I’d have to concur with Jeff on this one. Cougar Paws are one of the most important pieces of PPE equipment that I bring on every inspection. I have used them for 6 years now and will not walk a roof without them anymore.
They are designed specifically for roofing contractors, inspectors, insurance adjusters, etc. and have a special tacky sole material that literally “sticks” to the roof. As soon as you try them for the first time you will understand and you will be hooked. They aren’t cheap but they last a long time and when it comes to your safety spending a little extra is the right move in my book!
I learned about them from the owner of a local roofing company here in Chi Town when he came out to speak at a monthly NACHI chapter meeting. He provides them for all of his employees and has seen a huge decrease in the number of slips and falls.
Give them a try and you will not be dissapointed.
oh yeah, forgot to mention that when the soles wear out, you can simply replace the pad on the bottom of the boot and do not have to “re-sole” the boots. These things last forever.