Question - Wedge Sole Boots Allowed

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by CodyB91, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. CodyB91

    CodyB91 New Member

    Can we wear Thorogood's work boots with a wedge sole? ($200 pair of boots, so now I'm worried to get them dirty aka wear them around to break em in before work.) I've always preferred this boot because the wedge sole is was easier on the feet and gives better traction. So didn't think anything of it to buy a new pair for UPS that ill be starting tomorrow night. (Google Thorogood Work Boots and you will see an example of Wedge Sole.) I don't see it being a big deal since they'd be idea for the work but for whatever reason I am worried about it.

    Position: Package Handler
  2. Poop Head

    Poop Head Lovin' every minute of it!

    As long as they're the American made (union) ones, you're good to go!
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  3. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    I don't think they care what you wear as a preloader.

    Why don't you google the work boot and post a isn't difficult.
  4. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Boots aren't required.
    Most loaders wear tennis shoes or sometimes Crocs
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  5. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Look like Dr Marteens so yeah don't see why not.
  6. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    Yup Googled Wedge Boots, yup these will work just fine

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  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You could even wear those as a driver. Thorogoods are polishable. I would wear them if they came in narrow widths.
  8. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Has a certain BC member seen these boots?
  9. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

    That's exactly what I wear as a driver. Best boots on the planet. I prefer wedge soles so you dont catch your heel on stuff and trip. Also their oil and slip resistant soles are the best in the business.
  10. CodyB91

    CodyB91 New Member

    Thank you everyone for the info.
  11. rustys954rr

    rustys954rr Member

    As long as you have a pulse and show up most of the time you should be fine.
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  12. I'm gonna say no but wear them in the hub and see if anybody says something
  13. Jkloc420

    Jkloc420 Well-Known Member

    I wear tennis shoes
  14. I wore a pair of sneakers last week and was told that osha is going to start cracking down on sneakers and that safety will be doing weekly walkthroughs to see who's not wearing boots and writing their names down
  15. I said wear them and see but I Know their unacceptable they're like wearing heels one wrong step or foot movement while dealing with a heavy package or ireg and there goes your anke
  16. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    The company has an annoying habit of saying OSHA is going to do something...when they are not.

    Years ago, signs instantly appeared in the hub, centers and feeders saying,"...OSHA has reinterpreted the language and implemented a higher standard regarding footwear"...requiring boots.

    A driver took one of these signs down to the local OSHA office and asked about it. The OSHA rep read it and asked if he could let his supervisor see it. The rep came back and said, "my supervisor doesn't know anything about it."

    The company can post signs saying, "OSHA says...." knowing it doesn't require a shred of evidence.

    I'm not sure which I hate more...a liar or a thief.
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  17. We are taking a really long drive to go to lunch.
  18. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj Well-Known Member

    I used z-Coil for pain relief.
  19. BakerMayfield2018

    BakerMayfield2018 Fight the power.

    We get fired for “dishonesty “. They get promoted for it....
  20. Yolo

    Yolo Active Member

    Start taking pictures of all the safety issues and send them to OSHA.
  21. Redtag

    Redtag Part on order, ok to drive

    3424B146-E1BC-491B-B48E-E4E1B13D215F.jpeg These work well for me.. black does not show the grease and they protect the legs from slag when cutting with the torch