Boots recommended for Preload?

KevinWhipaloo

Well-Known Member
I ordered boots online, but they did not fit right. My first day of work is tomorrow at 3:30 a.m. and I do not have time to find new boots before going to bed early. Would these boots suffice for the first day of work/training?

Are there any boots that any of you could recommend for a preloader?
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olroadbeech

Happy Verified UPSer
boots only for the gestapo

seriously , for work like this you should have footwear that has been broken in. your feet will suffer in new boots.
 

eats packages

Brings a Switch to work
Honestly the looked fine until I scrolled down to the bottom half.
Still fine, a little bit on the heavy side.
I have no clue if JJ bean is an OK brand to buy from.
 

eats packages

Brings a Switch to work
boots only for the gestapo

seriously , for work like this you should have footwear that has been broken in. your feet will suffer in new boots.
Seconding this because I made the mistake of using new boots for qualifying, it hurt just to press the gas pedal on the arch, 1 week of sitting in a desk at integrad was not enough, it took almost a month 1/2 to break them in completely. Low heel shoes take a lot less longer to break in.
 

DOK

Well-Known Member
I ordered boots online, but they did not fit right. My first day of work is tomorrow at 3:30 a.m. and I do not have time to find new boots before going to bed early. Would these boots suffice for the first day of work/training?

Are there any boots that any of you could recommend for a preloader?
297726_42551_41

get keens, your back and feet will thank you.
 

KevinWhipaloo

Well-Known Member
yeah they are fine ..they won’t be comfortable though...plus those boots probably cost more than what you will make in a month.

I am planning to be working for UPS for at least a year, should I not be buying worthwhile shoes?

Would the Sketchers/Lugz/Coleman/typical budget work boot last a year for a preloader?
 

olroadbeech

Happy Verified UPSer
Seconding this because I made the mistake of using new boots for qualifying, it hurt just to press the gas pedal on the arch, 1 week of sitting in a desk at integrad was not enough, it took almost a month 1/2 to break them in completely. Low heel shoes take a lot less longer to break in.
Timberland boots are the best I bought and most comfortable right out of the box. I buy the same Timberland shoe/boot every 12-18 months from Amazon. very happy with them. For some reason they don't seem to need much of a break in period. About $80 for the pair I buy. I do do a lot of walking .
 
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