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Working on snow and ice? Right boots offer safety, warmth

Postal carrier Gary Ranze wears Icebug boots in front of his mail truck as the snow falls on Jay Street in Schenectady recently.
Photographer: Barry Sloan
Postal carrier Gary Ranze wears Icebug boots in front of his mail truck as the snow falls on Jay Street in Schenectady recently.
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Mark Wertman of Altamont is very fussy about his boots. Wertman, who has worked for the New York state Department of Transportation for 27 years, wears a pair of slip-on, steel toe Dunham boots. “The pair I’m wearing are very warm,” said Wertman, who runs a tractor snowblower in Schenectady. “The newer boots made with carbon are a lot lighter and more comfortable, and in my opinion, they keep my feet warmer.” Wertman said he ...

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