need new boots

zinniachick(southwest Ohio)April 12, 2008

Hi all.

I need a pair of muck boots with a steel shank/arch support. Can't seem to find them anywhere. Does anyone have any suggestions? I wear LL Bean Maine Hunting Shoes now, and they're perfectly what I want except for the flexible rubber sole. I need that same rubber bottom/leather upper, same nearly non-existent tread to keep from collecting garden mud, but I can't bear the lack of support any more. Yes, I am becoming my gramma.

All the boots out there either have too much tread or too little support, plus they're made to be worn in the arctic, not in the hot summer sun. Halp!

-- Zinnia

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pikecoe(9)

West Branch Aqua Stealth Wading Boots, Women's

Check out llbean on the above. Don't know much about boots. Don't wear them much in Fl. But these seem like they would be cooler and they say they have good arch support. llbean is a little rich for my blood, except my llbean addition Subaru Outback. But I think they would last a long time. Glenda

    Bookmark   April 12, 2008 at 12:57PM
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comettose(7)

Muck boot store. The riding style has little tread.

Here is a link that might be useful: Muck Boots Online

    Bookmark   April 12, 2008 at 4:32PM
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semper_fi(Z7 GA)

You want steel, eh? Pffff...... too easy:

They'll look PERFECT on JU! ;-)

    Bookmark   April 12, 2008 at 9:23PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

LOL! Thanks for the chuckle Semper! Sarah

    Bookmark   April 12, 2008 at 11:36PM
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zinniachick(southwest Ohio)

Those are lovely, Semper, but they would be Cleveland BROWN after a few minutes in my garden.

Thanks all for the suggestions. I'll check them out. I think I have seen that muck boots store and the riding boots -- will give them another look.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2008 at 4:43PM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

ZC, can you get support insoles to put in them?

    Bookmark   April 13, 2008 at 9:31PM
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zinniachick(southwest Ohio)

Yeah, I tried that. It seems that insoles that would provide enough support will cost as much as new boots, so I thought I'd shop around before having insoles made. Thanks, though.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2008 at 10:31PM
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zinniachick(southwest Ohio)

Hey Comettose -- I got the short riding boots -- the Brit Middie -- and I like 'em! They may be a little hot, but at this point I'll settle for that. They feel great. Thanks again for the tip.

-- Zinnia

    Bookmark   April 17, 2008 at 12:10PM
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comettose(7)

Z-Chick - I like those. Unfortunately anything waterproof is going to be a bit hot in summer, but at least your feet won't be wet and you can rinse them off easily.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2008 at 12:50PM
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