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Muck boots with good arch support?

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  • Muck boots with good arch support?

    I'm done with my $8 men's Wally World specials. They never fit well and have no cushioning at all. I'd like a pair of decent muck boots I can wear to the barn on nasty days, garden in, take the dogs out in the rain in, etc.

    So who makes good muck boots that last and do a good job of supporting your foot? I'm not going to be really hard on these, but it would be nice to have some cushioning and arch support. Er, a cute pattern wouldn't be bad either.
    Full-time bargain hunter.

  • #2
    You can always buy a pair of insoles.


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      • #4
        Even the expensive "name brand" muck boots lack support. I buy a good set of insoles for all of my muckers.
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        • Original Poster

          Insoles aren't going to fix the fit issues I have with these muck boots, unfortunately.

          What brand of insoles work well for muck boots?
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          • #6
            Why won't insoles work? Can you just slide them in the boots? You can put them on top of the insole already there too. Yes they take up more room than a normal foot bed, but you can just buy a bigger boot.

            IMHO there are very few shoes out there with fantastic arch support. My Chaco sandals and my Danskos are the only shoes I own off the shelf that have adequate arch support. I add Superfeet insoles to all my sneakers, running shoes and hiking boots. Heck, I am pretty sure I have them in my Treadsteps paddocks too, and I ONLY wear them when I ride.

            Make sure you are fitted for Superfeet correctly and don't just go by the shoe size on the box. Most people have longer insteps than the insole for their size. For instance... I wear an 8.5-9 which puts me in the D category for Superfeet, but I wear an E and trim them down to fit my shoes because the arch fits me better.

            Good luck. Having sore feet is no fun.
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            • #7
              I buy Birkenstock arch supports to put in my Muck Boots.
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              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by drmgncolor View Post
                Why won't insoles work?
                Because the calves of these boots are too snug ... pretty sure insoles aren't going to do a thing for that problem.
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                • #9
                  ah well then there you go...

                  buy any pair of muckers you like (that aren't too snug in the calf) and add a nice foot bed... viola!
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                  • #10
                    How much are you looking to spend?

                    What about something like these?


                    Or these

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                    • #11
                      I hear only good things about the real Muck Boots;


                      The users all say that even though expensive at $40 or so, the Muck brand lasts for years, keeps them warm and dry in all wet conditions. Hard to wear them out.

                      I am going to look at the Muck brand when my present barn boots die. I hope that is a LONG time from now. I lucked into a pair of new Fireman boots at an auction and LOVE them. Tall, large calves to slide on easily, felt lined, steel arches, WONDERFUL boots. However to buy another pair from catalogs, they run about $125!! Sure were a steal at the Auction.


                      • #12
                        Most of the horse people in our little community rave about these boots.

                        I don't know about arch support, but they're supposed to be warm and comfortable.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by klmck63 View Post
                          Most of the horse people in our little community rave about these boots.

                          I don't know about arch support, but they're supposed to be warm and comfortable.
                          My daughter just got a pair of the Boggs Equestrian boots. Very cute, especially on a 24 yr old vs a 51 yr old, but my high insteps won't work with them. My muckboots just hit the dumpster after many years of hard wear. They finally cracked and the soles were worn smooth. I just replaced them with the taller Muck Chore boot. The even stretch over my chubby calves, even over jeans. I like them.


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                            • #15
                              check out schnees, they make fancy muck-like boots for riding, hiking, farmwork, hunting, etc... http://www.schnees.com/ look at the schnees brand boots, they carry a lot of different brands, but the house brand is superb.

                              not cheap, but they last forever and are made to be walked in all day long. My boyfriend has terrible ankles that go out on him frequently, and a super high arch, and he loves his schnees.... my pair I wear only a few months a year, but they're approaching 8yrs old and look almost brand new.

                              schnees customer service is wonderful and their return policy is very flexible.
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                              • #16
                                My horses live at home and I am no longer fashion conscious (sp?) so I found a sale pair of Boggs to be the most comfortable for me. I have definate foot issues too. I'm always looking for more suggestions in this department myself.


                                • #17
                                  I have duck boots with insoles I purchased separately. I can live in them all day and my feet feel great. Something like these boots from Sears.


                                  • Original Poster

                                    HA! I wish I could do Dubarry's! I will covet them from afar though. I like the Bogs ... hmmmm. Will have to look into those.

                                    Thanks for the ideas!
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                                    • #19

                                      Not that I'm lured by an infomercial but in this case, I was. I bought a pair of those WalkFit America insoles that are on late night TV informercials and they really help and work! I think they were $25 dollars but they are worth it. At first, the were almost too much but as I wore them, they gave me energy and a spring in my step.
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                                      • #20
                                        My take on Muckboots - what they lack for in looks, they make up for in durability and comfort. They have a neoprene lining that molds to your foot with use and despite being chewed a bit by my then new greyhound, they have lasted years. The best part is that they are more or less immune to the urine smell from cleaning stalls. I can still get in my car, with the heat on, and not get fumes from the boots! I'm going to take the idea of putting in Superfeet when I get my new pair, even if I have to take out the original footbed.
                                        Trouble is they are over $100.00/pair here. Have to go shopping over the line, I guess.
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