Critter From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 267 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2735 times:
I prefer the Magnum Phantom V-Lite. It is a tactical boot that has a Composite Toe and Shank, Ideal for metal detectors. I have found that it takes me approximately six hours to break in a pair. They are very light and flexible. I have used a version of the Magnum for more than eight years and keep returning to their great product.
Magnum Phantom V-Lite 8" Side Zip Composite Toe - Model 5501
FULL GRAIN LEATHER/ BALLISTIC NYLON UPPER
HIGH TRACTION SLIP- RESISTANT V-LITE OUTSOLE
HIGH DENSITY PHYLON EVA MIDSOLE
TRI-DENSITY M-PACT SOCKLINER WITH MEMORY FOAM
DUAL-DENSITY LASTING BOARD
COMFORT COLLAR SYSTEM WITH IMPRINT MEMORY FOAM
LIGHTWEIGHT VERTICAL BUILD SYSTEM
ANSI COMPOSITE SAFETY TOE
I don't really know of many materials that will hold up to that nasty stuff for extended periods of time. I have gotten Skydrol on them in the past as well as fuel, de-ice fluid, engine oil, etc. No problems. I would advise against standing in a bucket of Skydrol for an hour though......they may not fair so well.
Dougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2676 times:
If you live in the oil patch, just find a place that sells work boots to the trade and say "I want the boots that the roughnecks buy." It worked for me at Garrett. Stuff that can stand up to drilling mud and crude oil are good for nearly anything.
Buzz From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 697 posts, RR: 23 Reply 16, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2651 times:
Hi MEL, Buzz here. I prefer a local brand (made near the Portland Airport ) called Danner. They have a lot of different kinds, I've used the Biscayne for many years, it goes up over my ankle, and laces up. Yes, it's gore-tex lined to keep my feet dry - and it gets damp here in the Pacific Northwest.
A few months ago i bought a pair of pull-on Danner boots, it says "Striker Sergeant" on the lable inside. They're also gore tex lined.
Skydrol resistant? I've wiped a little oil, etc off of them. If there's a big slydrol leak i wear my big rubber rain boots.
Lightweight? yes, they are. A set of soles lasts about a year, then i get them re-soled. After 3 or 4 years the leather is kind of damaged enough so that i buy a new pair of shoes. We're up on ladders, down on our knees changing tires and brakes, in and out of the E+E bay or in the cargo pits or stab. compt. And there are innumerable trips up the Jetway stairs to the cockpit. So heavy boots are not a good thing.
Steel toes: i'm not in favor of them. When i was working in Overhaul, doing sheet metal repair in the cargo pits we were on our knees most of the night, the steel toe section digs into the top of my foot - painful after a while.
Oh yes, i wear wool socks too, even in the summer. I'm fond of a brand called "Smart Wool" they're quite comfortable, it tends to be damp here all year long.