to help boots live longer… especially if they don’t take a lot of time to do 🙂

    John S

    #32886

    Anonymous

    John S, I think it’s like an oil. In fact, The store I was buying mine from would do it as part of their service after the sale thing. Although I never took them up on it but I guess they would service them and replace the strings for free too when needed. I usually wore out the sole’s before the top anyway

    #33008

    parenos
    Moderator
    Honesdale, PA

    I would like to know if there are any recommendation on uneven wear towards the inside of the sole?

    #33014

    redwood
    Pro

    Brian wrote:I would like to know if there are any recommendation on uneven wear towards the inside of the sole?

    When you walk, just turn your ankles so that the outside of your foot makes contact with the ground. I was going to tell you to rotate your shoes, but I’m not sure if that is plausible or not. jk

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
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    #33017

    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    Brian,
    Look for something called Heel Straits. There are other brands out there too. They are basically wedges that you put in your shoe. You put the thick edge toward the side that you have excessive wear. The level out your foot so you hit the hole sole when you walk rather than one side first. Last ones I bought were only a few bucks a pair.

    #33020

    Anonymous

    Jerry, I’ve never heard of those but it sounds like they would work except maybe the other way around, Wouldn’t you want the thick side on the side that doesn’t have any wear? Or, Just get a front end alignment 🙂

    #33022

    kzcarp
    Pro

    I think if I stop introducing my workboots to lazy laborer butts I might get more life out of them. The laborers too, maybe.

    kevin

    #33026

    Anonymous

    Kevin wrote:I think if I stop introducing my workboots to lazy laborer butts I might get more life out of them. The laborers too, maybe.

    kevin

    Steel toe boots work best for that. I know, That’s what my boss always wore. 🙂

    #33034

    kzcarp
    Pro

    That’s why I have the shiny toes on my boots.

    kevin

    #33105

    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    No Brian,

    The thick part of the wedge shifts the weight of your body to the other side of your foot. The shift in weight balances the wear. Think about the thick side “throwing” the weight and wear to the other side of your foot and boot. They may called Heel Straits also. I buy mine off the internet.

    I used to “over pronate” meaning I ran my shoes over to the inside so bad that the sides of my boots would eventually make contact with the ground. Heel straighteners fixed me right up. A by-product was a major reduction in back pain.

    #33107

    Do they come in 11W or 11 1/2 W without steel toe ?

    #33123

    kzcarp
    Pro

    Click on the ad in the margin and check them out. They make a bunch of different styles, steel toe and not.

    kevin

    #33129

    All of a sudden I realized we have all the regulars posting again and I remembered why… It is the weekend!!! Good to have you all active on the forum!

    John S

    #33132

    Anonymous

    Jerry wrote:No Brian,

    The thick part of the wedge shifts the weight of your body to the other side of your foot. The shift in weight balances the wear. Think about the thick side “throwing” the weight and wear to the other side of your foot and boot. They may called Heel Straits also. I buy mine off the internet.

    I used to “over pronate” meaning I ran my shoes over to the inside so bad that the sides of my boots would eventually make contact with the ground. Heel straighteners fixed me right up. A by-product was a major reduction in back pain.

    Ohhhhhhh ok, That makes sense. Sorry about that, Just thought you might have wrote it backwards. My bad.

    #33169

    woodman_412
    Moderator

    That’s good to know about the wedges. I always wear out the inner side of the sole first too. I find that when the sole gets worn too unevenly then it starts to mess with my knees.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #33189

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    dan. sounds like you prontat… meaning your foot leans dominately inward.. try super feet insoles.. i started wearing them 2 years ago and they make a world of difference

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #33201

    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    I learned about all this back when I wore leather soled cowboy boots. A shoe repair shop in Raleigh NC. He started building up the inside of boot heels about 3/16″. Boots lasted longer, back hip and knee pain went down. All around a good thing. When I stopped wearing leather soled boots I went to the heel straights.

    On another tangent on boot comfort. I have had good luck with the Dr. Scholls inserts. The ones where you stand on the platform and it spits out the model you need. Kind of gimmicky but I like them anyway.

    #33223

    kzcarp
    Pro

    Really, the DR.Scholls ? I wouldn’t have expected that. Of course that would require me not only to go to walmart, but to take off my shoes there also, both sort of freak me out a little. But good to know.

    kevin

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