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Old 08-28-2013, 09:56 AM
Caddyshack Lawn Care Caddyshack Lawn Care is offline
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I usually wear my old sneakers, once those wear out ill buy a pair of $12 starter running shoes from walmart and finish the season in them. Once fall hits it's work boots for clean ups.
Man, am I glad you chimed in. I was starting to think I was the only one.

I do keep a spare of everything in the truck. Spare shoes, socks, shirt, etc.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:00 AM
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Man, am I glad you chimed in. I was starting to think I was the only one.

I do keep a spare of everything in the truck. Spare shoes, socks, shirt, etc.
Why anyone would wear work boots while mowing is beyond me. You're not alone brother!
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:15 AM
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Workboots lack the traction for offroad WB use, IME. If going with running shoes, I'd go with trailrunners since their beefier = giving better lateral support.

Meshed goretex midtop hikers (Vasque Breeze GTX 2.0) give me the support I trust and traction I NEED. Plus they breathe really well and cope with AM dew like a champ. The result? Pain-free feet in the evening AND the next morning. What is that worth? A LOT. I'd pay double what I'm already paying if that's what it took.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:38 PM
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I usually wear my old sneakers, once those wear out ill buy a pair of $12 starter running shoes from walmart and finish the season in them. Once fall hits it's work boots for clean ups.
I weep for your poor feets!

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Old 08-28-2013, 07:51 PM
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I weep for your poor feets!

My feets are fine! I just like mowing in running shoes. I have a few pairs usually so there's always a dry one. I just burn through socks like nobody's business
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:54 PM
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I'm on my second season with these http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...17989.11690810


They have gotten pretty slick on the bottom, but they have held up very well, and keeps the morning dew, and light rain off my socks. The laces suck won't stay tied though.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:22 PM
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I've hear a lot of good things abut Columbia hiking shoes in general so i might buy a pair of those and try them out, until i get the money I'm going to use my old running shoes...thanks for the input guys
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:49 PM
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My feets are fine! I just like mowing in running shoes. I have a few pairs usually so there's always a dry one. I just burn through socks like nobody's business

LOL I hope so. I wear running shoes too, but couldn't imagine finding a pair at Wmart that wouldn't end up killing my feet.


It's funny you mentioned socks because I just mentioned this to my wife yesterday. Amazingly, I've been wearing the same socks (about 10 pair) for the last 3-4 seasons.
They are grass and dirt stained, but not worn thin. Pretty amazing.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:14 PM
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New Balance trail running shoes.

I buy socks every two months, I'm a stickler for socks. Even if they aren't worn thin, I have to have new socks ever so often. They just feel so good.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:32 AM
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The grass dries out and gets tangled up in socks and feels like needles. Washing them doesn't get it all out, so I just wear the same (cheap) socks for a while and then throw them out. You're right, a new pair always feels sooo good. But after wearing them the first day they look and feel just like a 2-week old pair.
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