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Old 21 February 2015, 17:21   #1
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Rigger boot alternatives

Evening all,

I've just been told that we are no longer allowed to wear rigger boats at work and I have to either get wellingtons or ankle boots. Looking around most boots just don't have chunky enough soles to safely walk across seriously muddy ground and I hate wellingtons as I don't find them comfortable.

I realise many people hate the bans being introduced and I know the pros and cons of arguments to ban them, but has anybody got any ideas for alternatives?

I've googled it for hours and found nothing. Ideas for alternatives would be appreciated.

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Old 21 February 2015, 17:32   #2
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I have to get my boots from over the pond full metaguard plenty of choice
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Try muckboots
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Why can't you wear them, is because of steel toecaps?
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Apparently they have no ankle support and things can drop down inside them.

I need steel toe caps and midsoles in them as well.

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In which case have a look at some of these:-

V12 Boots Online Store - Safety Footwear, Boots and Shoes

I use them for work and they're pretty good-specifically mine are the V1235 Boulder Black Derby boots.

Their wellies look rather funky too.
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Its worth trying on a pair of neoprene wellies, as very warm and comfortable.
Buckler and muck boots are 2 of the makes that do steels, I used to hate wellies too but am converted after buying a pair of buckler's, I live in mine now during the winter.
Try farm suppliers as they keep the steels and are normally competitive on price......
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Apparently they have no ankle support and things can drop down inside them.
Whereas wellies are supportive and close fitting? Sounds like someone at work needs to have a word with themself!
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They do my head in the amount of crap we have to do before attending a site,
Then there's inductions followed by tool box talk.
Kin half days gone before you start, then they moan about the price and why does itbtakevthay amount of days to do a simple task

Spent 4 mths doing Olympics f ing stupid springs to mind
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Nothing to do with HSE. In this case it's just some idiot's inability to carry out a sensible risk assessment.
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