steel (composite) toe safety shoe agony

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by AlvyChippy, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    Ladies and Gents!
    Please admit (or suggest) you have frog flipper feet and suggest me another set of shoes to try?
    My good old "Trojan Exec"'s (low shoes, with too high of a heel type of HSE exec) are literally falling apart.
    I have CAT pair, pair of Dickies, pair of Site boots- all as one "eat my toes" as some say, my feet are, as me a tad abnormal, but never are are any comfortable for more than couple of hours
    I'll pay up to another 50 crispies for either shoes/trainers or/and the same for boots for outside work...
  2. GoodwithWood

    GoodwithWood Active Member

    Pop in to Screwfix and try a pair of these on:

    I have wide feet and these are extremely comfortable. I'm on my second pair though as the side material split just behind the toe cap after about 6 weeks so Screwfix replaced them for me.

    Others have had the same issue so also check out the Dewalt Cutter as they have a better rep and hopefully are based on the same shoe width:
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  3. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    Thanks, half a day worn new trainers, hard to tell if they'll get better, but I'm not confident, in the times of me going back amphibious outer toes will be functional.
  4. Wayners

    Wayners Screwfix Select

    Buy the ones with composite protection. So much light than the steel options. I get mine from the competition, however that's what you need to try
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  5. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    Agree, but considering my feet, I'll weal horse shoes, as long as my flippers would be good with ;)
    Just paid £50, but ... seems like 5'th pair about to be put in to "collection"... :/

    Could you be any more specific please?
  6. Wayners

    Wayners Screwfix Select

    Vital X Airflow Safety Trainers.. Under £40 now..

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  7. Wayners

    Wayners Screwfix Select

    Also break them in a little. Don't go all day first time out. I walk to shops and odd jobbing around home at weekends before I do a full day in them.
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  8. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    Really thanks for that!

    Near/almost bearable for me to wear... just born with few imperfections, I am! :p

    when even those grind me to halt I change to my LADIES safety shoes and having the humiliation jokes on site to endure, but agree- the (second) best ones, after my late Tojan Execs.
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  9. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Super Member

    Just wear normal trainers ...and use safety socks underneath
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  10. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    Will ruin my toe nail polish, since I wear certified-protective slippers :D
  11. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Super Member

    Doh !...forget about your cross dressing fetish !
  12. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    Minding appearance's.
    Sacrifices for the fashion.
    Pleasing H&S fetish.
    Making efforts/dress code to keep morals high and creating soothing environment at my work office place.

    Shall I continue?
  13. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Super Member

    no, please refrain...the images i already have are enough.
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  14. the1jock

    the1jock Member

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  15. stubber1

    stubber1 New Member

    Clogs from walkley clogs you can get them made to measure.
    I wont lie to you they WILL cripple you for a week or two while THEY break your feet in but once your feet are used to them they are the comfiest boots ever and you don't get smelly feet either ( mine were rotten regardless of what I did I even tried changing socks twice a day at one point )
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  16. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    Hi fellow Yeti!
    Honestly, I have more safety shoes/trainers/boots, than casual wear:

    1- "my "late" :( Trojan Exec's 8/10 for general comfort, due to hard sole and too high/hard heal, but mercy on toes, (Think I paid something like £20 for those)

    2- Vital X Airflow trainers 6/10 for lightness, general comfort (£40) = CAT 0632,(£55) same as, against only just bearable due to the appetite for my toes

    3- 5/10- Trojan J60 (very comfy all round, bit heavier (£35)) = DeWalt Garrison (lighter, less comfy(£49)), BOTH get 5/10 due to toes situation.

    4- 4/10- Lee Cooper Srata (solid build, solid leather, bit heavier(£35)) = Site (BY- LY) code (lighter, cheaper all round (£25)) = Dickies s1p (everything in-between these two (£25))
    These Dunlops, from appearance would seem 4/10 worth...

    Toes, me bleeding toes!

    But thanks for trying/ suggestion!
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2017
  17. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    As a proud amphibian Yeti tribesman, I treat your Orge'wear suggestion as pi55take! :angryface:
    Also, ogre shoes lack wooden toe protection ;) so H&S E will end up having an emotional meltdown!
    We wouldn't want THAT to happen, would we?

  18. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Look on google..........'Englebert Strauss' safety shoes.
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  19. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

    Thanks AstraMax
    Looking... and apart from (safety) sandals they all as one seem to be following identical toe caps form (possibly made in the same factory in China) hardly going to be much better, unless you could suggest exact model, that would use different shape (really wide) toe cap.

    Also, they sell all footwear directly (RRP's), so to get ANOTHER pair, just for trying and to stack in a cupboard is not very tempting anymore.

    Also, I have to say, to have already called Arco ("semi'Ex" Trojan) technical department in order to pay full RRP to get them Exec's and they told me, that those are almost 10 years not produced anymore and particular toe caps they don't use on none new (ARCO labeled) footwear, suggested to try J60's (@~£65), that are just so so... (I mean really good shoes, apart from toe agony), I got of Ama*on for ~£35.

    (forgot to mention 2 pairs of full hight boots still in my van(one is Dickies something, other don't remember)), they all more or less the same, apart from one's being size 9, others size 10, when it comes to work day- eat the toes same way, but ever so uncomfortable (being too big)

    PRO TIP: ;)
    if by any chance, your feet would be size 6
  20. AlvyChippy

    AlvyChippy Active Member

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