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#149498 - 11/01/03 06:43 AM Safety Footwear?  
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Hey, tell me Guys,
Is the use of Full Steel capped Safety Boots required where you work?.
I wear these sorts of boots most of the time and I must say that I really hate the things.
The person that invents a really comfortable safety boot has really got my vote!.
I've been told that if your feet suffer, so does the rest of your body.
If I know that I won't be doing anything too dangerous, I like to wear X-trainers.
In some instances, these can be a lot safer up on corrugated iron or Zincalum roofs than wearing Safety boots.
But in an Industrial situation, I would wear nothing less than steel caps!. [Linked Image]


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#149499 - 11/03/03 02:40 AM Re: Safety Footwear?  
Big Jim  Offline
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I have seen all kinds of steel-toed shoes advertised. Athletic, cowboy boots, even a pair of wingtips for the safety conscious boss. My biggest gripe with them is the fact your toes turn into ice cubes wearing them in cold weather.


#149500 - 11/07/03 09:24 PM Re: Safety Footwear?  
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Big Jim,
We have sheep skin innersoles that we put in our boots over here, during the winter.
I've used them for the last 3 winters and I've never had cold feet since!. [Linked Image]
Wearing safety boots saved my right foot one day, I was carrying a 6x6" crossarm and slipped and it landed end-on on my toes.
It slightly crushed the end of my boot, but hey, getting a new pair of boots is nothing compared to the alternative. [Linked Image]


#149501 - 11/07/03 10:02 PM Re: Safety Footwear?  
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I have always worn steel toe boots. If you buy a good pair they are comfortable and will last 1-2 years. My boots run almost $200 but I am on my feet all day and you need comfort.
RedWing makes all kinds of steel toe boots, shoes and sneakers.


#149502 - 11/07/03 10:04 PM Re: Safety Footwear?  
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JoeyD,
Welcome to ECN, mate!!. [Linked Image]
Glad to have you along. [Linked Image]


#149503 - 11/09/03 12:16 AM Re: Safety Footwear?  
Joey D  Offline
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Thanks. I hope to learn a few things on the way.


#149504 - 11/09/03 12:41 AM Re: Safety Footwear?  
spkjpr  Offline
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Sedalia,MO, USA
Not really, but strongly suggested for the maintenance crew. Big Jim , I agree with the Redwings, I also have had success with doubleH boots. All I wear is western boot even the steel toed ones are. And yes they are Cold in the winter!!


#149505 - 11/10/03 12:21 AM Re: Safety Footwear?  
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I want to pass on a piece of advice given by my late father's boss: You spend 1/3 of your life in bed and 1/3 of your life on your feet. Buy a good matress and good shoes.


#149506 - 11/10/03 03:39 AM Re: Safety Footwear?  
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Big Jim,
Very good advice that is!.
There's nothing like poorly fitting boots to ruin your day. [Linked Image]


#149507 - 01/18/04 02:51 PM Re: Safety Footwear?  
John Steinke  Offline
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I think a stiff shank (for comfort while standing on a ladder) is more important than steel toes.
Some electrical contractors forbid the use of steel toes for safety reasons. (I can document this).
There are non-metal "safety" toed boots that pass the same ANSI tests.


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