Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Collinsdad, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Collinsdad

    Collinsdad Member

    Hey guys. Sorry for what might be a dumb question, but do you have suggestions for work boots? I start PT Monday and don't know what the hell to buy. Do I need steel toe? I know I should have asked HR.
  2. BiggieBrown

    BiggieBrown Active Member

    I've been working here almost 2 years and have still not bought boots.
    I wear regular tennis shoes to work.
    I figure it's just a liability thing.
    They don't care what you wear but they will give you guidelines so that in the case of you smash your toe they will say you were instructed to wear boots and fire you or something instead of having to pay your bills.

    You could show up in flip flops and I bet some centers would let you work. Not joking.

    At my old winter we used to work shirtless in the summer.
    Always made me laugh because it reminded me of those old movies with the slave galleys and all the shirtless dudes rowing. Shirtless UPS slaves.
  3. Active Member

    I wear sketchers steel toe work shoes.

    And I would wear work shoes or boots. They will send you home in sneakers at my building.

    Steel toe are not required.
  4. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    I preferred composite toe work shoes as a preloader. Crush rated like steel toes but lighter weight and better in cold weather.
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  5. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    You should wear something comfortable. I have never worn steel-toed shoes or boots at UPS.
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  6. Brown Biscuit

    Brown Biscuit Blind every day

    I wear composite-toe Danner boots when the weather is bad. Every other day I’m in my sneakers. PT just be sure you are comfortable.
  7. MyTripisCut

    MyTripisCut Dumpster, INABAG

    @Wally knows all about boots. And socks.
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    BSWALKS Almost Honest

    And turf
  9. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    Socks are very important.
  10. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

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  11. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    just had to shoehorn that one in there, didnt ya?
  12. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    A "soleful" act.
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  13. Two Tokes

    Two Tokes Give it to me Baby

    Wear black new balance
    Your feet will thank you
  14. PT Crazy

    PT Crazy Active Member

    Skip steel toe! They set off the metal detector at the guard shack.
  15. BigBrown87

    BigBrown87 If it’s brown, it’s going down

    Red wing Irish setters comfortable and lasts forever
  16. watdaflock?

    watdaflock? Well-Known Member

    Wait until after your first few days, see what the other preloaders are wearing. Some hubs are much more strict, as for what meets the "sturdy upper leather that can be polished" standard.
    imo- Walking/running shoes or lightweight hiking boots are the best options.
  17. I have been lurking

    I have been lurking On the spectrum

    you misspelled asics
  18. Collinsdad

    Collinsdad Member

    Thank you folks!

    BSWALKS Almost Honest

    You misspelled Brooks
  20. Two Tokes

    Two Tokes Give it to me Baby

    They still make those?