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  1. wrighty

    wrighty Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northumberland
    As another pair of (expensive) safety boots seem to biting the dust,with less than 9 months wear out of them(again).
    I bought cheap,Ive bought expensive,waterproof,trainers,big brands.......all seem to end up the same way.
    Is it because of the trade we are in, causing them to disintegrate ????
    What are you all wearing?.....Any recommendations?
     
  2. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Haix mid 50’s as suggested by Mark @impish@impish
    originally, then by @LEE MAC@LEE MAC
    Had mine a year now. :D


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  3. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    BELFAST
    From September we have to have metatarsal protection and Haix don’t do a boot with that :(
    I’m on the search now for a good compliant boot.
     
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  4. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    I think its the constant stand, kneel motion that kills them in our trade.

    I use these, cheapish but comfy and wear well. But then again I only work domestic, wear shorts 6 months of the year and never work so they suit me :D

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  5. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    I do domestic and wear skater shoes at the recommendation @Ttt1601@Ttt1601 Tom Thompson they are really good .
     
  6. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Burnley
    Recently started wearing Karrimor walking boots for work...admittedly not steel toe caps but very light, flexible and waterproof and good ankle support
     
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  7. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    I don’t wear safety boots as mainly do domestic work, I just buy a cheap pair of slip on trainers which last around 4-6months
     
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  8. Simon Dale

    Simon Dale Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Maidstone
    Wore my fishing boots for a year really comfortable.
     
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  9. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Burnley
    Then you needed another pair for fishing ;)
     
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  10. Simon Dale

    Simon Dale Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Maidstone
    Got some Merrils :):)
     
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  11. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Burnley
    ...but no morals :D
     
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  12. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    @Adey1980@Adey1980 go for the no fear skater shoes from sports direct . Little bit more than cheap trainers but last much longer and got a big fat tongue for your instep when your kneeling . Also they last longer
     
  13. wrighty

    wrighty Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northumberland
    I too,mainly do domestics. But still wouldn't take the risk with trainers. Not worth the risk of dropping a box of tiles or an errant grinder wheel doing some damage.
     
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  14. Wishiwasatoptiler

    Wishiwasatoptiler I'm either plastered or out on the tiles Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Northeast
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    I got sick of trainers dropping to bits so have had these a few weeks, steel capped, comfy. Dewalt shoe. Screwfix.
     
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  15. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    Selco.

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