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Thorogood GEN-flex2 8" Jump Boot, Side-Zip

SKU: 834-6888//Mixed Availability


This GEN-flex2 Uniform Jump Boot is the complete package.

When it comes to high-performance tactical uniform footwear GEN-flex2 meets and exceeds the demands for maximum comfort and performance of public safety personnel. With the addition of shock-absorbing VGS-300 technology, the GEN-flex2 collection represents an achievement in uniform boot design. Every GEN-flex2 boot is all about comfort. GEN-flex2 and VGS Technology combine premium materials with an exclusive, net fit flexible welt construction for maximum comfort.
  • GEN-flex2 Oil-Resisting and Slip-Resisting Rubber Outsole
  • Black Smooth High-Shine Polishable Leather Toe Cap and Heel Counter
  • Impact 300 Visible Gel System (VGS) Heel Insert
  • Heavy-Duty YKK Side Zipper with VELCRO® brand Closure

Key Features:
  • Black Oil-Tanned Leather and Black Smooth High-Shine Leather
  • Polishable Toe Cap and Heel Counter
  • Goodyear Storm Welt Construction
  • Spacer Mesh Lining
  • Polyurethane Removable Insole/Footbed
  • Special EVA Cushion Flex
  • Compression Molded EVA Midsole
  • Impact 300 Visible Gel System (VGS) Heel Insert*
  • Engineered Composite Shank
  • GEN-flex 2 Dual-Density Rubber Outsole
  • Heavy-Duty YKK Side Zipper with VELCRO® brand Closure
  • Soft Toe Cap
All GEN-flex2 boots are job fitted for maximum performance. Tread designs, cushioning levels, moisture management, and protective features are specifically engineered for the demands of the task at hand. Being able to rely on your equipment can be crucial for any public safety professional. Thorogood has your back so you can focus on the task at hand not your sore, tired feet.
  1. High-Density Removable Polyurethane Footbed
  2. High-Density EVA Footbed for Extra Comfort
  3. GEN-flex2 Board with Double EVA Cushion
  4. GEN-flex2 Forefoot Flexibility
  5. GEN-flex2 Flexible Insole Rib
  6. GEN-flex2 Welt Channel Cushion
  7. InterActive Visible Gel System (VGS)
  8. GEN-flex2 Built-In Composite Shank
  9. GEN-flex2 Molded EVA Midsole Flex Channel
  10. GEN-flex2 Oil-Resisting and Slip-Resisting Rubber Outsole
  11. GEN-flex2 Multi-Directional Traction Lug Design
*Thorogood's VGS-300 (Visible Gel System) highlights the comfort technology built into the GEN-flex2 collection. Designed to absorb an astonishing 300 foot pounds per square inch (compared with 75 in other footwear brands), the interactive cushioning design of the VGS improves comfort and reduces repetitive impact stress where it's needed most - in the heel.
CERTIFICATIONS: Meets or exceeds the ASTM F2913-11 SATRA Test Method TM144 Standard for slip resistance.

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This boot lasted half of my career


As career LT with a very busy FD this boot lasted close to 10 years! They could have lasted another 5 - 10 years. They have been in water, mud, ash, you name it and my feet were safe and dry. The foam insoles are absolutely the best feature. I don't think I will need to buy another pair of boots again before I retire!


"Are these waterproof?"

Nick, there are 4 models of the Gen Flex2 8"" side zip boots, 3 of them are listed as waterproof, guess which one isn't? The model you have picked here is not water proof.

"steel or composite toe? or none?"

Hi Ryan this boot has a soft toe, no steel or composite, sorry.

"what type of toe protection and sole protection dose this boot offer"

This boot does not come with a composite or steel toe, it's a soft toe

"How do I decide medium or wide width?"

Andrew that's a question you should know, are you wearing a wide shoe or boot now? When you purchase a new pair of shoes do you just walk in find the size you want and buy them, or do you look for a pair that have the same sizing that you have on? In other words you are wearing a size 9D that's what you would buy, not a size 9W. A medium width is a ""D"" and a wide is a ""E"".

"Is that patent leather on the toe cap and heel?"

Tony the toe and heel are ""black smooth high-shine polishable leather toe cap heel counter""

"Are the sizes listed men's or women's?"

All of the sizes listed are men's sizes.

"im not sure what size of boot I need how can i find out?"

Mike these boots run true to size of the athletic shoe size, so if your wearing a size 10 go with that.

"What is the proper care to keep the high shine on toe and heal"

Just wipe it clean. These are pretty low maintenance.


These are men's sizes. If you wear a 7.5 women's, order a 5.5 Men's.

"Hi I am wondering if you sell this boot in women's size 8 1/2?"

Hi Wanda, this is what Thorogood calls a ""Dual-Gender Sizing"" boot, you will need to order a men's size 6 1/2, which equals a women's 8 1/2. hope this helps you.

"does this boot come in composite or steel toe?"

These boots only have a soft toe cap.

"I wear a female size 7 MW in rockys. What size would I wear in these for a female?"

Without being able to size your foot we cannot accurately say what size you would be in these boots. Your best option is to order the size you normally wear. If they do not fit you can exchange them for another size.