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  1. What Are NFPA Fire Boot Standards?

    What Are NFPA Fire Boot Standards?
    The National Fire Protection Association sets standards in terms of construction, measurements and so on for fire boots. Municipal and wildland fire departments all require that personnel have the appropriate gear in order to do one of the most important jobs in existence, and the NFPA determines what meets their criteria.
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  2. How Long Should Work Boots Last?

    How Long Should Work Boots Last?
    It's a valid question. After all, you should expect to replace work boots at certain intervals, just like you should expect to replace casual shoes, tires on your car or many other things that take wear over time.
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  3. What Are Packer Boots?

    What Are Packer Boots?

    Packer boots are an older style of work boot that dates to at least the 19th century, as they have features that are functional for people who rode on horseback. Granted, they still make fantastic work boots IF you find that they're suited for you.

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  4. Should My Work Boots Have A Raised Heel?

    Should My Work Boots Have A Raised Heel?
    The boot-heel design has actually evolved over hundreds of years. More than 500 years ago, Persians were wearing shoes with a raised heel, not unlike high heel shoes that women wear today. Why did they?
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  5. Are Handmade Leather Shoes A Good Investment?

    Are Handmade Leather Shoes A Good Investment?
    Handmade leather shoes are not just a product that fills a need for a time; they're an investment for the long haul.
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  6. How Do I Break In Leather Work Boots?

    How Do I Break In Leather Work Boots?
    You invested in a pair of great leather work boots, and the sooner the process is commenced, the sooner they'll form to your feet and become the bespoke pair of footwear that you ordered in the first place.
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  7. When You Should Opt For Composite Toe Boots

    When You Should Opt For Composite Toe Boots
    If you work with heavy objects or equipment, including heavy objects or equipment that's hoisted overhead, steel toe boots are a must. Many employers will require steel toe boots, and some professions are mandated to do so by federal law.
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  8. How To Clean Work Boots

    How To Clean Work Boots
    Wondering how to clean work boots? At some point you will want to. After all, they can get caked with dirt, dust, oil, and other substances until you're told that they stay outside or you do with them on!
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  9. What Is A Shoe Welt And Why Does It Matter?

    What Is A Shoe Welt And Why Does It Matter?
    Put a little more simply, the welt is a layer of material - usually leather, rubber or nylon - that gets attached the part of the boot that your foot goes inside but also gets attached to the outsole that contacts the ground. Let us take a closer look...
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  10. Should I Consider Wedge Sole Work Boots?

    Should I Consider Wedge Sole Work Boots?
    Do you work on hard surfaces? Do you need the utmost of traction but don't need to worry about the self-cleaning, hard-grabbing properties of a lug sole? Do you spend most of your time on solid ground rather than mixed terrain?
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