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Best Shoes For Mx

Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:01 pm

Whats the best Shoes [Light weight & Flexable] for Mx personnell in Line * Major Mx.
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RE: Best Shoes For Mx

Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:14 pm

Caterpillar......at work and at play the best and last long time (the extra price is worth it, but you can get good deals in duty free)
 
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Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:27 pm

whatever my company supply me with for free  Wink
 
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Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:18 am

I use Bates steal toe boots. Well insulated, important at ORD, and light weight.
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RE: Best Shoes For Mx

Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:13 am

Quoting Whiskeyflyer (Reply 1):
Caterpillar......


What model.
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RE: Best Shoes For Mx

Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:58 pm

I prefer the ones that look like a normal shoe, I am climbing a tail dock, not the rockies
 
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RE: Best Shoes For Mx

Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:08 am

Quoting Whiskeyflyer (Reply 5):
I prefer the ones that look like a normal shoe

Any Pics in Black.
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RE: Best Shoes For Mx

Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:51 am

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.

Check it out at http://www.centralpolice.com/5501.htm

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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
COMPOSITE EYELETS
COMFORT COLLAR SYSTEM WITH IMPRINT MEMORY FOAM
FLEX CUFF
CIRCULAR SIDE-ZIPPER
LIGHTWEIGHT VERTICAL BUILD SYSTEM
ANSI COMPOSITE SAFETY TOE

sizes: 7-12,13,14,15 Width: D & EEE
 
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RE: Best Shoes For Mx

Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:57 pm

Quoting Critter (Reply 7):


Looks good.Are they Light.
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Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:03 am

Quoting Critter (Reply 7):
They are very light and flexible

As I said, they are very light. They are a tactical police boot that I find to be excellent out on the Line.

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Sat Dec 24, 2005 4:43 am

LoL. I like tennis shoes. They work just fine. I have some Nike Goretex ACGs for the ramp this winter, and they work great. No wet feet. They stay nice and warm with a single pair of white socks.

EDIT: Found a link.

http://www.altrec.com/shop/detail/20228/1/

[Edited 2005-12-23 20:49:30]
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RE: Best Shoes For Mx

Sat Dec 24, 2005 4:56 am

Quoting Critter (Reply 9):
They are a tactical police boot that I find to be excellent out on the Line.

What about Skydrol resistant.
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Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:00 am

Get some Tims man! www.timberland.com/
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RE: Best Shoes For Mx

Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:02 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 11):
What about Skydrol resistant.

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.

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RE: Best Shoes For Mx

Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:22 am

Quoting Critter (Reply 13):
I don't really know of many materials that will hold up to that nasty stuff for extended periods of time

Normally problem with Skydrol is stepping on a puddle of spilt Skydrol on the Floor,affecting the soles of the shoes,making it initial slippery & then wearing out.
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Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:20 am

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.
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RE: Best Shoes For Mx

Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:52 pm

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.
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RE: Best Shoes For Mx

Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:16 pm

Quoting Buzz (Reply 16):
I've used the Biscayne for many years

Interesting tips on your shoe type Buzz.[Fantastic start line as usual Smile]
You are right about the Steel tip problem & yes Light shoes are neded for Mx personnell.

Do you have a model no for your Biscayne type used & where do you resole them.
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