I'm looking to buy some slip-on boots for work. I'm a colgan FO flying the Saab. I was looking at the Roper boots from sporty's. Anyone have a suggestion on what kind to get? Thanks
Take them to a cobbler... yes they do still exist... and they can take out the metal shank and replace it with a thermoplastic one for probably under $10. Then, they'll go right through the detectors.Those are nice boots but I wouldn't buy them from sporty's. Just go down to a local boot store or a Sports authority and get the ropers by Justin. They are less than half the cost of sporty's. I have a pair and they do set the metal detector off but they're easy to slip on and off so it's a breeze.
You're not from Texas are you?Those are some big ass boots. What happened to regular hush puppies ?
I also have a pair of redwings that have seen every imagineable abuse known to man (i was a fraternity pledge at UT at one point in my life...)... and they are totally indestructible.You're not from Texas are you?
I have worn boots since 8th grade. The boots in the sportys catalog are your basic roper from Justin. These will last you a couple years, and you'll have to resole them once. I would recomend buying some better quality that will last a LONG time. The Ariats will do you well, I wear a pair of Red Wings that should last a decade.
ditto on the Ariat. With a pair of wool socks, I've worn them in the 40-below arctic.Ariat Roper. Rubber soles, non-metallic shank, airport friendly. Super comfortable.