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    i was just wondering what brand and style of leather boots everyone had and if they liked them. right now i have pro pull-ups that i love, and i`m going to order a pair of 10" zippered boots,but not sure what brand yet.

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    LaCrosse leather pull ons here. Like them very much

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    We use Thourougoods and Warringtons (I'm sure those are both spelled wrong). We're having some problems with the longevity of the Thourougoods but the Warringtons seem to be holding up great, and they're both very comfortable.

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    I currently use Warrenton's, and they have also held up longer, and to me are more comfortable then Rangers, and Thorogood's. Especially for us truckie's.

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    I have used Ranger leather pull on Bunker Boots for the last 4 years. They have held up good, although the toes are stating to fray on the toe cap. They are very comfortable and hands down better than any Rubber Bunker Boot that I have tried. Granted we dont have a lot of fires in our district But average about 200 calls a year.

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    I personally have not had any problems with my Thorogood pull on leathers other than the leather pull up straps ripping. Other than that they fit great and are extremely comfortable to me.

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    another thing, i heard that D.C. firefighters were not aloud to wear leather boots and helmets any more.anybody else know anything about this.

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    Warrington Pro pull on. Very comfortable better than average traction on the snow. The first generation one the traction was very bad. They now have a vibram sole.

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    it's true about D.C. go to www.foolsinternational.com and go to the guest book first entry yesterday was that as of 07-01-01 there are no more leather helmets or boots

    ps I have the Thorogoods, I have had them for about 5 years now they have held up very well

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    Thorogood 14in bunkers and 10in Black Diamond zip-ups. Both are great.I've been wearing them for over a year and have had no issues with either pair.
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    I've got pull on Black Diamond Leather boots, just got them a few days ago , havent' had the chance to use 'em yet, but I love them already!

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    rangers....they are very comfy..good traction...the only problem with them is that kevlar toe cover...1 roof job and they were shot..that is the only problem i have had with them... I have learned 1 lesson with them..a hint to those of u that have them and have not heard this...ALWAYS wear socks with them...i got up for a run one morning and forgot socks..had a hell of a time gettin my foot out..other than that the boots are great
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    I have a pair of pull ups called crosstech. I bought them off of the chief because they wouldn't fit him. They are better than any rubber boot I've ever worn and very comfortable.
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    pro warrington's pull ups... best fire boot out there, i love the box toes as compared to the rounded toes of the ranger boots and such...
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    Hey JEG532,

    Just for your info, DC firefighters are once again allowed to wear leather helmets and boots.

    For a short time (about 1 week), an order was issued by our illustrious fire chief which stated that we were no longer permitted to wear non-issued (i.e. leather) helmets or boots. However, thanks to some political pressure via our union and some members of the city council, the fire chief recinded the order, and we are once again permitted to wear these items.

    As for boots, I wear the Warrington Pro boot, and have been for several years. They are extremely comfortable and light weight. I also feel that they provide grater protection than some of the other brands. I was in a fire where 2 of my crew members, who were wearing Ranger leather boots, recieved second degree burns to their feet and ankles. I was wearing Pro boots, and, even though I was in the the same proximity as them, recieved no burns to my feet or ankles (although I was burned on my calfs above the boot line.)

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    We originally got the Ranger pull ups, but switched to Warrington. We will be staying with the Warrington because they hold up better. I liked my pull ups so much I bought a pair of 10 in zips for work, and haven't regretted it yet, especially in snow and rain....
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    I have the Warrington Pro 4000 model pull up boots which has the upper part of the boot made of kevlar/nomex. It is even lighter than the full leather boot and breathes better as well. I like them much better than the rubber boots because of the better fit and lighter weight.

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    I strongly recommend Warrington Pro boots. I wear the 10" zip ups and love them. They are fairly warm but the support is great and they are very durable. One of the other Lts. that I work with has a pair of the Warr. Pro pull on bunker boots and he swears by them. Neither of us have ever had a single problem.

    FYI- for wildfirre boots I reccommend the Smokejumper model from Drew's boots. They take a while to break in but are great after a month or two.

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    I have used the old Ricco Maximizers, then the Pro boot and then the Black Diamond. I think that while Pro used to be the most comfortable..that has changed.... The newly designed and modified 9" Black Diamond is way way more comfortable.
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    Got issued a pair of Ranger 14"pull ups about a year ago and I'm really pleased with them they have held up great so far and have been real comfortable, and haven't started to come apart at all. We do quite a few of extracations in our Dept. and so far the toes have held up great. one problem for my Engineer is that the leather in the heel of his boot is sagging a bit and isin't staying up well but thats about the only complaint Iv'e heard from my end so far
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    Just bought a pair of Black Biamonds. I've worn them already to a training school this past weekend doing live burns.

    Love them! Will never go back to rubber boots again!
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