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Old 05-22-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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Favorite Finishing Shoes.


Ok, I know flip flops and moccasins are the best as far not marring your floor as you finish, but is there any safe (safer) options.

I tried these stupid things that you strap on to your regular boots a few times and the foam in them just attracted concrete making bigger divots, I am back to my tried and true Walmart $12 skateboard shoes but would like something with a steel toe, or at least a substantial amount of leather between my feet and those sharp spinning blades.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:17 PM   #2
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Re: Favorite Finishing Shoes.


vibram wedge sole boots with minimal tread. Take a torch and a drywall knife to the tread in order to make them flat. You can ice skate on a dusty floor but they work great behind the trowel.

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Re: Favorite Finishing Shoes.


Trace out your boots onto some plywood, cut them out, take out your insoles screw through the bottom of the boot into the ply wood. A little form oil Emery time you use them. Then get back to me and let me know if it works.

Maybe run the ply through a router and give the bottom a cove?
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Re: Favorite Finishing Shoes.


What about the felt soles, us trout fishermen use?

Never tried them for that, but maybe worth a shot?
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Re: Favorite Finishing Shoes.


Good old crocs no imprints and wont peel surface and very comfortable.
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Re: Favorite Finishing Shoes.


I'm not in a position to sound like an expert but the company I worked for a dog's age ago would take a piece of 2" rigid foam, about 8"x12" and duct tape it to the bottoms of our boots. You could do jumping jacks behind the power trowel and not leave marks.
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I'm not in a position to sound like an expert but the company I worked for a dog's age ago would take a piece of 2" rigid foam, about 8"x12" and duct tape it to the bottoms of our boots. You could do jumping jacks behind the power trowel and not leave marks.
That's what we used to do too! Maybe not that wide probably 6" or so. It works great. You still got the protection of your shoe and don't leave a mark.
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Re: Favorite Finishing Shoes.


We normally just wear our skates when floating
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Just seen some nice shoes called "Shoe-in pro finish" shoes. I cant recall the website but they work awesome! We got our in last week and love them. No straps and you just kick into them.
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Re: Favorite Finishing Shoes.


You can get the pro finish shoes here: http://www.shoeinspikes.com/profinishshoes.html

They are great!

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