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  • #22316

    New balance are comfortable.

    #22320
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    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.

    Dan

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    #22321

    What influenced the switch Dan?

    John S

    #22332
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    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.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #22438
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, 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.

    #22442

    8 years is really, really impressive Dan. Do you wear them every day? Are you hard on them?

    John S

    #22451
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    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.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #22470
    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    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 suit

    #22489
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    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.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #22519
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, 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 😉

    #22556
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    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.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #22559
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, 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 🙂

    #22685

    Dan – do you polish and treat your workboots? Do you have any tricks to helping them live that long?

    John S

    #22712
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    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.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #22732
    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    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 suit

    #22746

    sad day Jeff… did you contact their customer service or anything? 2.5 months is not long at all….

    John S

    #22760
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    Did you buy the Dakotas at Mark’s Jeff? You would think they would do something for you if they only lasted that long.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #22822
    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    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 suit

    #22861

    That is great service!!

    John S

    #22865
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    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.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

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