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If you had an employee show up with these would you....

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. S.O.Contracting

    S.O.Contracting LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    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/RecommendedProducts/SealofAcceptance/Seal-Flip-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.
  2. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,248

    Good grief, are you a member of the AARP too.
  3. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,503

    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.
  4. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,780

    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
  5. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,808

  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    Geez, what a drill Sargent, do you stand them at attention every morning? :rolleyes:
  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Sir!! Yes sir!!
  8. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,437

    proper attire is paramount

  9. Dripit good

    Dripit good LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,081

    I can't see your eye Jim.
  10. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
    Posts: 1,835

    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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