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  • gordoffemt
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    I have a pair of Thorogood 14in bunkers and a pair of 10in Black Diamond zip-ups. Either pair are a mllion times better than any rubber boots I've ever worn. The fit and comfort level alone are well worth the switch. I doubt if I ever wear rubber boots again. Good luck.

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  • cfr3504
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    As a question from a new leather wearer, what to you use a waterproof treatment? where can I get it, and how often should I apply it, BTW I've got Black Diamond boots.

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  • shevais
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    i've been wearing pro warrington's for about 2 years now and WILL NOT ever ever go back to rubber... the comfort level is amazing, it feels like you're wearing tennis shoes... and you just have to clean them up if they get dirty, i use regular degreaser and water and a stiff bristled brush as needed

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  • PFD_66
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    Love the Leather boots I got, but they do have a drawback. They have fairly hard soles, which are great for making them last longer, but the drawback is some traction. You really notice it when your on a peaked roof, the rubber boots hold the roof a bit better.
    Warrington retrofitted alot of our boots with softer soles which improved them alot.

    Before the retrofit the deptmant had a few slip-and-fall injuries during the winter with the old soles, alot of guys went back to rubber boots during that time.

    A few guys on the truck companies still wont wear the leathers cause of the lower traction on roofs.

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  • Rescue 101
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    Gotta take care of yer leathers like any other tool.I do a lot of Fire Schools so my boots get a ton of time on 'em.Wet,no just give a good waterproofing once in a while.Put in a 8 hr shift and be ready for another 8.T.C.

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  • steveo
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    Well we are getting a few different pairs to try out. I told them that we need to get a pair of the pro's for me to try out. Does anybody have problems with there feet getting wet, especially in the winter months. Thnaks for the help -Steve

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  • 1261Truckie
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    steveo, Here's my two cents worth. I have been wearing Warrington Pros for three years and will never go back to rubber. They fit like a shoe, provide good ankle support, are lightweight and don't promote fatigue. Plus when overhauling (and standing in hot stuff) they don't melt.
    Take care and be safe

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  • cfr3504
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    I just got my Black Diamond leathers yesterday, and I'll let you know what I think of them after the 1st worker. But I'll tell you this, they are the most comfortable fire boots I've ever had on, and That's just walking around the house. Been using rubber boots for 6 years or so now, and I think that I'll use leather from now on, unless something happens to change my mind. Although I just got a Ben 2 Plus composite helmet, if I ever stumble on enough extra money, I'll have to get me a cow lid, then I'll be set.

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    I just took delivery of my first pair of leather bunkers. I have Thurogood boots. I will let you know how they work out. Give me a week or so.

    Stay safe,

    Mark

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  • CanMan24
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    Warrington Pros all the way!! I have four pair, two of the bunker style and two of the zip-up. I wouldn't wear anything other than Pros. I have seen the wear that the Ranger brand takes-on and they will NEVER stand-up to the Warrington Pro. I have been wearing leather boots since I was 17 and wouldn't think of anything other. My suggestion would be to go PRO!!! Be Safe all!!

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  • P.P.
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    I sell all types of boots, both rubber and leather. I myself wear Pro Warrington leathers, and would not give them up for anything. I had to by two pairs, one for the station and one for by side jobs.

    Several of the departments that I sell to have covered the cost of rubber boots and the firefighter has to make up the difference if they want the leather.

    Ranger boot were recalled about 6 months ago for leaking. They have replaced everything with no problems.

    Stay Safe!

    P.P.

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  • F52 Westside
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    I have been wearing leathers for about 4 years and I would not give them up either. I wore Rangers for 3 of the 4 yrs. and am now wearing Warrington Pros and they are even more comfortable than my Rangers. They are more like walking in regular boots.

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  • steveo
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    Well I am glad that so far nobody has been displeased. My commissioners are asking what is wrong with the rubber ones and now we can tell them. If they don't purchase them I will try to get authorization to let my guys get them and just pay for them ourselves. From what I hear, myself and the other officers will be getting them on a trial basis, to check them out. I for one hate the rubber boots and look forward to getting out of them. For haz-mat incidents we have rubber boots on our haz-mat truck so that isn't a problem. -Thnaks for the help. -Steve

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  • onycs
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    I have been wearing Black Diamond Leathers for about 2 years now and love them. You really notice the difference when you on in them for a few hours. I would never go back to the rubbers. Our deparment policy is against the leathers for HAZMAT so I still carry the rubbers, just in case we are on a HAZMAT.

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  • jeg532
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    i`ve had my pro`s for about 4 years now and i`ll never wear rubber boots again. they are so much more comfortable and feel more like shoes than bunker boots. they have held up really good also.

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