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 !