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Seadogg  
#1 Posted : Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:50:46 AM(UTC)
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Has anyone found a smaller, lighter shoe for carriers? Ideally something that could breathe a little? I like Rocky but they are heavy and hot in the summer, and they don't fit in my rubbers. I used to like the new balance but they seem to be discontinued.
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#2 Posted : Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:15:11 AM(UTC)

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Try the Thorogood Code 3 Mid Cut. Comfortable from day 1. Every other postal shoe I tried gave me blisters when I was breaking them in, never had a problem with the Code 3's

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One doctors note per year can get you to wear any shoe you prefer to walk miles a day in.
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#4 Posted : Sunday, May 2, 2021 4:13:47 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Seadogg Go to Quoted Post
Has anyone found a smaller, lighter shoe for carriers? Ideally something that could breathe a little? I like Rocky but they are heavy and hot in the summer, and they don't fit in my rubbers. I used to like the new balance but they seem to be discontinued.

I've tried most and the most comfortable lightweight postal approved shoe I found is New Balance walking shoe.

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#5 Posted : Sunday, May 2, 2021 5:08:50 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Kickjump Go to Quoted Post
One doctors note per year can get you to wear any shoe you prefer to walk miles a day in.


As long as you have the same make/model shoe as your medically necessary note says, there should be no reason for a new note each year.

I only know of 1 person in my office having such note. But there are many that don't wear "postal" shoes.

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John Henry  
#6 Posted : Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:49:35 PM(UTC)

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First with the DPS increase in route sizes and now the COVID mandatory 12 for 6 days a week a park & loop carrier can easily go through 6 pairs of the cheapest green tagged shoes a year. At a $100 for the a pair and a $400 clothing allowance the math just doesn't add up. It breaks my heart to see the worn out yet only authorized shoes tearing their feet apart.

Many tell the story of supervisors coming to inspect your shoes after a trip and fall but seeing nothing at all other times unless a customer calls in about the corporate logo. And I have heard the stories of people saying they will drag a compound fracture back to the LLV and force on their inspection shoes even if the pain kills them.

The service needs some Sergeants with the authority to just trade in that old worn out stuff for a new pair like we would a satchel. Because no matter how big an allowance we get the vendor will just raise their prices to match the increase.
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#7 Posted : Monday, May 3, 2021 4:24:55 PM(UTC)
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I tried the "official" New Balance walking shoes with my first allowance years ago. Two weeks later, I could barely walk.

Gave them away and went back to my "street" New Balance 608s. I buy 'em a size too big and use the Thorogood inserts to cushion my feet.

I buy at least two pair at a time ($40-$60 each), and switch them every other day. I usually get a year or so out of two pair.
We decide which is right; and which is an illusion. I've got blisters on me fingers!
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#8 Posted : Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:58:21 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: John Henry Go to Quoted Post
First with the DPS increase in route sizes and now the COVID mandatory 12 for 6 days a week a park & loop carrier can easily go through 6 pairs of the cheapest green tagged shoes a year. At a $100 for the a pair and a $400 clothing allowance the math just doesn't add up. It breaks my heart to see the worn out yet only authorized shoes tearing their feet apart.

Many tell the story of supervisors coming to inspect your shoes after a trip and fall but seeing nothing at all other times unless a customer calls in about the corporate logo. And I have heard the stories of people saying they will drag a compound fracture back to the LLV and force on their inspection shoes even if the pain kills them.

The service needs some Sergeants with the authority to just trade in that old worn out stuff for a new pair like we would a satchel. Because no matter how big an allowance we get the vendor will just raise their prices to match the increase.



You make excellent points. True, there are a lot of personal choices. It just does not seem right when the other carriers have better issue gear than you do. Problem too is that there are uneven enforcement of the rules.

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