Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center



Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-06-2013, 12:35 PM
Ejs71 Ejs71 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 12
Looking for new work boots

Hi guys,

I'm looking for a new pair of boots for the season, any suggestions would be great. What brand and type (steel/composite toe,material, etc..)

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-06-2013, 12:49 PM
zackvbra zackvbra is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lake park, ga
Posts: 556
Irish setters.
__________________
My set up:
-2007 Chevy 2500hd 8.1l 4x4
-7x18 enclosed trailer
-Grasshopper front mount 61", gravely 52"
-36" Gravely Walkbehind, 21" exmark push mower
-Stihl everything
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-06-2013, 01:07 PM
Valk's Avatar
Valk Valk is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern KS
Posts: 2,721
Are you behind a WB all day or riding/standing + trimming?
IFF running a WB I'll recommend hiker-style with a good off-road tread and excellent lateral support. Many workboots do not have an aggressive enough tread for hills/slopes, imho.
Take a look at Keens. They seem to have a nice variety of choices with steel/hard/composite toes.
I like Vasque hikers (by Redwing), but they don't offer a hard toe.
__________________
---------------------------------------------------
~ cut it high ~ let it fly ~
---------------------------------------------------
Some folks are so contrary that if they fell into a river,
they'd insist on floating upstream.
~ Josh Billings
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-06-2013, 01:13 PM
Ejs71 Ejs71 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 12
Mainly behind a walk behind and trimming. Also when mulching there's a lot of hills in the area so I need good traction
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-06-2013, 01:18 PM
zackvbra zackvbra is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lake park, ga
Posts: 556
get you some setters. theyre expensive, but you wont be disappointed.
__________________
My set up:
-2007 Chevy 2500hd 8.1l 4x4
-7x18 enclosed trailer
-Grasshopper front mount 61", gravely 52"
-36" Gravely Walkbehind, 21" exmark push mower
-Stihl everything
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-06-2013, 01:26 PM
ric1's Avatar
ric1 ric1 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 184
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ejs71 View Post
Hi guys,

I'm looking for a new pair of boots for the season, any suggestions would be great. What brand and type (steel/composite toe,material, etc..)

Thanks!
Try Magnum Boots, I purchased the Magnum Elite Spider 8.0 Desert Boot. They are light weight and they are comfortable. Best choice I ever made in a boot.

http://www.magnumboots.com/us/produc...esert-tan.html

All Magnum footwear is backed by a 1 Year Warranty and a 60-Day Comfort Guarantee. We guarantee our consumers will be completely satisfied with our products.

I purchased mine through Amazon for 96.95 with free shipping.
__________________
G & G Lawn Care
2013 F 150 XLT 4x2 Super Crew
Mowers: Toro Z-Master 2000 48" Toro GS 36" Toro TurfMaster 30"
Blowers:Stihl BR 600 BR 600 BR 200 Trimmers: Stihl FS 110 Stihl FS 90
Edgers: Stihl FC 90&75 Echo BRD 280 Pole Saw: Stihl HT 75 Hedge Trimmer: Stihl HL 45 HS 45
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-06-2013, 01:47 PM
Ejs71 Ejs71 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 12
Thanks. Ill look into all the suggested ones. What due you guys prefer when it comes to steel toe or nothing?
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-06-2013, 01:56 PM
zechstoker's Avatar
zechstoker zechstoker is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Modesto, CA
Posts: 975
Steel toes for me. I prefer the protection when I need to kick something out of the way of equipment. I've broken the big toes on both my feet too many times, so I'll take all the protection I can get.
__________________
Zech Stoker
est. 1983
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-06-2013, 03:09 PM
ric1's Avatar
ric1 ric1 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 184
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ejs71 View Post
Thanks. Ill look into all the suggested ones. What due you guys prefer when it comes to steel toe or nothing?
Posted via Mobile Device
Nothing for me. Don't like steel toed boots. Those Magnum boots I suggested, there no break in period for those boots.
__________________
G & G Lawn Care
2013 F 150 XLT 4x2 Super Crew
Mowers: Toro Z-Master 2000 48" Toro GS 36" Toro TurfMaster 30"
Blowers:Stihl BR 600 BR 600 BR 200 Trimmers: Stihl FS 110 Stihl FS 90
Edgers: Stihl FC 90&75 Echo BRD 280 Pole Saw: Stihl HT 75 Hedge Trimmer: Stihl HL 45 HS 45

Last edited by ric1; 03-06-2013 at 03:13 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-06-2013, 04:05 PM
nightshutter's Avatar
nightshutter nightshutter is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: UT
Posts: 511
I use steel toed Georgia Wellington Wedge boot. I didn't think they would hold up but man they are great boots. Sooo comfortable. I usually have knee issues and my knees were great all season. My feet and knees killed me with these POS Lacrosse Foreman boots I had. Never again
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:29 PM.

Page generated in 0.08223 seconds with 9 queries