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Old 04-23-2015, 03:23 PM   #51
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Total agreement here.
I buy mine used off ebay for around $30 a pair. I wear them out. They last about 18 months on me. Sometimes I get a couple years out of them.
If you look at my gnarled toes you'll see I have no big toe nail. Part of why I wear the Birks 24-7.
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:29 PM   #52
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Total agreement here.
I buy mine used off ebay for around $30 a pair. I wear them out. They last about 18 months on me. Sometimes I get a couple years out of them.
If you look at my gnarled toes you'll see I have no big toe nail. Part of why I wear the Birks 24-7.
Wow, I wouldn't wish my used birks on anyone! By the time I'm done with them they are toast. My wife buys me new pair for my birthday every year. I tried using the birkenstock insoles that they make in my work boots, but it did not work out well, so I went back to the inserts from the walking company.

I got the same lesson that natster did, just from the US Army, take care of your feet, and they will take care of you!
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:34 PM   #53
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well- by "used" I actually mean someone bought them, hated them and sold them almost immediately. You'd be surprised. I think some of the used ones I've bought had been worn less than five minutes!
I'll take used to save a hundred bucks! ;)

For work boots, Red Wings all the way. I wore out two pair in my life so far.
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my right big toe nail is finally growing back, might be trim-able in a couple more months...I lost it in late June 1st of July last year..wow, time flies
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Old 04-23-2015, 05:23 PM   #55
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Mine has been gone since the late 90's. I hate when even a sock touches it.
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[Bansil's skin just crawled and he made gross faces ...ugh...eewww]

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Just like it was in the Canadian armed forces. Your feet must come first.

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i trained with the canadian army every year in germany 85-87. great guys!
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i trained with the canadian army every year in germany 85-87. great guys!
I was in Germany at that time also, except I was a Canadian in the US Army!

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Great to see so many fellow former Canadian army members here.

A week or so ago I found a new room to rent. The guy that owns the house is also a former Canadian army member.

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