Boots

#1
My work boots have disintegrated in the desert (Steel-toe Caterpillars), can anyone suggest a decent brand (up to c. £200) that will let me bugger about on site (predominantly Middle East desert) and won't let me down?

Thanks.
 
#6
Many Thanks, the majority of the boots discussed are geared towards a combat role (no surprise there), I'm not doing anything like, just walking round construction sites. Problem is that the heat of the sand over here debonds the soles and any other glued part. The problem occurs when I go anywhere near an oil & gas site, the safety nazi wants the boots to be steel-toe and oil resistant soled.

A lot of the folks on here are probably looking at Lowa or Altberg, but the predominance of these boots do not have the steel-toe (at least not that I have seen).

Many Thanks Again,

I'll keep looking (and I'll use the search function!)

T_A
 
#8
A safety boot manufacturer by any chance?

Does it have to be steel toe capped as there are many lightweight boots out there now with composite caps to the same level as the steel toe cap
 
#9
Redwings lasted me fine in Egypt and Algeria still going after 5 years.... Twice resoled
 
#10
Does it have to be steel toe capped as there are many lightweight boots out there now with composite caps to the same level as the steel toe cap
'fraid so, the guys who are dealing with safety are predominantly Indians, led by a European, the Indian will be absolute in his interpretation of the rules, if it says 'steel' then it's got to be steel...I'm past questioning or arguing with them, they wear you down and life's to short.
 
#11
converse do a pair with a composite toe
 
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goatrutar

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#12
Could you lay your hands on a pair of blundstones? Agree about the Cat boots, they were crap.

Ps. Not sure if they're available overseas but I'm currently wearing Ascent performance composite toe work boots. Very light with good ankle and arch support.
 

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#13
Check out Goliath footwear, they do safety boots and may have an option, but not sure.
 
#15
Altberg stitch their soles to the rest of the boot I believe, so if your problem is the soles dropping off due to glue melting then get yourself a pair of them.
 
#17
Try and get hold a pair of the steel toe caps and ask if Altberg can incorporate them rather than their normal toe cap.
 
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Tinman74

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#18
Many Thanks, the majority of the boots discussed are geared towards a combat role (no surprise there), I'm not doing anything like, just walking round construction sites. Problem is that the heat of the sand over here debonds the soles and any other glued part. The problem occurs when I go anywhere near an oil & gas site, the safety nazi wants the boots to be steel-toe and oil resistant soled.

A lot of the folks on here are probably looking at Lowa or Altberg, but the predominance of these boots do not have the steel-toe (at least not that I have seen).

Many Thanks Again,

I'll keep looking (and I'll use the search function!)

T_A
Will ceramic instead of steal toe, work?
 

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