That time of year to make the switch from shoes to boots..

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by throwbackk, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. throwbackk

    throwbackk Member

    My old Redwing boots need retired. They weren't very comfortable and were very expensive. I don't know which brands I should be looking at. What do you use? And yes I did read the frequently asked questions FAQ that is vague as hell. And doesn't provide any useful info other than stating it is frequently asked.
     
  2. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Just wait a little. Austin will be here shortly.
     
  3. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    ta da! ;)



    Not being a smart ash...seriously.

    Google - "gore tex black running shoes"
    Quite a few brands available.
    (edit) they also make midtops which would keep your ankles covered in deeper snow.

    (here I go again...) I'd also recommend getting properly fit and having your feet checked for any pronation issues.

    Some black running shoes are lot more comfortable and better fitting than boots and will keep your feet dry.
     
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  4. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Hey!

    I wanted to 'ta da' when you showed up!
     
  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Stay off your feet at peak, use a helper!
     
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  6. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Been spending more time on my feet standing in the back of the truck sorting which sucks because the diamond plating is just a bit harder than grass & sidewalks.
     

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  8. throwbackk

    throwbackk Member

    Well my helper is such a turd I'd rather just run some stuff myself lol. And yeah I do get fitted. I was fitted for my red wings but their widest boot they had in store still was pretty narrow for my feet.
     
  9. You can always get red wings re souled.
     
  10. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    New Balance H710 or 978's (pic below) in EEEE is available online I'm darn sure.
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    (Gore Tex is awesome)
     
  11. Siveriano

    Siveriano Member

    one quick question, so no ones gives a damn about black/brown polish-able letter on peak?
    because im over due on water proof shoes atm.
    Im on Nj btw.
     
  12. throwbackk

    throwbackk Member

    They really push the polishable leather at my center. Riding the new guys about it lately. But I do like the adiddas ones. Wish I could use those. :(
     
  13. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    [​IMG]
    I bought these for rainy snowy days... They need to be broken in but are supposedly waterproof.. i always walk into puddles of water when im to busy lookin at diad
     
  14. Siveriano

    Siveriano Member

    i walking into all kind of stuff when im being blinded by the diad.
     
  15. throwbackk

    throwbackk Member

    What brand are those nova? I'll check them out.
     
  16. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum


    Ya I deleted the pic. How I figure buy a Sharpie and color the red stripes on the Adidas. It would be good enough for some hubs.

    Dumbest rule at UPS -forcing drivers to wear old school leather only shoes.

    All the issues with tired legs and feet if they relaxed the shoe rule, so employees can actually wear proper fitting shoes, it would save the company tons of $$$.
     
  17. novadriver

    novadriver Active Member

    columbia bugaboot, getem at dicks sporting goods or whatever stores near you, $99
     
  18. The Driver

    The Driver Active Member

    Nike ACG or nothing. My feet don't even hurt at the end of the day.
     
  19. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Phil Knight and his company is the antichrist.
     
  20. Ecw21411

    Ecw21411 Active Member

    Keen midnight black Detroits