Boots: Leather Vs. Rubber Reasearch Data
My department currently issues rubber boots as i am sure many others do. I am trying to convince the union safety committe to try for leather or at least get some sort of member partial reimbursement if they choose to buy them themselves. I am looking for good credible research data to support my views. I personally wear Pros both pull ons in my bunkers and zippers for station and think they are gods gift. Can you guys give me some ammo to support the pro leather push.
I respect the right to your opinion
Obviously you have the right to that opinion, but if you don't want to even try it out, then you'll never be 100% sure about what you stated.
I don't want to change your opinion on the matter, as I am sure that even if you do try a pair of our boots you will still say that leather is better, but we just want to let firefighters know that there is an alternative that costs less, offers better protection and the same level of comfort and weight as leather. Over 200 firefighters have field tested the boot so far, and they have told us that the boot is as light, as comfortable and fits as well as leather boots... and they have tried it on.
We'll even offer you a sample pair to try yourself, and you can see for yourself how they feel. No strings attached, and you can say what you want about them afterwards.
My e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a good one !
Interesting stuff from NIOSH
Too bad they (NIOSH) didn't ask us to try out our new BOSS CBRN boot... I look forward to the results in any case... But that seems to be the case in alot of these studies, they always try out the Servus/Rnager rubber boots versus the Pro Warrington... They don'gt really try out any other brands. Thats like trying out a Chevy and saying that all cars are the same way a Chevy is.
Obviously the Pro's are going to be alot better. Even the Thorogood leather are better than those rubber boots IMHO. Our BOSS CBRN is as light as the Thorogood leather boots that we have tested in-house, a bit heavier than the Pro's... and they are as flexible as the leathers also. Plus the protection level of our BOSS boot is far superior to what you'll get in any of the above boots. Our own in-house testing has proven our findings, as well as field tests all across the country.
If you want to try them out, I can send you a sample pair (for free) just to get your feedback on them. We would love to learn from your experience and comments.
Looks like someone beat me to the punch
Anyone wanting a sample or our new BOSS fire boot to try out just has to send me an e-mail (email@example.com) with their shoe and boot size, plus their exact address where we need to send you the boots.
All we ask in exchange is that you fill out a small questionnaire after about a month of field testing the boots.
The boots are already certified by UL to be compliant with NFPA. So they are ok to use in the line of duty.