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A New Shoe!

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,690

    are they steel-belted?
  2. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    for me with boots, it all about the sole. the longer lasting the better. i have yet to find a good shoe guy that can replace the sole and have it last..

    my current set of of boots...
    summer steel toed http://www.gabbyattic3.com/truepix/army boots.jpg
    winter snow http://www.gemplers.com/images/items/R6314.jpg
    winter dry steel toe 1/2 size too big for wool socks...http://www.gemplers.com/images/items/G37920.jpg

    I love Gemplers, and Duluth trading....I probably spend about $500 at the two joints yearly...
  3. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    I stopped spending lots of money on work shoes since I go through them so quickly. I bought a pair of Timberland logging boots with a Kevlar toe many years ago for $180 bucks. Needless to say, I went through those boots and the toe in less than a year. Now I get whatever steel toe boot they have at Walmart that looks like it will hold up. :) Matter of fact, I just got a pair of Herman Survivors yesterday.
  4. Green Sweep

    Green Sweep LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts: 322


    I got my Survivors 2 weeks ago.

    $100 & up boots (I've tried them all) = 8 - 10 months
    $35 Herman Survivors = 6 months

    Its a no brainer.

  5. Georgia boots.....
  6. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    good boots are cheap insurance for healthy comfortable feet.

    do you spend 1.50 on eye or ear protecion...

    a good boot can mean the difference between a crushed toes or a scuff on the leather or a broken ankle as opposed to mild twist....

    I'll spend 100 bucks a year on footwear with out even batting an eye...I have foudn that quality makes a difference, and soemtime you gotta pay more..
  7. I buy Duluth longtail tees. About $200/year of all types. Buy their firehose shorts. My Gempler catalog just came. I'll take a closer look at it. What do you buy from it mainly?
  8. Hank Reardon

    Hank Reardon LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 599

    I discovered that my knee problems were being exasperated by my boots (Danner). I tried Merrell with Gore*Tex and I won't go back. Every once and a while I get a little reminder to not go so hard but most of the time, it's like a new lease on life. It must have been the weight that was doing it.

    My health and comfort are worth the ~$150/yr for two pairs plus (I forgot to add the "Superfeet" insoles for another $30 each pair)!

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