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#1 toomanytoys84 ONLINE  

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Posted May 25, 2018 - 09:04 AM

I was cutting up wood yesterday wearing tennis shoes. Stepped over some pine limbs and a stick went right through the bottom of my shoe and into my foot! Didnt penetrate my skin but man did it hurt!! It broke off in the sole of my shoe. It was only maybe an 1/8 in diameter. I gotta slight limp this morning with a nice bruise on my foot.

The shoes are very well worn shoes. The bottoms are worn smooth!

I need to get back in the habit of my 6" boots for summer chores!
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Posted May 25, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Substitute a nail in a board for that stick.


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Posted May 25, 2018 - 01:21 PM

I was cutting up wood yesterday wearing tennis shoes. Stepped over some pine limbs and a stick went right through the bottom of my shoe and into my foot! Didnt penetrate my skin but man did it hurt!! It broke off in the sole of my shoe. It was only maybe an 1/8 in diameter. I gotta slight limp this morning with a nice bruise on my foot.

The shoes are very well worn shoes. The bottoms are worn smooth!

I need to get back in the habit of my 6" boots for summer chores!

Heavy shoes is a good idea if you're not old like me.  I find the older i get, the lighter the  shoes i need.  I don't lift my feet as high as before, always tripping on things.  :rolling:


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Posted May 25, 2018 - 06:38 PM

Heavy shoes is a good idea if you're not old like me.  I find the older i get, the lighter the  shoes i need.  I don't lift my feet as high as before, always tripping on things.  :rolling:

I hear that! When I do wear my boots, I'm wore out by noon!


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Posted May 25, 2018 - 08:08 PM

I wear my 10" Wolverine work boots all the time.  Tennis shoes kill my feet and back.  Don't plan on playing any tennis so don't wear them unless I am going to be doing a lot more sitting then on my feet. I don't see how people can wear sandals or slip slops.


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Posted May 25, 2018 - 09:24 PM

I can't be on my feet for long if wearing boots, Maybe half a day and they feel like they are twice their normal size. If I wear a pair of Keen Atlanta shoes then I'm good for the whole day. Feet stay a lot cooler also. Not cheap or pretty but they work for me. It does seem they run about a 1/2 size small.

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Posted May 26, 2018 - 06:43 AM

My shoes need to match the working conditions. Concrete floors versus wood makes a huge difference. My feet hurt so bad I can barely walk if I don't get a good match.
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Posted June 15, 2018 - 12:31 PM

When I am out doing things around the house I wear steel toe work boots. When I worked for rail road I was able to get a good supply. I made the mistake of wearing lighter shoes once & dropped a wrench. It landed on my toes, I had a black toe nail for a while that was very tender.

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Posted June 15, 2018 - 01:23 PM

ditto on the steel toed boots, especially when cutting wood. You never know when you will drop a log on them. You need the ankle support when working around all the stuff on the ground. Easy to turn your ankle stepping around the branches


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Posted June 16, 2018 - 04:40 AM

ditto on the steel toes,

I only one pair of tennis shoes and 4 pairs of boots, two pairs of metatarsals , ankle and high top and two pair of composite toe, ankle and high top.

cause ya never know on what you might drop!


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