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Posted by BevN. on 7/09/03 at 17:00 (123889)

Does anyone know of a good mens work boot (steel toed work boot) that can be worn with plantar fasciitis ? My husband has tried several , plus inserts and his feet are really in pain. The doctor told him to get Rockports, however they do not make the steel toed work boots required he has to wear at work. We ordered the Powersteps inserts from here , however they are not helping either. Any help would be appreciated. Thankyou. :)Bev

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Sharon W on 7/09/03 at 17:25 (123890)


I can't tell you about brands of steel-toed boots -- but, as far as inserts are concerned, you might try the Superfeet custom
'Kork' inserts. You will probably have to make an appointment for this, but Superfeet outlets should have someone there who can mold these inserts to fit your foot exactly. They make them primarily for ski boots, I think, but I don't see why they COULDN'T put them into work boots.

I found that a ski shop nearby where my daughter goes to college offered them, and had a pair made for my running shoes... even though they prefer to put them into boots. (These inserts are kind of expensive; mine cost about $80.)


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BGCPed on 7/09/03 at 20:15 (123902)

I would look up a RedWing boot dealer. They are built very well and come in widths. They are sold mostly at places that provide good service/fitting. What type of foot structure did the Dr say he had? What area are you located in?

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BevN. on 7/09/03 at 20:35 (123906)

We are in Michigan. I will check on Red Wings on internet for him, thankyou :) Bev

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BGCPed on 7/09/03 at 21:52 (123914)

what part of michigan? i am north of detroit and i would do a free eval to see what he may need. i have a friend with a redwing store in utica and in pontiac

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Dorothy on 7/09/03 at 22:39 (123919)

Bev N. ~
If you are anywhere near Grand Rapids, I know that there is a Red Wing store there. Usually they are small, little shops if they 'stand alone', as the one in GR does, but they are also sold in shoe stores with other brands. It is a good recommendation from BGCPed; they are very good boots.
Another brand that has steel-toed styles is Doc Martens. Don't know much, but they are known for comfort and durability. They kind of became 'famous' when punk folk began wearing them, but they started out in life as a work boot, as I recall.

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BevN. on 7/10/03 at 08:15 (123936)


Please E-mail me at (email removed) , and that would be great if you would see my hubby as we can come to see you . Thankyou very much. Bev

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BevN. on 7/10/03 at 08:28 (123938)

We have a Red Wing little store here too , but as BGCPed said, he also may need an insert also as they do not make shoes to really 'fit' the feet properly , and that is where the problem lies. All the inserts he has tried have not worked . We do not have anyone in our area to really evaluate him as to what he needs . We usually have to travel to find a doctor for special things as we do not get specialists in our area. Thankyou for your help :) Bev

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BGCPed on 7/10/03 at 20:43 (124014)

bev, sent you an email but it bounced back and said it was not a legit account? let me know maybe it was a flub on my end

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john h on 7/11/03 at 08:42 (124071)

Besides Red Wings (I took a pair to Vietnam with me) there are some great boots at stores that specializing in outdoor hiking and climbing. They do not come cheap but they are especially comfortable and there are a number of well known brands. I think North Slope is one of them. They are made of light weight materials which breathe and have stiff soles which are very good at cushioning and can accomodate orthotics. We have a store here called Take A Hike which may or may not be a national chain.