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Offline Avro7

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Hoffman Super Rainforest by Danner...query
« on: November 21, 2020, 03:16:11 pm »
Hello there everyone,
My first post on here, so best wishes to all.
Cutting to the chase, has anyone got any suggestions?
I have recently acquired some Hoffman rf by Danner, used, in good nick. I bought them with work in mind, as I cannot bring myself to use my Wesco Jobmaster for work! 😬
The Hoffman, aimed at the 'Lineman' has the double steel shank, so, whilst good on ladders (and occasionally when I get the climbing spikes on) aren't so comfy when just trudging about.
The previous owner made a good suggestion for an insole, but thought I'd also check in with everyone on this forum, see if anyone else has an insight? I kind of want to snug up the whole foot, but particularly stop my heel from lifting/rubbing around that tendon area. I'm guessing it's to do with the steel shanks inhibiting flexibility...
A big thanks in advance if anyone has any jolly good ideas... I'm hearing Svartz anatomic thus far, as an insole. The boots are Gore-Tex lined and I wear thick boot socks... Cheers ♦️

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Re: Hoffman Super Rainforest by Danner...query
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2020, 03:28:53 pm »
My guess is that you are correct about the steel shanks and the stiffness.  I wear the Wesco’s with the steel shanks for climbing (Spurs) and love them for that job.  However, I can’t walk around all day in them doing any ground work.  I’ve had them for 10 years and they are still just about as stiff as new.

Good luck in your search.  You may just need a pair of different boots.