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Kerry L.'s Comment
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I am inquiring to the preferred footwear for you drivers out there. Does it depend on what you are hauling? Do you keep different types of footwear on the truck for various situations (for you, PackRat)? Do you look for utility, comfort, or a happy median between the two?

I appreciate all replies.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I am inquiring to the preferred footwear for you drivers out there. Does it depend on what you are hauling? Do you keep different types of footwear on the truck for various situations (for you, PackRat)? Do you look for utility, comfort, or a happy median between the two?

I appreciate all replies.

Kerry;

Tom was 'all about' his Red Wings .. (great boots! .. heavy tho ... ) and would take his tennie boppers (idk, sketchers?) and Adidas slides, iirc...when he was OTR. I wore my Carhartt boots (as I still do!) with the laces looped low, for slip ons. Mine are not 'truck safe' by any means, but i'm not the driver, haha! They 'are' skid/slip proof, to a degree. I really want some Ariats for Xmas . . . but 'HOW' unpractical? Probably very. 2022 is MY year, too.

What we DID find, since ... is these; Carolina Shoes/Boots

He already HAS a pair I bought 2 Christmases ago, and when he went to the g'store today, wished he'd worn them. Feet wet/soaked, in the sneaks/sketchers.... lolol !

A GREAT reccomendation from Mike2633 ... he's a GFS driver in CLE that has become a dear friend / son, haha! Nope, no endorsements, but I STILL get Kudos & Thanks from Tom. The. Best. Boots. Ankles, composite, all as promised. About 279 ... and still kickin' !

YMMV, but..

There's that!

Best, Kerry !! BE SAFE ON YOUR TRIP, I'M PSYCHED!!!

~ Anne ~

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Kerry L.'s Comment
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I am inquiring to the preferred footwear for you drivers out there. Does it depend on what you are hauling? Do you keep different types of footwear on the truck for various situations (for you, PackRat)? Do you look for utility, comfort, or a happy median between the two?

I appreciate all replies.

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Kerry;

Tom was 'all about' his Red Wings .. (great boots! .. heavy tho ... ) and would take his tennie boppers (idk, sketchers?) and Adidas slides, iirc...when he was OTR. I wore my Carhartt boots (as I still do!) with the laces looped low, for slip ons. Mine are not 'truck safe' by any means, but i'm not the driver, haha! They 'are' skid/slip proof, to a degree. I really want some Ariats for Xmas . . . but 'HOW' unpractical? Probably very. 2022 is MY year, too.

What we DID find, since ... is these; Carolina Shoes/Boots

He already HAS a pair I bought 2 Christmases ago, and when he went to the g'store today, wished he'd worn them. Feet wet/soaked, in the sneaks/sketchers.... lolol !

A GREAT reccomendation from Mike2633 ... he's a GFS driver in CLE that has become a dear friend / son, haha! Nope, no endorsements, but I STILL get Kudos & Thanks from Tom. The. Best. Boots. Ankles, composite, all as promised. About 279 ... and still kickin' !

YMMV, but..

There's that!

Best, Kerry !! BE SAFE ON YOUR TRIP, I'M PSYCHED!!!

~ Anne ~

I have a pair of Red Wings with the off-white soles mock toe style (not steel toe), but they are a tad big on me. I also have a pair of Georgia boots that are a bit worn out.

Carolina Boots, I have definitely heard of them and seen them from my warehouse days when I had to wear safety toe shoes. Always thought that they were out of budget for me, but I see a couple of styles from the provided link that are very much in the price range that I try to stay within for my boots.

Thanks, as always.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Andrey's Comment
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The last thing I want to have on my feet for 10+ hours of driving is a pair of boots.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Skechers slip on's bout time for a new pair or 2.....Only wore flip flops as a kid lol Can't stand em now, or boots! Boguth an $80 pair of boots for Gardners, then seen everyone else in tennies so only wore them boots 2 times. Now they collect dust in the corner hahaha

Won't need em in Philippines, and they don't sell size 12, in rain boots over there, even at the dang Ace Hardware stores at the mall's ! I didn't try the Payless stores, doubt they do have any in 12's oh well.

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