April 20, 2013 at 5:58 am #22028
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.comApril 20, 2013 at 7:06 am #22059
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?
danpattison.comApril 20, 2013 at 7:59 am #22075jkirkModeratorhalifax, 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 suitApril 20, 2013 at 10:51 am #22139parenosModeratorHonesdale, 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.April 20, 2013 at 12:06 pm #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 SApril 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm #22148
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 🙂April 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm #22150parenosModeratorHonesdale, PA
I agree John, especially when roofing, however I have never been able to find a good pair of sneakers that support my ankles.April 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm #22156
What brand of sneakers do you guys prefer for best traction? Running shoes?
What do you guys prefer for coldest weather?
John SApril 20, 2013 at 2:02 pm #22175
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.
For really cold days I wear my insulated steel toe rubber boots that are good down to -40 deg Cel.
danpattison.comApril 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm #22190jkirkModeratorhalifax, 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 suitApril 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm #22200
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 .April 20, 2013 at 4:41 pm #22207
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?
danpattison.comApril 20, 2013 at 4:53 pm #22211
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 .April 20, 2013 at 5:53 pm #22230
Did the nails go into your foot John or just through your shoe?
danpattison.comApril 20, 2013 at 5:59 pm #22232
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 :-OApril 20, 2013 at 6:03 pm #22234
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.
danpattison.comApril 20, 2013 at 6:38 pm #22235
It,s not bad as long as you are up to date with your tetanus shots ;-)Most of the time it is preventable .April 21, 2013 at 8:11 pm #22308
I have managed to somehow never have any nails go fully into my foot… just barely prick me a few times
John SApril 22, 2013 at 6:17 am #22331
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.
danpattison.comApril 22, 2013 at 6:33 am #22335
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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