shoes

upsondown

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
culpeper, va
May sound stupid - but we're looking to buy new shoes for my crew - they all need to be comfortable. If the feet hurt - ya can't do a decent job is my philosophy - and it's just part of keeping the guys happy and uniformed. Was wondering what shoes you guys are wearing that you feel are the most comfortable and hold up the best. I know a lot of LCO's wear sneakers - but I'm dead set against those for several reasons - just don't like the "teenager" look probably is my biggest beef......but of course I'm gettin to be an old man.....
Dave
 

bugspit

LawnSite Senior Member
Hope you're considering steel toes, there are several comfortable styles out there.
 
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upsondown

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
culpeper, va
Originally posted by bugspit
Hope you're considering steel toes, there are several comfortable styles out there.
i am considering them.... but the weight is a factor that everyone is voicing concern over......but i'm concerned with both weight and safety. don't need to end the season by saying "if i had only.....".
Dave
 

lars

LawnSite Member
Location
Pittsburgh
As a person that walks A LOT I would consider going the sneaker route. They are lightweight and comfortable. I'm a New Balance fan myself. If you don't want to do sneakers, go with a lightweight hiking boot. Something like an ankle-high boot would be good.

As something to stay away from, I would suggest that you don't get Gore Tex. I bought Merrel lightweight Gore Tex hikers and the Gore Tex was shot in less than a month. The shoes were completely destroyed in three.

Now I do the tennis shoes and rubbers. You can get them at Lesco for $8 a pair. They have kept may feet dry better than anything I have ever tried.
 

EastProLawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Providence, RI
I use nothing but steel toe, I have bought good stuff from Work'n Gear, don't know if you guys have them down there, but they have alot of good stuff for the Landscape / Construction fields.
 

Flipperneck

LawnSite Member
Location
New Brighton, MN
For landscaping I like wearing steel toes, but not for maintenance. The only dangers in maintenance I know of is getting your toes chopped off or stepping on something sharp neither of which will be avoided with steel toe.
 

exmarkjockey

LawnSite Member
Location
Abingdon, VA
I wear Columbia hiking shoes because they are extremely comfortable and it is about the only thing I can find in a size 17. Would love to have a pair of nice work boots, but can't find anything in my size.
 

bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
flip flops, or sandles, with socks
 
One the most comfrotable boot that I have worn is the Wolverine Dura Shock. They are steele toed and cost round $90.00.

Another favorite is Rocky Gore Tex boots.

What ever you choose. Take the guys to the shoe store if possible. Then they can get a good fit. They may say that they wear a size 10. But a 9 1/2 may fit better once they try them on.
 

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