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What work boots are best for lawncare?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by randyhutch, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. nicholsmowingservice

    nicholsmowingservice LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    Right on, no laces is the way to go..
  2. Greg78

    Greg78 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,010

    I do the same. Used Reebok one year, last year used Adidas, and this year I used New Balance. I like the New Balance the best so far, this pair still looks and feel okay they might make it another year.
  3. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,327

    Do you still feel safe enough with out the protection of the boot, especially while trimming, and other possibly dangerous things?
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    i used to use expensive boots including the lawngrips. they never alsted any longer or were better than the cheapos i now get at wally world.

    dont get me wrong, i am not all cheap, jsut for mowing etc where the going gets tough i have seen no differnece so i thought i would save money
  5. LewisLawn

    LewisLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    i have used timberland pro my favorite until i started digging around a flower bed with them and wore the sole off in 15 minutes, they protected my feet well and cleaned up easily...I have had carolina steel toe and redwing w/out steel toe basically same boot(appearance) have had both for 15 years wear them daily they haven't missed a beat...if you looked at them today you would think they were only a couple months old. I can't do the walmart thing those boots are to wide....I looked at ordering a pair of wesco boots can't justify the price....I also owned a pair of Rocky boots, not for mowing interior of the boot broke down in just a few weeks
  6. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,645

    red wing steel toe. a little pricey but well worth it. i just bought a new pair yesterday, they were on sale!:walking:
  7. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Vasque. They are made by redwing. They are more of a hiking boot than a traditional work boot but they are lightweight, waterproof, and yet breathe so your feet don't melt in the heat. I bought a pair last spring after throwing hundreds of dollars away on several pair of boots that I just couldn't wear without my feel just killing me after a few hours. I could wear the Vasque boots from 7 am till 11 pm and not think twice about it. I could walk all day behind a mower or trimming and my feet felt fine.

    here they are: http://www.vasque.com/vasque-shoe/7462-vasque/7462-vasque-mens-breeze-gtx-brown

    They were recommnded to me by another LS member (valk) who wears them too.
  8. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,384

    Redwings, very nice.

    I wore Wolverines for several years and I liked them, then I got a pair of Redwings, I like like them much better.

    I have tried on a pair of Danners, very comfy. I may get a pair, I'm still choking on the price $169.
  9. cmlandscapeconstruction

    cmlandscapeconstruction LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

  10. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,384

    What's that?

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