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What work boots are best for lawncare?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by randyhutch, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    I prefer carolina's.

    The worst worst I ever owned was Catepillar. I returned them after about 2 hours. most uncomfortable boot I have EVER worn.
  2. don_don91

    don_don91 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    ga boots are the best in my opinion slip on ones that is. very comfortable i've had the pair i got now for four years and they are still good
  3. LR3

    LR3 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 722

    Danner all the way.
  4. shooterm

    shooterm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 457

    Expensive but try Carhartt. I stopped buying Redwings about five years ago even though I got a great discount on them. Things might have got better with them over the years but I couldn't keep any of the stitching in them. The Carhartt's I have now are three years old and still great boots(only have my steel toes showing. They've held up thru wet trench work and blacktop tar. Only wierd negative is I've laced them so many times I think I've sharpened the eyelets so I go thru shoelaces like crazy.
  5. 360ci

    360ci LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

  6. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Posts: 299

    gtfo.....i'm not saying they are the most comfortable, but cheap (price/quality) THEY ARE NOT!

    There's a reason 9-1/2 out of 10 utility lineman wear them.

    the missing 1/2 percent are wannabe lineman btw.
  7. Brothers_Landscaping

    Brothers_Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    I have been know for going through a pair of boots every 3-4 months, but in july I got a pair of steel toe wolverines that I still have, kinda trashed though :)... I also got a pair of Carolinas in december for snow removal, and they are amazing
  8. helidriver

    helidriver LawnSite Member
    Posts: 108

    Wolverines! dollar for dollar....Wolverines.
  9. southerngreenscape

    southerngreenscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    i wear new balance shoes, but also croc makes a very light most comfortable boot that i ever wore, i don't like wearing heavy boots when i am doing lawn maintenance.
  10. 360ci

    360ci LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    I checked out the Canadian website, not a lot available in size 14....arg.

    I don't like heavy boots either, I prefer hikers, with or without steel toe doesn't bother me but I prefer to have the heavier toes, even if it's harder rubberized. I almost might go with a shoe this year. Low cut hikers in size 14 are hard to find these days and I don't want to custom order unless I absolutely have to, as if they don't fit good, I'll be ticked.

    I phoned Marks Work Wear House in town here in regard to the Red Wing hikers, and the associate ordered a size 14 for me and he said if I didn't want them, chances are very high that they'll sell within a couple days time. It kills me that they have demand for bigfoot folks, but they carry mostly sizes 8-12. Arg.

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