Work shoes

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by uber, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. uber

    uber Guest

    These Nike Monarch's suck! I'm the type that will wear shorts all year round. Is there any all leather, cross trainer type shoe that we can get away with? Ideally light weight.
  2. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I've had both good and bad luck with the Monarch's. Right now I am wearing a pair of New Balance cross trainers that I got at Gander Mountain. The only bad that I can think of is they are a bit slippery when they get wet.

    I'm not sure what wearing shorts had to do with it. Even though we've been in the 30º range a bit over the last couple weeks. Cold makes me move faster which keep me warm.
  3. uber

    uber Guest

    Can you give me a link of the New Balances you have?
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Whites and Nicks both make a oxford that is all leather and lasts a long time. Both are on their websites.
  5. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    New Balance is the bomb.

    Don't worry about a link, find them.
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  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I have a nice pair of timberlands. They are a hiking type boot and are great for walking. First pair lasted little over a year but the second pair is splitting right on the nose of the shoe after only 2 months.
  8. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    The sell them at Kohls.
  9. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I am so tired of work shoes , the moment I get a pair I like they stop making them

    Finding a pair of work shoes has one heck of a learning curve to it , what might fit one or even hundreds won't work for you ( that's me ) I go trough work shoes like nobody business

    I have tried damn near every brand ( up to 150 ) and had no luck with any of them , either I wear them out really fast or brake them down inside quickly , I bought a pair of those nikes they last a month

    If I get 3 months out of a pair of shoes I am happy now
  10. UPSER110

    UPSER110 Active Member

    I agree with you on the Monarch's Ive had a few pairs, they are comfortable but they start squeaking. (might send em back to nike they have a 2 year warranty) How about nike shox? I see alot of guys wearing those in the summer. Ive had a pair of timberland pros that are a year and half old I will replace soon. They are an oxford so I wear them in the summer too.
  11. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Not all NB are the bomb. They do have a few crappy shoes just like any other company.
    And I personally will not buy the ones sold at Kohl's. The prices are good for a reason. I notice a lot of seconds there and minor defects.

    The ones I got from Gander Mountain are the MX608. I prefer something with a more aggressive sole but these got me by in a pinch.
  12. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    NB has numbers as descripters for all their shoes. The greater the number, the higher the quality is supposed to be.
  13. uber

    uber Guest

    You found a pair of Shox that aren't mesh?
  14. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Let me revise my NB review:

    I personally think that NB shoes are the bomb because they're the only appropriate sneaker type footwear that I can buy in size 13EEEE.

    As well, I live near the factory-outlet and can sometimes get a deal.

    I'm currently rocking the MX608's as well, which aren't quite as good as the last version (which was better, but got retired).

    I have troglodyte feet and I punish the hell out of all my footwear; I have two sets of Carolina boots for rainy weather and the winter months, and I re-sole them about every sixteen months.

    For me, NB's last about six months, which is great, considering I can actually get a 'sneaker' that fits my square clod-hopper feet.

    Plus, they do take a nice shine...
  15. Signature Only

    Signature Only Blue in Brown

    Red Wings: Model 6551. Spend the extra money and get the top of the line insoles. Great support, lightweight, leather and very, very comfortable.

    I buy 2 or 3 pairs at a time and alternate them.
  16. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    BrownArmy: probably the best shoe I ever wore from NB for was the 801AB a few years back. Now the 801 is more of a clog. For some reason I don't think they will work. :laugh:
  17. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    If you have normal-person feet, than your options are much larger than mine.

    (I agree, the 801's were KING; if I'd known they were going to be retired, I would have bought nine pair).
  18. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

  19. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    For big :censored2: feet people like me, check out Carolina boots...Union-made in the USA and they carry up to EEEE widths.
  20. uber

    uber Guest