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Military boots for footwear

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BestImpressions, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,660

    Had an employee a couple of years ago swore by the ole combat boots he bought from army surplus. Stated once they broke in they were great. I stick with red wings and they seem to be good. I mostly do constructon and they pretty tuff boots.
     
  2. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    They ended up on your feet because planter warts only develop on your feet. They are a virus that can spread if not treated properly. I went through this problem 2 years ago. I thought I could just dig them open and cut them out. My problem was that it hurt SOOOO bad trying to dig out the root that all I did was make them bigger. Every time I would dig at them it would get worse. I had to go to a foot doctor and have them cut them out 2 times before they went away. There were days I couldn't even walk without a limp.
     
  3. BestImpressions

    BestImpressions LawnSite Member
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    Ah, i was told by a couple folks they had had them on different parts of their bodies. I know what you mean about the pain tho.
     
  4. BladeGunner

    BladeGunner LawnSite Member
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    I wear combat boots for work all the time, the particular brand I wear is called Response Gear Tactical Foot Wear, they only cost $25 a pair when they're on sale at Big 5 Sporting Goods. I've been using them for years and each pair last a year til they get worn out.
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  5. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wore Merrells for years. All of a sudden, they changed. Sizes are too small (thought my feet started growing again midlife). And last two pairs haven't lasted a season. As said before, the quality is GONE.
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  6. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,120

    i've worn my ariats day in and day out every single day for 8 months so far and they are in great shape. i don't necessarily care for them the way i should either by cleaning them and applying some sort of protection. i could see them lasting years just the way they are. ariat also offers sole replacement so you don't have to buy a whole new pair if you wear out the sole. thats the only area wearing on mine, i do alot of walking on concrete for my normal day job, but even then they are wearing exceptionally well and could easily go a couple years before even needing that.

    they are a full leather boot, not gonna breathe like tennis shoes in the summer, but i don't notice that my feet are really hot.
     
  7. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    I'm sure they were mistaken by a common wart. Planters develop on the bottoms of your feet. Really it's just a common wart but the "planter" part is a reference as to walking on them, you're planting them deeper. That's what the foot doctor told me anyway. LOL They are a virus that will grow if you dig at them without proper treatment. It's funny, there's one more use for duct tape. The doctor said to cover them with duct tape so it can't get air on it.
     
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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  9. jschultznorth

    jschultznorth LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    I wear Danners tactical hot weather boots. I like them because they are light, waterproof and wick away sweat from you feet.
     
  10. rootytalbot

    rootytalbot LawnSite Senior Member
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    Belleville390 DES. Buy them at militaryboots.com. Best boot ever. Get them soaked and they will be dry in two hours or less. Breathable. Wide toe box to let the feet move around. I love mine.
    Beats the heck out of overpriced, glued together hiking boots that will sweat your feet off.
    No matter the boot, I would always try to get Vibrams Sierra soles - the traction is superb and the they clean out fairly easily. It takes a real sticky, gooey pile of dog doo to hang-on to Sierra soles for any length of time.
     

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