SHOES Vs BOOTS? What Type Of Foot Ware Do You Use?

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Mark .'s Comment
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I got a pair of BRAHMA's ("KANE" style) at Walmart

What is "kane" style? Could you put in a link for illustration? Thanks

Steve V.'s Comment
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Has anyone tried the water resistant spray from Home Depot on their shoes or boots? Wondering how it affects your touch on the pedals, slippery?

Woody's Comment
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I am not a driver yet, but I wear boots when riding motorcycles so Ill throw out my opinion. I also bout a pair of Brahma's, very good boots for the money. But at times when I had to do a lot of walking I was not happy with them.

Next pair I bought was Doc. Martins, UNBELIEVABLE. the Martins cost quite a bit more, around $100, but they were more than worth it. Bar far the most comfortable boots I have ever worn, and having done construction work I've worn several brands. I have bought two more pairs of Martins in more of a traditional style shoe for casual wear and they are more comfortable than a lot of tennis shoes I've worn.

Woody's Comment
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I got a pair of BRAHMA's ("KANE" style) at Walmart

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What is "kane" style? Could you put in a link for illustration? Thanks

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Brahma-Men-s-Kane-Steel-Toe-Hiking-Boots/11046161

Daniel B.'s Comment
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If you can't afford good ones then get the Brahmas one for now. But personally I think they're terrible. I had mine and after a month the bottom rubber ripped off from the shoe. It split in half because the glue came off. And whenever I was in ice my feet would be freezing to death because the insulation wasn't very good.

They're good for the money. But you get what you paid for. I will never buy one again though.

ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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I drive in my socks. When I leave the truck I wear work boots because... you never know what will hit your toe! And that would be a dumb reason to be out of work for a few days lol. Schneider gives us a free pair every year, we go to a website and there's a selection of 7 or 8 boots and we pick. I got Iron Age workboots, 6-inch leather uppers, steel toe, waterproof, slip resistant, oil resistant, zombie resistant. They are comfortable and fit me. All that matters.

Bug's Comment
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I have a pair of Vans slip on shoes for comfort. Years ago when I worked in a paper mill I

discovered steel toe rubber slip on boots at a Tractor Supply store for like $15. UGLY ? Yes.

Cheap & comfortable & covers every other need sure. But, don't think I'll ever drive in them.

Be safe not sorry,

BUG

Starcar's Comment
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DRIVE IN YOUR SOX ???? unless they have changed the laws, I think you have to have on shoes..just sayin'..but I used to drive in my slippers...shocked.png One of the things that you have to be mindful of when you are sitting in a vibrating truck seat for 10-11 hours is that you HAVE to keep the blood flow circulating down your legs and back up...or you leave yourself open to blood clots, swollen legs, skin degeneration, and a slew of stuff you really don't want. So shoes will come into play when you consider this. I had "work shoes" and driving shoes..I prefer mules...but I had lace up work boots...and of course my slippers smile.gif

ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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Star I feel more comfortable in socks. I stop every 2 hours and walk around a bit so I haven't had any issues with blood flow yet.

Starcar's Comment
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Well thinks, I'd hate to be a driver who gets stopped by a state bull, and he comes up and pulls your door open, to see your sox right there...OR you telling him, just a minute, I have to put on shoes..BUT they make some really neat guys slippers !! And if they have rubber soles, like mine, they are considered shoes. And I wore them because I didn't like the "blood pooling" I experienced in my legs...if you wonder what that is...if you ever feel like your skin is REALLY tight, or your legs are really heavy, but you are not swollen ??? Thats the blood pooling in your arteries and veins, because the vibration of the truck keeps it there...Very bad deal...

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