Fire-Dex leather fire boots are the only fire boot available where the technical designs were done by the same team that works with Nike, Adidas, Timberland and many other athletic worldwide brands. With an orthotic engineered sock liner, Multi-Density Footbed, Elastomer Performance Gel, Energy Return Polyurethane, and EVA Memory Foam – you will be able to work in these boots all day without foot pain distracting you.
The initial comments on our leather fire boot from this audience have been extremely positive. 90% of contestants state the comfort and fit are superior to the products that they are currently using and want to know where they can purchase them.
Here’s what our firefighters are saying…
Mike at FDIC: “Great comfort, light weight”
Lance on Facebook: “Loved the booth, besides the stylish boots and comfort rating, could wear them at 2012 all day!”
Steve on Twitter: “I really like the boots better than the ones I have now.”
To purchase Fire-Dex leather fire boots, click here for information about local distributors in your area. And, join Fire-Dex on facebook and stay tuned for details about our Kickin’ It…Summer 2011 boot campaign.
Although today’s firefighter is protected from heat and falling debris with clothing made of modern materials, this was not always the case. For more than 100 years, firefighters donned nothing more than a rubber or canvas slicker, a wide-brimmed leather helmet and rubber boots. Often, gloves were not even a consideration. It’s no wonder their bodies had to withstand multiple scars and wounds.
Without adequate clothing to protect them, firefighters during this time period used distance as their primary method of protection. Unfortunately, this left little margin for error. When conditions changed rapidly, which they frequently do in the midst of a fire, their clothing did not provide much protection. Even as recently as the 1960s, firefighters wore clothing that could quickly burn or melt if the fire got too close.
The Space Age ushered in new materials and manufacturing processes that could be used to produce everything from coats, pants and gloves to protective footwear and helmets. By the 1970s, clothing for firefighters had advanced dramatically. And today, firefighters are wrapped in materials that provide an outer layer that neither liquid nor heat can permeate. Still, the added challenge comes with producing clothing that is not only safe but also allows the firefighter to move about with relative ease. To add to the challenge, a firefighter must be able to dress in less than 60 seconds. No small feat, for sure.
FDIC 2011 has come and gone. Take a look back at the good times, faces and fun. We’re already planning for FDIC 2012. See you next year!