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Let's hear what everyone uses for roof cleaning. I use boots from shoes for crews for my roof work.



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i buy the guys brahmas from walmart. they seem to have good traction on the soles, plus you can fins them on sale every now and again after hunting season. I personally HATE the white rubber boots.

I give them the option of those or their own tennis shoes. Most of the guys prefer to keep a pair of crocs in the truck for house washing, though.

I have always wanted to try the kind with removable soles that a lot of the roofers wear, but have never been in a city where I could actually try them on to see how they fit.

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I like my Wolverine light weight Work Boots, But the S/H kills the water proofing in them.

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Shoes for crews for tile roofs..the black sneaker style

Cougar Paws for shingle...the canvas one. Just ordered another pair last night. We go through them about every 6 months.

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Cougar Paws

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New balance sneakers.

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For 8/12 and up, it's cougar paws or no one is setting foot on the roof.  My foreman just blew through a pair in 6 weeks, and at $150 a pop, they're worth every penny.  Can't put a price on safety.

Ray - if you have an ABC Supply or Roof Center nearby, they'll have Paws for you to try on.



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Cougar paws are the best. Hired a guy cause he had a pair.

Thought he would be Awesome, no.



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The softer the sole the better it grips. Sneakers!

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I wear rubber boots with a heel. I can't imagine wearing sneakers.

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My guys get lightweight black boots, they prefer them over rubber PW boots. In my roofing days I wore cougar paws *** word of warning, replace them before they need to be replaced or they will wear out at the worst time***
We don't ever walk on roofs so their is no need for cougar paws, in my experience they are goofy to walk on and I wouldn't recommend them honestly. It's like walking on ski boots.

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Cougar paws. I won't go on a roof without them! Not so much as a safety factor (even though they grip great), but for the purpose of protecting the shingles on a hot day.

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Zach Maynard wrote:

My guys get lightweight black boots, they prefer them over rubber PW boots. In my roofing days I wore cougar paws *** word of warning, replace them before they need to be replaced or they will wear out at the worst time***
We don't ever walk on roofs so their is no need for cougar paws, in my experience they are goofy to walk on and I wouldn't recommend them honestly. It's like walking on ski boots.


 The canvas model is like wearing a pair of sneakers.  Very comfortable. And yes we replace them about every 6 months, weather they need it or not.



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I had the boot ones and they were uncomfortable, although very grippy while up on the roof.
Never tried any other models.

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When on asphalt shingles it's Shoes for Crews all the way for me (white sneaker with the classic soles). They soles have an insane amount of surface area to grip and pretty comfortable also. The cougar paws sound interesting and I might have to give them a try.



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Zach Maynard wrote:

I had the boot ones and they were uncomfortable, although very grippy while up on the roof.
Never tried any other models.


 Yes those are very uncomfortable.  Thats the first one we tried, then switched to the canvas one.  Still have the boot one but only use as a back up.



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Art O wrote:

I like my Wolverine light weight Work Boots, But the S/H kills the water proofing in them.


 I've been wearing my heavy Wolverines! It's great when I'm using a waterfed pole or PW wand and a little leaking soaks my foot!



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I wear the low cut hiking style of Muck Boots. Very light, comfortable and SH proof for the most part. But, I don't get on many roofs, unless the liquid won't flow,..then it's pretty flat and the risk of falling goes way down.

Are Cougar Paws felt bottomed? Always thought the SH would eat up the felt. Just wondering, I make my own river wading shoes from store bought heavy felt and 3M contact cement. VERY strong and the felt soles stay put. I use the cheap "AND1" brand of shoe from Wal-Mart. I find it AMAZING how well the felt grips slippery slime covered rocks!!

Has anyone tried making their own felt bottomed Muck Boots, for the benefit of the rubber being so SH proof?

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I wear the low cut hiking style of Muck Boots. Very light, comfortable and SH proof for the most part. But, I don't get on many roofs, unless the liquid won't flow,..then it's pretty flat and the risk of falling goes way down.

Are Cougar Paws felt bottomed? Always thought the SH would eat up the felt. Just wondering, I make my own river wading shoes from store bought heavy felt and 3M contact cement. VERY strong and the felt soles stay put. I use the cheap "AND1" brand of shoe from Wal-Mart. I find it AMAZING how well the felt grips slippery slime covered rocks!!

Has anyone tried making their own felt bottomed Muck Boots, for the benefit of the rubber being so SH proof?

Jeff


 Yes Cougar Paws have felt bottoms that are replaceable. No the SH doesn't eat them up. I love the Cougar Paws for their grip and they protect the shingles.



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You will wear the felt out from the shingles before the SH eats em up. The SH WILL eat up the little stick tabs on the bottom of the shoes that hold the pads on. Be sure to rinse the pads and the bottoms of the shoes after each use.

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I love my Shoes For Crews. I stick like glue with these things and I have tried a few options in the past but it's just my personal preference and whatever works and makes you stick to the roof without free falling or slipping on ladder rungs, go with it! They don't last long July and August but the rest of the year they are good for a 4 months. Tomorrow is going to be 98 degrees and the shingles are going to be about 150!!!  



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Smith & Wesson hunting boots. Light and no slip.

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https://www.shoesforcrews.com/sfc3/index.cfm?changeWebsite=US_en&route=c_store.viewDetailsOfProduct&partnumber=2062&size=

Is this a style any have used from ShoesForCrews? Or some other one?



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we use this....www.shoesforcrews.com/sfc3/index.cfm

only for tile and metal...never for shingle.

Foe shingle we use these now....www.amazon.com/KEEN-Mens-Arroyo-Hiking-Sandal/dp/B000MQWVA4/ref=pd_sbs_shoe_11



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Doug Rucker wrote:

we use this....www.shoesforcrews.com/sfc3/index.cfm

only for tile and metal...never for shingle.

Foe shingle we use these now....www.amazon.com/KEEN-Mens-Arroyo-Hiking-Sandal/dp/B000MQWVA4/ref=pd_sbs_shoe_11


 Thanks Doug.

I'll look into those.



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Thanks, Doug.

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found these for tracksion

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/18-spike-Claws-Stainless-Steel-Ice-Crampons-Non-slip-Shoes-Cover-Chain-Gripper-Outdoor-Ski-Snow/32248574281.html



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