Footwear Opinions

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by RuralRoute, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. RuralRoute

    RuralRoute Guest

    When I started the Courier job, the picture I had in my head was of a light, easy day of jogging up to a few doorsteps to place little envelopes under welcome mats, so the shoes I purchased were of quality to be doing such. Now, many months of factory pickups and bulk shipments later, I have a "clearer" picture of the job, and the Adidas running shoes I currently wear just don't fit. (Pun intended.) While good for comfort, tennis/running shoes are just not the best for this job in my opinion, as the low ankle support leads to aching tendons and say goodbye to your toes if you were to drop something heavy enough.
    What do yall suggest as a replacement for the shoes I wear now? I'm thinking more along the lines of boots, but still want a little flexibility like an athletic shoe.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    New Balance 608's.
     
  3. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....


    Those are tennis shoes; not allowed here

    Must be sturdy leather footwear
     
  4. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    You guys aren't required to wear steel/composite toed footwear down there???? Get caught without them here and you're sent home for the day.
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    608's are approved footwear at UPS.

    TTKU
     
  6. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....


    Perhaps in the BOG

    Keeping Up just fine, thank you
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It was a corporate press release.
     
  8. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Guess my center manager didn't read it; I work for him
     
  9. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    TRAINER-SC-SNKBT-684713_700_A_PREM.jpg Finally got these (all black)....sneakerboot.....had a hell of time finding a 11.5 size....nooooooooo one had it or in the wrong color.....very light(my personal buying point) and waterproof....very happy with them
     
  10. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Here, you're only required to wear steel toed at the Ramp. If you work at a station and choose to wear them, FedEx will reimburse you up to a set amount.
     
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  11. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    What is "BOG"???
     
  12. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Bubble of Goodness.
     
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  13. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    LOL....never heard of that one....
     
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That's because it doesn't exist.
     
  15. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    I don't know Dave, it sounds like you have it pretty good up there.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Yes, we do have it pretty good up here, but it's not like we form a circle, hold hands and sing "Kumbaya"during the PCM.
     
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    If you're a Ground driver, flip-flops, sandals, or ghettoware are all options.
     
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  18. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member

    Nike Air Goadome is my boot of choice. Wore them when I was a courier. Still wear them in my EMS job.

    They're just like running shoes with ankle support.
     
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  19. BigTex61

    BigTex61 Active Member

    Seen a ground driver a couple of weeks ago wearing pink Crocs!
     
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  20. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member

    I think these would complete the look for the Ground fellas once they get their patches.