Anyone wear steel-toed boots?


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Cannonball888
March 29, 2009, 07:02 PM
One good shot to the nads, shin, or knee cap and then run away. No way will a perp will be able to follow. Sound girly? If it works, it works.

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61chalk
March 29, 2009, 07:09 PM
I wear steel toed tennis shoes for work, an sometimes going places, been attacked by dogs before, an always thought they would help out. Had a local kid getting picked on by an adult, he finally got sick of it an kicked him with some steel toed boots, I was told the guy dropped like a sack of potatoes...Bruce Lee always taught than shin an knee kicks were pretty effective, an with steel toes its gotta hurt worse.

hso
March 29, 2009, 07:18 PM
If it works, it works.

Have you used this or are you only working from theory?

Sure a shot to the shins with any reinforced toe is going to hurt more, but good technique practiced over and over again until it become natural will get you more than banking on a tool you don't practice with.

61chalk
March 29, 2009, 07:33 PM
Who are you asking?...For me I never had to kick anyone, an I don't really want to get a dog mad enough to attack me to practice, the last dog, a huge rottwieller attacked me on my property, didn't use the steel toes, but my Mossberg 500 did a number on him, so the steel toes is still just theory, the Mossberg .12 ga. is now a fact.....ha, I still remember that big cop asking me if I had shot the dog.....

John-Melb
March 29, 2009, 09:06 PM
The correct terminology I believe if "boova boots".

As in "You lookin' for a spot of boova"

Gunfighter123
March 29, 2009, 09:22 PM
Steel toed boots were regulation dress for the early "skin-heads' and there were reported deaths caused from them both in England and the USA.

Many "clubbers or patched bikers" wear them and have also used them to inflict harm.

For many years ,the only boots or shoes I wore were steel toed. A few times , I think they "turned the tide" for me. Before you could buy them , I would cut the steel toes out of a worn out pair of boots and "duct tape " them to a pair of gym type shoes ---- very "getto looking " but I bet they would be in style now !!! LOL

I also seen one time where they were used as a club --- at a lake we were at , my buddy got into a fight right as he was getting out of the water --- he grabbed one of his boots on shore and beat the stuffing out of a much bigger guy.

gallowglas
March 29, 2009, 11:31 PM
I do. But that is because I am on my feet all day. Workman shoes are very comfortable.
I was teaching at a school for problem kids and one was getting agitated, to the point I called the campus police I'm thinking..."steel toes to shin if he raises that hand."

Duke of Doubt
March 30, 2009, 01:09 AM
GF has some. Steel-toed pumps, too.

bikerdoc
March 30, 2009, 08:13 AM
GF has some. Steel-toed pumps, too.


Are you dating Wonder woman? :D Sorry, could not resist.

Ya, I got some, very comfortable, have trained with low kicks, but if I have to go to them, I done screwed up in my Personal defence strategy.

Dark Skies
March 30, 2009, 08:29 AM
I wear steel-toecapped motorcycle boots - but I've never kicked anyone ... er ... ever.

John-Melb - The correct terminology I believe if "boova boots".

Heh. It's bovver boots. I think the expression came about from English football hooligans circa 1970 who used to wear industrial boots to deliver "a good kicking" to rival fans.

As in "Oi! Mate! Are you looking at me funny? Do you want some bovver?"

highorder
March 30, 2009, 03:03 PM
I have a pair of Matterhorn CST's with a composite safety toe. They are very sturdy, but too much for office wear.

I do wear them in the field, or to anyplace I think I might need waterproof, insulated, run for your life or kick to tail boots...

Like some of the bars in Cincy.

CWL
March 30, 2009, 03:24 PM
I think steel toed boots are more useful for kicking someone already down. I prefer the ball of my foot for straight kicks, then you don't have to depend on something that you may not be wearing on the rare chance you get into a confrontation.

Other than relying on your toes, you can do a lot of damage with the instep of your shoe/foot. Larger surface area results in better contact and control. Your instep is useful for sweeps & throws and has more power for hyper extending or breaking someone's kneecap if necessary.

Geno
March 30, 2009, 03:41 PM
What does one do if none of their boots have toes?! :neener: I'm just sayin'...

Geno

highorder
March 30, 2009, 03:58 PM
I think steel toed boots are more useful for kicking someone already down.

People will tell you that it's wrong to kick someone when they're down, but what better time? they're already down there, in boot range. Dot it right, and they will not get up very quickly, securing your escape.

theotherwaldo
March 30, 2009, 06:00 PM
I wear steel-toed dress shoes. They've saved my toes a time or two. I've never had to defend myself with them. (Knock on wood.)

50 Shooter
March 30, 2009, 06:56 PM
I fit the dog part, was on a work site and had to walk back to the truck to get some stuff. On the way there a medium sized dog comes out at me, barking and growling. I yelled at it to go away and it started coming at me, a good kick to the head with a size 13 steel toed boot ended his bravado.;)

He ended up running down the street, turned around and barked at me some more. Good thing for him that I didn't have a hammer in my hand or it would've been sticking out of his head.

saltydog452
March 30, 2009, 06:57 PM
If you were to drop a slice of buttered toast, it will fall butter side down.

If, while wearing steel toe inserts in your boots, and you drop something heavy, it will fall on the instep.

salty

Macmac
March 30, 2009, 08:55 PM
One pair of my bike boots are steel toed.. Carolina Engineer boots, but they suck for walking.

I have some laced up work boots which I crushed dropping a leaf spring on in my late teens when I made leaf springs from scratch in a spring shop for trucks, fire engine and even road graders. One of those had to be cut off me, which was a deed some poor SOB in the hospital did. That spring was well over 200 pounds.

I have never kicked anyone in a fight ever. I have kicked players in games by accident.

Duke of Doubt
March 30, 2009, 10:11 PM
Kicking someone when they're down is likely to trigger intervention by otherwise neutral observers --- who were perfectly fine up to that point with you cleaning the clock of a known jerk who provoked you, so long as you were driving him out the door and off the porch into the lot.

Besides, it's more fun to let him get halfway up and THEN kick and shove him flying into a succession of hard surfaces, and ultimately onto the asphalt. It's amazing how damaged a guy can get from a simple fall onto asphalt. As I know too well myself.

John E.
March 30, 2009, 10:34 PM
Doc Martins steel-toed boots - love 'em, but that first week with a new pair is some kind of painful!

hignhappy00
March 30, 2009, 11:42 PM
Doc Martins steel-toed boots - love 'em, but that first week with a new pair is some kind of painful!
I agree..

bad_aim_billy
March 31, 2009, 01:41 AM
I wear Doc Martin steel-toe shoes, just in case of random bowling ball strikes from above. They also add an inch to my height.

sohcgt2
March 31, 2009, 05:58 PM
If you were to drop a slice of buttered toast, it will fall butter side down.

If, while wearing steel toe inserts in your boots, and you drop something heavy, it will fall on the instep.

salty

If your wearing sandles you'll be in the air when whatever dropped hits the ground. Reduced protective gear leads to increased situational awareness... or pain.

saltydog452
March 31, 2009, 11:50 PM
Well, yeah. There is that.

Ain't gonna wear no hippie footsie-wootsies though. Ain't gonna eat no alfafa or raw fish either.

I did have some wonderful homemade oatmeal cookies once.

:scrutiny:

salty

shoey
April 1, 2009, 05:49 PM
Mmmm, raw fish is good, though!

As to steel toes, I have 2 pairs, wear them on a very regular basis. I like my boots with steel toes...

General Geoff
April 2, 2009, 04:18 AM
I have composite safety toe boots. Wear them every day.

orionhawk
April 11, 2009, 05:54 PM
I'm required to wear safety toes at work (Navy). I wear composite safety toe Bates Enforcers in civvies.

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