This article is the conclusion of a review on Black Diamond’s Leather Fire X-Boot that I started a couple of weeks ago. Part 1 of that review can be found at this link. The first part of the review focused on the looks, materials, and initial feel. This article will focus on how the boots performed out and about and after some extended use.
For those of you that didn’t read the first part of the review when it was published, or were lazy and didn’t click the link to read it now, I was blown away by the comfort of these boots the first time I put them on. They really did feel like a comfortable pair of tennis shoes. I was eager to see if that same comfort would be still be there after wearing the boots for a comparably long time. I also liked the looks of the boot, as I feel they blend tradition with new technology. So how did they do?
Black Diamond Fire boots Receive The Seal Of Acceptance From The American Podiatric Medical Association
The First and Only Fire Boot to Receive the Coveted APMA Seal
WOBURN, MA (March 9, 2010) – Black Diamond is pleased to announce it is the first fire boot company to be awarded the coveted Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). The APMA Seal of Acceptance was created to inform podiatric physicians and consumers about products whose quality, safety, and effectiveness promote good foot health.
In order to qualify for the Seal products must pass a grueling scientific evaluation by a panel of APMA members and rigorous testing at a recognized laboratory. The results are then evaluated by a committee of doctors of podiatric medicine who decide to grant or deny the use of the Seal.
“We are proud to be the first fire boots to be recognized and awarded the APMA Seal of Acceptance,” said Black Diamond President, Rob Mills. “The APMA’s efforts to promote better foot health are consistent with our efforts to build boots that will support the brave men and women in the fire service as they provide world-class support and protection to our communities.”
Black Diamond is the leader in performance protective footwear and its boots are tested in the harshest conditions on a daily basis at fire departments around the world in countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Canada and the United States of America. Utilizing proprietary footwear constructions and “best in class” components and materials such as CROSSTECH® and Ortholite®, Black Diamond builds a better boot for workers who demand all-day comfort, support and protection.