Tag Archive - Work Boots

Shanks: Everything You Need To Know

WPS Shank Blog

Just take a glance at your work boots, and you’ll probably immediately notice their tough leather exteriors and durable rubber soles. When it comes to work shoes, you need both sturdiness and comfort. Some of that comes from what you can’t see – hidden within the men’s and women’s footwear. What is it that gives your work shoes their structure?

Shanks are what keep your work boots in shape, as they stiffen the outsoles to give you a stable platform. They’re tucked into the interiors, located above the outer soles at the waist (or center part) of your work shoes. These trusty metal or non-metal shanks are situated right between your heels and the ball areas of your feet. Don’t let the stiffness fool you – they’re shaped to contour your feet for comfort and reinforcement. If you’re wearing your work footwear right now, these flat, rigid pieces of material are just below your arches. Continue Reading…

Carhartt Has You Covered!

Carhartt Hospital Gown WPS Blog

A trip to the hospital can be dreadful. On top of the all the broken bones, too many stitches to count, surgeries, and way too many needles in plain sight, why do those hospital gowns have to be so awkward? You already DON’T want to be there, and these paper thin gowns make you want to sprint toward the exit sign. You’d almost rather sit in an ice bath than wear one of those patient gowns with a gaping backside that gives you the chills for weeks. Continue Reading…

Women’s Footwear by CAT

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Because they’re tough as nails, professional women in the work force have earned their way to the top – fending off stereotypes and bumps in the road along the way. CAT proudly introduces some new lines of their footwear, designed specifically for the hardworking females of the world. It’s no longer just a man’s world, with woman-powered industries, like manufacturing, agriculture, steelworks, carpentry, construction, and many more demanding occupations. Continue Reading…

WPS Fall/Winter Catalog Has Arrived!

Working Person's Store 2014 Fall Catalog

This year the Working Person’s Store Fall/Winter Catalog brings all the work wear you need right to your door. You’ll be able to sit in your own home and check out all the workwear, work boots, work shoes, and work accessories offered in our catalog. Continue Reading…

Carhartt and New Holland Brewing Company Join Forces!

Carhartt Beer Blog

You probably recognize the Carhartt brand because of its quality products, like work boots and coveralls (and loads of other items that you can find at workingperson.com). But once the leaves started to fall during the autumn of 2014, Carhartt released a new, intriguing product to the market : Carhartt Woodsman Barrell-Aged Pale Ale. This beer was created in collaboration with New Holland Brewing Co., located in Michigan. The clothing company is also Michigan-based, so this pairing just made sense. Continue Reading…

A Podiatrist: When and Why to See One

Podiatrist WPS Blog

That lingering, subtle pain in your heel might be more than just overworking it. Your continuously achy arches have become a normal part of your life, but maybe they don’t have to be. There might be some sort of underlying cause for your discomfort, so it’s important to seek assistance from a podiatrist. Podiatrists are doctors that specialize in the treatment of foot disorders, along with ankle and lower extremity issues. There’s a good chance they can help you improve the way your feet feel. Just think of a podiatrist as the “chiropractor for your feet.” Continue Reading…

Blundstone Footwear Sizing

Blundstone WPS blog

Blundstone Footwear is made in Australia and has been since 1870! That’s a long time for a shoe company, so they know what they’re doing. WPS carries Blundstone, and we thought we would make the sizing a bit easier for all of you working people out there. Continue Reading…

Foot Health: Make Sure Your Footwear Measures Up!

Measuring Footwear WPS BLOG

Your work shoes can either help with foot problems or have the potential to cause foot problems – so it’s important that you get a pair that fit you properly.

Wearing comfortable shoes while you work can prevent many foot problems – especially when you’re out there working all day in all kinds of terrain. When the ground around you is unreliable, you’ll have the best way of dealing with that if you’ve got work shoes or boots that are molded nicely around you. Continue Reading…

Waterproofing: A Must for a Good Pair of Work Boots!

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If your work takes you out into all terrains, in all kinds of  weather, then we think it’s definitely worthwhile waterproofing your boots. By waterproofing leather boots you can add many years onto the life expectancy and don’t forget – water can cause irreversible damage over time and cause your shoes to rot, fall apart, and become a good place for bad bacteria to hang out! Continue Reading…

USA-Made Products Keep America Prosperous

WPS USA Made Products

You like those Wigwam socks? How about those Thorogood boots? Or that Filson shirt? Think the quality is pretty good? That they’re well-made? Well, that’s for a good reason. Those things all have one thing in common, and that’s that they’re all American-Made. As you well know, nobody makes things with as much quality as we do right here in America.

When you buy American Made products, your boots are made the American way. Naturally, as you might expect, that makes for a higher-quality product. A well-paid American worker is going to have the skills and expertise to make a long-lasting, durable, comfortable product that you simply aren’t going to find from anywhere else in the world. Plus, American workers know what American workers need. Continue Reading…

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