Boot camp !
Boots don't last long in the building game, cement rots the stitches & laces then they just fall to bits.
When I started in 1980 the gang of bricklayers I was put with came from Burnley & lads in their late 50's, I just had to laugh when they walked towards me wearing big heavy clogs !! looking at my Doc martins I felt so trendy until we hit the footings. Within an hour my feet were saturated & the reality of what industry I had come into dawned on me. Vinnie & Phil's clogs were bone dry !! first lesson learned "always look after your feet " I watched the lads every night meticulously clean each clogg & smash the wax on them every Friday,
" Why all the fuss ?? where the thoughts in my head"
No wonder my feet ache !!! ;-((((