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Old 01-11-2018, 03:22 PM
The kid68 The kid68 is offline
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Work shoes

Any of you guys wear an all black tennis shoe for work? I got chosen to do a uniform trial for work and need some all black tennis shoes. We work 12 hours shifts so I need something that wonít kill my back when Iím on my feet for an entire shift.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:15 PM
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I used to. An outfit down in Huntington Beach used to make them. The captain hated them but they met the uniform regulation so there wasn't much he could do about it. Trouble is they wore out very quickly. Such is life. Comfortable but not real sturdy. Plus if you kicked somebody in the head you would hurt your toes.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:28 PM
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Try the Under Armor boots. They are better than tennis shoes. If you need a polish able toe they will not work but otherwise they are the best. In my 30 plus years of duty boots they give support to your ankles and feel like a tennis shoe. Light with lots of cushion under the foot.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:30 PM
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Something like these: https://www.qmuniforms.com/nike-men-...=#.WlgBcExFxEY
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:31 AM
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^^^This^^^

A Nike Air is a good place to start. Just look at your ER staff and the shoes they wear. They wear quality (top dollar) Nikeís, Asicís and Reebokís.

I have to wear Danners on patrol and a fashionable hiking shoe in plain clothes. Ankle support is a must.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:23 AM
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Timberland Pro
Surprisingly comfortable for a work shoe
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:39 AM
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Timberland pro series, although they run a little heavier than a sports type sneaker, your feet are safe, can stand or run all day and no blisters..break in period about 2 weeks. Lighter shoe is Vasque-more hiking type boot but light, not as much protection but still regulation.
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:15 PM
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Hi, For finding work shoes that last longer than one year is easy when you buy quality shoes and seek after them properly. I will suggest you the best indestructible shoes which are the best out of your work shoes, it will help you save from buying several pairs every year.
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Old 04-06-2019, 01:44 PM
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I've had good luck with theses. Light and comfortable for all day wear.

https://www.511tactical.com/atac-2-0-8-boot.html
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:49 AM
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On my third set of Under Armor boots and a new one bought at an Under Armor outlet store for just over $50 dollars.

I still cannot give them a higher recommendation. Light and better than tennis shoes for support. Lots of cushion for an old cop who has stood on his feet for decades.
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:19 PM
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Merrell work/tactical boots. They come in all black and tan. 12 hour strong.
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:32 PM
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I work in telecom, but I wear Merrillís. Good soles for traction, light and comfortable.


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Old 04-11-2019, 07:50 AM
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Hi, For finding work shoes that last longer than one year is easy when you buy quality shoes and seek after them properly. I will suggest you the best indestructible shoes which are the best out of your work shoes, it will help you save from buying several pairs every year.
One of my friends recently purchased work shoes from indestructible shoes and he really enjoyed the comforts of those shoes.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:46 PM
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Look at redback boots. I am on my feet all day and they are awesome and they last.
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Old 04-11-2019, 06:55 PM
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Solomon has black. I don’t wear the black ones, but I am on my third pair of these in grey. They are performance shoes. Very comfortable ones. They make boots too. Popular in the military. If you are in a warm climate make sure you don’t get the gortex model. Very warm, I can only wear those in the winter. I would seriously consider finding a good shoe and then get a second pair to daily alternate. Protect your feet - wearing the same shoe everyday for weeks, and you will find that any shoes cushion will fail. Hope you find the perfect shoe, looks like you got some good advice above.


I was a Merrill guy till I tried Solomon. Both are great.

https://www.amazon.com/Salomon-Mens-...apparel&sr=1-2

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Old 04-12-2019, 10:26 AM
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I wear these for admin duties. They are considered "Work" shoes and have a slip resistant bottom. I replace the insole with Sof Sole, they are very comfortable. I even wear them for patrol duties now. The shoes are generally $54 in-store, then buy one get the second pair half-off.

https://www.skechers.com/en-us/style...vantage-sr/blk


https://www.ems.com/sof-sole-mens-at...iABEgJIvPD_BwE
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