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  • Thorogood Hellfire boots

    Hey all, i know someone has probably already asked this very same question, but i cant seem to find reviews online or on this website that relate to the specific type of boots im looking at.
    Im looking into buying a pair of my own leather boots. The boots that i was issued at the station are a little too big. I ordered a 13 wide thinking that the rubber boots would run similar to regular work boot sizes. My feet are a 12 4E (yeah big) but not many places make boots or shoes that size, but i have found that going up to a 13 and ordering wide will accomodate my feet well. When the boots arrived they were much too big and are clumsy on my feet. I have had a few times where guys would almost rip them off my feet while performing Search and rescue in buildings...and i dont want that. So im looking into buying some leather boots that will hopefully fit better, and also keep my feet more comfortable on scene.
    I have looked into getting some boots that i could afford for one and ones that carry a decent name. The two boots that i like the looks of are these:

    Thorogood Power HV 14" leather structure boots
    http://www.thefirestore.com/store/pr...l_bunker_boot/

    and the Thorogood Tri Certified 10" speedlace Rescue/Wildland/Structural firefighting boots.
    http://www.thefirestore.com/store/pr...ldland_t_r_i_/
    I would really like some feedback especially on these boots. it would be nice to have boots i could wear to brush fires and on rescue scenes without having to mash around with the gommy rubbers all the time.

    Im looking for feedback of these boots and boots similar in build and price. I would love to buy Globe's or other top of the line extremely high end boots, but since these are coming out of my own pocket there would be no way i could afford them at this time.

    Thanks guys
    Zack

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    Ask your Dept or Vendor is you can exchange the unused boots for the appropriate size.

    The only leather bunker boot I've ever used was Pro-Warrington. The old that had pull-straps on the inside and outside were great. The new ones on the outside only suck.
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    • #3
      I just bought a pair of Hellfire boots on Closeout 2 weeks ago from the Fire Store in my hard to find size of 15. As you said, they were way too big. So i know what you mean. Ill just have to double up on thick socks i guess.

      As for leather boots, i have a pair of Pro Warringtons and now a pair of Black Diamond X boots. I LOVE the X Boots. Incredibly comfortable. But the Warringtons were a nice boot as well.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by txgp17 View Post
        Ask your Dept or Vendor is you can exchange the unused boots for the appropriate size.

        The only leather bunker boot I've ever used was Pro-Warrington. The old that had pull-straps on the inside and outside were great. The new ones on the outside only suck.
        well the boots i have now have been used. I have just been wearing them ever since i got them. I didnt even notice i had new boots untill a call one day. I got to the station slipped my feet into them and jumped on the truck. After getting on scene i noticed they were my new boots. At that point a little late to be worrying about returning them. The Dept. has told me that they will pay for up to the cost of the boots they issued me. So that means i would get about $100 back after buying these boots.
        Im really attracted to the Tri Cert boots that zip up the middle. They seem like they would fit much better than traditional slide in boots. I also dont have any boots that i use for fighting brush fires. I have my work boots but if i were to ruin them at a fire its my problem, and im not into ruining $250 boots.

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        • #5
          http://www.lacrossefootwear.com/category/fire+boots.do
          Gunnison Leather $25.00 A pair!
          Phoenix Leather $25.00 A pair!

          Not a lot of sizes left though. Mostly womens
          I ordered a set of the Phoenixes for the Wife. They will be replacing an antique set of cut down 3/4 boots! I figure these have to be better than what she has.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Doorbreaker View Post
            http://www.lacrossefootwear.com/category/fire+boots.do
            Gunnison Leather $25.00 A pair!
            Phoenix Leather $25.00 A pair!

            Not a lot of sizes left though. Mostly womens
            I ordered a set of the Phoenixes for the Wife. They will be replacing an antique set of cut down 3/4 boots! I figure these have to be better than what she has.
            Thanks for that link with that insane deal!

            I picked up a pair of each. And it's FREE shipping. Best deal on leather Bunker boots i have ever seen. Hell, i just paid $79.00 for the rubber Hellfire's and i thought that was a deal. This blows it away.

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            • #7
              damn i hit that sale way to late. Its my luck, i can never find anything when its on sale or i dont have money when it is. I might order a set of 15 med and hope they fit. If not oh well ill sell em again or give em to someone, for 25 bucks to my door its a steal.
              I wonder if there are any other places selling boots like this.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by zackman1801 View Post
                damn i hit that sale way to late. Its my luck, i can never find anything when its on sale or i dont have money when it is. I might order a set of 15 med and hope they fit. If not oh well ill sell em again or give em to someone, for 25 bucks to my door its a steal.
                I wonder if there are any other places selling boots like this.
                They are apparently out of 15's. I ordered a set and got an email saying they would send a 16 for me to try instead.

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                • #9
                  ehh it dont matter, i never bothered ordering them anyways. 15 is still WAY too big for me. the 16s would just add that much more to the mix. I guess i just need to pony up the money, stop being cheap and get some boots that will fit.

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