If you’re a paramedic, doctor, or nurse who works for emergency medical services, you know how important it is to have the right footwear. You start each shift never really knowing where you’ll end up which is why you have to be ready to go anywhere. That’s why we researched some of the top-rated boots and put together this review. Before we get started, let’s take a look at some of the key things to keep in mind.
Type: You won’t find any slip on EMS boots here. Most feature a side zipper with laces so they’re really easy to get off and on and adjust the fit. There are a few lace-up options that don’t have a zipper, too.
Material: With one exception, the boots are all a combination of leather and heavy nylon. That’s a great combination because it’s durable and lets your foot breathe a little. We did include one pair with a 100% leather upper.
Color Options: There isn’t a whole lot of variety here. For the most part, these boots are all available in one color: black. There are a few tan and brown options, too, but black is by far the most common.
Size Range: Most of these boots come in a wide range of sizes so if your feet are particularly big or small, we’ve got you covered. For men, you’ll find something for sizes 3 to 15. For women, 5 to 11.
Waterproof: Some of these boots are waterproof, some aren’t. Whether you need waterproof boots depends on where you work. If it rains a lot or if you work close to the ocean or a lake, waterproof boots are a good idea.
Gender: We found a nice mix of boots here for both men and women. In all, there are 6 styles for men and 4 for women. That said, you should wear whatever boot you want. Just make sure to get the correct size.
Not that you know what to look for, let’s take a look at our reviews. Here’s the deal. If you don’t have a lot of time, you should check out our top and budget picks first to get an idea of the range that’s out there. We put them right at the top of the list so they’re easy to find. Keep reading if you can, though. All of these products are worth a closer look. Alright, let’s get started.