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    Have been researching all types of station boots, so far frontrunner is Haix Airpower R-2 8" , does anybody have any suggestions/ or recommendations on
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    There are a hand full of these threads on here. Probably check those out. I am a big fan of my red wings style 4473. Great comfortable all leather boot that is made in the USA with a steel toe and a stainless steel midsole (shank more or less).

    But what works for me may not work for you. Oh and I had magnum's before these. Those are really nice too. Ended up running 3 miles in them once. No blisters!

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    Have a pair of Haix, love them...

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    I vote for Haix as well they're great

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    for a relatively cheap pair of "throwaway" boots i wear magnum 8in zipper boots.

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    Thoroughgood 3003's

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    Danner Acadia with the zipper insert

    love them, comfortable from day one

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    What boots last the longest, I bought a 230 dollar pair of Danners last year and they are already falling apart. I want to invest in some comfortable boots that will last, any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golzy12 View Post
    What boots last the longest, I bought a 230 dollar pair of Danners last year and they are already falling apart. I want to invest in some comfortable boots that will last, any suggestions?
    Did you take them in to be repaired? whats falling apart on them? What model?

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    Red Wings.

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    My boots are the Danner striker 8" GTX. They haven't been taking in to be repaired. The leather on the boots and pealing in some places and both heels are wore through the rubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golzy12 View Post
    My boots are the Danner striker 8" GTX. They haven't been taking in to be repaired. The leather on the boots and pealing in some places and both heels are wore through the rubber.
    the striker GTX look like their cheaply made and it doesn't surprise me that they wore out. The boots they're known for are like the acadia or similar. They have replaceable soles, and the leather is thick and durable yet very comfortable.

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    Every pair of station boots I have had have fallen apart in about 9 months. I have had Thoroughgoods, 5.11s and Bates. So far, the Bates are holding up the best.

    I really want to try the Haix boots. I hear nothing but good things about them. I also want a set of Globe Tech Rescue boots...they look and fit awesome.
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    Redbacks... They are expensive but worth the cost. My buddy and I both have them and we both swear by them. Heck, I have a pair for work and a pair for home I love them so much...

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    Oh yeah, Redbacks and Danners are sweet too!!

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    Has anyone had any experience with Matterhorn boots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    Every pair of station boots I have had have fallen apart in about 9 months.
    Hmmmm. Perhaps it's not the boots but the feet in them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YFDLt08 View Post
    Hmmmm. Perhaps it's not the boots but the feet in them?
    Could be. Between the career fire dept, volunteer dept, occasional EMS, and teaching hazmat part time, I wear station boots more than regular boots or shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    Could be. Between the career fire dept, volunteer dept, occasional EMS, and teaching hazmat part time, I wear station boots more than regular boots or shoes.
    Lol, don't I know that feeling. Except for that hazmat teaching junk. I prefer to teach stuff that doesn't change colors on me in mid presentation lol. On the plus side, you don't have to hunt for an ammonia inhalant to toss in your buddies bunk when he's sleeping, just a boot or two! Take care, buddy!

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    Having been through the Bates, Hi-Tech, Rocky, 5.11, I now have a pair of Haix and they are the most comfortable so far. They have been holding up much better than those other brands as far as wear also. Wanted to try Globe but they didn't return calls or e-mails.

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    I own a pair of Haix Airpower X9. I don't think they make better! The ankle support, comfort, and chemical/pathogen resistance is top notch. I'm not the only one who knows how taxing day to day fireman duty, as well as EMS, can be on boots. These are super durable, as well as easy on the feet. They are pricey, but with a reasonable resole program it's well worth it. They last a long time. I've had my pair for 2 years and they're in great shape. At the same time, I've used Redback UBBK's, and they're pretty tough also.The only issue with these is that there is minimal ankle support. Other than that, they're solid! I hope this helps.

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