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    Anyone have suggestions on new structural boots? We have been wearing Lacrosse, best boots we could find, but they no longer make structural boots. We need to find a new brand, and don't want to waste a lot of time trying ALL of the different manufactures out there, so looking for your opinions of what everyone on here likes or dislikes. Pros and cons would be great! Thanks

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    Globe, great comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sklump View Post
    Globe, great comfort.
    That is a BIG 2nd from me too! Globe, awesome boot!
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    I used to wear Pro Warringtons and never had any complaints about them, they were very comfortable and lasted me a long time. Now that I've tried and worn Globe boots, I won't go back if I can help it. The Globe boots are the most comfortable I've worn, feel like tennis shoes.

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    Spend the little bit extra for the Globe boots. I had rubber Rangers back in the day, Warringtons until a few months ago (good boots, not uncomfortable, but not great in my opinion). The Globe boots are awesome, I've been VERY happy with mine. The Haix are really nice too, I've never had a pair in service, but I've demo'd them, I would rate them about the same as the Globe. If your department is buying them, get the Globes. If you are buying them yourself, get the Haix off the factory seconds site, they will run you $150-$200

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    Another vote for the Globes. I have a pair at work, a pair at the vollie house, and a pair of their tech rescue boots. Like was said earlier, they feel like you are wearing tennis shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sklump View Post
    Globe, great comfort.
    ^^^^^^^^^this

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    I wear Black Diamond X boots and love them, but my next pair of boots will be the Globe's.

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    If you can afford them, get the Globes. I have a pair and love them. I also love my Lacrosses but as you said they are no longer made.
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    Another plus for Globe! also had a pair of Servus Leathers that were supper comfortable... but i dont think that they make them anymore :/?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sklump View Post
    Globe, great comfort.
    If you want disposable boots at a very high price.

    Glued soles (see your tennis shoes). When sole (heel or toe edge) gets worn you going throw your $300 boots away or keep wearing even though unsafe?

    Get traditional sewn on sole. It isn't going to hurt little footsies that much to break them in. You'll live.

    I like Thorogood. Very good boot for the $.

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    Ive always had good luck with Thorogood boots. I have a pair of Pro Warrington 3006's on the way to try them out and see if I like the zip-up boot.
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    The globe structural boots are Made in Lewiston Maine by an American company employing American workers Many of them are third generation American boot makers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireinfo10 View Post
    If you want disposable boots at a very high price.

    Glued soles (see your tennis shoes). When sole (heel or toe edge) gets worn you going throw your $300 boots away or keep wearing even though unsafe?

    Get traditional sewn on sole. It isn't going to hurt little footsies that much to break them in. You'll live.

    I like Thorogood. Very good boot for the $.
    I wear mine all the time and they haven't fallen apart yet....
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    Thank you to everyone

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    Thorogoods are made in the USA - I have some Hellfighters -good boots.
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    I wear Pro Warrington.....used to wear rubber, and these were my first leathers.....they fit me great and the comfort is overwhelming compared to the old Rangers I wore.....my only issue comes in the dead of winter....the cold has a significant impact on the sole.....they are slippery on ice....I was wondering how the extreme cold is on other leather boot soles for traction. Would having studded soles be the best solution or are they more of a hassle than value?

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    I wear Haix Duty boots and I also wear Haix Fire boots. They are pricey but they are tough as tanks and ride like Cadillacs. I also keep a pair of Rubber Servus boots. I dont know I guess I just dont pay that much attention to My feet I cant really tell a diff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deputybuxton View Post
    I wear Pro Warrington.....used to wear rubber, and these were my first leathers.....they fit me great and the comfort is overwhelming compared to the old Rangers I wore.....my only issue comes in the dead of winter....the cold has a significant impact on the sole.....they are slippery on ice....I was wondering how the extreme cold is on other leather boot soles for traction. Would having studded soles be the best solution or are they more of a hassle than value?
    I noticed the problem in the winter as well. The ice and snow seemed to cake up in the tread and not clear as you walked. Don't remember if I had the same issue with rubbers or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronValor View Post
    I wear Haix Duty boots and I also wear Haix Fire boots. They are pricey but they are tough as tanks and ride like Cadillacs. I also keep a pair of Rubber Servus boots. I dont know I guess I just dont pay that much attention to My feet I cant really tell a diff.
    You can get Haix dirt cheap through thier factory seconds program.
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    Tis true. Don't have the same problem with my Globe's. My Pros are with my second set of gear, the Globes are on my First line. T.C.

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    I suggest Airboss defense BOSS boots. They are rubbers, but fit and feel like leather. These are truly an amazing boot and are also CBRN rated. I suggest at least trying a set, I bet you will be amazed! Here is the best price I've seen on them: http://www.fireequipmentassociates.c...ct_detail&p=31

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    I have globe and thorogoods and I like the thorogoods a little bit better. Heard a rumor from another dept that there having some sole issues with globe. Any one else here of this?

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    At work we were being issued Warrington Pro's. I've owned several pairs throughout the years and absolutely loved them. However the sole seems to suck the heat right out of your foot during the winter months, especially if you are tasked with a less than active assignment. They also suck when it comes to traction. A few guys bought the globe boots on their own and had nothing but good things to say about them, plus they are arctic rated and the soles are siped ( grooves cut into the tread. Winter tires have this), which greatly increases traction. Our Chief has taken the initiative to order everyone a pair for winter time use. The few times that I wore them while less than active I definitely noticed a great improvement in keeping my feet warm, compared to the Warringtons.

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