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Dave B

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My mate works for sky and says they are not allowed on ladders without boots as the heels will stop your foot slipping off the rungs and through the ladder

I can't get on with working in boots as I can't run around on sloped roofs without the grip of my trainers

anyone else or just me?

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yeh sky are very health and safety and i suppose you can understand that...me i like my trainers...but they just died, the sole has come undone..ahhh but i also like my boots as they feel comfortable....but if i do conny walking which i am not supposed to do any more...trainers gave me the best grip...until you drip water on the bars and then:eek:

 

i have as always only bought cheapncheerful trainers but i do need a good pair...generally boots are a winter thing and i actually like pumps as they are very cheapncheerful..i suppose whatever you feel comfortable in and doesnt get

to pongey....:rolleyes:

 

of course the grip thing in our job is important..i was wondering what those guys that walk around power washing roofs actually wear on thier feet...:eek:

 

ouch that slip through and bang your shin on the rungs thing...done that a few times...musnt run!:)

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a sky fellah chatted to me the other year banging on about how wrong it was me on a ladder not tied off. but then added he had jus returned to worked after 6 months off cos he fell and dislocated his shoulder on the way up his ladder !

my opinion trainers are the best for our job,year round .

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I wear safety trainers. Basically trainers with steel toe caps. Really comfortable and light, but with a little bit of protection. Theone day I didn't wear them, I dropped the class 1 ladder on my big toe.:rolleyes:

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I found trainers best for ladder work and also for walking on roofs. But they used to get soaked when you walked on grass in the colder months. I wear walking boot/trainers that are Goretex now.

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Hi all this is my first post, but i've been reading the forum for a little while... I bought myself some Nike rongbuk walking trainers a couple of months ago.. The soles are extrs thick and they are very strong, light and robust.. So glad I bought them along with a pair of dewalt apprentice boots for the cold and wet season..

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Hi all this is my first post, but i've been reading the forum for a little while... I bought myself some Nike rongbuk walking trainers a couple of months ago.. The soles are extrs thick and they are very strong, light and robust.. So glad I bought them along with a pair of dewalt apprentice boots for the cold and wet season..

 

Welcome to the best window cleaning forum @tootyclub :thumbsup:

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I wear boots. Not heavy boots. But, one's which support my ankles well. Once they are "broken in" they are spot on!. I feel more confident on a ladder. Trainers won't last long in my opinion!

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yeh me wearing the aldi boots ...nice but dont last as long as they look as though they should...if you follow...

 

i paid £16 and found them nice and comfy...and wifey phones to say...half price...shot into aldi and hunted out all the size 11 ..big feet..i found three pairs left but as i picked up two pairs some prat had to do the ...i must have routine...and he got the third pair...i ignored him and walked away...seconds later i went back to get them ...some people....he was just being bloody awkward.. and so i have plenty to last me ....

 

ta tootyclub i put them on my shopping list....its very long....roll on xmas...:D

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Lolz, I remember watching a football match at my nippers junior school. One of the kid's dad's shouts at his son, "Samuel, you've got two left footed boots on." :rofl: and by god he had, so funny seeing one foot sticking out to the right on his right foot. How did the numpty not know :D

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Trainers for me to, I used to wear steel to cap boots but hosnestly dragging them up and down a ladder all day was like having a ball and chain on your ankle. I'm currently using Everlast trainers really good airieation cuz ma feet stink in swety shoes all day.:turd: :whistle::laugh:

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I got a pair of karrimore running trainers for summer for 20 quid sports direct

That webbing type material where you can feel the breeze

No more missus moaning about vinegar feet

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