Gear: Stearns: Gladiator Stud Sandal

Boots22_max192w

Stearns: Gladiator Stud Sandal

Stearns
Category: Turnout & Duty Gear
Subcategory: Boots
Price: 36.99
Average Rating:
  •  
(7 Votes)
Description:

Ideal for icy fire and accident scenes, winter traffic control, wade fishing, ice fishing, roofing, and use with Stearns Ice Rescue Suits, or any other application where extra traction is required. Replaceable carbide tipped spikes and felt outsoles provide traction in the slickest conditions. A convenient ankle strap with buckle closure, plus a quick lace system with brass D-rings and cord lock allow for quick, easy attachment over most types of footwear.

Member Reviews

  • Photo_user_blank_big
    Account Removed, Thu, 11 Oct 2007 17:25:09 UTC.
    1st review

    Unfortunately, this sandal is not made for a larger feet. However, I have seen these used on incident scenes and our department had a bit of distaste for them. They can actually cause slipping for instance if you are walking into a building with linoleum tiles. Also, you must be careful about what you step on. Sometimes the cleats will grab carpet fibers and not let go.

    Flag as inappropriate
  • Firecross2_max30
    chase1, Thu, 11 Oct 2007 18:41:36 UTC.

    Very true. They are great for ice, but destroy everything else. This last winter, we could not locate any of these (in Texas, go figure), so I took an old pair of duty boots and got some 1/4" long sheetmetal screws with hex heads and screwed them into the edges of the soles. The hex heads get great traction. Also, if you ever have a situation where a vehicle will not get traction, the best thing in the world is styro chips (packing material). Very wise to keep a box of these around. They work great so long as the wind doesn't blow them away.

    Flag as inappropriate
  • Img_0184_max30
    safetymike911, Wed, 31 Oct 2007 18:57:42 UTC.

    I agree, good for when you're outside in the snow and ice, but once inside a building you'll end up on the floor or be stuck to it. It's pretty good for keeping your footing in sloped areas just watch your step around the hydraulic hoses for the jaws.

    Flag as inappropriate
  • Project2_max30
    stanley0566, Sun, 20 Apr 2008 23:12:15 UTC.

    I was wearing a pair of ice cleats one day, worked outside for about 2 hours. When I came inside I had a rough time walking on carpet(I know dumb) So I took them off finished what I was doing inside and then bolted back out the door(STUPID) Took me about 5 minutes to get back inside! THEY WORK AWSOME!!!

    Flag as inappropriate
  • U_s_forest_crew_max30
    Headset, Mon, 17 Nov 2008 10:42:32 UTC.

    I love them. They do the trick & it is so much like walking on carpet. I use mine even for ice racing or ice fishing. I definately would be lost without mine. On the ice they do the trick. Unfortunately they do not come in larger sizes.

    Flag as inappropriate
  • 160481304871_1_0_1_max30
    sandy2501, Fri, 07 Aug 2009 15:06:12 UTC.

    ok

    Flag as inappropriate
  • P8010141_max30
    FIREMEDIC8425, Thu, 19 Nov 2009 03:13:38 UTC.

    I was stationed in Greenland and living on ice a friend sent me a pair and I was not impressed, they were not for big feet or big boots, we were a little more stable at times but the webbing didn't hold up well climbing around an iceberg and it broke. Not something I would buy or use again.

    Flag as inappropriate