When it comes to your work boots, the outsole is without a doubt the most vulnerable part. In addition to keeping you safe and sound from the ground, the sole faces all sorts of terrain and bears your full weight day in day out. After a while, it’s only normal that your soles will have some wear and suffer some abuse. In a not so recent segment, we checked out the best types of outsoles for the job as well as what to do when your sole gets worn.
Worn down soles and heels are a major problem that could see you take a ghastly fall while working. That’s why we insisted on getting traction adding products to improve grip. However, there are certain issues and accidents that while minor, they put you and your work boot at risk. If going to the cobbler for repairs is your last solution, then check out the following footwear fixing solutions that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
If you’re working in an intense environment, then your shoes and the side part of your soles are bound to get scuffed. Nothing ruins a good boot that having to deal with big, ugly marks all over. But before we proceed, you need to be able to tell if what you have is really a scuff or just some dirt that can be scrubbed off easily. In which case, a good cleaning will work wonders. However, if you’re stuck with a scuff, then read on.
Worn and Uneven Heels
Thanks to the unforgiving concrete and harsh, uneven terrain, the outsoles of your boots get worn at an unbelievable rate. The worst part is that the heels never wear out evenly, so you end up walking at very awkward and uncomfortable angles. Fortunately, there are numerous ways you could go about saving your work boots.
Whether you’re a fan of Caterpillar work boots or can’t get enough of the American Heritage brand, one thing still remains true. The outsoles and other parts will wear down as you go. That’s why it pays to know which practices will extend the longevity of your boots and which ones will drastically shave some years off.
By observing cleanliness and rotating between your favorite pairs, you should be able to make the most out of your work boots and not have to purchase a new one every now and then. But remember, it’s also very essential to know when to give your work boot the boot. Keeping an old boot for long could also put your job and life in danger as well. So, take care of your most reliable mode of transportation.