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OKSooner
05-31-2008, 10:26 PM
Short 'n sweet? What are the best boots to wear for irrigation repair work where you're getting sopping wet in warm weather? Doing some digging but not a lot...

Opinions, please.

Dirt Boy
05-31-2008, 10:54 PM
Rubber?:rolleyes:

WalkGood
05-31-2008, 11:09 PM
Rubber?:rolleyes:

Too sweaty.

hoskm01
06-01-2008, 12:35 AM
Thats what she said!

DanaMac
06-01-2008, 01:11 AM
Nothing like a good set of Chacos. And don't say I can't work or dig using these. I have. I can. And I will continue to. Doesn't mean I want my guys using them though.

WalkGood
06-01-2008, 01:12 AM
Nothing like a good set of Chacos. And don't say I can't work or dig using these. I have. I can. And I will continue to. Doesn't mean I want my guys using them though.


Do you wear the Spartacus tunic as well?

Firefighter337
06-01-2008, 01:12 AM
Georgia boots Mud dogs.

I have swapped my tennis shoes out with them many times. While wearing shorts!! :clapping:

They are alittle heavy though. But extremely comfortable. Great winter boot too.

frumdig
06-01-2008, 01:34 AM
i usually like the hiking style boots with some aggressive tread... plus most hiking boots are pretty flexable for all the kneeling down... the last pair i bought was awesome, a pair of Ecco's... lightest boot ive ever worn... i bought something a little more heavy dutty this time, with a steel toe... LaCrosse, they have some more weight to them, but they hold up a lot better... im still behind a shovel quite often, and has a heavy duty sole...

FIMCO-MEISTER
06-01-2008, 08:12 AM
LL Bean duck boat slip ons without the winter insulation. I've tried a bunch of shoes and always end up back in these.

AI Inc
06-01-2008, 08:13 AM
Vasque hikers, expensive but worth it.

FIMCO-MEISTER
06-01-2008, 08:14 AM
Vasque hikers, expensive but worth it.

Great shoes. Have a pair but a little hot for Dixie land.

AI Inc
06-01-2008, 08:16 AM
Great for summer up here. Spring and fall its Asolo powermatic 250,s

nylan8888
06-01-2008, 08:22 AM
What are the best boots to wear for irrigation repair work where you're getting sopping wet in warm weather?

Opinions, please.



Someone else's:laugh:

AI Inc
06-01-2008, 08:25 AM
Someone else's:laugh:

That would be as nasty as wearing someone elses underwear.

DanaMac
06-01-2008, 09:14 AM
Do you wear the Spartacus tunic as well?

Fits a little snug lately....

aric43085
06-01-2008, 10:23 PM
I always wear the muck boot moccasin. They are great for service and slip right off when you need to get in someones basement. You can buy them at muckandstuff.com
My feet never get wet. Best investment I ever made. I usually buy a pair every 18 months. Now if I could find a pair of rain pants that don't split down th crotch i'd be set.

RedWingsDet
06-01-2008, 10:32 PM
I have a pair of red wings, you can step into alot of slop and almost a foot of water and still have bone dry feet, the truck is getting your foot out of that slop, lol. I paid around $250 but they are well worth it, I buy a new pair every winter.

IMO its not like when its cold outside, you can add layers. Every boot I had gave me problems as far as hurting, not being waterproof, and since im on my feet all day, I just want something comfortable and that keeps feet dry, which redwing does, I swear by them.
Wow, I should be a sales rep for them, lol

greenmonster304
06-01-2008, 10:46 PM
I always wear the muck boot moccasin. They are great for service and slip right off when you need to get in someones basement. You can buy them at muckandstuff.com
My feet never get wet. Best investment I ever made. I usually buy a pair every 18 months. Now if I could find a pair of rain pants that don't split down th crotch i'd be set.

Try these pants they are great. http://www.grundens.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=27

WalkGood
06-01-2008, 10:54 PM
Try these pants they are great. http://www.grundens.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=27


Link just brings me to a general page. What's the name/style of the pants you are recommending?

greenmonster304
06-01-2008, 11:06 PM
Link just brings me to a general page. What's the name/style of the pants you are recommending?

the "hercules 16" they are great the comerical fisherman use them. I will put them on when I am crawing around in mulch doing drip so my pants don't get sogy in the knees even if it is not rainning. they cost about $80.00 but I have had mine for 2 years with no signs of where

aric43085
06-01-2008, 11:48 PM
Thanks greenmonster. I always watch deadliest catch, and wonderd if those rainsuits would work for irrigation.

EagleLandscape
06-02-2008, 01:42 AM
I've worn these boots (a few diff pairs obviously) for the past 11 years. Keep my ankles supported, feet vented and extremely dry, and they are gortex. super amazing boots, about $230 from REI.

http://www.asolo.com/content.asp?L=3&idMen=469

http://www.asolo.com/photo/OM2066_635_p.jpg

AI Inc
06-02-2008, 06:49 AM
I've worn these boots (a few diff pairs obviously) for the past 11 years. Keep my ankles supported, feet vented and extremely dry, and they are gortex. super amazing boots, about $230 from REI.

http://www.asolo.com/content.asp?L=3&idMen=469

http://www.asolo.com/photo/OM2066_635_p.jpg

Thats my spring/ fall choice right there.

CAPT Stream Rotar
06-02-2008, 07:30 PM
chippewa 9 inch logger steel shank/ toe.

Mike Leary
06-02-2008, 08:36 PM
chippewa 9 inch logger steel shank/ toe.

Link? :hammerhead: