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BOOTS

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Just curious what boots everyone wheres. For the longest time I wore these payless 40 dollar boots, and basically it ruined my feet, my knees and of course my back

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I've been wearing Converse side-zip boots and love them. They are the most comfortable boots I've ever worn, and they hold up pretty well

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I suggest any military style and quality "Combat" boot., as they give good ankle support. You might have some BBP issues, as FDNY EMS is going through, as what they have now, but will soon go away from, a forest wildfire type boot so damnably large, members are tripping over their own feet, sometimes when negotiating staircases. One member nearly lost his feet to diabetic conditions acerbated by these things.

I'd suggest any boots with ankle support, which are impervious to oil (spilled by car crashes) or blood, and can maintain a decent shine, so you look good while "doing the deed". I do NOT recommend boot purchase based on low prices, as, you get what you pay for. Let the buyer beware!

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Im not endorcing a product here or being paid in any way...

5.11 ATAC Boot!!

I have booth the 8" side zip and the 6" station version

I wear the 8" as a duty boot and the 6" is my daily everyday wear.

VERY comfortable. They are oil and BBP resistant, anti slip, have a composite toe (not steel, carbon fiber), can take a shine if needed, water resistant (I never say proof unless its a yellow rain boot LOL) and comfortable.

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Your best bet is to go to a uniform supply store or a larger "shoe" store and try on several different pair. What works for me may not work for you and vise versa.

You want something with ankle support and protection for your toes and maybe even the soles. Personally, I prefer a front/side zip boot for easy on/off. Also, you can unzip them for comfort when you are lounging around.

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Although if you do wind up with a pair of boots with no zipper, they do make one that will lace into the front. They work ok

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I believe someone mentioned zippers that can be laced into non-zippered boots, for ease of donning, and as also mentioned, lowering the zippers for comfort at the station between assignments, re-zipping when the tones/bells/sirens go off.

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I believe someone mentioned zippers that can be laced into non-zippered boots, for ease of donning, and as also mentioned, lowering the zippers for comfort at the station between assignments, re-zipping when the tones/bells/sirens go off.

You can get the zippers separate... and "lace" them into the shoelace holes with zip ties

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I know In EMS you need some kind of footwear that protects your feet, but is there anything type of special shoe or boot that isn't "boots" if that makes sense. I'm not really the kinda guy who would be wearing boots... or even really want to.. (unless I need to).. So I'm just wondering if there is maybe like low cut boots you could wear or like an ankle type boot... something not so big.

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