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Do You Use Tennis Shoes or Work Shoes?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by hummingbird3d, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. hummingbird3d

    hummingbird3d LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    Being that I am flat footed I have a hard enough time finding tennis shoes that are comfortable, however, I feel that wearing outdoor type of work shoes would be safer for me.

    What's the consensus on foot wear among those who have done this for awhile?
  2. THC

    THC LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,020

    Runners only (unless spraying). I don't find boots comfortable or light and I still walk behind my mowers :(
  3. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    I wear workboots. There are a few threads talking about this. Do a search on "workboots" and you'll get some good opinions. For me, Danner work boots have been my favorite. Timberlands are good too. I prefer waterproof, good ankle support, lug sole...
  4. ambersLawnmowing

    ambersLawnmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    I start in boots in the morning but by lunch i have my running shoes on. If i am trimming trees then BOOTS for sure.
  5. Stihl_Pro

    Stihl_Pro LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

  6. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    been wearing tennis shoes forever except for spraying.
  7. garmel

    garmel LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 107

    Tennis shoes for me unless doing trees.
  8. jsw2008

    jsw2008 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    Wellington-type slip on uninsulated work boots. I used to wear tennis shoes, but my feet got wet from the dew on the grass in the morning.
  9. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    Waterproof work boots, there is nothing worse than mowing early in the morning and having your tennis shoes and socks soaked by the morning dew.
  10. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,986

    Running shoes, even when I am spraying, (I have rubber overshoes). Your feet are important in this business.
    If you have a lot of dew in the mornings, bring a second pair. Comfort is king!

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