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They can't have steel toes- dangerous heat absorption. Most have celastic for protection.
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No they don't, Smoke Jumper boots come standard with a soft toe.

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Originally Posted by the shivman View Post

No they don't, Smoke Jumper boots come standard with a soft toe.
I call bullsh*t. They come standard with single celastic
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I just tried on a smoke jumper last weekend in Denver that was soft toe and the salesman told me that was the preference for the wild fire firefighters. I was surprised as I thought they would want some protection with at least single elastic.
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I was going to agree with b-ewing, but I just went to White's website, and yes, a plain toe is standard! I never would have thought that! The website states a steel toe or celastic toe is an option and it will remove the NFPA rating if one is added. The NFPA is the code for firefighting gear.

Well I learned something today so now I'm done. smile.gif

Andy B.
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Good find, and surprised myself! But their photo I would say has a toe insert, as seen by the shape, so thats the part that may throw one off...

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Well, I stand corrected. Kudos, Shivman. Look who's full of bull sh*t now smile.gif And thx Andy b for keepin me honest
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Some welcome news from Baker's on FB:



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What are you ordering for your next pair Bl@ster?

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What are you ordering for your next pair Bl@ster?

Got my eye on a Natty CXL build w/ brass eyelets. Bootgasm. Got a couple custom Allen Edmonds coming in shell -- it's really nice that the AE CEO extended the MTO offer to styleforum people.
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Originally Posted by JVAV View Post

I just tried on a smoke jumper last weekend in Denver that was soft toe and the salesman told me that was the preference for the wild fire firefighters. I was surprised as I thought they would want some protection with at least single elastic.

 

Where at in Denver?  I didnt know there were any Whites dealers around here

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Where at in Denver?  I didnt know there were any Whites dealers around here
You guys are really showing your lack of working man roots by not knowing where to buy good boots. Check with ALL agriculture supply stores like Big R Supply, Murdochs Supply basically any place they sell a chain saw they probably sell Whites's, not to mention small custom boot shops. Whites are made for the blue collar man, catering to fashionistas is just a side job. Use the dealer locator on White's website. I bet there are a ton of Whites dealers around Denver.
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Denver area White's dealers.  

 

WESTERN TRADING COMPANY
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3524 SOUTH BROADWAY
ENGLEWOOD, CO 80110-3630
6 miles
Detail Map
T: (303)789-1827
F: (303)761-0644
ARVADA ARMY NAVY SURPLUS
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5701 OLDE WADSWORTH BLVD
ARVADA, CO 80002
7 miles
Detail Map
T: (303)424-5434
F: (303)424-1304
Website

 

WHITESIDE'S BOOTS & WESTERN 855 BRIDGE STREET
BRIGHTON, CO 80601

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@7018 I was at the arvada army surplus but they also have smoke jumpers at whitesides up in brighton . Whitesides has a much bigger selection of work boots while the surplus has a little bit of everything.
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First post here, but going to be pulling the trigger tomorrow, or whenever the tracing of my foot gets to baker. 

 

This is how I have it currently, might make a few tweaks here and there.

 

  • Leather 1: Navy Chrome Excel by Horween 
  • Leather 2: Black Rough Out
  • Toe Vamp Leather: Navy Chrome Excel by Horween
  • Toe Cap Leather: None
  • Celastic Toe Box: None
  • Safety Toe: No Thanks
  • Heel Counter Leather: Navy Chrome Excel by Horween
  • Height: 6"
  • Upper (Shaft) Leather : Black Rough Out
  • Leather Liner: No Thanks
  • Sole Trim: Close Trim
  • Top: Cut
  • Back Stay Leather: Navy Chrome Excel by Horween
  • Pull Loop: Yes
  • Eyelet Color: Brass
  • Eyelet Configuration : Hook and Eyelet
  • Top Garment: Hook
  • Lace Design: Plain Toe
  • Lace: Leather
  • False Tongue: Navy Chrome Excel by Horween
  • Sole: Vib 430
  • Half Slip: No
  • Heel Shape: Curve
  • Heel Height: Minus 1/4"
  • Last: Bounty Hunter (Semi Dress Last)
  • Midsole: Standard
  • Midsole/Edge Color: Natural
  • Size - Length: 10
  • Size - Width: D
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