These work boots just retired
July 21, 2016 5:21am CST
I don't think any amount of duct tape is going to make these usable even for a short period of time. The one on the top caught a root while hauling logs yesterday and ripped it wide open. The boot that looks better lost its steel toe the day before. It's laying somewhere between the birch stump and our hunt camp. Daisy gets to pick up replacements on the weekly shopping trip. Has to be done. My non-slip shoes for work are on their last legs as well. For my outdoor work I'm down to my old winter boots which aren't very waterproof. Thankfully the weather is dry right now. How long do you wait to replace your footwear?
11 people like this
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jul 16
Some 20 years ago our neighbour was given a new pair of workboots every day by the company he worked for. He didn't need a pair every year and he had small feet so I still have two nice sturdy pairs of boots with steel-cap toes. If I wear two pairs of socks they are just right.
22 Jul 16
My dad used to get his work boot from the company he worked for the same way. I was the lucky winner there because I was the only one of his boys with exactly the same size feet. He didn't even wear the last pair he got just before retirement.
• Preston, England
21 Jul 16
keep mine until they get in a similar state to the ones in your picture - been known to wear disintegrating shoes to the shoe shop, buy new ones, put them on there and then, dumping the old ones in the nearest bin on the way out