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Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by gmlm, Dec 22, 2012.
Same with redwing, got to look at the tag
Sorry I ment Justin, some are made in the US, some are not
I've got a pr of Rocky boots, Dang good boot, mine are insulated though and way to hot to wear in the summer.
I wear tennis shoes and wolverines. I wear the most comfortable thing I can. One thing I don't wear is cheap boots or shoes. It costs more in long run. Also no steel toe. I donated two pairs to Salvation Army wen I quit the plant I was at.
Thanks for the most generous reply. I know I'm a know-it-all. My wife and friends tell me. And that I lecture when I talk. My kids explained it to me.
So I have lots of opinions on how to maintain the most important piece of equipment of all...ME. And I'll try not to get too preachy.
I've heard all those age related comments too. "How long are you going to keep doing this?" "What if you get hurt?" "How old are you!"
I've thought it thru and come up with the question,"What am I going to do if I don't? Sit on the couch and watch Maury on TV? I don't think so!
I'm going to mow lawns as long as I'm able.
If I get injured somebody might not get their lawn mowed.
I'm 66 and will work 'till at least 72.
I stay positive. I like mowing lawns as well as anything that I do. Plus they pay me to do it. And it ain't no pity party. I mow world corporate headquarters & estates. Folks that won't tolerate second rate services.
I stay in shape. My biggest problem is that corporations roll over their management every 5 years or so and the new plant manager always calls me into his office. With that lets-get-rid-of-the-old-guy look in his eye. He'll start with bla bla this and that. I reply with "can you show me?" "Lets to see." We walk the property. By the time we're back in the office he's winded and sweating and I'm not. His response is "Same contract as last year?"
Love my Rockies. Have insulated/waterproof ones for snow and regular work boots for summer. Actually just got a slick pair of square toes for Xmas but I want be mowing in those.
Asolo hiking boots. Expensive but well worth it. Waterproof, feet don't sweat, comfortable and last.
I get a pair of CAT steel toes once a year, and they are almost my only footwear. I'm in them all the time, except a few times in the summer, but $130ish for a year, they're light, they keep their tread, and you can get them at Meijer or blains farm and fleet. they probably sell them in other stores, too that's all I know though.
I have a pair of Ariat workhogs. So far im loving them, all my boots are roper/ cowboy style. With grip soles. Love them. I cant wear a lace up work boot.
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I wear a pair of crappy $40 dollar steeltoed boots from walmart. im on my 4'th pair in 2 years.