Proper Work Boots

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by farmerjohn64, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Going on all fours was a good idea, better than falling off.

    Oil resistant plus slip resistant seems to help slightly.

    Watch out for snow or frost when tarping... The first few steps will feel alright, but then the ice sticks to your shoes and compacts into ice. Easy to have a bad day.
     
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  3. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    The plastic wrap you put under your tarps will be slick no matter what. And your tarps will be slick on top of the plastic after you roll them out.
     
  4. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I very rarely wore boots. I just never was a boot person. Even in the Air Force I rarely wore the "combat boots" I was issued. Most of the time I wore a simple pair of shoes and had plastic boots for dealing with mud puddles etc. I do agree with @REO6205 though, if you gonna buy boots get some good ones!
     
  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Red Wings.... #2408

    I’ve been wearing those for years.
     
  6. Mrlanza

    Mrlanza Light Load Member

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    Not much you can do about it and boots are unlikely to help.
    The problem isn't that you are slipping on the plastic.
    The problem is that the plastic you are on is sliding on the
    product underneath. All you can do is try to keep your center
    of gravity low, try to spread your mass out as far as possible
    to maximize your balance, crawl if you have to, and be
    careful.
     
  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Nothing wrong with crawling... i do it all the time on real sketchy loads... sometimes those real tall loads ur looking down to the ground about 20ft ... aint for the faint of heart.
     
  8. Gliding ProStar

    Gliding ProStar Medium Load Member

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    Yeah man. The Roper's are nice boots and I own a pair but the work boots are top notch. The pair I am wearing is actually 5 years old. The only thing I do is change the insoles every year with a new set from Ariat. The insoles can be purchased from most boot stores for about $35.00.
     
  9. singlescrewshaker

    singlescrewshaker Road Train Member

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    Good to hear. :thumbup:
    Some other fellers on here are Ariat fans as well. They seem like a quality made product. I'm definitely going to look at them hard for my next pair. $200 for me is about the outer limit of what I'd spend for work boots, & the Airat workhogs seem to fit in that range..
     
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  10. Dockbumper

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    What in the hell are you hauling that is 20 feet off of the ground!!? There are very few if any bridges across the Interstates that have 20 feet of clearance.
     
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  11. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Fourteen foot high load, six foot tall person?
     
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