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    When I'm driving I'm in socks. I'd go barefoot, but will wait until I get my own truck and can keep the floor cleaner than my codrivers have been.... :O ....



    I've tried driving in boots, but don't like the feel of the pedals. Recently I was in a Walmart and came across sandal like shoes with closed toes and heels, so they are within company regulations, and the real bonus is that the heels are rounded like a true driving shoe. Super comfortable and I can climb around the engine, windshield, etc. easily like with rock climbing shoes. Ozark Trail is the brand and if I remember correctly they are less than $20 a pair.

    Other footwear I have with me other than my now beloved OT's is a pair of steel toed boots (when they are needed), cheap flip flops for showering (nothing worse for a driver than to get a bad case of athlete's feet or other infections), and a pair of black work shoes that look like the old Reeboks (can't remember the brand off hand).

    Another bonus for having air flow around my feet is that it helps keep me cooler and stay alert.

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    has any one worn and Rocky brand name work boots??

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    Yeah, mine have worked pretty good for a couple years so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texascajun83 View Post
    has any one worn and Rocky brand name work boots??
    Yep. I wear Rockys. Very comfortable.

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    when it comes to steal toe boots... does it matter if its composite steal toe or the real steal toe or not??? this is according to a BassProShop Employee of the composite or real stuff

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    I wear my Wolverine steel toes 99% of the time. They are pretty comfprtable.

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    If you are a professional, then dress like one. Nothing makes you look like a bigger idiot, than walking around in flip-flops or sandals. Sorry if this offends anyone, but Sandals are not proper footwear in a truck, open toed or not. Would you go into a steel mill wearing a straw hat for a hard hat? That would be no more silly than driving a truck in anything less than work shoes, work boots, or quality sneakers.

    As far as you hillbillies who drive barefoot, grow up and put some shoes on. This is not the kiddie play area at McDonald's. It's not your back porch of your house. If you want to drive a large truck on the highway, do it in proper footwear.

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    As I understand it, if something really heavy lands on your foot real steel can deform and stay there, trapping your foot in the boot, while composite will flex back releasing your foot. You'll still have crushed toes, but it'll be easier to get your foot out of the composite toe boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck-N-Tech View Post
    If you are a professional, then dress like one. Nothing makes you look like a bigger idiot, than walking around in flip-flops or sandals. Sorry if this offends anyone, but Sandals are not proper footwear in a truck, open toed or not. Would you go into a steel mill wearing a straw hat for a hard hat? That would be no more silly than driving a truck in anything less than work shoes, work boots, or quality sneakers.

    As far as you hillbillies who drive barefoot, grow up and put some shoes on. This is not the kiddie play area at McDonald's. It's not your back porch of your house. If you want to drive a large truck on the highway, do it in proper footwear.
    Thanks Mom, I spent 30 years in a suit and tie. I think I can dress any #### way I want to in my truck. I will be right over to your house to tell you how to live your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texascajun83 View Post
    when it comes to steal toe boots... does it matter if its composite steal toe or the real steal toe or not??? this is according to a BassProShop Employee of the composite or real stuff
    The upside to composite toe boots is the box toes don't conduct cold as much in the wintertime, nor electricity if you're working in that sort of environment As far as deforming, if something's dropped on them, different kind of deforming. Steel toes will bend, composite toes sort of 'break" if that makes sense. Used to work for a military shoe company, we were developing composite toe boots for the air force, had to test the toes to see if they were strong enough. Once you drop something on a composite toe, replace the boots, the toes are done for. Also, composite toes have to be much thicker than steel, may be a factor at the area on the boot where the toe ends over your foot. Run your fingers down the inside of the boot to see if you feel a heavy ridge inside the boot where the toe ends. If so go to a different pair of boots, that ridge is going to be uncomfortable over time.

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