I work for the BNSF railroad out of Kansas City. BNSF will pay 80% for our boots, and I use the Wolverene durashocks. I'm an engineer, so I don't walk on ballast much, but the trainmen who wear them say they aren't much for walking. I like them because they are comfortable, & light weight, almost like wearing a tennis shoe.....DDG
They were my first pair of boots when I started lawn care (the Durashocks were). I went through them in 6 months. Now I just go to Kmart and buy what ever is cheap and comfy. No boot is going to hold up for what I put them through so why pay a lot?
used them for 2 yrs. now and i liked them. i feel that they are the top 3 on the market. when i was mowing i was on my feet all day and i found that a good insert 3 mo into them worked. they give you 30 days confert garrentee, give them time its like useing a new baseball glove. get fitted don"t just go to wal-mart, go to a mom-pop shoe store in your town they will fit you,with is inportint and keep them tight. add mink oil to keep them nice....<br>anthonygrelli
I use them and am very pleased. A little pricey at $130 but well cushioned (for a leather boot). Excellent heel and ankle support. Good for kickin' sod. and cats.<p>----------<br>Mike Reynolds,<br>GrassRoots Lawn Care, Florida
I have the durashock's with steel toes. I have never liked a pair of boots as much as I like these. They are comfortable and lightweight. I do alot of walking on cement and climb alot of stairs and they work fine. <p>mark
I have been using boots called Mountian Hiker II from Cabelas for the last 5 years. These are without a doubt the finest boots I have ever used. I walk on average 10 miles a day in conditions from rain and early morning dew to 100+ degrees. These boots keep my feet dry and comfortable. I can walk all day in them and at the end of the day my socks are dry! No sweat even. There is a Gortex membrane in the boot. These boots are priced @ $130 and then you need to buy a better insole because the one that comes with it is bad. I use the Spenco Polysorb crosstrainer. It is also a foot saver. If you are interested in these let me know and I will get you more info. I started buying these boots for my crews and they all really like them. that is my 2 cents mike
I've had several pairs of $100+ Wolverines and they didn't seem to last very long to me (6 months. Then I tried Hy-Tec Magnums. They're half the cost of the Wolverines and last twice as long. They're the shoes that a lot of police and ambulance crews use so they hold up well on concrete. The only disadvantage is that they aren't waterproof, so you'll have to put a little silicone on them to keep the morning dew from soaking in.