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    Boots in the shop -

    I usually don't wear boots down in the shop, but boy do I wish I did tonight. I was making end-grain cutting boards for Christmas and dropped a 2.5"x6"x36" white oak board on my toe. It still hurts. It just slipped out of my hands and hit my toe like a post driver. Thank goodness my kids weren't around - they would have heard some new words tonight

    My have to retire the old running shoes as my choice for the shop. Or stop working with thick and heavy white oak.

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    It is amazing how much pain can be generated by something falling on a toe. DAMHIKT. You have my sincere sympathy.

    Do I dare say that I work in sandals? However, I do wear my safety glasses, ear plugs and dust mask in addition to the DC.

    Enjoy and stay safe,

    JimB
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    I am guilty of sandals too Jim!

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    I wear my slippers.

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    Usually just an old pair of sneakers for me.
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    What else is there to wear other than boots?????? I finally wore out or they fell apart from old age, the sneakers I wore in Adv. PE in high school about five years ago (adv. pe in hs was in '79). Cowboy boots, lace up work boots, what else is there? Oh, replaced those old sneakers with a crossbred hiking/sneaker. Wear 'em to the dr when really sick and wearing only sweat pants. That's a picture for you to remember!
    Jon

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    Sneakers in the shop and most everywhere else, too! Haven't had a problem dropping stuff on my feet. I just knock myself in the head! Nah - I don't wear a hard hat in the shop!!!
    Bill Arnold
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    I wear work boots, but, at my pace, they should be called loafers

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    Foot safety is just as important as hearing and eye. What if you drop a board on your toe and break it? You then lean over in pain and rest on a moving table saw blade. The good thing is the pain in your toe won't be so bad anymore. Red Wing boots for me in the shop.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

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    I bought a pair of Crocs that are intended for commercial kitchen wear this past fall. They certainly aren't heavy work boots, but from ordinary dropped shop items I think they'd protect fairly well and they are the most comfortable shop shoes I've had. These don't have all the holes that normal Crocs have so they don't fill with sawdust and chips.

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