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Title: footwear for warmer months
Post by: sharkey on May 30, 2013, 06:41:38 PM
hi all, just wondering what is the footwear of choice for detecting in the fairer weather? ive had my fishing boots/wellies (wool lining built into them) on every trip since the new year but the last few trips have got sweaty  :P . i know that steel toe caps are a huge no no  ;D but does this rule out every boot with metal on? if so, has anyone got a link to some suitable ones. thanks in advance

Sharkey


Title: Re: footwear for warmer months
Post by: hotmill on May 30, 2013, 06:45:05 PM
hi all, just wondering what is the footwear of choice for detecting in the fairer weather? ive had my fishing boots/wellies (wool lining built into them) on every trip since the new year but the last few trips have got sweaty  :P . i know that steel toe caps are a huge no no  ;D but does this rule out every boot with metal on? if so, has anyone got a link to some suitable ones. thanks in advance

Sharkey

any boot with a sturdy sole and maybe some ankle support shoud be ok. Have a look at army boots for sale on eBay or in an army surplus shop.


Title: Re: footwear for warmer months
Post by: sharkey on May 30, 2013, 06:48:14 PM
hi all, just wondering what is the footwear of choice for detecting in the fairer weather? ive had my fishing boots/wellies (wool lining built into them) on every trip since the new year but the last few trips have got sweaty  :P . i know that steel toe caps are a huge no no  ;D but does this rule out every boot with metal on? if so, has anyone got a link to some suitable ones. thanks in advance

Sharkey

any boot with a sturdy sole and maybe some ankle support shoud be ok. Have a look at army boots for sale on eBay or in an army surplus shop.

thanks Will, so even if they have metal rings for the laces etc they will be fine to use? cheers

Sharkey


Title: Re: footwear for warmer months
Post by: digitup on May 30, 2013, 07:09:06 PM
flip flops ;)


Title: Re: footwear for warmer months
Post by: Mike on May 30, 2013, 09:34:37 PM
try a pair of army issue desert combat boots , light , sturdy no metal exept the eyelets and very comfortable , look on ebay loads on there


Title: Re: footwear for warmer months
Post by: hotmill on May 31, 2013, 10:43:27 PM
hi all, just wondering what is the footwear of choice for detecting in the fairer weather? ive had my fishing boots/wellies (wool lining built into them) on every trip since the new year but the last few trips have got sweaty  :P . i know that steel toe caps are a huge no no  ;D but does this rule out every boot with metal on? if so, has anyone got a link to some suitable ones. thanks in advance

Sharkey

any boot with a sturdy sole and maybe some ankle support shoud be ok. Have a look at army boots for sale on eBay or in an army surplus shop.

thanks Will, so even if they have metal rings for the laces etc they will be fine to use? cheers

Sharkey

Yes they'll be ok.


Title: Re: footwear for warmer months
Post by: monkeymad on May 31, 2013, 10:56:02 PM
Or a pair of these  :D :D

http://www.menkind.co.uk/gifts-gadgets-c112/gifts-novelty-c3/outdoor-fun-c223/outdoor-toys-c30/treasure-seeker-metal-detector-shoes-p111217 (http://www.menkind.co.uk/gifts-gadgets-c112/gifts-novelty-c3/outdoor-fun-c223/outdoor-toys-c30/treasure-seeker-metal-detector-shoes-p111217)


Title: Re: footwear for warmer months
Post by: nobby on June 01, 2013, 09:50:52 AM
I wear Lowa combat boots warm in winter cool in summer, they re not cheap but my frame of mind is why scrimp on cheap footwear? its our bodies at the end of the day! Its funny how people will spend hundreds on a detector and then buy cheap foorwear :-\


Title: Re: footwear for warmer months
Post by: hotmill on June 01, 2013, 05:56:13 PM
Or a pair of these  :D :D

[url]http://www.menkind.co.uk/gifts-gadgets-c112/gifts-novelty-c3/outdoor-fun-c223/outdoor-toys-c30/treasure-seeker-metal-detector-shoes-p111217[/url] ([url]http://www.menkind.co.uk/gifts-gadgets-c112/gifts-novelty-c3/outdoor-fun-c223/outdoor-toys-c30/treasure-seeker-metal-detector-shoes-p111217[/url])


I have an idea for a much better version of these. A Deus coil strapped to each foot (Like snowshoes) and a control box for each coil in either hand. Expensive but  awsome!!!!  ;D


Title: Re: footwear for warmer months
Post by: sharkey on June 01, 2013, 06:58:22 PM
Or a pair of these  :D :D

[url]http://www.menkind.co.uk/gifts-gadgets-c112/gifts-novelty-c3/outdoor-fun-c223/outdoor-toys-c30/treasure-seeker-metal-detector-shoes-p111217[/url] ([url]http://www.menkind.co.uk/gifts-gadgets-c112/gifts-novelty-c3/outdoor-fun-c223/outdoor-toys-c30/treasure-seeker-metal-detector-shoes-p111217[/url])


I have an idea for a much better version of these. A Deus coil strapped to each foot (Like snowshoes) and a control box for each coil in either hand. Expensive but  awsome!!!!  ;D



haha great ideas guys but i went for the more conventional 'walking boots' approach  ;D


Title: Re: footwear for warmer months
Post by: hotmill on June 01, 2013, 07:18:45 PM
get yourself down to millets or whatever they're called now, should be able to get a pair if walking type boots that would do you for around 45.


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