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Warmer Weather Work Boots?

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  • #22028

    Guys,

    with the warmer weather and Summer on the way do you wear different boots? Low cut steel toes? Other?

    If yes, which brand?

    ~ Rob at http://www.ConcordCarpenter.com

    #22059
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    I usually wear the same boots all year round. I wear sneakers in the shop which are cooler than the boots but when I’m on site I always wear my same pair of boots all year round. I’ve never seen a work boot that looks any cooler to wear than what I have so I’ve never bothered switching. Do you Rob?

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #22075
    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    i usually switch to a 6″ from a 8″ boot and go to a hiker style thats more breathable, as for saftery material ive been buying composite toe and plate boots for about 4 or 5 years now. much much lighter weight

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #22139
    parenos
    Moderator
    Honesdale, PA

    I normally wear Wolverine boots in the summer and Timberlands and Redwings in the winter, my pair of Wolverines are lighter and easier to get around in.

    #22147

    Unless I know I might drop something heavy on my toes or know it is going to be a dirty task, athletic shoes it is for me in the summer!

    John S

    #22148
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    All the years I framed houses I always wore running shoes .Work boots are too slippery for walking walls or on the roof .I kept work boots in my truck just for mr inspector 🙂

    #22150
    parenos
    Moderator
    Honesdale, PA

    I agree John, especially when roofing, however I have never been able to find a good pair of sneakers that support my ankles.

    #22156

    What brand of sneakers do you guys prefer for best traction? Running shoes?

    What do you guys prefer for coldest weather?

    John S

    #22175
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    I prefer a trail type sneaker since they tend to be built a little more durable and have a good tread on them. This is what I wear in the shop.

    http://www.merrell.com/CA/en-CA/Product.mvc.aspx/24936M/64944/Mens/Axis-2?dimensions=0

    For really cold days I wear my insulated steel toe rubber boots that are good down to -40 deg Cel.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #22190
    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    sneaker wise i typically buy runners, if i know ill eventually downgrade my gym shoes to work sneakers for being on finished floors but still durable i buy trail runners

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #22200
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I never noticed the type of runners I usually wore but it they didn,t have good traction then I wouldn,t wear them . I have tried wearing work boots but I find they don,t flex enough and it is hard to feel what you are walking on .

    #22207
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    I’m not usually super worried about my toes on site but the thing that makes me the most nervous about not wearing boots is stepping on a nail. Anyone ever had a nail go in their foot?

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #22211
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I have stepped on a few nails here and there and it is always because of someone else .One of my first rules on a job site is if you see any nails sticking out no matter where or who did it always bend them over .It is really a stupid mistake that can be avoided .

    #22230
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    Did the nails go into your foot John or just through your shoe?

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #22232
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    Right in my foot .My father was a carpenter so my brothers and I grew up stepping in nails . They always went right into my foot most of the time :-O

    #22234
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    That would hurt! The danger of stepping on nails alone is enough to keep me in boots on site. I would imagine that it would hurt to walk for awhile after.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #22235
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    It,s not bad as long as you are up to date with your tetanus shots ;-)Most of the time it is preventable .

    #22308

    I have managed to somehow never have any nails go fully into my foot… just barely prick me a few times

    John S

    #22331
    woodman_412
    Moderator

    I’ve been fortunate to never have had a nail or screw go into my body and I’m hoping to keep it that way. The closest call I’ve had was when I shot myself in the knee with a brad nailer but it just deflected off.

    Dan

    danpattison.com

    #22335
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I have had nails rip skin off my back and my chest along with a few nails in my fingers and lots of nails in my feet over the years . I have also smashed lots of fingers with a hammer in the past .

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