Work Shoes or Boots?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by WhatCanBrownDoForMe, May 28, 2015.

  1. WhatCanBrownDoForMe

    WhatCanBrownDoForMe New Member

    Hi, everyone:

    I've searched the site for recommendations on good work shoes and boots, but which is better?

    Are boots safer? Like if I drop a box or something on my foot? Is it worth the extra bulk over shoes?

    At my interview I was told that I needed work shoes, definitely not sneakers, and some other restrictions that I've admittedly already forgotten.
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Oh look...a totally new and original thread topic....
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  3. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    Don't you have a job to do, so that I can afford my retirement
  4. GetTacosOrDieTrying

    GetTacosOrDieTrying What's in the box!!!!!?

  5. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    my work boots are boat shoes or flip flops
  6. porkwagon

    porkwagon Active Member

    Wing tips
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You need to wear sturdy work shoes and should avoid wearing loose clothing.
  8. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Which ever, it doesn't matter. Just as long as they are hard leather. After you been there a while just buy some all black nikes and don't worry about it anymore.
  9. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    Don't go with full boots. Too heavy over thousands of steps daily and hot during the summer months. But definitely go with a steel or composite toe work shoe. Won't have to worry about your feet when you're pulling heavy stuff off the belt or moving bulk around. Also good for if you're trying to work inside and drive.

    Three specific examples:

    Carolina LT151 (a little heavier but holds up well):

    New Balance 627 (lighter but not as durable in the toe):

    Worx by Red Wing 6550
  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    You say you searched, but did you read any of the search results???
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  11. Number24

    Number24 #24

    Boots all day.
  12. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    Steel-toed, comfortable boots. Can grab a decent pair for anywhere from $40-$70, can grab :censored2:tier pairs for cheaper and better pairs for more.

    They're not mandatory, though. If you're strapped for cash and only have work shoes on hand, wear those :censored2:ers.

    But you should really invest in a comfy pair of steel-toes. If you work inside (which is what this post is referring to) they'll probably save your feet on multiple occasions.

    Don't wear sneakers or athletic shoes. It's not a guarantee but there's a chance you'll be sent home.
  13. WhatCanBrownDoForMe

    WhatCanBrownDoForMe New Member

    If I have my shirt untucked, is that likely to get caught in anything? Will I look stupid if I tuck it in?
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There are moving belts throughout our hubs so, yeah, it could get caught.
  15. GetTacosOrDieTrying

    GetTacosOrDieTrying What's in the box!!!!!?

    Just don't wear a shirt.
  16. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    most of the guys i see just wear mesh football jerseys tucked into their docker shorts.

    I wear a wife beater cut at the midsection and some pretty legit frayed jean shorts. knee high socks more often than not. I like the little stripes.

    You could do that too if you want.

    Occasionally I'm known to rock a ballin' ass retro handband.
  17. jbg77

    jbg77 Active Member

    Wear a sleaveless crop top.
  18. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    No, no, no, a sleaveless shirt is just a regular shirt, man. I think you mean "sleeveless," right?

    You sleave a shirt then you pretty much just Hulk Hogan'd that bitch.

  19. GetTacosOrDieTrying

    GetTacosOrDieTrying What's in the box!!!!!?

    "When it comes crashing down, and it hurts inside.
    You gotta take a stand, it don't help to hide."image.jpg
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  20. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

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