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What brand duty boots do you wear?

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  • What brand duty boots do you wear?

    Hi there fellow firefighters,
    I have always been curious on what everyone's brands are for their duty boots, I currently have Rockys but am in need of a new pair, would like suggestions on boots, anything helps.

  • #2
    I have been wearing the Reebok Rapid Response 8” tactical boots and absolutely love them. I tried the Worx brand of Redwing and hated them then had under armours which were comfortable but only lasted about a year. The reebok’s I wear are the same as the older converse boots that some service members wear/wore. The pair I have currently I have had since September 2014. Now, we are allowed to wear shorts from April 1- October 31 so these boots have not seen 5 full years of service but I work a lot of OT in the cooler months and have put many, many shifts on these boots. I am due for some
    new ones as the stitching on the right outsole broke and the left inside heel/Achilles area has come loose on the inside so I have to stick my hand down in my boot to get it off. They’re still comfortable, though and I plan on buying again.

    I, personally, do not like slip-on boots. We run the ambulance service for the county. Working wrecks in plowed fields or on steep grades down in a creek I just don’t think slip-one would cut it. That’s just me personally, though.


    • #3
      I currently have Merrell Tactical WP 8" boots. I removed the insole and installed Powerstep Pinnacle insoles for high arches. This simple step transforms almost any boot from torture rack to tolerable for me. The boots are comfortable but there isn't quite enough material in the zipper area to make it easy to slip them on and off unless they are laced loosely. They are drastically more comfortable than my previous Rocky boots (I had no say-so in their purchase), and are lighter. As for durability, I doubt they will last very long, but we will see. Sometimes you have to choose your own longevity (comfort) over the boot's longevity.


      • #4
        5-11 or Bates with a side zipper. Both relatively inexpensive and hold up well. As well as they come in wide for my quad E foot!!
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        • #5
          I like my side zip Bates, and so do my feet and legs.
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