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Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by Musntgrumble, Oct 17, 2014.

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  1. Musntgrumble

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    Hi Guys,
    What footwear do you tradders wear ?Don't feel 100% safe with trainers going up and down a ladder esp when the rungs get a little damp this weather, I currently wear work boots but can be a little heavy on some slightly sloped pitched roofs we have to climb on (only if tiles allow may I add), so Just wandering what you guys opt for ?
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    I always wore trainers when going up and down the ladder, you can feel the rungs better, but your feet get wet walking on the grass :thumbsdown:

    I've got to start wearing wellies for one job, the back of the house is in a field and the gras is knee high. Yep, I'm a mug :confused:
     
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    We are all guilty of taking jobs we wish we didn't Tuffers I'm afraid me included.
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  4. boarcity

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    my opinion,cannot beat trainers for the grip needed on rungs as well as on roofs. i like anything by Adidas for grippy soles

    heres my current work shoe Adidas zx750 , about 3 months old Photo-0015.jpg
     
  5. Musntgrumble

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    Hmm a rethink needed then me thinks...
     
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    Is that your boudoir boar :D
     
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  9. boarcity

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    on closer inspection my favourite make of Photo-0016.jpg Photo-0019.jpg shoes are already on the way out. 12 weeks in or so. not so tuff after all. that reminds me,i used to love Mercury trainers,the cheap mans shoe . they have a marshmallow rubber sole ,incredibly good grip but wear out fast. i used to go thru a pair every 6 weeks. i persuaded the manageress of a local shoe shop to order me in 15 pairs in one go. i wore em all out in a year and a half .
     
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    ta tuffers for reminding me of a job i have forgot which i am doing on tuesday...well i had to book the wifes car in at the local garage and the owner of the forecourt i have to cross is a house i didnt want to clean....part of it ..is across a load of barbed wire and a field....i sneaked down the side of the cars to book my wifes car in at the back but on the way out i forgot to sneak....he crossed the road to where i was working and shouted oh i need a window cleaner and started to tell me where he lived..i pointed out i already knew where he lived...oh looking forward to my hike across the field...not

    aldi have some great boots in at the mo....only £18 and waterproof...in fact they have a lot of good outdoor wear at the mo...

    i like trainers in the summer but defo boots time now...what a dickhead this week as i had to strip to my shorts...in my boots and socks...not even white socks.....i wish the weather would make its mind up....:rolleyes:
     
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