Wildland firefighters, it’s time to get outfitted for the upcoming fire season. The right pair of protective footwear is an essential part of your gear, and the experts at Drew’s are here with our top picks for the ‘21 season. These pairs were selected for their longevity, quality, and superior performance under NFPA or Forest Service standards. Let’s get started.
Hey, we know, it’s one of ours. But you don’t design the ideal fire boot by compiling all the best features of heat-protective footwear without becoming a fan of your own work. We love the all-leather high arch, 10” top, McKay stitch, and fully rebuildable construction. Plus, this boot provides serious bang for your buck with the kind of value you don’t see just anywhere.
A show-stopping boot that’s easy to break in and full of the protective features you want on the fire line. NFPA standard, McKay stitching, block heel and side heel traction, toe and heel cleats, and military-grade 360 lugs. That’s the best of everything.
Our classic Roughout style is built for the forest terrain with a 12” top, full Vibram lug soles, solid brass hooks and eyes, and Drew’s classic roughout leather that looks good every season. Fully rebuildable with McKay stitching.
The OG, legendary wildland fire boot from White’s. A classic for a reason, it boasts 10" full grain water-resistant leather uppers, leather midsole and shank, Vibram® fire and ice white dot sole, and the original 4811 Arch-Ease® Last. These boots are also an excellent choice for the dedicated hunter or outdoor person.
Our signature Roughout style fire boot in women’s sizing–meaning you no longer have to worry about converting. With an all-leather high arch construction, fully rebuildable body, 10” uppers, Vibram 100 lug fire rated sole, and leather stacked heel base, this boot is ready to be put to work.
With its classic black leather look and top-notch protective features, the Drew’s Wildlander is our pick for an NFPA-approved boot that won’t break the bank. Vibram lug soles, fire-resistant threading, and all-leather, resoleable construction. This style also comes in a narrower width and higher arch style for women.
Great value in an NFPA-approved boot that will stay tough and ready to work for seasons to come. Need we say more? Now available in a 10” top with completely handmade, all-leather components and all the fire-resistant details that keep you safe on the line. This style is also fully rebuildable–not to mention a great bang for your buck.
Although it’s not fire temperature rated, this tall-shafted backpacking boot from your favorite outdoor boot supplier, Lowa, is definitely on our list. Leather lined and moisture wicking with climate control insoles, the Baffin PRO LL II is made in Germany and has the tough components you need for hot, dry summers. Plus, this boot comes in both a men’s and women’s style to suit every fire crew member.
Back by popular demand, the Original Roughshot from our very own boot designers at Drew’s is both durable and comfortable, boasting both McKay stitching and a double row of outsole stitching for extra quality and toughness. This model features a set of reinforcing screws on the 100 Lug soles, and is fully rebuildable so you can wear it again and again.
Another boot with value you won’t find anywhere else. The Lace-to-toe Linecutter II is a variation on our tried and true Linecutter, adding the sought after lace-to-toe style to one of our original models. This feature allows you to tighten or loosen your laces on the toe and shaft independently, customizing your fit for even better stability and wear. Ten inch height, cowhide leather uppers, Vibram lug soles, and USFS and NFPA certified.