What boots do you wear while working?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by CorsairFanboy, Aug 22, 2021.

black sole or beige?

  1. black

    16 vote(s)
  2. beige

    7 vote(s)
  1. CorsairFanboy

    CorsairFanboy Medium Load Member

    Feb 19, 2018
    Wow, thanks for the advice. Those look really good. I will look into them.

    How is it on the ice and packed in snow? Would like something with decent traction. I remember the Love's in Fargo ND not being bothered to clear out their packed snow in their parking lot one winter lol.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2021
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  3. CorsairFanboy

    CorsairFanboy Medium Load Member

    Feb 19, 2018
    Everything has it's place, but I'd like to keep my feet. In case of an accident/breakdown/shutdown in the winter months in the Northen States.
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  4. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

    May 3, 2016
    Hot Springs, AR
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  5. MiFamilyGuy

    MiFamilyGuy Light Load Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    I've had decent luck with brahma. They're not exactly top of the line but for around 40 bucks I get waterproof steel-toe boots that last through the winter. I've tried more expensive brands but I didn't notice enough of an improvement to justify spending 3 or 4 times as much money. They also have steel-toe low tops for around 30 dollars for the warmer seasons.
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  6. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    I have two pair of safety toe shoes. First ones are Red Wing boots. Don't know the product number as I bought them in 2005 before I went to Iraq to drive. Had them resoles once and still are in good shape. Look something like this.

    Second pair I bought because wearing the heavier boots all day was making this old man's legs tired. A lot easier climbing in and out of the truck and going up the ladders of the tank trailers too. Red Wing # 6712.
  7. diamondd817

    diamondd817 Light Load Member

    Oct 11, 2020
    Of your choices, I prefer the look of the Black soles.
  8. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

    Apr 10, 2012
    Double h composite toe slipons. Warm and waterproof

    Chains for them when its icy

    Adidas sambas for securement most places. Laced and ready to slip on

    Slip on sandals for everything else and as much as i can get away with. Ive thrown chains straps and tarps for years down south wearing em. I particularly prefer them for driving, boots tend to mask things when you drive, dont get enough feel through them, makes it harder to tell what the engine/brakes are doing or want to do.

    If youre not surefooted, i would recommend just going the easy route and wearing boots all the time but so far so good, no foot related injuries doing it this way

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  9. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

    Dec 17, 2010
    Ainigriv Notpmah
    I never wore boots driving. I had rubber boots for winter and wet weather AND I had a pair of steeltoes for those times when required. Honestly, after I got out of the Air Force I stopped wearing boots.
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  10. MOBee

    MOBee Medium Load Member

    Apr 27, 2014
    Longview, TX
    The beige sole will last longer on concrete. This is a good boot maker and you should be able to resole them 2 to 3 times. They just don't make them wide enough for me. (EEEE)
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  11. Linte_Loco

    Linte_Loco Road Train Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    LA (lower Alabama)
    I have a pair of high dollar boots and a cheap Walmart pair for the summer/dirty places
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