After destroying my Stihl LawnGrip Pro shoes in the field, it was time to upgrade. I finally found some time to visit my favourite dealer, Tri-City Power Equipment in Coquitlam. I had a pair of the NEW Stihl LawnGrips Pro 6 boots put away. They are designed specifically for landscape professionals and they look good.
These boots feel more like hiking boots compared to the previous LawnGrips Pro shoes and the shoelaces feel much stronger. On the previous model the laces would snap at the worst possible moment or they would come undone.
The outsole is the same and I know from experience that it does offer great traction on fresh-cut or wet turf.
Stihl also added four reflective bars on the side for extra visibility.
- 3-D ring closure pairs for better fit and easy boot entry
- moisture wicking 300g Dri Tec lining
- patented Grip-N-Go outsole engineered for superior traction on fresh-cut or wet turf
- cushioned polyurethane midsole for all-day comfort and support on the job
- steel shank and composite diffusion plate provides protection and stability
- multi-directional, angled cleats are designed to keep you from slipping
- steel toe complies with ANSI and ASTM standards
- CSA Green Patch certified
- constructed with naturally water-repellant leather (use of waterproofing products recommended
Why Vas loves these shoes
- They are made specifically for landscape professionals!
- Comply with safety standards; steel toe boots are mandatory
- The outsole really prevents slips on freshly-cut or wet grass; this is important when you are pushing a mower
- Decent retails cost. At $129.95 retail it’s still a good deal compared to other work boots; and other boots aren’t designed specifically for landscape professionals. If you get to know your dealer, you won’t have to pay exact retail. So get to know your dealer.
- Stihl has great products, from machines to clothes.
If your work boots are getting old and you work in landscaping, give these new boots a try.
(Disclaimer: I am not associated in any way with Stihl Canada or Tri-City Power Equipment. This review is my personal take on these shoes.)