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What's a good woman's EMT boot?

Discussion in 'Ambulances and Equipment' started by Loshi, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. Loshi

    Loshi Forum Probie

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    I'm working in NorCal.
     
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  3. gotbeerz001

    gotbeerz001 Forum Deputy Chief

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    Redbacks (~$150) if just for Ambo
    Haix Airpower R1 (~$275) if you need an all-purpose boot



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  4. gotbeerz001

    gotbeerz001 Forum Deputy Chief

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    Bricker-Mincolla in Oakland (557 5th St) had a good selection. A quick search on Google makes it seem they were taken over by Galls (?)


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  5. VentMonkey

    VentMonkey Crackpot Premium Member

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    Redbacks are thee best EMS boot I have worn.
    Perhaps they're a licensed vendor of sorts? There is (was) a uniform store down in LB that was the same. You could order online from Galls and have it delivered to that store, and/ or sometimes go directly to that store for certain items found on their catalog/ website.
     
  6. gotbeerz001

    gotbeerz001 Forum Deputy Chief

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    Some here seem to complain about lack of ankle support. Where I work (ambo), we don't do any real wilderness hike-ins so I have never needed anything beyond what Redback has to offer; sooooooo comfy


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  7. VentMonkey

    VentMonkey Crackpot Premium Member

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    I have heard similar complaints and I agree for your standard urban EMS gig they're great, plus, they had me with two words: slip on.
     
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  8. DesertMedic66

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    I refuse to wear any form of slip on boots due to the lack of ankle support. We do hike in semi often on calls. I roll my ankles just normally walking so good ankle support is a must. My boots have saved my ankles countless times.
     
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  9. Qulevrius

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    Depends on your budget and the nature of your company's calls. For the most part, you can't go wrong with mid-level brands such as 5.11, Bellevilles or Magnums, they offer products both in 6" and 8". For higher-end stuff, like others already mentioned, there are Danners, Redbacks or Haix. In short, any recognized company that makes military/paramilitary gear, will usually have a decent selection.

    P.S. Stay away from anything Big 5 or Sport Chalet.
     
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  10. NysEms2117

    NysEms2117 Parole officer/EMT

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    Personally I like under armor(the top of the line boot by them) boots, however I never get them because of 5.11 and bates le discount.. So now I have both bates and 5.11 8 inch boots all side zip.
     
  11. VentMonkey

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    Sound advice.
     
  12. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy

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    I prefer the FF111 Station Boots. If I had the room on the ambulance I would bring my Whites Smokejumpers for like my pal Desertmedic said those calls that we have to hike to get to.
     

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