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Old 08-10-2011, 08:16 PM
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Mmmm.... love my Chacos, Keen, and Salomons for working in irrigation. I RARELY wear boots. And yes I can use a shovel with each and every one of them. I want shoes that drain, I'm tired of stinky feet and shoes that stay wet all day long.
The chacos probably have better support for your feet than alot of boots.Not many sandals get a seal from doctors. Only a handful of boots on that list. http://www.apma.org/MainMenu/Recomme...lip-Flops.aspx

And the keens can hold their own with any pair of tennis shoes out there. I agree with Dana though keep a pair of boots and socks in the truck so if you need to change into them.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:29 PM
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The chacos probably have better support for your feet than alot of boots.Not many sandals get a seal from doctors. Only a handful of boots on that list. http://www.apma.org/MainMenu/Recomme...lip-Flops.aspx

And the keens can hold their own with any pair of tennis shoes out there. I agree with Dana though keep a pair of boots and socks in the truck so if you need to change into them.
Good grief, are you a member of the AARP too.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:45 PM
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I'd send him home and tell him to wear something more professional- company t-shirt (tucked in), khaki shorts/pants, belt, and boots (or sneakers with shorts only). Image is everything and I strongly believe in looking professional.
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:27 AM
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I just wear tennis shoes and when I get into muddy jobs I switch to my muck boots.

My gf made me replace my old tennis shoes as I could stick my foot through them between the sole and top part the past few weeks
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:20 AM
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I want to venture a guess that those are a spin off of "born to run". http://www.chrismcdougall.com/

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Old 08-11-2011, 02:56 PM
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I'd send him home and tell him to wear something more professional- company t-shirt (tucked in), khaki shorts/pants, belt, and boots (or sneakers with shorts only). Image is everything and I strongly believe in looking professional.
Geez, what a drill Sargent, do you stand them at attention every morning?
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:58 PM
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:08 PM
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I'd send him home and tell him to wear something more professional- company t-shirt (tucked in), khaki shorts/pants, belt, and boots (or sneakers with shorts only). Image is everything and I strongly believe in looking professional.
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:34 PM
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Old 08-11-2011, 05:04 PM
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I'd wear these when it's warm/hot to do service work.



What kind of price range are they?
Those are about $85.

I wear Keens every day from about April - November and keep a pair of tennis shoes in the van in case I need to do something where I'll be getting a lot of loose dirt in the sandals. The Keens are fine for digging, it's the dirt getting under my feet I can't stand.

I think I look plenty professional in a button up, quick dry company logo'ed shirt, khaki shorts and the almost $100 sandals. Nobody really expects someone that's going to be working in sprinklers, walking through wet grass in 95+ degree heat (it's topped out over 100 here 11 days in a row now) to be wearing steel toes. Honestly, I don't really think steel toes make sense for a repair tech and have a real hard time coming up with a situation where having them on would save your foot at a residential or small commercial service call.
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