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#1 Yorkypud

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:43 PM

Can anyone advise on me on foot wear. I start CNC trainig in a couple weeks and was given a good tip on buying an extra pair of boots as the issued pair may get a bit of a hammering through the course. I assume boots are more appropriate than shoes? I know they need a toe cap.

 

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:15 PM

I would say boots and shoes, I mean I'm not sure what CNC training is like - But at Hendon, dress was everything and a smart pair of shoes went down better than boots. Obviously boots for physical training.



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

Cheers Bully



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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

One pair boots. One pair shoes. 



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:44 AM

Hello

 

How is your knee now yorkypud?

 

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

In my force, new recruits are issued with boots, although that may not be the same anywhere else. 

 

I've never worn boots, only ever shoes. Many of my colleagues wear boots, others wear shoes. I think it's really personal preference. This is for normal, everyday policing. 



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:47 PM

Cheers Tim, we do get issued a pair but I was advised to get a second pair for parade etc as the first pair take a kicking on exercises etc.

 

Thanks again.

 

Knee all better ( I hope ) cheers Doll.



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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

Cheers Tim, we do get issued a pair but I was advised to get a second pair for parade etc as the first pair take a kicking on exercises etc.

 

Thanks again.

 

Knee all better ( I hope ) cheers Doll.

 

Yaaaaay

 

Thats good to hear



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:13 AM

Boots boots boots!!! Speaking as a PCSO who spends the vast majority of my time walking the beat I can speak from experience that a good comfy pair of boots will do the job. Shoes would look lovely in court or on parade but the only time I see officers wearing shoes are SMT ranks etc who rarely need to leave the office.

I recommend a good pair of SWATS as I have recently invested in a pair on advice of my wife and they are a cracking bit of kit, really comfy and don't need to be broken in so much. Then it's time to get the kiwi polish out and have fun spending hours upon hours of time bulling those parade boots haha.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:11 AM

2 pairs of boots so if one get recked or soaked and shoes for dress and class room.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:18 AM

Also unless your skipper is a nut on polished boots, stay away from polish, keep the boots clean and use wax. Polish blocks the pores and ruins the breathability of the boot and leads to them getting stinky and if you have gore-tex lined boots it stops the gore-tex working properly.



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:22 AM

Cheers dudes sound advice :clapping:



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:09 AM

Let us know what you go with



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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:35 PM

What type of wax do you use?

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:55 PM

I would suggest a proper pair of walking boots once we are in mate, I currently have a nice black set of Karrimor boots, up to the ankle. They look just as good as Magnum, Adidas, Bates' etc...  I don't know what you do for a living at the moment but being on your feet all day, comfort is KEY!

 

As for the toe cap, I thought they were frowned upon in case of causing injury to an arrestee?



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:29 AM

Toe Caps are not the best idea as can cause injury to people if knocked during a scuffle.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:08 PM

We arnt supposed to wear toe caps unless on public order as they can cause injury. 

 

I always thought this was a bit odd as if your boot comes into contact with someone, hard enough to cause injury you are going to have some quite serious problems, regardless of caps 



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:58 PM

Toe Caps are not the best idea as can cause injury to people if knocked during a scuffle.<br />

<br /><br />Ooh, health and safety alert!.

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:54 AM

More along the lines of don't want a legal nightmare if you catch some one and then get a lawyer after you for excessive force using a weapon etc.



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:06 PM

Toecaps are for the protection of the wearer.
Unless you want to go back to 'Clockwork Orange' days.




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