Approved shoes??

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by ChadBrunn, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. ChadBrunn

    ChadBrunn Member

    Does anyone here know the rules on shoes? I hear about 50 different things!! Im a 7 year employee and i hear different things all the time and now its a big issue once again with our shoes on preload! I have an upper leather nice sturdy slip resistant Nike shoe. I had Under Armour which were just the same! They gave me hell about the UA and now they are saying the Nike's are unapproved also!! Can someone please help without the smart:censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: comments, please? Thanks!
  2. klolx

    klolx New Member

    Just go get a pair of damn boots. Why do you even care about the brand?
  3. ChadBrunn

    ChadBrunn Member

    Ive tried boots!! Way too uncomfortable and too heavy!! So thats why I dont get any Damn boots anymore! I knew there was going to be one smart ass out there!!
  4. Dillacow

    Dillacow Moo

  5. ChadBrunn

    ChadBrunn Member

    Thanks for the help!! Must be managament!!
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Chad, talk to some of your co-workers and ask what kind of shoes they wear. You can also ask your preload sup for a list of approved shoes. From your description the Nikes sound like they should be OK---why did your sup say that they were not on the approved list?
  7. ChadBrunn

    ChadBrunn Member

    He said because the tongue doesn't connect on both sides to the shoe and it doesn't say work on the shoe! Never seen a shoe that says work on em.
  8. 10yearteamster

    10yearteamster New Member

    When in doubt, check the inside of the tongue to see if it is a 'Ansi' approved. If it is, they cant say anything about them.
  9. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    You have got issues been working at UPS 7 years still don't know the proper foot wear for working the preload or local sort.

    You know that workboots are ok but they are all to heavy for you to wear. Which I find really hard to believe. However if your going to stick with that story you really need to reach down and check to see if you still have a set.
  10. 10yearteamster

    10yearteamster New Member

    You dont have to wear boots. I agree with him, boots are uncomfortable, its not that hard to believe.
  11. ChadBrunn

    ChadBrunn Member

    I've got issues cause I get shoes and wear them after they are approved then 6 months later they seem to be unapproved by a different supervisor! So they tell me if I don't get proper shoes then they are going to give me a warning letter which I hear cannot happen!
  12. hurricanegunner

    hurricanegunner UPSPoop

    Chad, lots of employees in my center wear the Nike type of athletic shoe and nobody says a thing about it. Do other hourlies in your center wear that type of shoe? If so, they cannot single you out for a warning letter. It sounds as though your current sup is just being a prick and has chosen you to receive his wrath. You were there before that sup was, and you'll be there a long time after he is gone.
  13. uber

    uber Guest

    Peak seasons over. Things are slow. Sounds like something management does when they're bored.
  14. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Sturdy leather uppers in good repair, non-slip soles. Nothing more, nothing less.
  15. CRASH501

    CRASH501 New Member

    New Balance now has a GREAT industrial grade non slip walking shoe. (sneaker) they are solid black no logo to stand out and draw attention to you.
  16. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    He is not a driver he works the preload he can't wear sneakers unless they are safety shoes. Color doesn't matter they could be bright orange.
  17. ymelord

    ymelord Active Member

    New Balance makes some great work shoes, not just sneakers. Keep all your receipts as you can at least deduct off your taxes shoes not allowed. Let your sup gives you a warning letter, then you will be able to start a paper trail that he is harassing you. Grieve it as, article 37 that he is harassing you with warning letters, and ask him in your hearing to specify exactly what you have to wear. You will be told you can't grieve a warning letter, which is true, but you can grieve that they are harassing you with them, just too find out what he allows.
  18. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

  19. yeldarb

    yeldarb Member

    It mostly depends on your local management team. I would bet half our drivers are wearing shoes that on paper, would not not be approved. Most are black or brown shoes. Here, as long as you dont stand out, your usually okay. I keep a pair of approved boots in my locker just in case.
  20. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Cosmo, Crash and Cement all have good answers. Any of these shoes would be acceptable for a driver, they damn sure should be acceptable for preload. Your sup is being a jerk. Personally, I would go talk to my steward if I had a sup that was acting like this. As far as I know, there is NO list that says you have to buy any certain brand of shoe. As long as they meet the requirements that Cosmo posted they are acceptable. As far as boots go, there are some good tactical boots that are lightweight and meet the requirements.