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Boots

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by terrapro, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

    what kind of boots do you guys wear while plowing. i prefer my timberland pros steel toe but when it gets slushy i will wear my cheapo whatever brand, it has 3 inches of rubber from the sole to the laces and has removable insets. these seem to keep my toes warm alittle bit longer but are more cumbersome but they dry faster too
     
  2. TNT Lawncare

    TNT Lawncare Member
    Messages: 96

    I just bought some Columbia boots. They are supposed to be waterproof and good down to -25 degrees. I used to wear my regular leather work boots I use to mow in but they get wet too fast.
     
  3. canoebuildah

    canoebuildah Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I can't wear steel toe boots in winter. The steel seems to suck up the cold and freeze my feet. I will only wear them in winter when I am running a chainsaw.

    I use 10 year old Sorel Dominators. The have rubber bottoms and leather uppers with a removeable liner. I replaced the liners this winter and also added insulated insoles for less than $30 from Campmor. They keep my feet nice and warm.

    If you are going to buy new boots, I would recommend Kamiks. That is the Canadian company that bought the factory and equipment that made the original Sorel boots. Columbia bought the Sorel name and continues to manufacture boots with that name. But I feel that the Kamiks are better quality than the Columbia replacements.
     
  4. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    lacrosse quad comfort steel toes the 9inch ones i wear them from everything to mowing to walking in 6 inchs of water wit hyperdry
     
  5. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    This season I am wearing Redwing Loggers with 400 gram of Ultra Thinsulate and Gore-Tex. These are my every day boots. Very good boots but expensive.
     
  6. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    ya know i lookd at redwings and i just couldnt find one that fit me well and i lookd at danners and ya those wernt working for me either
     
  7. Oasis

    Oasis Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    thongs here .... lol
     
  8. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,002

    I wear Irish Setter Deer Stalkers

    1600 grams of thinsulate, waterproof
     
  9. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    one word chippewa get the arctic 50's only buy american made boots if its not snowing carolina's loggers rest of time best boots ever
     
  10. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Sorels...nice and warm
     
  12. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    I use to wear Chippewa's Loggers..very good boot.. I just felt like trying out the Redwings..
     
  13. MarksTLC

    MarksTLC Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    Decent pair of Sorels. These things have got to be going on 20 years old.
    I put new liners in every couple years and new laces every 1 -2 years.
     
  14. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,612

    Steel toe Sorels behind the seat and a light weight hiking boot on the feet..
     
  15. tman3007

    tman3007 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    I can't do the steel toe boots in the winter either, I wear my Columbia hiking boots. Very comfy and pretty warm too.
     
  16. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    I have a pair of North Face Winter Boots.They are goretex with a slip resistant rubber sole and rated to -40 below. They are the best boot I have ever bought, they are the north face Lifty 400 GTX. And they have a lifetime warranty. They fall apart. I get a new pair. Only cost me $100...
     
  17. unit28

    unit28 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,539

    2 pair on hand for this sidewalk shoveler
    1600 gram, 9" irish setter snow stalkers. for the slow back breaking deep chit
    400 gram, 8" snow runers for the quick snow jobs. And yes ma'am, I run with pride in 'em too.

    Socks are what keeps my feet in check either way. Moisture kills, so sometimes I use sock liners with good moisture control socks if we're going past 12 hours.

    My son drives the truck, he wears carheart waterproof boots. He should wear slippers cuz he ain't gettin out of the truck {friggen sissy}LOL
     
  18. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

    thats about as ass backwards as it gets?....

    well i guess if he owns the truck thats understandable
     
  19. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I wear Rocky Alphaforce zip boots. Tie em up once and that is it. They are 11" boots and just zip up the side. My feet never get cold or wet and I wear them all season. Only time I ruined a pair was when the water went over the top of the boot and inside. And they are 100% waterproof too. Same kinda boots that some police and swat team wearsprsport
     
  20. c.t. lawn care

    c.t. lawn care Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    i just got a pair of Merrell hiking boots that are water proof and have a lot of insulation in them. They are more comfortable then my sneekers!