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Thread: Steel Toe Boots.... Good or Bad?

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    Longevity Education Coordinator DrBrightLight's Avatar
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    Steel Toe Boots.... Good or Bad?

    I hate wearing them, but my boss says I must!!!

    What do you think?

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    Been wearing them since I started working
    Get a good pair most in the 300$ range last and are comfortable had this current pair 10 years
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    Like anything, they just need getting used to. Find a good comfortable pair and don't worry about them.
    Is it OK to want to break something just so that you can weld it back together?

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    Broken toes are not fun... smashed ever worse..

    Won't go in the shop with out them. Have broken toes on my right foot three times over the years. Never when wearing steel toes.
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    Been wearing them for 30yrs. I wear nothing but Redwings. I like them so much I never wear anything but my steel toes. Most comfortable boots ever.
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    I'm a firm believer in steel toes. Been a staple in my daily routine for years
    Pulling them on. Been wearing Justin steel toed ropers so long I couldn't imagine
    Wearing anything else. Last's for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Caron View Post
    Broken toes are not fun... smashed ever worse..

    Won't go in the shop with out them. Have broken toes on my right foot three times over the years. Never when wearing steel toes.
    Really? Ouch! That couldn't have been much fun. Any lasting after effects?
    Is it OK to want to break something just so that you can weld it back together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by undercut View Post
    Really? Ouch! That couldn't have been much fun. Any lasting after effects?
    Toe nail growth problems, and the cold makes those toes hurt more.
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    Ok, here's the deal with safety shoes. I hear this argument all the time... "I would rather not wear safety toes than to get one smashed and have to get the toe cut."

    Here is the logic... ANSI regulations requires safety toes to give way at a minimum of 70 psi of impact dynamically and static of 110 psi. The metatarsals (yer toes) of the average male takes 8.6 psi static load (just sitting there, not dropped) to absolutely crush the bones. So, if you drop something on your toe heavy enough to critically damage the safety toe, your foot is fked anyway. At least with safety toes, you are afforded a much higher level of protection.
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    On a side note, it only takes 2.3 psi to rip an average ear from someone's head. (The army taught me that one.)
    Torchmate 5 x 10 custom built CNC table
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    2 (each) xr-a 50 foot push-pull feeders (for aluminum mig)
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    400 ton shear
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    (do i REALLY need to keep going?)

    nothing fancy, just a few hot glue guns for metal

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