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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Diesel McBadass, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    So i ned to wear slip resistant shos for work, got shoes for crews shos right now, they do not hold up they are just falling apart. Want to gt a more rugged shoe, anybody have suggestions?
     
  2. michael e

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    My docmartin steeltoe workboots are pretty good. Only had them for about 4 months so far.
     

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    smokeross GTDS Member #49

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    The most popular boot you will see on a drilling rig floor in Alaska, Xtra Tough boots. I learned right away that when the drilling mud is on the deck, the wrong boot will act just like you are on ice. They are great on a metal roof too.
     
  4. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    Im just working in a tile floored kitchen dont need full out boots
     
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    I like Safetrax shoes. Good looking, durable, non-slippery, comfortable (although a bit heavy). Some models have steel toes.
     
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    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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    When I needed slip resistant shoes I just bought the tread safe brand from walmart. I believe that's what they were called not exactly sure it's been a while. Anyways they always worked fine for me.
     
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    converse all stars. when i was doing warehouse work they kept me up right 99% of the time. the only 1% where they failed was the day one of the dock yahoos spilled a bucket of some sort of aircraft wire pulling lubricant and that crap was slicker than greased snot. i don't think ice skates would have been able to make it through that crud without putting you on your keister.

    if you're in a commercial kitchen aren't they supposed to have those raised rubber mats all over the place?
     
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    GLWyandotte Señor Member

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    Got the perfect solution for you. I also work in a tiled floor kitchen. My company mandates shoes for crews for our hourlys. They are junk and WILL cause back and foot pain. I'm exempt, so after trying shoes for crews for years, I bought Birkenstock black rubber clogs.
    I have had the same pair pushing 4 years. Back pain, foot pain and shin splints are a thing of the past. Best investment I've ever made.
     
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    Chucks grip absolutely nothing on a kitchen floor.

    I did 7 years in the pizza business and now the last two in a commercial catering kitchen. The best shoes I've found were Skechers Work shoes with an oil resistant sole. Something like this. http://www.skechers.com/style/76882/work-revv-air-3-0-slip-resistant/blk I'm currently on a pair of SFCs that really need to go but can't bring myself to spend the money for a new pair.
     
  11. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    W got no floor mats evrybody has to have slip resistant shos though, SFC is not mandated but they are easy to order through work, im trying to buy quality now
     
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    I work in a shop with epoxy painted floors that get oil and water on them. Shoes for crews are grippy but are poorly made and as you know don't hold up. If you don't mind spending the money and don't need safety toes you might look at SAS shoes. Very soft, grippy sole and super well made in San Antonio. As far as I know the only US shoe maker left.
     
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    Safe T step shoes are nice and cheap. Also you might want to look for the step in, slip resistant shoe cover.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Cougar Paws shoes have user replaceable soles.

    The foam soles for working on metal roofs would work just fine.
    I can run all over a 6/12 pitch metal roof wet or dry. The soles usually lasted a job or two (3-6 weeks) but were cheap to replace.

    I actually wore the foam soles everywhere so they would probably last longer if I just wore them on the roof.
     
  15. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    Oh yeah i take a wide size this'll be tough
     
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    Don't laugh but Crocks makes a line of shoes for kitchen wear.

    My daughter is going to Le Cordon Bleu and she wears them in the kitchen as do many others in school.

    http://www.crocs.com/crocs-bistro/10075,default,pd.html

    Added bonus: Putting them under the faucet to wash them :thumbsup:
     
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    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    I deliver too so need a street and kitchen shoe.
     
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    Easy. Look for Postal approved shoes.
     
  19. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    Never though finding a wide size slip resistant sho would be so hard