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Sunday, January 22, 2012

New kicks

My new fire boots. In addition to being the most expensive footgear that I've ever owned, they're the biggest, even for me. Those are 13" tiles that I'm standing on. The huge leather steel toes make it feel like I should be doing a rendition of "Puttin' On The Ritz".

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9 Comments:

At Monday, January 23, 2012 6:43:00 AM, Blogger ZerCool said...

Now to get them broken in...

I've got three pairs of fire boots:
- my original ten-year-old issue pair of rubber boots, which are scuffed, scraped, blackened, nearly smooth-soled, and quite comfortable. They've been retired to "around the house utility".

- a pair of Warrington leather/kevlar that were very expensive, lightweight, and comfortable to wear for long periods of time. They are cold as a welldigger's back end, and a tear in the kevlar upper (non-repairable for anything resembling reasonable price) has rendered them unsafe for fire service. Collecting dust.

- current issue boots, which look like the moonboots I had when I was 7, are relatively warm, not super-comfortable, but functional.

Of all three ... I like my original rubber boots the best.

 
At Monday, January 23, 2012 8:01:00 AM, Anonymous Billy Sparks said...

But leather boots are so more comfortable than the old rubber ones.

 
At Monday, January 23, 2012 8:05:00 AM, Blogger Old NFO said...

Yeah, but trust me, when you get in a fire, you will be GLAD you have them on!

 
At Monday, January 23, 2012 8:32:00 AM, Anonymous SCI-FI said...

Trying to picture MattG doing an impression of Peter Boyle doing an impression of Frankenstein's monster...

 
At Monday, January 23, 2012 6:03:00 PM, Blogger Robert said...

Sooper dooper!

 
At Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So . . . do you wear them, or fill them with water? Because they look like they can hold enough to douse a small range fire or minor house blaze. :)

LittleRed1

 
At Thursday, January 26, 2012 11:11:00 AM, Blogger Chas Clifton said...

Funny about that, in wildlight firefighting you don't want steel toes. Maybe structural stuff is different -- more pieces of building to fall on you?

 
At Thursday, January 26, 2012 10:00:00 PM, Blogger Gladorn said...

Look at the size of those clodhoppers! Around these parts, they use a hose and water to put out fires. But I see that you could just stomp those fires out.

 
At Thursday, September 27, 2012 11:42:00 AM, Anonymous Sandy said...

Nice post which the most expensive footgear that I've ever owned, they're the biggest, even for me. Those are 13" tiles that I'm standing on. The huge leather steel toes make it feel like I should be doing a rendition. Thanks a lot for posting this article.

 

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