To make your living on a roof, you need two things: super-human ankles and traction. You’re on your own for the former, but Cougar Paws can help in the grip department! A dense, fibrous-mat sole is exactly what you want for a sure-footed grab on granular shingles, but the material wears out quickly. Cougar Paws have an elegant solution to the problem — Velcro! When you wear a sole out, just peel it off and stick a new one on.
The boots themselves are about $120, and full-time roofers will get a week or two out of a $15 pair of soles. Casual users — like inspectors and perhaps satellite TV installers — should find that theirs last much longer. The company even offers spike soles for tearoff jobs where you’re walking on bare sheathing!
Cougar Paws [Corporate Site]
Slightly better pricing [Big Rock Supply]