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

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Farmerbob1's Comment
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I've been seriously thinking about springing for some Muck Boots. (Yes, that's actually the company name.)

I also need to get a freezer suit and a second warm weather sleeping bag or a winter bag before the seriously cold weather hits.

Papa Pig's Comment
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Old thread but a Werner dollar general driver showed me these shoes. If you work down south and want protection but boots are too hot, these are awesome The Keen Atlanta Cool. Basically with all the mesh it’s like a very sturdy safety toe sandal . With a lot of support. The toe is roomy. I actually threw my normal adidas in the box and wore them out of the store. If you still want protection but hate sweaty feet, there might be for you

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PackRat's Comment
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Sounds too expensive for me.

I wear a pair of US Navy issued LOX boots. I've had mine since 1998.

Pull on and steel toes.

$69 at the Exchange last I checked.

Papa Pig's Comment
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I hear ya packrat. For some it might. It be worth it. I don’t indulge in clothing, or anything flashy, but I like to take care of my feet. I have a lot of foot problems/pain so for me they are worth it. The ol military safety toes don’t cut it for me lol. My favorites were the “tanker “ boots.(armored vehicle variety not trucking)

Rob. D.'s Comment
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I bought a pair or these:

In addition to the safety certification, the soles are flat and grippy for walking on loads.

Greg M.'s Comment
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I'll have to look for those. I have a pair of Keens that look just like those without the mesh. I get a $100 shoe voucher every year for a place that carries Keen. When I get of ST disability I think I will go shopping.



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Twitch's Comment
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I was gonna ask y'all about that.. not what to wear here, boots make sense to me, but why do the Aussies wear flip flops? No ac? (i saw it on TV).

Brandon Kitts's Comment
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When driving I wear a pair of side zip tactical style boots I bought from walmart. Usually unzipped. But they are water proof and dont have to worry about puddles. For loading and unloading I've got a nice pair of Keen water proof slip resistant steel toes. If I'm going straight from a delivery to another pick up I leave them on. But once I'm just going to be driving I put the others on.

When on my 34 whether at a terminal or a truck stop I have tennis shoes to wear.

I also try to wear compression socks when driving to help with circulation problems.


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