What type of boots are necessary?

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  1. Texas Bound

    Texas Bound Light Load Member

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    Sorry if this has been answered already but I couldn't find anything specific.

    I’m slowly starting to purchase oil field gear so that I’ll be ready to roll once I get my CDL. Most likely will be trying to get on as a Frac operator in Texas with one of the big 3.


    I know steel toes are necessary but how about Metatarsal? Waterproof? 6, 8, or 10 inches?

    Thanks to everybody for all the useful advice on this forum.
     
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  3. marmon96

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    the taller the better with all the bullcrap on the cb
     
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    Cheap boots and you ll have to replace them every 6 months
    a good pair of lace up would be the best protection agaisnt ankle injuries on top of what you might want to get a pair of rubber boots for when its really muddy or lots of water / waste ( more waterproof and easier to clean)
     
  7. Texas Bound

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    Thanks. These look awesome. Exactly what I'm looking for. A bit pricey but I have a wide foot and I can't put a price on having dry comfortable feet when I'm working all day and night.

    I have a pair of 8 inch Bates(waterproof and grotex) that I love, but unfortunately they're not steel toe.

    There's a Redwing store near my house so I'm definitely going to stop in there next time I have some extra cash in my pocket.
     
  8. Big Duker

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    1st and foremost is a pair that fits. Name has nothing to do with it. Have had great boots from Timberland, Red Wing, and a lot of others no one ever heard of. Waterproof. Safety toe. Most don't require more then that. If your are hauling/loading pipe a lot the metatarsal is a good thing. I like 6" unless it's really muddy which didn't happen much in TX. Just make sure that you can wear them for a lot of hours without pain/swelling, blistering, etc. Quality varies from pair to pair. Even bought exact same Red Wing and not the same. QC in shoes in not what it used to be.
     
  9. Texas Bound

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    I agree quality control ain't what it used to be. What's most important is how I feel in them. I'm going to try to at least pick up 3 different pairs so that I'm able to rotate them when they're drying out and see which I like the most.
     
  10. Aireal

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    Having more than one pair is a good idea. Nothing suck's worse than having to put on wet boot's in the morning. While not a Frac hand, my husband drives, he has 4 pair ( which might be a bit much) 2 pair's of lace up's, one is "winterized", one pair of Georgia Muck boot's and a pair of steel toed rubber boots. ( the other 3 are steel toed as well).

    When it does bother to rain out here, the mud is thick and pretty hard to scrape off of boots. If you see one think about getting a good boot cleaner or stiff brush. Such things are not always easy to find out in the middle of no-where land.
     
  11. Skate-Board

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    I deliver pipe up to ND. I like to wear sneakers and have a pair of OSHA approved steel toed sneakers. Got out of the truck up there in the muck and it sucked the sneaker right off my foot. It was not a good day.
     
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