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    Can anyone direct me to a good place to get wildland boots that are lightweight and are zip up for speed in putting them on. Or even a zip up structure fire boot that is light weight. Thanks

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    Lots of info to consider in here http://forums.firehouse.com/showthread.php?t=76792

    That said, there are some new boots out that I don't think has been mentioned yet...
    the brand is La Sportiva. The two models being used by some firefighters are the Glacier and the Makalu.

    As for the structure boot, I just use the pull on Ranger or Black Diamond rubber boot the department supplies.
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    Be careful with the zip up, the metal in the sipper can get rather warm if your doing mop up or walking in the ash and it can burn you.
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    Nicks makes a zip up version of their boots which I have been considering buying....

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    I've had good service from Drews Boots, they stock many good brands of boots and the salespeople are very helpful.

    http://www.drewsboots.com/firelogg.htm

    The zip up boots are not really recommended for wildland because they usually don't have very good ankle support compared to a lace up boot.


    Redwing makes a decent lower end boot, the 699 Logger

    http://www.redwingshoes.com/ProductR...der=&Style=699

    I believe the retail is about $200, the advantage to Redwings is they have stores all over the place and usually have very good customer service. For the typical FD that responds to the occasional grass fire these boots are usually fine, for heavy use they don't hold up like the higher end boots like Nicks and Whites.

    Redwing also makes a zip up station boot 4473, you can have them put a heavy lug sole on for (IIRC) an extra $50 or so.

    http://www.redwingshoes.com/ProductR...er=&Style=4473


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    Nic's, Drew's or White's are all top of the line and will make zippers for you.

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