Every now and then we stumble across a product or idea from another industry that we can adapt for use in the swine and poultry business. Chorelite boots are one such product.
Designed for use as a deck boot in the off-shore fishing industry, it’s a unique product with features that will benefit swine producers and poultry growers as a chore boot for use inside of confinement buildings.
The first thing you will notice about the Chorelite is how extremely lightweight it is. The Chorelite boot is constructed of EVA expanded rubber (similar to the material used in Crocs™ sandals) to create a lightweight but durable boot.
To give you an idea of how lightweight the Chorelite boot is; a typical rubber chore -type boot weights about 2 ½ lbs. Contrast that to the Chorelite that weighs in at only 10 ozs.!! Less weight equals less fatigue at the end of the day.
The Chorelite boot’s one-piece, molded construction means there are no seams to separate and leak. The bottom tread is designed to be non-slip (remember the off-shore deck boot?) without being too deep preventing large amounts of muck from accumulating.
You will also notice the Chorelite boot is unlined making them easy to clean and disinfect. You can wash them up, dunk them in a bucket of disinfectant and hang them upside down to dry. They will be ready next time you walk back in the barn
When we first received the boots we were skeptical about their durability because they were so lightweight. We put 10 pairs on the personnel of a local sow farm last July. In six months of daily use they reported no tears or punctures in the boots…no leaks…..and the tread wear was excellent.
Now don’t get us wrong, even though we introduced this product during the winter, this boot wasn’t designed to keep anybody’s feet warm. This is un-insulated boot for use inside of a confinement hog barn or chicken house. It is water-proof, lightweight and easy to keep clean.
To order click on http://hogslat.com/chorelite-boot or stop in at your local Hog Slat or Georgia Poultry store and try a pair on for yourself.