Question for you Drivers and your shoes?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by badhaas, May 10, 2010.

  1. badhaas

    badhaas Pre-Loader

    Im going to Air Driving school next week and am looking for a good pair of shoes to wear while driving and wanted your guys opinons and what i can get away with tennis shoe wise?
  2. thelus

    thelus Package Car Whipping Boy

    you are an air driver and as such you dont make a lot of money. just go up to k-mart and buy 30 dollar work boots and polish them up. that is what i do.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I wear New Balance 608's.
  4. badhaas

    badhaas Pre-Loader

    i asked my driver sup last week about shoes and he said that with a tennis shoe somewhere in the marketing of the shoe like the ad it has to say work shoe and slip resistant sole?... i know most of these rules arent enforced very well but i dont want to buy a new pair of shoes and then get busted next week at school cause i know they are pretty strict about them (Earth City Hub in MO)
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are you going to Air Driving School or Integrad?
  6. badhaas

    badhaas Pre-Loader

    Air School
  7. p228

    p228 Member

    Check out some of the police/military boots. Many of them are lightweight and they have flexible soles.

    For example, Bates 2262

    "Similar to athletic/running shoe construction, this method is lightweight and highly flexible."
  8. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    New Balance. I love them.
  9. jimstud

    jimstud Banned

    rockport makes a good walking shoe great for the spring , summer and fall.
  10. chopstic

    chopstic New Member

    We have the official UPS driver uniform requirements posted in our delivery center. regarding footwear, it says your boot must be of a sturdy and "polishable" leather.
  11. chopstic

    chopstic New Member

    I'll second that... I bought a pair of rockport work shoes 2 years ago and they are by far the most comfortable shoes i've ever worked in. And they hold up to UPS abuse very well. Not to mention you can get a discount on them from working at UPS.
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Usually Nikes. But by all means, don't try to go too cheap. Chances are your feet, knees, and back will all complain in short order.
  13. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I wear Rockports as well, very comfortable, especially in hot weather. If its rainy, I wear some Timberland hiking boots that are more waterproof. I would never tennis shoes of any kind, they don't offer ankle support and are not designed for what we do. We had a driver break her leg last week when she slipped on some wet metal steps. She was wearing some brown Nikes that had those shock absorber looking things on the soles.
  14. djkre8r

    djkre8r Member

    Nike Goadome - by far the most comfortable boot I have ever worn. They are a bit expensive but have held up great. And...polishable!
  15. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Nike Air Monarch
  16. gbpbacker

    gbpbacker New Member

    Nike Air Monarch ​
  17. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Timberland boots. Light weight, comfortable, and sturdy.
  18. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    We're going to start wearing Heely's in our center. they say we will be quicker and more efficient on them.

  19. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    Georgia boot company 208's. 9" high, so the protect your ankles, steel toes so the dogs feel it, and they last 9 months to a year, or longer. I am on month 14 with this pair. Now they are heavy, but you don't notice after the 1st week.
  20. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Member

    I'm a fan of Timberland's. I have heavier ones for the winter & a "hiking" style for the rest of the year. They may be alittle for $$, but they last along time & I feel thats covers the higher price. Good luck