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Shoes to use with spreading Calcium Chloride

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Golden Boy, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Golden Boy

    Golden Boy Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 15

    What kind of shoes/boots do you wear when you have to spread calcium on sidewalks? Leather is out because it shrinks after a few uses.
     
  2. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    i have redwing boots - wash them after each use and oil them after every coupl of uses and they will be fine...
     
  3. Freddy130

    Freddy130 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Rubber boots?
     
  4. plowindiesel

    plowindiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    i use my all rubber deer hunting boots. another quick/inexpensive fix is rubber boot covers or yellow cement boots to throw on over your boots
     
  5. Premier

    Premier Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    i will ask my employes tomorrow :laughing::laughing:

    I ware la cross hunting boots with the removable liners that way if they get wet i can change the liners and keep going.
     
  6. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    I have used the Servus boot rubbers from Farm & Fleet for over 20 years now. They give a bit more of a cushion when walking on concrete and prolong the life of my boots by at least 10 years. I even keep em on in the summer for mud and when it is raining. Great deal if you ask me and long lasting.

    I just replaced a pair I bought in 1994. Only reason I had to replace them was a hole worn in the heel about 2 years ago and it was finally letting to much wetness in.

    Best $30 bucks you will spend and may end up as the most used plus it is a tax deduction.
    Servus rubbers.jpg

    Servus rubbers.jpg
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2009
  7. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    I use the slip on rubber cover boots from Fleet Farm as well over my Red Wings. I use the Tingley brand that does not have the tie clasps. They fit tighter on top by the laces and dont allow snow or salt in. I am in and out of the truck often and they work great to keep the boots dry and getting cold hasnt been a problem at all.
     
  8. In2toys

    In2toys Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Ditto what he said... I wear mine all winter over my redwings
     
  9. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,570

    I also wear my Redwings and wash after every use. I put the oil on once a month. Good luck!!!