Spray boots

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Ric, Jan 5, 2003.

  1. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956

    Help My feet are killing me

    Yep a problem with us old cusz. I have tried all the rubber boots I could find locally. Only thing that ever worked was pull overs.

    Any one know of a good spray boot???
  2. KLR

    KLR LawnSite Member
    from Zone 6
    Posts: 171

    Ric, i've worn many spray boots over the last 20 years. in my opinion, there is NO good boot.

    i went to a foot specialist and he made a mold of my foot (i got fallen arches- flat feet) then he made an insert for the boot. it works out nicely.

    but, i too, ussually wear a pull over rubber boot with the insert in my work shoe for maximum comfort.

    lucky for me i'm in new england. i get to rest the old dawgs in the off season before the next season comes around.
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956

    Yep pull over is comfortable. However it they spring a leak you ruin your boots and you have to throw them away.

    I guess the best answer is to buy cheap under boots. Change over boot regular just like gloves.

    Thanks for you reply
  4. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442


    i use #2771 and like them
    hope this helps

    Rubber Lehigh - PVC - Fireboots

    If you work in the presence of fire, chemicals, or water, you have special concerns for safety and comfort. All of these concerns are addressed with these styles.

    Olive Green 8'' Hydroshock Boot
    $68.95 Style #3148

    Black 16'' Poly Plus Boot
    $29.95 Style #2775

    Black 6'' Poly Plus Shoe
    $29.95 Style #2771

    Brown 6'' Waterproof Hiker
    $69.95 Style #1115

    Red 16'' Rubber Footshield Boot
    $84.95 Style #371

    Black 16'' Rubber Knee Boot
    $64.95 Style #101

    Olive Green 12'' Hydroshock Boot
    $68.95 Style #3149

    Green 16'' Hazmax Boot
    $69.95 Style #2795

    Grey 16'' Sureflex PVC Boot
    $29.95 Style #2774

    Grey 6'' Sureflex PVC Shoe
    $29.95 Style #2773

    Black 16'' PVC Boot
    $22.95 Style #2745

    Black 10'' Polyurethane / Leather Pac Boot
    $104.95 Style #1146

    Red 12'' Rubber Footshield Boot
    $97.95 Style #370

    Black 16'' Rubber Footshield Boot
    $77.95 Style #153
  5. Russ

    Russ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    Just checked. I have 7 styles of spray boots, 11 styles of inserts and I'm still looking for something comfortable. While I lean toward the over boots, they are aquard in April and way too heavy by October. If I use the #2771 Ant mentioned, by the end of the day I'm looking for Windshield time instead of ground time. Surely someone, on this forum, knows of the "Rockeys" of spray boots.
  6. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    Find a fire fighter supply and get the right size of shoe fit fireifghter rubber boots. there the most comfortable rubber boot you can find, if there is such a thing.

  7. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    i seen gamplers had some nice boots..also lesco has some
  8. KLR

    KLR LawnSite Member
    from Zone 6
    Posts: 171

    Maybe the problem is not in the boots??

    Maybe the problem is in old feet??

    Maybe we just need to hire on younger feet??

    Hire on the youngster who has no foot pain, let them ruin their feet by wearing spray boots over the years the same way we did??

    Oopps, ya never know whos gonna be reading this, never mind!
  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956

    Thanks KLR

    Best Advice I have ever gotten here at LS.

    Ok I am looking to hire a spray tech with young feet.

    All those young bloods who are intersted please apply.
  10. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 633

    I have had similar problems getting a boot to fit comfortably so I've resorted to the simple slip on rubber boot over hte work shoes. However, Tingley makes a relatively flexible work boot that I could put my arch supports into that was quite comfortable and wearable all day. It was a relatively light boot, dark tan or biege in color, but a nylon weave made it durable.

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