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Old 03-31-2013, 16:38   #1
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Boots

This is more of a law enforcement type question, but I cannot post in COP TALK yet and I'm sure several EMS/Firefighters wear zip up boots.

I bought a nice pair of Rocky zip up duty boots and they are extremely comfortable. My only problem, the zippers keep unzipping themselves causing a ton of aggravation. i work as a Deputy jailer and it drives me nuts because I'm constantly walking and I'm worried they'll come unzipped in an emergency situation.

Are there any fast fixes for this? One of my former LEO friends said they used to use some type of Velcro strap under the zippers to keep them from sliding down.


Thanks for the Help and all you EMS/FF do!!
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Old 03-31-2013, 19:38   #2
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My 5.11 boots have a Velcro strap across the zip. They've never come unzipped.Click image for larger version

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Old 03-31-2013, 20:25   #3
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Thats sort of what my friend was talking about. I'm going to try and rig something up while I'm off work tomorrow. Thanks for the picture!
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Old 04-06-2013, 16:33   #4
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My 5.11 boots have a Velcro strap across the zip. They've never come unzipped.Attachment 232397


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This has been what I've used when I've used zipper boots. Lately, though, I've found I've just stuck to quarter boots (just above the ankle). Much more comfortable, and no zipper to set off the metal detector (like you, I work behind the fence).
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:15   #5
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I found an easy fix to an annoying problem. I'm using a Velcro bicep strap intended for use with an iPhone to keep the zipper up on my boots.

Thanks for the help guys
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:35   #6
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It's not a fix, but I've worn the Danner's for year with the side zip. I've never had an issue with the zippers coming down.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:47   #7
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I found an easy fix to an annoying problem. I'm using a Velcro bicep strap intended for use with an iPhone to keep the zipper up on my boots.

Thanks for the help guys
Sounds like a plan to me!
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Old 04-09-2013, 17:32   #8
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Easy fix: buy a pair of Bates.

Lol. Just kidding. Go ahead with the velcro and I think you'll be good to go.
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