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Re: footwear
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2015, 01:08:41 PM »
Ouch!

Not the first time I've seen that picture on this forum.  Still makes me cringe when I see it.  I'm a firm believer in the right equipment for the job.

My "work" (more like play in my case) boots are starting to tear out.  Good ideas in this thread.

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Sorry, man. I know it is gruesome. It happened when someone (not me) didn't close a valve and took off a clamp. I had a similar burn (though not as big) on my foot when I closed a valve but the remainder of wort in the line spilled on my foot. That was the last time I wore tennis shoes on the brew floor. When it happened I an not proud to admit that I screamed like a 12 year old girl. In fact, that is giving me more credit than I deserve. I'm still embarrassed but thankful no one was around at the time.

No worries.  I've seen and in some cases, done, worse to myself.  It really is a good reminder or kind of a "scared straight" picture.  Some times we can forget how dangerous the things we do can be.  A shot like that is a powerful reminder of the power of hot water.  The fact I cringe a bit is a good thing since it makes me remember how much something like that hurts.

And there is no shame in screaming like a 12 year old boy when skin is pealing off your foot.   ;)  Burns hurt like nothing else does.

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Re: footwear
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2015, 11:39:26 PM »
We bought BOGS and really like them.

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Re: footwear
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2015, 11:34:15 AM »
I just bought a pair of Keen Steel Toe work boots. I had some reservations about the steel toes because if something really heavy crushes your steel toe is can be even worse when they try to extract your feet from the clamped steel. But I also dropped a keg on my toe recently and that hurt!

They are really comfortable. So much so that when I got home I walked the dogs in them. Great support for standing on concrete all day. The water proofing on them are excellent and the non skid is pretty good, though seems that this could be the area of improvement. Regardless, for sheer comfort highly recommended.

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Re: footwear
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2015, 12:14:00 PM »
I just bought a pair of Keen Steel Toe work boots. I had some reservations about the steel toes because if something really heavy crushes your steel toe is can be even worse when they try to extract your feet from the clamped steel. But I also dropped a keg on my toe recently and that hurt!

They are really comfortable. So much so that when I got home I walked the dogs in them. Great support for standing on concrete all day. The water proofing on them are excellent and the non skid is pretty good, though seems that this could be the area of improvement. Regardless, for sheer comfort highly recommended.

If anyone is in the market for a great pair of all around work boots I can't recommend these boots highly enough. They are called the Keen Detroit Mid and they are fantastic. All day comfort, no need to replace the inserts, water proof and did I mention comfortable? I'm considering getting a second pair without the steel toe for hiking. Cost is reasonable too - $124.

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Re: footwear
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2015, 09:31:11 PM »
My issue is that my feet sweat in the boots. I understand the importance of good shoes.

More then often I burn my hands thou.
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Re: footwear
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2015, 05:02:25 AM »
My issue is that my feet sweat in the boots. I understand the importance of good shoes.

More then often I burn my hands thou.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C9P8BW8/ref=pe_385040_30332190_TE_M3T1_ST1_dp_1

Surprisingly durable... I think I am on my second pair, we bought them in October 2013. Some of my assistant brewers are on their third+ pair though. Thick enough that they shield heat, thin enough that you can still move your fingers, grip things, etc.

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Re: footwear
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2015, 05:59:26 PM »
I use a heavy pair of open cuff leather gloves they protect from the heat and easy to remove if I get them wet with hot liquid.
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Re: footwear
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2015, 08:26:20 PM »
I use the Blickman gloves. They work fine but they are quite thick. I will get me those from Amazon AnyhonyB.
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Re: footwear
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2015, 10:29:02 AM »
I just bought a pair of Keen Steel Toe work boots. I had some reservations about the steel toes because if something really heavy crushes your steel toe is can be even worse when they try to extract your feet from the clamped steel. But I also dropped a keg on my toe recently and that hurt!

They are really comfortable. So much so that when I got home I walked the dogs in them. Great support for standing on concrete all day. The water proofing on them are excellent and the non skid is pretty good, though seems that this could be the area of improvement. Regardless, for sheer comfort highly recommended.

If anyone is in the market for a great pair of all around work boots I can't recommend these boots highly enough. They are called the Keen Detroit Mid and they are fantastic. All day comfort, no need to replace the inserts, water proof and did I mention comfortable? I'm considering getting a second pair without the steel toe for hiking. Cost is reasonable too - $124.

Take it back, they fell apart. damn!

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Re: footwear
« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2015, 12:46:14 PM »
I just bought a pair of Keen Steel Toe work boots. I had some reservations about the steel toes because if something really heavy crushes your steel toe is can be even worse when they try to extract your feet from the clamped steel. But I also dropped a keg on my toe recently and that hurt!

They are really comfortable. So much so that when I got home I walked the dogs in them. Great support for standing on concrete all day. The water proofing on them are excellent and the non skid is pretty good, though seems that this could be the area of improvement. Regardless, for sheer comfort highly recommended.

If anyone is in the market for a great pair of all around work boots I can't recommend these boots highly enough. They are called the Keen Detroit Mid and they are fantastic. All day comfort, no need to replace the inserts, water proof and did I mention comfortable? I'm considering getting a second pair without the steel toe for hiking. Cost is reasonable too - $124.

Take it back, they fell apart. damn!

Wow, I have Keen sandals, shoes. The sandals are many years old and still in good shape. What was the failure mode? Do you think chimicals in the brewhouse were responsible?
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Re: footwear
« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2015, 01:52:00 PM »
If you just want something that's comfortable, MOZO makes the clogs chefs and nurses wear. They are like $100 but my wife swears by them as they are the industry standard.

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Re: footwear
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2015, 02:08:10 PM »
I just bought a pair of Keen Steel Toe work boots. I had some reservations about the steel toes because if something really heavy crushes your steel toe is can be even worse when they try to extract your feet from the clamped steel. But I also dropped a keg on my toe recently and that hurt!

They are really comfortable. So much so that when I got home I walked the dogs in them. Great support for standing on concrete all day. The water proofing on them are excellent and the non skid is pretty good, though seems that this could be the area of improvement. Regardless, for sheer comfort highly recommended.

If anyone is in the market for a great pair of all around work boots I can't recommend these boots highly enough. They are called the Keen Detroit Mid and they are fantastic. All day comfort, no need to replace the inserts, water proof and did I mention comfortable? I'm considering getting a second pair without the steel toe for hiking. Cost is reasonable too - $124.

Take it back, they fell apart. damn!

Wow, I have Keen sandals, shoes. The sandals are many years old and still in good shape. What was the failure mode? Do you think chimicals in the brewhouse were responsible?

I wear Keans hiking and back packing too. Side split seam near tread. Still comfy as hell till your foot gets wet. I wouldn't be surprised if it was the caustic but I try to to step in it much. I'm going to go back to store I bought them and see what they can do.

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Re: footwear
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2015, 02:40:13 PM »
While we're on the burn topic, never wear jeans if you have burn concerns.

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Re: footwear
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2015, 02:48:09 PM »
Keith it looks like you got 7 months of wear and tear on them. With my bad feet, my doctor and podiatrist have told me to get new shoes for every 6 months of wear. If you wore these daily and worked in them 6-7 days a week (brewer's hours, right) I don't think you can expect more out of a pair of boots. When I worked on my feet 60-70 hours a week in restaurant kitchens, I bought new red wing boots at least every 6-8 months. Just my .02, it's never fun to have soakers though.
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Re: footwear
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2015, 02:50:35 PM »
Keith it looks like you got 7 months of wear and tear on them. With my bad feet, my doctor and podiatrist have told me to get new shoes for every 6 months of wear. If you wore these daily and worked in them 6-7 days a week (brewer's hours, right) I don't think you can expect more out of a pair of boots. When I worked on my feet 60-70 hours a week in restaurant kitchens, I bought new red wing boots at least every 6-8 months. Just my .02, it's never fun to have soakers though.

Hey, thanks for that feed back. I never really thought about it that way. You are probably right!