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My new Magnum Boots I am Field Testing...from my POV

My new Magnum Boots I am Field Testing...from my POV

I am partaking in a field testing of some new boots over the next week or so. These have not been approved by the Fire Critic yet, but hopefully the boots will wear well and be all they are supposed to be. I noticed that 999 Medic and Ckemtp are field testing the boots as well.

I got mine delivered the other day. They are Magnum Elite Force 8.0 WPi boots. They have a special ion mask that apparently is some new technology. I will have more information and a full report coming up in a week or two.

I have had the boots on since 8am (4pm at time of post). I had to get through a short break in period this morning where it seemed as though the hair on my legs was being ripped off, but I made it through ok.

Here is the deal on my shoe choice around the station…

I love Warrington Pro 10″ firefighting boots as my station boot for several reasons. I have worn through two pairs in the past 10 years and they have been very good to me.

  • I only use them for firefighting if my bunker boots are wet.
  • I wear them all the time during the day.
  • The zippers are usually unzipped and my pants are either over the boots or loosely tucked into the boot if I need to air my feet out a little.
  • I love the way they feel and don’t mine paying $300 for a pair of boots that last over 5 years.
  • My first pair lasted about 4 years but I wore them as bunker boots too.
  • This pair is over 5 years old and have been great.
  • The zippers make it very easy to get in and out of.
  • I used to drive the engine, now a quint, and don’t have to get in and out of my turnout gear all that often.
My station wear. The Crocs at night (I'm a sissy), My Warrington Pros, My new Magnum Boots

My station wear. The Crocs at night (I'm a sissy), My Warrington Pros, My new Magnum Boots

I have just recently complemented my Warrington Pros with a pair of Crocs. Yeah, I know…say what you will. Once you are done laughing continue reading. At night you cannot beat the feeling of losing the extra weight of my boots when kicking back and relaxing. I do not wear the Crocs on calls. Think of them as my night slippers.

The Magnum boots I am field testing will not take the place of firefighting boots. They might take the place of my around the station and boots I wear on calls unless I have to put on my turnout gear.

I am currently wearing them loosely tied so I can actually slip them on and off.

Today, I am driving the quint and we have had a code (we ended up using the EZIO successfully) and a couple other bs calls. The boots held up well during our messy code!

I will get back to you on my analysis of these boots.

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