/ Offshore safety boots
I always assumed sandals were your footwear of choice(?) :o)
In reply to bluesix:
Another vote for Sievi boots from me; apart from not feeling like Coco the Clown comedy boots on your feet (as a lot of lace-ups do), they also have a handy side zip for getting them on and off.
I've had mine for years and they're still going strong.
I got mine off an offshore BP storeman, so they should be up to a reasonable spec.
Yep I've had aboutblu and sievi's. both are cracking boots.
I have used the Sievi boots for years as do maybe 80% of people offshore these days and get on really well with them. You lace them up when you take them out of the box however tight you want them and then just use the side zippers to get them on and off. Had mine for six years now and I'm sure they will last another six!
The nicest boots out there are Redwings but who can be bothered with the laces!
thanks very much for the recomendations I will try and track down some Sievis
Have a look on ebay as lots of people get issued a new pair every trip and they simply flog their excess pairs online to fund their Drug/hooker habits ;0)
they do provide boots unfortunately the quality is not great so I'll buy my own and then claim the money back next trip.
I work for an Oil Major and they provide us with these
They are good. not to hot in the tropics and warm enough for uk winter.
Pain to put on as they are fully laced but that gives you the ankle support/protection.
hope this helps.
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