What work boots do you use?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by Porcupine Lawn and Snow, Mar 16, 2014.

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Work boots?

  1. Chippewa Boots

    6 vote(s)
    5.1%
  2. Wolverine Boots

    10 vote(s)
    8.5%
  3. Caterpillar Boots

    7 vote(s)
    6.0%
  4. Stihl Lawngrips Boots

    4 vote(s)
    3.4%
  5. Georgia Boots

    4 vote(s)
    3.4%
  6. Red Wing Boots

    30 vote(s)
    25.6%
  7. Other

    61 vote(s)
    52.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Four_Seasons

    Four_Seasons LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    I use Military Deployment boots. VERY comfortable (basically like wearing tennis shoes) extremely breathable and lightweight. Did I mention cheap?
     
  2. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    Wish I was like some of y'all that can wear shoes until they rot. But I feel aches and pains that essentially go away quite quickly with new footwear. I like pain-free...it is FAR better than...PAIN.

    Best advice: find footwear that is comfortable to YOUR feet...and stay in new or newer footwear to avoid discomfort/pain. The reward for being painfree is not much...until you are IN pain.
    Cushy/spongy footwear will break down FASTER. Instead, go w/ stability that will help correct/alleviate any unusual gait/wear patterns you may have/observe in your old shoes/boots/etc.
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  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,451

    Never heard of these. Deployment boots were part of your deployment uniform which was specified for the theater you were operating in.
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  4. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    Wish I could find a Redwing dealer around here. I would definitely buy a pair.
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  5. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    What kind of work do you do most/all of the day?
     
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    I've got two main pairs I rotate. Both roper(cowboy boot) styles. Ariat Work Hogs (square toe/steel toe) and a pair of steel toe Dr. Martens.
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  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    I found a footlocker in my attic yesterday with gear I shipped home from Iraq. Found three pairs of desert tan boots. Two pairs had the tags on them. Looks like I've got some new grass cutting boots.
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  8. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,711

    WB, stand-on or rider?
     
  9. Cody S

    Cody S LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 753

    Timberland Pros have been the most comfortable for me, feel like wearing a pair of running shoes. My 9" insulated have lasted 2 winters, and my 6" are past a year now, although time for another.
    My Red Wings weren't what I wanted in them, spent a lot of money and at the end of 2 months they just hurt my feet. They make a great boot though and I know plenty who will vouch. I may try another pair some day but so far my Timberlands have been the best.
     
  10. PA GrassChoppers

    PA GrassChoppers LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Posts: 127

    Timberland Endurance 6"
     

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