Any Good Boot Suggestions?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MassWineGuy, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    Unless I'm very mistaken, I believe that I'm soon going to start as a seasonal driver. I was a driver's helper the last two seasons. I'm looking for a good, solidly made pair of boots. Not insylated, but waterproof would be nice. I'm in northeast Massachusetts. I was looking at these Keens: Keen Utility Men's Detroit Soft Toe Mid Boot: Shoes

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  3. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Active Member

    Timberlands........cost more but last longer
  4. UPSER110

    UPSER110 Active Member

  5. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Yes, I should have searched first. My apology.
  6. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    Go with something light not heavy in weight.
  7. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Those boots aren't water proof. The only water proof boots are made of rubber every other boot will eventually leak at some point and most likely need to be sprayed with a silicone like substance to make them repel water. There is a difference between water resistance and water proof. Most water proof boots with make you feet sweat. So you will be changing socks sometime through out the day.

    Most driver wear black sneakers until the weather dictates they change to some type of boot and usually that boots goes hire than the ankle to help keep there feet dryer in the snow.....

    However, you haven't been hired yet so do go buying "boots" before they call you and tell you you have the job else you will be wasting your money.
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

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  9. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    I like wearing brown shoes or brown boots. Just looks better to me brown from head to toe. Universal same color feel me. Looks better if you ask me.
  10. upschick95

    upschick95 Member

    Magnums, they are for the police officers and service personnel. However I only use boots when there is snow or ice outside otherwise I'm strictly a tennis shoe kind of person.
  11. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    More comfortable no doubt. Im with ya on that.
  12. JL 0513

    JL 0513 Well-Known Member

    My advice is to not go with a boot, which are typically heavy. After a day of walking miles, it wears on you. Go with an all black work sneaker/shoe. New Balence makes good ones. They feel like regular comfortable sneakers but you are allowed to wear them as a driver. I'm way lighter on my feet than when I had boots at first (which I thought we were required to wear).
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  14. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    I had a pair of Magnums and one of them fell apart, so no more Mags for me. Isn't wearing boots required by UPS?
  15. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    How true. That's why I like to treat my leather boots with waterproofing waxes or oils. Sweaty feet? Rubber boots will really give you those. And no, I'm not spending a dime until I'm hired.
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    Union made in USA, I always switch out the stock insole for New Balances. Foot heaven, last a long time and look good.
  17. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Magnums have a full 1 year warranty, FYI. I had a problem with a pair falling apart and called them and they emailed me a shipping label. I shipped them back and they sent me back a new pair in pretty quick fashion.

    ​And no, boots are not required
  18. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    I know about the warranty. The boot gave way not long after one year. The stitching in the section behind the achilles tendon totally blew out. I definitely was not too hard on those boots. Just shoddy construction.
  19. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Carolina Boots...

    Union-Made and worth every penny.

    Low-top / High-top / steel-toe or not, a very well-made boot.

    With a little mink oil and/or water-proof substance of your choice, Carolina's will get you through two months of three feet of snow.

    It's not the only Union-made seriously awesome brand, but I stick with Carolinas because they make wide-width options (13 4-E here, hard to find...).

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    I swear by Carolina boots. I just got another pair of these yesterday.