Boots for Wildland Fightfighting Compared
Nick’s Boots vs White’s Boots;
Sportiva vs Cosmas
About PRg’s Process:
We always evaluate gear in the field for a minimum of a year. For fire boots, we started testing in 2002, and our PRg cadre has evaluated many different brands of boots in fires across the world. Product Research Gear has specifically evaluated the four most popular (as of this date) wildland firefighting boots. We compared safety, comfort, longevity and overall performance over the last decade. Our evaluations are honest, and based on the PRg cadre actually using these boots in the line of duty, season after season. Here’s what we found:
Nick’s Custom Boots: PRg’s Pick
25V 10 inch Hot Shot
This is the boot that has received so much praise from firefighters across the country. Stocked and shown with a 10 inch top in Toe No. 4 in Black, Hot Shot Style. The Hot Shot is available in NFPA and non NFPA models. The NFPA and non NFPA 10 inch 25V are stocked in inventory. The other heights, 6 inch through 16 inch heights need to be built when ordered. The 14 inch and 16 inch heights are available as custom built Hand Cut to leg patterns only and prices are adjusted accordingly.
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More About Nick’s Boots
Makers of the high quality boots including the famous Hot Shot firefighter boot, Homesteader, and Handmade Contender. Nick’s Contender line of boots use McKay lockstitch construction, and are triple stitched.
First, it is stitched through the leather liner, the ten iron insole, and the twelve iron middlesole with one row of McKay Lockstitching. Then the vamp (the toe piece) is turned out and double stitched (two rows) to the middle sole and the outsole.
Using the traditional, time-honored way of building a hand-made boot, a welt is sewn to the vamp (toe) leather through a grooved channel on the bottom side of the inner sole. This step is done by hand using an awl and special waxed hand sewing thread. The inner sole is stitched to the vamp & welt before the arch and twelve iron mid-soles are glued and nailed on. Now the rubber outsoles are added and the soles, mid-soles, vamp, and welt are all stitched together with two rows of interlocking stitches. The heavy Vibram sole is glued and screwed on for extra support. The heels are then attached and the boot is sanded and finished.
The perfect boot for firefighters, hunters, hikers and anyone who appreciates the time honored traditional of quality.
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