Best winter boots

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Bigfoot11, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. Bigfoot11

    Bigfoot11 Member

    What are some good boots to use in the winter? The keens I've been wearing arent going to cut it anymore.
     
  2. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    Might wanna look at Red Wings, Danner, Timberland... just to name a few. I have some Timberlands that are waterproof but I don't like wearing them except on those terrible days. They're just not as comfortable as my Nike Manoa boots.
     
  3. Bigfoot11

    Bigfoot11 Member

    Thanks for the input. I'm trying to find something light, insulated and waterproof. Gets cold up near canada!
     
  4. Brownsocks

    Brownsocks Just a dog

  5. BigUnionGuy

    BigUnionGuy Got the T-Shirt


    Stay away from anything leather.

    Way to heavy and when they get wet, add another pound.


    Goretex shell, 200-400 grams of Thinsulate, and Vibram soles, is what you want.


    Back in the day.... Rocky Boots used to make the ultimate pair.

    They would only last one season and were like $100.

    And you could polish them. :biggrin:
     
  6. Poop Head

    Poop Head rubber bands on the handle

    I'll never tell!!!
     
  7. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    ANOTHER SHOE THREAD!!!!!

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  8. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

  9. eats packages

    eats packages Why won't the door close?

    The last 4 out of 6 useful posts just about sums it up. I preload and helper so the timberlands are pretty good, but they are too bulky to run around in past 10 hours.
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  10. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    I use the same shoes I use in the summer. Skechers Work.

    One of the very advantages of being in Southern California.
     
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  11. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    Shoes seem to inspire more threads than anything?
     
  12. Coldworld

    Coldworld Bad mall cop...no donut!!!

    Timberlands are terrible afaic... they used to be serious work boots back in the day... now they are a fashion brand..redwing, Danner are great boots but might be a little heavy if you have a heavy resi route where you’ll be doing a lot of walking.... Ecco makes good shoes, track series, but they are about $200 a pop...think if I was in pkg again I would wear some blacked out leather nikes...
     
  13. Poop Head

    Poop Head rubber bands on the handle

    "Does anyone have the number to ________ hub? I don't feel so good and have to call in *couch couch*

    "I ran a tracer on a vintage computer I sent out. It's gone. They paid me. Does anyone have my vintage computer?"

    "I was hired as a pt package handler. How long till I get my own route?"
     
  14. Siveriano

    Siveriano Active Member

    dont forget "where can i buy UPS socks?
     
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  15. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    How do I go from Drivers Helper to Driver??????????
     
  16. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

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  17. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Usually you have decent advice. This time you are wrong.
     
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  18. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns


    @Indecisi0n won't like that!
     
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  19. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I have several pairs. I have 2 pair of 600 gram thinsulate Whites Outdoorsman. When it is colder, I switch to 1000 gram thinsulate Chippewas. I have 2 pair of those too. When it is really cold, I have 1 pair of 1200 gram thinsulate Whites leather pac boots. I wear a thin liner sock and have a variety of boot socks that I wear over those. Some heavier, some lighter depending on temps. I have 2 pair of the boots I wear the most so that they have a day to dry out in between wearings. You can use a boot dryer, but that will shorten the life of the leather.

    Last year, I started wearing gaiters when it is snowing or really windy or really cold. They make a world of difference. My pants stay dry, my legs and feet stay much warmer (cannot wear them when it is in the high 20's, they are too warm) and my boots stay dryer. I also track way less snow into my truck. I bought them originally for snowshoeing and they worked so well for that, I tried them on route. I will not do another winter without them.

    All the boots I wear are resoleable and rebuildable, I will not buy a new pair of boots for the rest of my career.
     
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  20. Poop Head

    Poop Head rubber bands on the handle

    Whites are pretty boss