Speaking of osha and sneakers, I wore a pair of steel toed kicks similar to these when I first worked in the craft. I enjoyed shocking workmate's by taking a hammer to my toes resulting in the hammer simply bouncing off.
Wasn't me? I'm not really little, not fat, just kinda tall and normal weight, not skinny either. I'd scare the byJesus out of coworkers on steep roofs. It's in the shoes and balance, IMO. Grabbed my BIL once on a 4-12 when he was about to slide off a metal roof we were installing.
For the type of work I do, (farm), I do need a measure of safety on my footwear.
I got the heavy shoes I'll wear in cold weather, but summer is coming and canvas deck mocs just don't cut it. Broke the end of a toe just about off doing that. Doc sowed it back on, but was a long time healing.
Not buying it photo was taken as a stunt. First off the extension ladders are not even fully extended out if they were than no need for the step ladder. Second two pump jacks and a stage/scaffold is quick enough if you plan on doing anything more than changing a light bulb.