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Old 09-20-2002, 02:16 PM
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Help Keeping grass out of boots

Any one know of anything to help keep grass out of boots/shoes. When I work in shorts, my shoes fill with grass and dirt and make my socks where they won't come clean. I was thinking of something like a snake bite guard that covers from the sock over the top of the boot/shoe. Any one have any ideas. Surely someone has made something for this purpose.
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Old 09-20-2002, 02:25 PM
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That and safety is the main reason that I only work in long pants now. It was too uncomfortable to wear shorts and have to constantly pick the grass, twigs and hedge clippings out of the tops of my boots. Hopefully someone will have an answer for us both.
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Old 09-20-2002, 02:31 PM
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I have seen fellers wearing these "chap like" things. I dunno how well they work as far as keeping debris out of one's shoes, but I am sure they help on the flying debris taking chunks out of your shins. I dunno where to get these things, I have only saw em being used by other LCO's as I am on the go, driving by etc...I'll see if I can catch one at a stand still, and ask em about those chaps, if I find anything out, I'll post. I too wear shorts, I just deal with the debris in my boots, and wear cheaper socks. Right now
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Old 09-20-2002, 02:40 PM
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I switched from shorts to pants, nothing in my boots. I'm not any hotter wearing them either. If you're set on getting some chaps, I'd check that link at the top for W. E. Chapps. I'm sure that have something you'd like. Good luck.
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Old 09-20-2002, 02:59 PM
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LoL... TurfGuy, I guess that would be a good place to start eh? (W.E. Chapps) I didn't even see that, thanks!
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Old 09-20-2002, 03:58 PM
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try www.ems.com and do a search for 'gaiters'...
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Old 09-20-2002, 04:37 PM
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Check this out:

http://www.wechapps.com/home/Leg_Arm...rm_chapps.html
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Old 09-20-2002, 05:17 PM
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It was to hot this summer for pants. I just have 4 or 5 pair of socks that I keep seperate for my lawn business. That way I dont ruin all of them. If you experiment more with the way you hold the trimmer, this will greatly reduce the amount of clippings in your shoes. Watch what way the grass is flying and trim in the opposite direction. Dont care to use pants and chaps, way to hot.

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Old 09-20-2002, 05:21 PM
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It was to hot this summer for pants. . Dont care to use pants and chaps, way to hot.

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I used to only wear shorts too. Once I found the right pants and gave them a fair chance, I'm always wearing them. It gets hot here in Texas and I'm more comfortable in pants. The shower at home stays cleaner too.
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Old 09-20-2002, 08:43 PM
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looks like those Chaps would be hot. I think if i had a pair I'd only use them once or twice. Too much time to put them on an off each stop.

Plus i like my legs tan
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