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    In the spirit of contrariness even though my department gives me the option for either, I prefer rubber. Rubber seems superior for long wet all nighters no pun intended

    Our truckies love the leathers on the roof.


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    Leather is definitely more comfortable and less stressful......
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    Quote Originally Posted by CFDEngine8
    I think it was Lacrosse came out with a leather/kevlar blend boot thats even lighter than a standard leather and it also is more flexible because it has a kevlar shank also! I cant wait to see them and try them out!
    ask and ye shall recieve....


    http://www.firetechboots.com/products/leath0.html
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    Default Leathers Rule!!!

    I have a new set of Leather Boots made by Thorogood and they are the greatest boot I have ever worn, even in hunting and winter boot. You pay a little more for them but you can stand in these babies all day and not get fatigued as much as you would in rubbers, and they are by far the best boot I have ever worn.

    Hope this helps!!

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    Default My Thought...

    Here is a simple comparison

    Leather=oldest pair of fine fitting sneakers (you know the ones you never wanted to get rid of)

    Rubber=worst pair of dress shoes you have ever worn

    As stated by others in other threads LEATHER FOREVER
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crisb1419
    Never again will I wear Rubber FF Boots, once you have a pair of leather boots. You will understand.

    Right on brother
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    Talking Wbf !

    Rubber by TKO first round!

    However I hear leather is know too bite ears!
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    i bought my 1st pair about 10 yrs ago.. Best way to describe it when asked. climb 10 flights of stairs in rubber boots, then climb 10 flights in sneakers, construction boots. anything that fits your feet better.

    Yes, i miss 3/4 boots when i have to into knee deep water, but keep your rubber spare in ur locker. i have a spare pair of leathers so im happy both ways.... Bottom line, if ya gotta buy your own boots, buy LEATHER.. over time polish them once a month or so. improves the repellency of the water (imo) and makes them last longer..but on a firegound, you're gonna tire out quicker in those Herman Munster rubber boots.


    And to paraphrase, if God had wanted rubber boots, he woulda made rubber cows!!!! lolol

    Stay safe, especially this time of year

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