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Shoes - what do you wear when working

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by barringtonbrothers, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. barringtonbrothers

    barringtonbrothers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Just bought another pair of Wolverines today with dura shock soles. I have owned about 3 or 4 pairs now. I love em, but I dont get more than 1 to 1 and 1/2 years a pair. Usually I just wear out the treads on em, but my last pair just fell apart. On one shoe the back sole was pulling off, and on both the front was coming apart like a those old hillbillies you see in cartoons. What do you guy like to wear - boots, tennis shoes, tap shoes?
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    nothing but boots, last usually 1 1/2 yrs for me. Usually the salt during the winter months wreaks havoic on them

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    I used to wear football cleats, but I've switched to boots (waterproof). Last year was so wet I couldn't take it anymore. Boots feel a little clunky, a little heavy. If you're walking all day you gotta stay comfortable.
  4. harley29710

    harley29710 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    I like the waterproof hiking type boots. I think my current boots are Carolina's. They are great because the're lightweight.
  5. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    i had catipillars, but.... my basement got backed up with sewage and EVERYTHING got trashed, including baby pix. lol. going to buy another pair of cats tommarow :)
  6. wiselawns

    wiselawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    I've thought about cleats on some of my accounts. I wear running shoes mostly. On one of my accounts, the back yard is so steep and full of succulent wet weeds that I end up surfing down the hill almost every time.
  7. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Steel toes boots always.
  8. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    DuraShock steel toes Wolverines.
  9. kppurn

    kppurn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 426

    I have a pair of Timberland Pro steel toed boots that I have been wearing for the past three years. I will get another pair when I retire these ones.
  10. NC Scaper

    NC Scaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    Durashock Wolverines for me

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