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Posted: 26/06/2012 21:50:27
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I know this is going over old ground a bit but that was ages ago...

Anyhoo, my apparently bargainous Toolstation £13.90 wellies have decided that they don't approve of dry feet after about 10 trips. Unfortunately the leaks are splits rather than a minor hole so they need to be replaced.

I'm blessed with wide feet & manly muscular calves (or so I like to tell myself) so I would like boots that are more on the generous proportions so I've got some chance of emptying the water back out.

I quite like wellies in principle being used to the idea of wet feet so what is the word in the adit on the best rubber-esque footwear?

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Posted: 26/06/2012 22:18:50
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If I said mine were grey, would that help?

Very grippy, comfy and so far they've lasted well.

I bought a pair of Argyle wellies for above-ground use and they're the most dangerous, sloppiest things I have ever had the misfortune to wear on my feet. The sole upside is that they're also pretty much the most comfortable thing I've ever had as well Cursing

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Posted: 26/06/2012 22:26:29
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Trident from Huws Gray seem very good. Probably only any use if you're in Wales and are near a Huws Gray - but I'm sure they're sold elsewhere too.

That said, I've never got more than a few months use out of a pair of wellies before they get sliced by a piece of slate and start shipping water Laugh

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Posted: 26/06/2012 22:51:51
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My self bailing wet cave dickes steelies were 15squid new a few years back and a good boot they were then and the freebie dry Accifort steelies are fangtastic too! - best of both reely 2 decent pairs of boots for not much wonga!

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Posted: 26/06/2012 23:05:39
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The Dunlop Acciforts seem to be a good start point, I will have a look round the local agricultural supplier, who are a 2 minute walk from home, not that I'm anywhere near home when they're open but...

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Posted: 26/06/2012 23:36:05
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gNick wrote:

The Dunlop Acciforts seem to be a good start point, I will have a look round the local agricultural supplier, who are a 2 minute walk from home, not that I'm anywhere near home when they're open but...


We use Trident as the acciforts seem to leak after not much use lately..bad batch maybe..
see here for the Trident boots
http://www.hisltd.co.uk/Tusker-538-Safety-Midsole-Wellington-Boot.html
not much in it pricewise between them and the dunlops, £2 dearer. Depends if you can get either one locally
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Posted: 26/06/2012 23:40:20
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somersetminer wrote:

gNick wrote:

The Dunlop Acciforts seem to be a good start point, I will have a look round the local agricultural supplier, who are a 2 minute walk from home, not that I'm anywhere near home when they're open but...


We use Trident as the acciforts seem to leak after not much use lately..bad batch maybe..
see here for the Trident boots
http://www.hisltd.co.uk/Tusker-538-Safety-Midsole-Wellington-Boot.html
not much in it pricewise between them and the dunlops, £2 dearer. Depends if you can get either one locally


That's the boot Thumbs Up

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Posted: 27/06/2012 00:09:48
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just found these, a little cheaper, somewhere in England this time!
dont know how these differ from the 538 tridents, look identical to me (apart from being blue!)
http://www.alltoolsdirect.co.uk/tuskers-532-wellington-safety-toe--mid-pvcnitrile-trident-boot-blue-5007-p.asp
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Posted: 27/06/2012 02:18:41
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Dunlop Sitemasters work well for us in Cornwall. Steel toecap (can be a bit heavy at times) and a steel sole liner so you won't get pranged by rusty nails from rotten bits of timber sitting under the water. You shoud get them with zero VAT as they are a personal protection item. Smile

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Posted: 27/06/2012 07:02:17
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Agree with Roy, I guess MacSalvors is the place to go for PPE / Wellies down here...although the new screwfix store up the road also sells safety gear.

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Posted: 27/06/2012 08:33:25
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Now you come to mention buying wellies, I realise that I have never actually bought a pair in my life............. IP: 95.144.207.213
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Posted: 27/06/2012 08:51:38
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staffordshirechina wrote:

Now you come to mention buying wellies, I realise that I have never actually bought a pair in my life.............


I believe another member on here refers to the same effect as "the welly fairy" Wink

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Posted: 27/06/2012 10:02:25
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I got some cheap Dickies recently, and after a few miles they split behind the steel toe-cap.

So I've splashed out the best part of £80 on some Muck Boots, rather 'country gent', but they are neoprene lined and come with a years guarantee........

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Posted: 27/06/2012 10:24:51
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ChrisJC wrote:

I got some cheap Dickies recently, and after a few miles they split behind the steel toe-cap.

So I've splashed out the best part of £80 on some Muck Boots, rather 'country gent', but they are neoprene lined and come with a years guarantee........

Chris.


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Posted: 27/06/2012 10:36:34
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I've had a few pairs of Muck Boots, and though they are nice and warm on the feet when you're feeding ponies at 6.30 on a February morning and it's well below zero, I have found that the outer rubber coating is a bit thin and starts to split/crack, usually just after the 12-month guarantee is up. Patching up with shoe goo or similar is possible, but personally, I wouldn't say Muck Boots are tough enough for serious underground use and I'll stick with aciforts for underground.

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Posted: 27/06/2012 11:51:16
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Firemans Wellies. Solid beasties, but a Little heavy for some. I have my eye on some for when my current ones give up.

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Posted: 27/06/2012 13:42:15
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RJV wrote:

ChrisJC wrote:

I got some cheap Dickies recently, and after a few miles they split behind the steel toe-cap.

So I've splashed out the best part of £80 on some Muck Boots, rather 'country gent', but they are neoprene lined and come with a years guarantee........

Chris.


No matching Barbour oversit then? Tongue


Not yet... Still skint after buying the wellies!

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Posted: 27/06/2012 22:08:43
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Well I'll see what Paxton's (the local agricultural supplier) have in stock, failing that will ring round to see if I can find the Tuskers locally before coughing up for mail order.

Failing that I will become incredibly rich and pay miners to clear and drain any mine I wish to explore so I can avoid getting my feet wet! Big Grin

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Posted: 27/06/2012 22:14:57
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Wetsocks and not caring about the water is the best choice. No better knobhead filter than a bit of dampness.

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Posted: 27/06/2012 22:29:38
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NewStuff wrote:

Firemans Wellies. Solid beasties, but a Little heavy for some. I have my eye on some for when my current ones give up.


Good bit of kit - I picked up a pair a bogey nights in plymouth for about a tenner
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