Another Boot thread

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by jaker, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. jaker

    jaker trolling

  2. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    nearly 2lbs per boot, that's a hefty boot, also looks really warm, grippy I assume this is for somewhere snowy and cold, otherwise
    it might be overkill. I got away with using my doc martens for a while in the winter, I had others, but none really stuck out as memorable.
     
  3. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    They look like a good boot, but I wouldn't buy shoes online. I still like to go to the shoe store & try them on.
    Those boots are not waterproof either, just moisture wicking.
    Also, I didn't see a description of how well they were insulated.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I wear Rocky's. They are a good boot---not the best on the market by any means---that do a good job of keeping my feet dry.

    My personal price point on boots is $100. I have a hard time justifying spending more than that on any type of footwear.
     
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    There is a Rocky's outlet store near here. Half the drivers get their boots there. I think Red Wings are better but more expensive and to me Rocky's are more comfortable.
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Red Wings are better----I just have a hard time justifying the cost.
     
  7. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    :volleyball:Light weight and rubber around only way to go!I have tried them all only thing that matters is having rubber at least 1/4 at the base!
     
  8. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

  9. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    I use Chippewa boots. Made in theUSA. Which is all I care about. Around $100 BUCKS. A COW EACH FOOT. First pair of boots that last more than 2yrs
     
  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I got a pair of redwings for christmas a few years ago (I could never bring myself to spend that much on shoes). After six months of beating them in preload....they were shot. I'd rather go with a just as comfortable $40 pair from walmart that last me 3 months.
     
  11. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    And don't be cheap with the insoles...I learned that the hard way!
     
  12. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I saw them in a store where my son lives at and tried them on and they feel great are on the heavy side , but the store didnt have my size and there are only 2 stores that sell them in Cali and those stores are no where near me

    So online is my only choice , I have tried many many different boots and I burn though them like nothing the same with alethic shoes
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do you write all of those on your taxes?
     
  14. jaker

    jaker trolling

    That is what I do now , I buy some cheap shoes get a good insole . But I am done buying shoes everytime I turn around so I am hoping to find a pair that I could get 6 months out of
     
  15. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I can't I don't meet the amount to qualify for writing items off
     
  16. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I've resigned myself a few years ago to buying the same cheap pair 3 or 4 times a year...until walmart stops carrying them...lol
     
  17. jaker

    jaker trolling

    That why I am just tired , when I fine a good pair of cheap shoes all of sudden they don't care them anymore and the hunt begins for another pair
     
  18. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Didn't think of that. Makes sense now.
    I'm really bad with picking out boots. So picky, my wife won't go shoe shopping with me.
     
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Its not her fault you have funny feet.
     
  20. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member


    Red Wings gives a UPS discount here. Bought my last pair of boots from them. For winter though I went with a pair from Merrell, and they're the warmest and most waterproof I've ever owned. Can only use them in temps in the mid 30's or below, in snow, or I'll sweat. This link takes you to a similar pair.

    http://www.zappos.com/merrell-iceclaw-mid-waterproof-espresso