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Old 12-22-2012, 07:26 PM
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Tires for your feet....good set of work shoes

what is your preferred shoe to where when landscaping. work boots and steel toe boots are to heavy for 14 hours a day 6 days a week. i wore merrils for years but they have changed and dont last 3 months. i have tried 5/10's and they last a little longer but still just disintegrated in just a couple months. what do you guys wear?
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:30 PM
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Landscaping work boots
Cutting grass sneakers
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:13 AM
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Tires for your feet....good set of work shoes

Irrigation =muck boots
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:12 AM
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We have a strict policy that brown steal tow boots are part of the uniform. The only accept ions I make is irrigation service can wear brown water resistant boots. Fert guys when spraying, can wear sneakers with sneakers with waterproof over shoes/ over boots
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:28 AM
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These have been great for me, on my second pair and they are waterproof. http://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/pr.../slate%20black
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:52 AM
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Red Wings with steel toes. Expensive but last the longest.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:58 AM
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Red Wings here as well, Bought a pair of wolverines for winter boots and they need to go in to have the sole and rubber toe sewed back on.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:12 AM
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http://www.danner.com/radicaltm-452-...ing-boots.html

I think steel toes for LCO's aren't practical. That steel toe would just be something else for the surgeon to dig out of your foot if your foot went under a deck.

I've had 5 pairs of these.
Gore tex makes them waterproof
Mesh uppers make them comfortable in hot weather.
The hiking boot sole makes them not slip on wet grass

Since they're hiking boots not work boots they don't wear well. I wear out a pair every year. And I mostly ride not walk. But they're just so darned nice on my old feet. If it's freezing I wear wool sox. Polypropelyne sox if it's hot.

I've had Merrill's and they will bend at the arch not at the ball of the foot like Danner. That'll give you plantair facituis.

I have some Keen sandals I wear sometimes. I've never tried their boots.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:20 PM
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http://www.danner.com/radicaltm-452-...ing-boots.html

I think steel toes for LCO's aren't practical. That steel toe would just be something else for the surgeon to dig out of your foot if your foot went under a deck.

I've had 5 pairs of these.
Gore tex makes them waterproof
Mesh uppers make them comfortable in hot weather.
The hiking boot sole makes them not slip on wet grass

Since they're hiking boots not work boots they don't wear well. I wear out a pair every year. And I mostly ride not walk. But they're just so darned nice on my old feet. If it's freezing I wear wool sox. Polypropelyne sox if it's hot.

I've had Merrill's and they will bend at the arch not at the ball of the foot like Danner. That'll give you plantair facituis.

I have some Keen sandals I wear sometimes. I've never tried their boots.
Yep! I wore Merrill's for a few years on the advice of others. Plantar Fasciitis bigtime, along with something called "predislocation syndrome" where the bottom structure of your foot literally starts to fall apart and the 2nd toe will start to drop through it. Almost crippled me. They feel ok when you wear them, but I never had the problem till I wore them. Switched back to my old kind and the feet are getting better already. I have an extra pair I bought I'm gonna put on Ebay soon. The Merrill's just don't have the insole for tons of walking, I guess. (8 mi/day on average). Mine did last fine, though.

As for the Danners...46 oz. Oofah! I need to do some squat work before I wear boots that heavy.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:19 PM
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I envy you all that can wear a pair of boots for a year or more...as this surely saves $$$. For me, considering all the brands/types of footwear I've tried over the years...I NEVER get more than 3 months of use out of them before I begin to 'feel the need' for a new pair. Could be a foot pain or knee or hip or lowback...but when I begin to feel it, it is quickly remedied by a new pair of mowing shoes.

Operating a WB as a solo, I put a premium on comfort...especially in morning dew and the Summer heat. I prefer a midtop hiking boot for protection and stability. Too many work-type boots don't have an aggressive enough tread to deal with slopes and rough terrain, particularly when it's wet. Running shoes, unless an off-road type, are made for smooth/hard surfaces.

My choice: http://vasque.com/vasque-shoe/7476-v...eluga-gunmetal Vasque is owned by Redwing. These use Goretex XCR (Extended Comfort Range) which breathes well in the heat...making use of the mesh uppers. They also come in wide sizes.

Whatever shoe/boot you choose, find your size, then order online to save $$. I consistently find the above for <$120 shipped to my front door.

My feet do not ache at the end of the day nor in the mornings. Can one put a price on this?
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