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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Steel Toed Sneakers

Yeah, you read headline right. I had to go shopping for some steel toed shoes last night, some customer sites require them. While I'm running through Rogan Shoes in Kenosha, Wi. I see dozens of styles of steel toed sneakers and cowboy boots. BTW, if you live in this area, and need shoes, they are THE place. I've gotten $100 dollar golf shoes for $35, and my steel toes (MSRP $149) for $68.

Maybe I'm just a rube from the country, but when the hell did Sketchers and Caterpillar start making sneakers with steel toes? And where are they appropriate footwear? I would have loved to gotten some, but have to look semi-professional in most of the places the company sends me to work.

Can the UAW guys who read this wear those at work?

4Comments:

Blogger shoprat said...

We are supposed to wear them where I work but no one does. (It's a situation where the safety hazard that they protect you from does not exist in our plant but the rules still apply.)

I think maybe the maintainance workers wear them, but everyone else wears sneakers.

11:24 AM  
Blogger ablur said...

We are required to wear steel toed shoes at work and the ladies tend toward the sneakers and the men the boots. Nice to have some variety, I can remember when they only came in ugly black.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

I also remember when black, or and uglier brown were the only colors. Now I can get sneakers, cowboy boots, even Florsheim wingtips with a steel toe!

I'm not required to wear them daily, however, after a few days of lifting the equipmnet cases for our calibration gear, I decided they aren't a bad idea.

6:07 AM  
Blogger on-my-mind said...

They came in handy for two purposes for my friend:

He always wore them while working in the yard and around the garage, since he was a he-man who always did the heavy, hard stuff. (He brought his tractor when he moved to the suburbs from the countryside. Neighbors hated it and made him build a fence to hide it.)

He also always wore them to church, allegedly for the same reasons. (Yes, he did the he-man work at church, too; but we always kidded him that he was afraid the preacher would "step on his toes" during the sermon! He was a great guy, very humble; and I miss him very much. He lives up your way now.)

12:26 PM  

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