April 21, 2013 at 9:02 pm #firstname.lastname@example.orgProFresno, ca
New balance are comfortable.April 22, 2013 at 5:50 am #22320
I used to wear all New Balance before I switched to Merrell. I still have a couple old pairs of New Balance sneakers kicking around that I still wear though.
danpattison.comApril 22, 2013 at 5:59 am #22321
What influenced the switch Dan?
John SApril 22, 2013 at 6:21 am #22332
I can’t remember exactly John. I think I saw a pair of Merrell’s that I really liked and bought them. They were super comfortable and lasted a long time so I just kept on buying Merrell. I like the style of Merrell’s in general, they tend to have that more “earthy” look and don’t show the dirt as much. I’ve had my Merrell hikers and sneakers for about 8 years and they are still going strong.
danpattison.comApril 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm #22438jdw1865ProDewey, OK
I ended up buying a pair of Keen’s. I ordered them tonight and should be here in a couple of days.
I appreciate everyone’s insight.April 22, 2013 at 9:14 pm #22442
8 years is really, really impressive Dan. Do you wear them every day? Are you hard on them?
John SApril 23, 2013 at 4:56 am #22451
John, I don’t usually wear them everyday now but at one point I did. The soles have a fair bit of wear on them but they are holding together just fine otherwise. Most days are my work boots now, sneakers are pretty much just for going out somewhere non work related.
danpattison.comApril 23, 2013 at 1:55 pm #22470
8 years holy moly.. im lucky if i get a year out of a pair.. when their new i get maybe 6 months tops out of a pair for gym use then they get downgraded to work sneakers for going on finished floors. after 2 or 3 trim jobs their toast
heres a tip, dont fart in a space suitApril 23, 2013 at 3:54 pm #22489
I guess I must go easy on my footwear. I’ve had my work boots for 6 years but they are starting to show some signs of wear, probably won’t be too much longer before I have to look at new ones.
danpattison.comApril 24, 2013 at 9:15 am #22519cranbrook2ProBelgrave, Ontario , Canada
I am the opposite I am lucky if a pair of boots or shoes last me 3 months . I guess I should stop kicking everything 😉April 24, 2013 at 4:55 pm #22556
lol yeah that might help them last longer John 🙂 Do you usually buy cheap shoes or more expensive ones? I’ve found that you really get what you pay for with shoes.
danpattison.comApril 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm #22559cranbrook2ProBelgrave, Ontario , Canada
I have always bought cheap shoes but now that my feet get really sore a lot I am considering buying better shoes and boots . I just have to stop being so cheap 🙂April 25, 2013 at 9:31 am #22685
Dan – do you polish and treat your workboots? Do you have any tricks to helping them live that long?
John SApril 25, 2013 at 11:54 am #22712
lol, John no I don’t do anything special to my work boots. I don’t wear them everyday either because when I’m working in the shop I wear sneakers so they don’t get a beating on site everyday. I did have to give them a good scrub the other day though, I was wearing them when I scraped all the old undercoating off the underside of my truck and they were full of it.
danpattison.comApril 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm #22732
speaking of boots.. my 2 1/2 month old dakota mammoth boots blew apart on the back .. just had them replaced with a pair of cofra’s.. hopefully they work out
heres a tip, dont fart in a space suitApril 25, 2013 at 3:57 pm #22746
sad day Jeff… did you contact their customer service or anything? 2.5 months is not long at all….
John SApril 25, 2013 at 4:11 pm #22760
Did you buy the Dakotas at Mark’s Jeff? You would think they would do something for you if they only lasted that long.
danpattison.comApril 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm #22822
just went into the store. they have a 100 day warrenty on all their boots.. they simply exchanged them for me. didnt pay a cent.. another work wear shop here in town has a broader selection of brands but charges more. the one good thing about murphy gear is that they have a 1 year warrenty on their boots
heres a tip, dont fart in a space suitApril 25, 2013 at 9:21 pm #22861
That is great service!!
John SApril 26, 2013 at 4:28 am #22865
That’s great that you got them switched out Jeff. I bought my boots at Mark’s too and a lot of my clothes. I didn’t know that Murphy Gear had a one year warranty, that’s even better.
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