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Old 05-30-2008, 12:30 PM   #1
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Best Boots for a guy with sweaty feet!


Hey everybody, I'm new here. Wanted input on boots. I've been in the business for 10 yrs and always struggle with finding the right boots. Any ideas. I'm a paramedic with a third service county ambulance in the mountains of colorado so I don't need fire protection. I prefer light weight boots, I just have problems with breathability! Thanks in advance for any input!


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Old 05-30-2008, 12:53 PM   #2
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Hey everybody, I'm new here. Wanted input on boots. I've been in the business for 10 yrs and always struggle with finding the right boots. Any ideas. I'm a paramedic with a third service county ambulance in the mountains of colorado so I don't need fire protection. I prefer light weight boots, I just have problems with breathability! Thanks in advance for any input!
In my experience, breathability is as much a sock issue as boots. There are several types with goretex or fabric insets on the sides or tops.
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dunno how to help except don't get waterproof boots, go with nylon sides and side zippers for better oxygenation.
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:58 PM   #4
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Good socks are the solution... something 100% polypro is probably a good option.

Waterproof boots aren't a problem as long as the barrier is Goretex or Crosstech or similar.
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:04 PM   #5
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Good socks are the solution... something 100% polypro is probably a good option.

Waterproof boots aren't a problem as long as the barrier is Goretex or Crosstech or similar.
well iwear combat boots with gortex lining and do not have a sweat problem...but i assume thats just cause i don't have a sweat problem.
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dunno how to help except don't get waterproof boots, go with nylon sides and side zippers for better oxygenation.
these can still be waterproof. its all in the details....


get some underarmor socks. they will wick the moisture up towards your calf to evaporate. those coupled with breathable boots should help you out.
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:32 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input! I have had lots with the nylon insert sides and tops. Some are better than others, but none are that great. I got away from the all leather a long time ago. I will try the poly pro socks, works with skiing, don't know why I didn't think of it for work too! Thanks again for the ideas!
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If you don't need a steel toe try Altama's Issue Jungle boots. They have two small vents in the arch of each boot. This lets air go in and out with each step. However it also lets in water, (all boots will leak when you go over the top). Not really a problem in summer but too cold for winter(if you live where there is snow). They are very light weight. The military issue boots also have a steel anti spike shim that could prove useful.
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I wear a gortex boot with side zipper, comes up above the ankles and a type of 'boot sock' that's designed to keep moisture up and out of the boot. I have no problems with this and I'm a very sweaty guy.....unfortunately for me and my uniforms.
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you cant go wrong with the 'Tims!

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