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    Default Pro Warrington 5000 Leather Boots Problem

    I have had a pair of leather Pro Warrington 5000 boots for about 3 months now. They are great boots and I recommend them to everyone. However, I seem to have a problem with my right boot. The past two fires we have had, my right boot gets soaked with water in the inside of the boot. However my left boot remains dry. From one of the fires it was from normal wear during the fire, and this past fire the boot was submerged in about 4 inches of water. I assume I have a defective moisture barrier or something. Anybody else have water leakage problems with their leather boots? Thanks.

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    I have the exact same problem with my 5000ís. A real comfortable boot but itís a real pain in the butt. Now that I know that itís not just me Iíll be contacting them to find out what the deal is.

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    Anybody else have any feedback on these boots?

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    I have 5 pair now and have gone thru many before, usually they start to leak after alot of wear, if they are new you should make a waranty claim that should no tbe happening. When you get your new ones before use treat the leather with a good waterproofing product, especially the seams. Works great, repeat this once in a while and they will last.

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    Havent noticed any of that going on ........so far I like them really good !
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    The company we got them from (I think Total Fire) is sending me a new pair of 5000s and they will evaluate mine I guess. Apparently the boots only have a 1 year warrenty? I thought it was much longer than that. Anyway, great boots as I said before. My department is switching over to them, the guys love them.

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    Contact your dealer and send it back anytime you have a problem. The key is to read the information as soon as you get it and then as soon as you feel there is a problem, contact who sold them to you. Document the call and this will cover you under warranty problems.
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    Just got off the phone with the firestroe.com, they told me that it is a manufacture defect with this model and I will be getting a new pair.

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    I bought a pair of the Pro Warrington 5000 boots around Nov. 06. They have been great boots but recently they started clicking when I walk. They are going back to the manufacturer to be evaluated. Anybody else had this problem?

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    I thought it was me! Mine click like crazy when I walk, sound like a damn tap dancer. They also leak, and have since I got them. I guess I'll return them.

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    Mine both have small leaks, and are not very worn, but unfortunately I'm past the warranty. Anyone have any luck getting them swapped out past the warranty period? I purchased them from the TheFireStore.com too....

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    Mine are over three years old and still no problems like those described above.

    I am having an issue with the fabric (Kevlar) mesh on the top of the instep beginning to wear out, but considering the use and abuse they have seen, I have no complaints. In fact, they have already lasted longer than any other boots I've ever used.

    I haven't decided whether to replace them with the new model 5006, or if I should try the new Globes. Several guys on my dept have recently switched to the new Globe boots, and they swear by them.




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    Everyone on my 200 person department was issued these boots late last year. About half are now complaining about the clicking. Mine don't and I love the boots.

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    I say if you're in the market for a good pair of leather boots, who better to ask than the Germans?

    Check these out. I have a pair, and they're great.

    http://www.fire-end.com/boots3.html

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    I haven't had any problems with my 4000's leaking but another brother and I both have that damn clicking problem. I thought it was just my pair. Is that enough to send them back especially after you have worn them for a few months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clancyxdogg View Post
    I say if you're in the market for a good pair of leather boots, who better to ask than the Germans?

    Check these out. I have a pair, and they're great.

    http://www.fire-end.com/boots3.html
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    Why would Germans be boot experts?

    Quote Originally Posted by clancyxdogg View Post
    I say if you're in the market for a good pair of leather boots, who better to ask than the Germans?

    Check these out. I have a pair, and they're great.

    http://www.fire-end.com/boots3.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by BKDRAFT View Post
    I haven't had any problems with my 4000's leaking but another brother and I both have that damn clicking problem. I thought it was just my pair. Is that enough to send them back especially after you have worn them for a few months?
    I don't know about you but I purchased these with my own $$$ and for over $200.00 I won't put up with the annoyance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKDRAFT View Post
    I like buying American Union made when I can.
    Right. Pinko commie that I am, I like buying stuff featured at that anti-American rally known as the IAFF Redmond Symposium and associated with that bunch of foreigners at Lion Apparel.

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    Ive had 5 pairs of the basic pro's. All have either ended up leaking or clicking. Luckily its free for a new pair from work. But the new models are totally differently built than my 4 year old pair i have now, the heels are huge in comparison! My feet fall out.

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    They have had some problems in the last year or so. We have a lot of issues with the liners pulling loose particularly in the heel. Most from almost the first month we had them. According to some dealers, and from what I'm seeing here their problems are getting worse. I have had some version of them since the early 90's with this being my first problem pair. I heard something about the clicking, I haven't had that yet, does it come from the liner or sole? We are trying some Globe magnums now to see if we want to switch.

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    I bought my first pair of 5000's in Sept 03. I'm now on my fifth pair of pro's. The first 3 pairs ended up leaking and were covered by warranty. the forth ended up clicking. I was told the click is the steel shank has seperated from the sole, this is covered by warranty. With the last warranty claim my supplier allowed me to upgrade to the 5006's for a few extra $. I have had them for about two months and they are the best. the 5006 seem to run different in size ( I took a 9.5 in the 5000's and i take a 9 in the 5006's).

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    I have a pair I believe they're 3009's and I love them. I've never had any trouble with water getting in them.
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    I have had my boots for about 6 years now and they have seen many fires and plenty of hours standing in water. I have never had a problem with them leaking, as a matter of fact I currently have two holes on the top of the kevlar and yet still no water is leaking inside them. But, I am in the process of replacing them with same exact model. Could be a defective pair.

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    Although a different boot, my experience with Warrington Pro has been less than favorable. I've owned a pair of 5006's for approximately three (3) years and am on my fifth (5th) pair of boots. They have, however, been good about honoring their warranty.

    I have experienced the same issues described here - "clicking heels" and leaking boots. Additionally, I've returned my boots twice due to the pull straps separating from the boot.

    The last issue I had was an odd one. Although it may sound trite, the NFPA labels began peeling away from the interior of the boot. Specifically, this is the one that reads "DO NOT REMOVE". In Texas, our regulating agency, the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP), reserves the right to randomly inspect our PPE. If any "required" labels are not present in our PPE, it fails inspection and is condemned.

    I purchased my boots from the Firestore so I called them to discuss my most recent issue with them and they essentially said "sorry about your bad luck... have a good day... bye-bye". I spoke to several folks there and eventually was told to contact Warrington Pro directly. The person I contacted at Warrington indicated that she was the director of sales and indicated that although the label says "DO NOT REMOVE", its OK to do so and thay nobody would really care about it. I explained to her the TCFP's position about "required" labels and the NFPA's labeling requirements. She still maintained that, although Warrington does provide labels for their PPE, they are NOT required to do so. I asked her to send me that in writing on Warrington letterhead to have in case my boots fail inspection by the TCFP. She refused.

    That being said, I have purchased my first and final pair of Warrington Pro fireboots. I'll go back to Thorogood once these wear out.
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