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    I am getting ready to purchase a pair of leather bunker boots and I am just wanting some feedback from some of you that have worn them for years...what have been good and which ones would you recommend staying away from? I have been looking a lot at the Pro Warrington 8000 and the Black Diamond X boots a lot online.

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    I have worn the Pro Warrington before, and the new ones that they have come out with, have had some complaints about leaks on the side, if you are interested in a good and comfortable boot, look into Globe
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    I know they are a little bit expensive but the
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    is amazing I own a pair and let me tell you i was fighting a fire in -10 degrees
    for about 3 hours and my feet were not cold at all nor do they leak , also they do not sweat in the summer , well worth it. But try to get a size up or a size wider for they are snug unless you fit them first

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    Quote Originally Posted by abaughman View Post
    I am getting ready to purchase a pair of leather bunker boots and I am just wanting some feedback from some of you that have worn them for years...what have been good and which ones would you recommend staying away from? I have been looking a lot at the Pro Warrington 8000 and the Black Diamond X boots a lot online.

    Do a search on this. Lots of comments...



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    Anything but Thoroughgood should be fine.
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    The X Boot is phenomonal and wears like a tennis shoe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emtfire62 View Post
    I know they are a little bit expensive but the
    New Globe Structural Series 14" Pull-On Boot
    is amazing I own a pair and let me tell you i was fighting a fire in -10 degrees
    for about 3 hours and my feet were not cold at all nor do they leak , also they do not sweat in the summer , well worth it. But try to get a size up or a size wider for they are snug unless you fit them first
    Seconding this. A few guys around the department just got them, and i'm super envious.

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    Buy a blemished pair. You can get the Warrington Pro's for less than $100 if you look for 'em

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    Globe boots and you will Not be sorry
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    Just wondering if I'm a size 13 sneaker do the globe boots size up like sneaker sizes?

    The reviews on these seem really good, I guess they are Cadillac of bunker boots.

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    Whats wrong with the Thoroughgood's...Im looking at getting a pair of the hellfires.

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    I just bought a pair of Globe's from our local dealer. Boy, was I impressed! They are great. I wore them for the first time today. Like wearing tennis shoes......

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    You will not go wrong by getting Pro Warringtons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKDRAFT View Post
    You will not go wrong by getting Pro Warringtons.
    I second that. My particular pair were some what too tight and it took a long time for them to loosen up. Make sure they fit right in the beginning.

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    Just tried on the Globes today. Outstanding fit and feel, same size as my Nike sneakers.

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    Every pair of the Glove boots that I have seen after some fire exposure crack on the toe. I dont think it causes leaks or anything, but the entire toe peice will look like a shattered peice of glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnmccoy View Post
    Whats wrong with the Thoroughgood's...Im looking at getting a pair of the hellfires.

    TIA
    i have thourogoods at the volunteer department im on. i havent had a problem with them and i like them. they are comfortable, ive worn them for hours at a time and they are a night and day difference between the rubber boots we used to have. they also did a hell of a job keeping my feet warm in the winter. Im quite please with them.

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    I also have the thoroughgoods.. Fit like a tennis shoe, absolutely love em and wouldn't wear anything else...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrlaltdelete View Post
    Just wondering if I'm a size 13 sneaker do the globe boots size up like sneaker sizes?

    The reviews on these seem really good, I guess they are Cadillac of bunker boots.
    Globe had a large vendor display at the F.R.I. Expo this weekend in Dallas, Texas. I got to try on their 14" pull-up boots and they are amazing. I can't wait to buy a pair! For those of you who are in the DFW area, one of the Globe vendor told me that one of their largest warehouses is located in Grand Prairie, TX. I don't know if you could get some type of factory-direct price, but it doesn't hurt to ask!

    To answer your question ctrlaltdelete, yes they do size up like a sneaker in terms of the length of your foot. (I too wear a size 13 in sneakers and had plenty of room at the toe in Globe's boots) Just remember Globe offers their boot in a wide(W) and medium(M), so be sure to try both to see which one fits you better.
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    The globes are excellent as is the warrington's i have a pair of each i use them both in class a burn towers and they have held up extremely well to the heat of being right on top of the fire i have not had an issue of the toe protector cracking o nthe globes as stated in an earlier post but i'll be sure to keep on eye on that

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