These Boots were Made for DIY
If you are planning to undertake any significant renovation, remodeling or construction project you need to make sure that you’re dressed for the part. One of the most important items you will need aside from a hard hat (if necessary) is a pair of strong, sturdy, durable and comfortable shoes – make that boots. One of the first things you will find as a woman looking for boots that meet the criteria listed above is that it is really hard to find what you are looking for – yes, there will be plenty of boots that meet that criteria but they are designed for men with huge feet and frankly little fashion sense. The following article tells the story of one woman’s quest to find the perfect construction strength boots:
Last year I wore tennis shoes to our annual charity house renovation project for AmeriCares HomeFront. A TOH newbie, it was my first trip to a job site, and after witnessing a colleague’s near miss with a dropped Belgian block and narrowly averting a broken toe or two myself when a gallon of paint slipped from my grip, I realized that my sneaks were inferior. Seeking a pair of steel-toed work boots for this year’s project, I roamed the shoe department at Paragon, New York City’s largest athletic- and work-gear store. But among the 700 styles of boots lining the walls, not a single pair fit the billâ€”or my feet, for that matter. They had lots of gargantuan work boots for men, but none sized for women’s smaller feet.
Frustrated, I took my search online but found only western ropers, motorcycle, and hiking boots. With our project day looming near, I went to an Army-Navy store that also caters to the hard-hat crowd. That’s where I first laid my eyes on Timberland’s new line of women’s work boots. “Do you work in construction?” the salesman asked as I slipped on a surprisingly cozy pair. I could in these babies, I thought. (more at This Old House)
As the proud owner of a pair of Timberland boots I can tell you that they are fantastic and sturdy for any do-it-yourself remodeling or home improvement job that you need to immerse yourself in feet first. Mine are a grey-blue as I preferred that over the traditional tan or yellow – really what decorating diva wouldn’t combine fashion with construction?
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