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    Looking for responses to appropriate footwear for structural/trench collapse incidents.

    I am looking fo non-structural firefighting/wildland style boots that utilize steel toes and steel shanks and foot plate...similar to the Warrington PRO, but like I said....non NFPA structural boots....

    Let it rip...... KBR


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    I know the Lehigh safety shoe makes a leather boot in 8 and 10" styles. They are of the same type as Warringtons, but we have found them very comfortable. Some of our members on the Rescue wear Hi-Tec Magnums with steel toes and shanks.

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    Didn't want to start a new thread, searched, found this from 1999!!!

    Really am looking for a good new pair of USAR boots. Wanted the post in here, not get general fire board POG's responses.

    Really like the PRO-Warrington 6006. Has the power toe to extend the longevity of the toe leather, steel shank and composite toe.

    The $315 price is the biggest deterrent.

    Anyone have a similar pair that will not be a shift's worth of pay to pick up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiremanLyman View Post
    Didn't want to start a new thread, searched, found this from 1999!!!

    Really am looking for a good new pair of USAR boots. Wanted the post in here, not get general fire board POG's responses.

    Really like the PRO-Warrington 6006. Has the power toe to extend the longevity of the toe leather, steel shank and composite toe.

    The $315 price is the biggest deterrent.

    Anyone have a similar pair that will not be a shift's worth of pay to pick up?

    -Drew
    These are great boots. They are standard issue from our USAR team and after broken in there like wearing sneakers.
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    Our team uses Globe as standard issue. They are awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    Our team uses Globe as standard issue. They are awesome.
    Cool, but to much yellow for me. They do look like they would be as comfy as an massage with a happy ending...for your feet?

    Quote Originally Posted by ProgressiveRescue View Post
    These are great boots. They are standard issue from our USAR team and after broken in there like wearing sneakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FiremanLyman View Post
    Cool, but to much yellow for me. They do look like they would be as comfy as an massage with a happy ending...for your feet?
    Lets just say I have to have a cigarette every time I put mine on!
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    Matterhorn makes a great boot and very affordable. The link is to show the boot; not to show support to purchase it from the vendor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmatthe2 View Post
    Matterhorn makes a great boot and very affordable. The link is to show the boot; not to show support to purchase it from the vendor.

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    Great, I will look into them too. I had a pair of Matterhorns in the Army (seems like a long time ago) used as cold weather boots. These ones look breathable, as my old Matterhorns would soak my socks in sweat in minutes.
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    I have used the Matterhorn 12700 and the Warringtons. Maybe it was a Monday/Friday thing but I would buy the Matterhorns any day of the week, twice on Sundays. Comfort was amazing and they held up 10 times longer than anything I had from Bates, Rocky or Warrington.

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    Quick question on sizes, on the Matterhorn. I wear a 9.5 in CAT 8" steel toe work boot so wondering how guys are finding size compared to other brands.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewiston2FF View Post
    Lets just say I have to have a cigarette every time I put mine on!
    HAHA same here! I love my Globe Tech Rescue boots!
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    Hey Drew, I know this thread is old but just curious what boot you ended up getting, and what were your opinions of the boot you went with. I ask because I need to get a new boot. I currently wear the Pro-Warrington 3003, and after being on my feet for 8 hours the sole of my feet ache, and I get blisters on the top of my toes. Nothing makes for a longer day than when your feet ache. I heard the Warrington 6006 were more comfy. The globes look pretty comfy but I work in an industrial environment where OSHA requires steel toes, not sure if the composite material will satisfy OSHA, I will have to look into it.

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    lot of quality footwear brands are there.it can be define as particular major.

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    I bought the Matterhorns. Very comfortable for a USAR boot. They are big and clunky, would not run in them but offer superior protection.

    My USAR TF also gave me a pair of Honeywell PRO-Warrington 6006's. They are an older model, have green crosstech fabric that makes it look like an old pair of jungle boots, but are the most comfortable USAR boots I have played with. Have walked a few miles in them. Yes, more expensive, but a better boot.
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    Whew, the Globes cost more than the Warrington 6006, I found a source for Warrington 6006 factory seconds for $80.00, still unused though. The factory seconds have minor flaws but do not affect functionality, so they say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelXYZ View Post
    Whew, the Globes cost more than the Warrington 6006, I found a source for Warrington 6006 factory seconds for $80.00, still unused though. The factory seconds have minor flaws but do not affect functionality, so they say.
    Really? Willing to share your source with the group?
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    I found this source on Ebay. The guy has a good selection of factory second boots for a fraction of the usual price. The last auction ended and the guy will be putting his boots up for auction again soon. I asked him to email me when he does, and I will post his link here. I should get my boots sometime next week and will post a review on this thread.
    Just keep in mind these are factory seconds so they are not NFPA rated. Although this is just a technicality since the flaws are minor.

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    Well, 4 days after I payed for my Warrington Pro 3006 boots, I received them at my doorstep and as promised, here are a few photo's and my report.

    I anxiously open my box as though it were Christmas and as I gleamed at my new boots, my eyes widened. Ah the fresh smell of leather and the look of a new boot. I was reluctant to try these on as days before my wife had asked me how I know they would fit. After trying them on, they felt nice, a half size to large, but that's okay.

    Here is a photo of the boot.


    As I had said, these boots are factory seconds, so there is known flaws with them (Hence the $80.00 price). After inspection I did find the flaw in the right boot, a thread unterminated on the sole. See pic. This could turn into an issue, ie. sole coming loose. Thought I might try glue, or maybe see a cobbler?



    Will let you know when the next auction is...
    Last edited by MichaelXYZ; 10-01-2013 at 08:11 PM.

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