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What footwear works the best?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by LawnVeteran, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. jonthepain

    jonthepain LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Raleigh
    Messages: 1,220

    That's a good idea.

    I alternate between a pair of timberland chocorua and asolo TPS 520 GV. I keep them upside down over the hall floor vent so the a/c dries them out inside when not wearing
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  2. OP

    LawnVeteran LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    I found a pair that I’m gonna give a go. Composite for hardscaping and flexibility for walking a lot. We will see!

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  3. 479mikejones

    479mikejones LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Rocky S2V. Available in many different styles. I use their Jungle boot. The insoles are designed with holes in them that create a vacuum effect which makes air circulate. This design will allow a fully saturated boot to walk-dry in 1 hour. They also offer waterproof and steel toed options. They are very comfy.
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  4. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    Solo WB guy here:
    Ventilated midtop goretex hikers for me, cuz when my feet get hot - I get even more ornery. Also, hikers tend to have better offroad tread than work boots. Vasque Breeze Mid GTX = brand owned by Redwing, so they do have actual Redwing versions w/ safety toe last time I checked.
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  5. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 23,970

    I have purchased two pairs of this type shoe. On both of them the soles delaminated within 2 months. One pair was cheap the other was $150.
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  6. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,630

    Merell mid top tactical
    With side zipper
    They’re pretty amazing

    No composite toe tho
    Those are a waste of time really
    Might keep you from stubbing your toe and ouchies but I’ve never seen or read of serious foot injuries where the consensus was the steel toe helped anything in the long run
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  7. Oxmow

    Oxmow LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,089

    Lol...someone mentioned them before, but cheap walmart Brahma Kanes. I got through a pair every 6-8 months. Have had everything from them to sketchers to danners. But they are comfortable from the start with virtually no break in time and are waterproof with steel toe and non slip sole.
  8. Doc8406

    Doc8406 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 35,690

    Steve, when i was in the Navy and working on the flight deck, they would issue you one pair of flight deck boots per year. Sad thing was, for the amount the gooberment was paying for them and the sub par quality was horrible.. due to the sole delamination from the rest of the boot, we most times had to use safety wire to sew them back together to make them last till the new ones were issued..
  9. JMK26

    JMK26 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Missouri
    Messages: 16,669

    Merrell's and New Balance hiking shoes for really hot humid days.
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  10. tbone1471

    tbone1471 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 104

    These were probably the belleville boots. They are one of the compaies that make them for the services. There lower cost boots are terrible but the more expensive ones are great. The 880st are flight deck boots and they have to be the best pair i have ever owned.
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