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  • #16
    hootman.....how much do you pay for the redback station boots?

    You ever tried the TRADITION BOOT, which to me seems to be much better quality that HAIX and comparitbly priced?

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    • #17
      Station Boots

      Capt Stanm1 and recommenders,

      I spoke with the fire rep at Redback and he discounted the steel toed slip ons to $120.00. I know its seems like a lot of duckets, Redbacks should last three/four years according to the guys in San Diego Fire who I talked to. I could blow through a pair of Redwings in 8 months. I spoke to the rep concerning the Aussie website-BEWARE those boots are not ANSI certifed. I have been in my boots for about 3 weeks now, what a difference! Comfortable right out of the box, we ran 13 calls last shift and my feet felt great and my back did'nt hurt. The slip on boots look a little funny but the utility of not having to lace /zip makes sense.

      www.redbackboots.com

      Be safe,

      Hootman

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      • #18
        Almost forgot

        Capt Stanm1 and recommenders,

        I held a Tradition boot in my hand at FDIC West this past feburary in Sacramento-Made in Italy, great fit and finish. They have a lot of the design features of the HAIX 14" turnout boot, I'd give them a try.

        $269.00 for the HAIX- The Tradition guy would not give me a quote for their boot.

        Be safer,

        Hootman

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        • #19
          $225 around here for the Tradition. Come with two different insoles to provide for better comfort and have different features than HAIX. The sales dudes now have cut-a-ways to show you comparison of features and comfort as well as construction.... Superior to all I have seen so far.
          09-11 .. 343 "All Gave Some..Some Gave ALL" God Bless..R.I.P.
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          IACOJ Minister of Southern Comfort
          "Purple Hydrant" Recipient (3 Times)
          BMI Investigator
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          The comments, opinions, and positions expressed here are mine. They are expressed respectfully, in the spirit of safety and progress. They do not reflect the opinions or positions of my employer or my department.

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          • #20
            Warrington Pro's

            I have been wearing Warrignton Pro boots for the last 15 years, and would highly recommend them. I wear a zip up station boot as well as the pull-on bunker boot. I think that they provide superior protection. On one occasion, I was in a particularly hot fire in which we had to crawl down a long hallway with a layer of hot embers from the collapsed ceiling on the floor. Two of my crew members were wearing Ranger leather boots, and I was wearing Warringtion Pro's. My two crew members recieved serious 2nd degree burns on their feet and ankles. I recieved burns on my legs above the boot line, but none on my feet. I think that this attest to the superioriy of the Pro's. My only complaint is that they do not provide great arch support. This can be rectified, though, by inserting some Dr. Schols arch supports or something similar.

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            • #21
              We use the Crosstech leather pull-ups and we are having a real problem with the liners separating and coming out with your foot. The distributor told us that they had corrected the problem, but some of the new ones that came in still do the same thing.
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              • #22
                gettin ready to try the Servus leathers .........will let you all know ..........
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                • #23
                  has anyone tried the Thorogood boots? I was looking at the 14" structure pull ons and thinking about buying a pair.
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                  • #24
                    I think it depends on what you are doing. I prefer leather pull ons they are more comfortable to my feet, than rubbers. Yet when it comes to decon rubbers are better. If you do have leathers you need to maintain them, includes polishing them. Helps keep water out as well as protects. I have had rubbers and they are easier to maintain and clean. But they are uncomfortable, they don't have as much support. Hope this helps.
                    D.NELSON
                    NREMTP,NAEMT, FF2
                    Horry County Fire/Rescue
                    Myrtle Beach, SC.
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