Outstanding comfort. For the Firefighter who’s more comfortable not standing out.
The Shadow: Globe Structural Footgear gets a traditional new look...and an even softer feel. Nothing flashy here, just the uncompromising comfort and protection you expect from Globe’s finest Cement Sole Structural Boots. But this very modern new boot should make the traditional-minded firefighter more comfortable than ever. With its all-black leather upper, black thread, plain black toe bumper, and no reflective trim, the new Globe Shadow provides the traditional looks that so many veteran firefighters prefer. Only the yellow accents on the outsole make a subtle statement that this is more than just a “black boot.” The Shadow’s advanced composite materials, modern protection, and cement construction deliver all the flexibility, comfort, and protection of the Globe Magnum Structural Boot that started this revolution in firefighting footwear.
- All-black upper: black leather, black thread, black toe bumper—no reflective trim.
- Superior Globe performance and protection, with the flexibility and comfort of a sneaker
- New, softer boot collar and Nomex webbing pull straps slide easily under narrow turnouts, stay comfortable against your calf
- Advanced composites in toe and shank provide more effective protection without the weight of steel
- Molded and padded shin guard provides extra protection from ladder rungs
- Full-height waterproof, breathable CROSSTECH® Fabric Bootie provides unmatched barrier protection
- Certified NFPA 1971 (Structural Fire Fighting) and NFPA 1992 (Liquid Splash) compliant.
Globe knows physiology. You know comfort. This is where they meet. Anyone who’s ever had to scale a 40 ft. ladder, ventilate a roof, or climb through a narrow window in full turnout gear knows flexibility is key to doing your job effectively. Wearing stiff boots can only hinder performance. Adequate protection is a requirement—comfort isn’t. But if your “protective” boots make your feet ache, let your ankles turn, or simply slow you down, you not going to be able to perform at your peak. Feet are meant to bend; Globe designed their exceptional Structural Series Fire Boots to bend along with you as they provide the most advanced protection and support possible. Quite simply, they’re designed to help you do your job easier. From pulling on them on in a big hurry with the Shadow’s soft heavy-duty, Nomex® webbing pull straps, through all that stands in your way, to taking them off when the job is done. The unique design features, advanced materials, and uncompromising construction make these exceptional boots a very comfortable part of you.
Unique cement construction combines a contoured outsole, a 3D lasting board with built-in flex zone, and a multi-layer composite puncture protection. Without stiff welts, ribbed midsoles, or steel plates, this attachment process is far more flexible than traditional welt construction. Globe FootGear has been tested to withstand 1,000,000 flexes with no compromise in performance.
Heavyweight, flame-resistant and waterproof leather for durable performance. Leather has added reflective material at the heel for added nighttime visibility. Specially softened tumbled leather in high flex areas to move with you.
CROSSTECH® Footwear Fabric
CROSSTECH® waterproof, breathable moisture barrier provides unsurpassed protection and comfort.
HEELPORT™ Internal Fit System
Anatomical HEELPORT™ foam insert holds your heel securely so it won't slip while cushioning your ankle.
Molded Heel Counter
A rugged heel counter is individually molded to fit each size perfectly.
A softer, wider calf for even the narrowest of turnouts
By eliminating the padding and using smooth, instead of textured leather outside, The Shadow’s less bulky collar is made to slide more easily inside turnout pants with narrower cuffs. Instead of leather handles, soft, strong, NOMEX webbing pull straps make it easy to pull on the boots, yet fit more easily under all turnout pants. What’s more, they stay comfortable against your calf, especially if you prefer to wear shorts under your turnouts. Together, these small changes make a world of difference.
LENZI® Puncture Protection
High-performance composite penetration-resistant insole is made from multiple layers of HT ceramic material - like ballistic armor for your feet. Far more flexible than a steel plate and doesn't transmit heat or cold. Exceeds NFPA standards for safety.
Lighter than steel, doesn't transmit heat or cold, and springs back to shape better.
Contoured Cup Outsole
Molded outsole wraps onto the leather upper for athletic shoe performance. Flame, abrasion, oil, acid, and slip resistant compound engineered for high-traction and durability even during prolonged exposure to extremes of heat and cold. Siping lines cut into flat areas open up when flexed to provide additional traction on water and ice. Self-cleaning lugs and omni-direction tread pattern designed for superior performance in all terrains and when working on ladders.
Reinforced Soft Nomex® Webbing Pull-Straps
As strong as leather, but softer against the leg (great for those firefighters who prefer to wear shorts under their turnouts) These tough Nomex webbing handles are sewn are internally reinforced for added strength and to keep them upright. Straps are securely box and cross stitched to keep them on for good.
KEVLAR®/NOMEX® Protective Shield
A protective shield of KEVLAR® and NOMEX® fiber batting protects the CROSSTECH® moisture barrier, provides cut resistance, and adds thermal protection.
3D Molded Shin Guard
Molded and padded shin guard provides extra protection when you are working on a ladder.
Composite Safety Toe Cap
Lighter than steel, doesn't transmit heat or cold, and exceeds NFPA standards for safety.
Made from the same rugged compound as the outsole for abrasion resistance when crawling. Cemented and 2-needle stitched to the vamp.
3D Molded Footbed
Removable footbed is contoured to cradle and cushion the bottom of your foot and to provide arch support. Moisture wicking and anti-microbial fabric top layer.
Custom Fit System
Boots include removable Snug Fit Inserts to customize your comfort level.
3D Composite Lasting Board
Boot uppers are lasted to a molded and contoured lasting board with a built-in flex zone in the forefoot and a torsionally stable heel. Works together with the 3D molded footbed to conform to the shape of your foot.
Contoured outsoles are cement bonded to the bottom and sides of the upper using a 2-part cross-linking adhesive that forms a bond stronger than the materials it attaches. Without stiff welts and ribbed mid-soles, this attachment process is far more flexible.
How do you know if you require “Wide Calf” 14” Globe Boots?
The circumference of the regular calf boot (pull-on) is 17.5” and of the wide calf boot is 20.5”. Measure the area around the thickest part of your calf to see which boot style is suited best for you. All Globe Boots include Snug Fit Inserts to customize your comfort level. Use this thicker insert for a snugger fit or when wearing with lighter socks.