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best work shoe by far - by , Aug 30, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
I first put them on just to check the fitting they were very comfortable . Today I actually wore them out running daily errands and I completely forgot that I had these work shoes on. They were so comfortable. I’m very pleased with these shoes.

best work shoe by far

Aug 30, 2018
I first put them on just to check the fitting they were very comfortable . Today I actually wore them out running daily errands and I completely forgot that I had these work shoes on. They were so comfortable. I’m very pleased with these shoes.
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Thanks for the feedback!

Well made - by , Aug 21, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
Bought this steel toe shoes to ride on my Harley, they do a great job!

Well made

Aug 21, 2018
Bought this steel toe shoes to ride on my Harley, they do a great job!
Longest lasting shoe I ever had - by , Jul 31, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
Im a female who bought these over a year ago at Sears and they are still holding up. The bottom soles are just starting to wear out and that's amazing considering I'm a bad foot dragger. There isn't enough padding on bottom for me so I put work insoles in and that also helps with the size being too big since they don't sell in size 7. These were the only steel toe that weren't hideous in stores in small enough. Only minor things are laces could be shorter and wish there was more padding below steel toe as it gets my toes cold sometimes when wearing big socks in the refrigerated warehouse I work in. Overal, worth the money. Its better for me to buy in stores with work shoes for proper size, so can you sell the female ver in stores too?

Longest lasting shoe I ever had

Jul 31, 2018
Im a female who bought these over a year ago at Sears and they are still holding up. The bottom soles are just starting to wear out and that's amazing considering I'm a bad foot dragger. There isn't enough padding on bottom for me so I put work insoles in and that also helps with the size being too big since they don't sell in size 7. These were the only steel toe that weren't hideous in stores in small enough. Only minor things are laces could be shorter and wish there was more padding below steel toe as it gets my toes cold sometimes when wearing big socks in the refrigerated warehouse I work in. Overal, worth the money. Its better for me to buy in stores with work shoes for proper size, so can you sell the female ver in stores too?
Steel Toe Too Small for this Awesome Pair of Kicks - by , May 13, 2018
3/ 5 Stars
Once upon a time, There was this guy (me), that was in need of a fresh pair of foot covers (aka shoes) to wear to work. So, one day, he decided to go into town on a quest for just the right pair. He looked here and there, but couldn't find the right pair anywhere. Just when all the stores were starting to close and he was about to give up, he stumbled upon a nice looking pair of CAT work shoes at the local department store. He liked the look of them and tried them on. They felt quite nice, he thought. Though, there was something different about this particular pair. When he brought them up to the clerk, the man working the register told him they were being sold at a lower price because they were on close-out so that the store could make room for new products on the shelves. Well, he had never owned a pair of CATs before and hearing that they were on sale, he decided he had to try them! He bought them right away and took them home happy as could be. The next day, he wore them to work. He loved them so much he wore them every single day. The man and his shoes lived happily ever after. ...Well, sort of... (Switching out of the third person) I told you that story to tell you this one... in the first person... Now, I usually wear a size 12, sometimes 12.5 or even a 13. The pair I bought in the story above were the Ridgemont Steel Toe work shoes in size 12, which I figured should be perfect but could end up feeling a bit small. After wearing them in over a day or two, they loosened up a little and ended up feeling too big. I liked them a lot but almost the whole time I owned them (after the first couple of days that is) I had to wear two thick socks on each foot to make them fit comfortably. When they started getting worn out (which, they lasted me a good while) I started looking around for another pair of work boots/shoes. I really liked the quality of the Ridgemont's, so the first thing I looked for was a new pair of CATs, that's when I discovered these. The 'Brode' work shoes (is it pronounced like Bro-dee, or just like B-road?). I'd never seen a pair of shoes with steel toes, let alone a cool pair that looked like skater shoes! These things are awesome! I looked online and read a bunch of reviews claiming that they were the best shoes people had ever bought, they were super comfy and for the most part, nobody had anything bad to say about them. So, having owned this other pair of similar low top steel toe work shoes, and having them fit too big on me, I figured with this new pair (made by the same company and similar design of shoe) I'll just order one size smaller, and they'll be perfect... right? I find a pair of Brode's in a size 11 online for a good price and order them asap. I'm so excited to wear them that instead of trying them on first, wearing them around the house a bit so they stay clean, just in case, I decided to wear them to work straight out of the box. They feel great at first, but halfway through my first day, they were starting to take a toll on my toes. The shoes felt like the right size but the steel toe felt way too small. My toes were too cramped and they started to really hurt with every step. I was going to just send them back for a larger size though what happened is because I wore them to work already, they got all scuffed up to the point where I didn't see the point in trying to return them, the online department store I ordered them from probably wouldn't accept them back. Though I was kind of in denial about them not working out. After owning that other pair that was size 12 being too big, and after all the reviews I read claiming they were the best, I just didn't understand why mine didn't fit. I tried swapping out the insoles with a few different types, I tried wearing different socks, nothing I tried seemed to make them feel any better. I realized after all my trial and error that the shoes themselves are as awesome as people claim. It was only the steel toe cup that was misshaped in these shoes and didn't fit my feet. So now I'm reading some more updated reviews and people are beginning to say the same thing. I really want these shoes to feel good, I like them a lot (other than them not fitting well, obviously), so I want to try another pair. Something else though, that I was unaware of when I bought these Brode's was that not only are there half sizes available so I could have got a size 11.5 which may have been better, but also they come in wide width sizes too! So, I'm about ready to buy another pair, though not sure if I should get size 11.5 or, maybe just the 11 in the wide width, or maybe the 11.5 wide, just to be safe? Would a 12 regular in this style fit or be too big like the last pair? I guess I'll have to find a place to go to try them on first before I buy a pair online again. Anywho... Sorry for such a lengthy review. All in all, great, well built, quality shoe, that looks awesome! It's just my assuming the sizing of steel toe between styles would be consistent and not trying them on first before messing them up so much that I couldn't exchange them, are the main points where I obviously went wrong. That's my 2 cents on this pair. Hope this story helps someone else pick out the right size the first time, unlike I did.

Steel Toe Too Small for this Awesome Pair of Kicks

May 13, 2018
Once upon a time, There was this guy (me), that was in need of a fresh pair of foot covers (aka shoes) to wear to work. So, one day, he decided to go into town on a quest for just the right pair. He looked here and there, but couldn't find the right pair anywhere. Just when all the stores were starting to close and he was about to give up, he stumbled upon a nice looking pair of CAT work shoes at the local department store. He liked the look of them and tried them on. They felt quite nice, he thought. Though, there was something different about this particular pair. When he brought them up to the clerk, the man working the register told him they were being sold at a lower price because they were on close-out so that the store could make room for new products on the shelves. Well, he had never owned a pair of CATs before and hearing that they were on sale, he decided he had to try them! He bought them right away and took them home happy as could be. The next day, he wore them to work. He loved them so much he wore them every single day. The man and his shoes lived happily ever after. ...Well, sort of... (Switching out of the third person) I told you that story to tell you this one... in the first person... Now, I usually wear a size 12, sometimes 12.5 or even a 13. The pair I bought in the story above were the Ridgemont Steel Toe work shoes in size 12, which I figured should be perfect but could end up feeling a bit small. After wearing them in over a day or two, they loosened up a little and ended up feeling too big. I liked them a lot but almost the whole time I owned them (after the first couple of days that is) I had to wear two thick socks on each foot to make them fit comfortably. When they started getting worn out (which, they lasted me a good while) I started looking around for another pair of work boots/shoes. I really liked the quality of the Ridgemont's, so the first thing I looked for was a new pair of CATs, that's when I discovered these. The 'Brode' work shoes (is it pronounced like Bro-dee, or just like B-road?). I'd never seen a pair of shoes with steel toes, let alone a cool pair that looked like skater shoes! These things are awesome! I looked online and read a bunch of reviews claiming that they were the best shoes people had ever bought, they were super comfy and for the most part, nobody had anything bad to say about them. So, having owned this other pair of similar low top steel toe work shoes, and having them fit too big on me, I figured with this new pair (made by the same company and similar design of shoe) I'll just order one size smaller, and they'll be perfect... right? I find a pair of Brode's in a size 11 online for a good price and order them asap. I'm so excited to wear them that instead of trying them on first, wearing them around the house a bit so they stay clean, just in case, I decided to wear them to work straight out of the box. They feel great at first, but halfway through my first day, they were starting to take a toll on my toes. The shoes felt like the right size but the steel toe felt way too small. My toes were too cramped and they started to really hurt with every step. I was going to just send them back for a larger size though what happened is because I wore them to work already, they got all scuffed up to the point where I didn't see the point in trying to return them, the online department store I ordered them from probably wouldn't accept them back. Though I was kind of in denial about them not working out. After owning that other pair that was size 12 being too big, and after all the reviews I read claiming they were the best, I just didn't understand why mine didn't fit. I tried swapping out the insoles with a few different types, I tried wearing different socks, nothing I tried seemed to make them feel any better. I realized after all my trial and error that the shoes themselves are as awesome as people claim. It was only the steel toe cup that was misshaped in these shoes and didn't fit my feet. So now I'm reading some more updated reviews and people are beginning to say the same thing. I really want these shoes to feel good, I like them a lot (other than them not fitting well, obviously), so I want to try another pair. Something else though, that I was unaware of when I bought these Brode's was that not only are there half sizes available so I could have got a size 11.5 which may have been better, but also they come in wide width sizes too! So, I'm about ready to buy another pair, though not sure if I should get size 11.5 or, maybe just the 11 in the wide width, or maybe the 11.5 wide, just to be safe? Would a 12 regular in this style fit or be too big like the last pair? I guess I'll have to find a place to go to try them on first before I buy a pair online again. Anywho... Sorry for such a lengthy review. All in all, great, well built, quality shoe, that looks awesome! It's just my assuming the sizing of steel toe between styles would be consistent and not trying them on first before messing them up so much that I couldn't exchange them, are the main points where I obviously went wrong. That's my 2 cents on this pair. Hope this story helps someone else pick out the right size the first time, unlike I did.
OnlineShoes' reply

Hey, thanks for the awesome story and we would be happy to help! People usually like to go up have a size when switching from soft to steel-toe to allow a little extra room for the toes to be comfy. We want you to be comfortable in your footwear so if you got a local shop check for an exchange there. If that's a no-go give us a shout at 866.699.7375. Thank you.

Shoe not shaped like a foot. - by , May 08, 2018
2/ 5 Stars
Saw these at a Sears store but they did not stock the wide width. I found and ordered them on line specifying my shoe size and wide width. Received them and the shoe fits OK albeit a little short in length for an 11. like most shoes these days the foot bed had very little arch support. I know this and use inserts in all my shoes adjusting the size accordingly. The steel toe seems to not be any wider than that of a regular width shoe of the same size. As I need these for work I will not be returning them but will wear them until my toes wear through the inner lining and start rubbing on the steel toe then I'll throw them away and never buy another pair.

Shoe not shaped like a foot.

May 08, 2018
Saw these at a Sears store but they did not stock the wide width. I found and ordered them on line specifying my shoe size and wide width. Received them and the shoe fits OK albeit a little short in length for an 11. like most shoes these days the foot bed had very little arch support. I know this and use inserts in all my shoes adjusting the size accordingly. The steel toe seems to not be any wider than that of a regular width shoe of the same size. As I need these for work I will not be returning them but will wear them until my toes wear through the inner lining and start rubbing on the steel toe then I'll throw them away and never buy another pair.
OnlineShoes' reply

We are happy to help in any way we are able. 866.699.7375.

Zombie apocalypse ready - by , Apr 03, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
Amazing right out of the box. Able to out do, out run as needed. These brodes are perfect on the wheels of your choice. They are now my everyday, everywhere shoes.

Zombie apocalypse ready

Apr 03, 2018
Amazing right out of the box. Able to out do, out run as needed. These brodes are perfect on the wheels of your choice. They are now my everyday, everywhere shoes.
OnlineShoes' reply

Always good to be prepared... just in case! ;)

The best! - by , Feb 18, 2018
5/ 5 Stars
The absolute most comfortable work shoes I've ever owned for my flat feet. Took me 34 years to find them!

The best!

Feb 18, 2018
The absolute most comfortable work shoes I've ever owned for my flat feet. Took me 34 years to find them!
Dam amazing product - by , May 18, 2017
5/ 5 Stars
very comfortable, I used to wear for almost it almost 10 hr a day and its seriously very comfortable.

Dam amazing product

May 18, 2017
very comfortable, I used to wear for almost it almost 10 hr a day and its seriously very comfortable.
This is a great looking shoe. - by , Mar 07, 2017
4/ 5 Stars
I really like the looks of the shoe. I do have a few draw backs. For some reason the right shoe steel toe rubs on my second smaller toe almost like the steel toe is not formed correctly. Second thing is the shoe strings are extremely long but that's not a big deal to me. Even with the steel toe issue I would buy another pair and would recommend to anyone. I did order the wide but they don't fit like a wide. Still seem kinda narrow.

This is a great looking shoe.

Mar 07, 2017
I really like the looks of the shoe. I do have a few draw backs. For some reason the right shoe steel toe rubs on my second smaller toe almost like the steel toe is not formed correctly. Second thing is the shoe strings are extremely long but that's not a big deal to me. Even with the steel toe issue I would buy another pair and would recommend to anyone. I did order the wide but they don't fit like a wide. Still seem kinda narrow.
Pheonominal Shoes for Aircraft Mechanics - by , Mar 04, 2017
5/ 5 Stars
I wear these shoes 5-6 days a week as an aircraft mechanic. I'm on my feet a lot during the day and I'm flat footed with chronic foot pain/plantar fasciitis and these shoes are the most comfortable shoes I've found to combat my pain. The non-slip is legit. I work in a slick environment and I haven't lost my footing once in 7 months of wearing these shoes to work. I walk a mile and a half with my wife everyday after work and I just leave them on, they're perfect for that too. My shoes are 7 months old and have held up to oil, hydraulic fluid, aviation gas, and being scraped against concrete and blacktop. I'd say they got at least that much time left in them if not more.

Pheonominal Shoes for Aircraft Mechanics

Mar 04, 2017
I wear these shoes 5-6 days a week as an aircraft mechanic. I'm on my feet a lot during the day and I'm flat footed with chronic foot pain/plantar fasciitis and these shoes are the most comfortable shoes I've found to combat my pain. The non-slip is legit. I work in a slick environment and I haven't lost my footing once in 7 months of wearing these shoes to work. I walk a mile and a half with my wife everyday after work and I just leave them on, they're perfect for that too. My shoes are 7 months old and have held up to oil, hydraulic fluid, aviation gas, and being scraped against concrete and blacktop. I'd say they got at least that much time left in them if not more.
OnlineShoes' reply

Durability, comfort and style is our thing! #GoBold