Add a Review Shield 8.0 WPi
By Johnathan 21/03/2012
So, having been successful in my application to join the Public Order Unit i arrived at 0900 hours on day one of the initial training course to be issued my kit bag, within which i found my new boots - 'Magnum Shield 8.0 WPi'分享 Share
Looking at them for the first time i dind't find anything particularly exciting about them, but who needs good looks when they're built like tanks, as i was due to find out!
Regardless of whatever new boot you choose to purchase it is well known that before really putting them to the test 'break' them in - unfortunately, i wasn't afforded this opportunity and after running around for two days my ankles
began to feel the strain - i'd like to add that i strongly believe this was not down to poor construction/design of the boot.
Throughout the course my colleagues and i were subject to various situations and scenarios, not only testing us, but our new boots too. From petrol reception, to stamping on toes, to maintaining surface grip, i came to the
conclusion that the 'Shield 8.0 Wpi' were aptly named as they stood up to the tests presented. Due to the environment these boots were designed for it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone to find that other boot designs are significantly lighter. That said, i didn't feel that i was constantly weighed down by them and i was able to perform well.
I would recommend these boots to anyone who would be using them for the purpose they were designed, as having used different styles previously i wouldn't choose them for walking the beat.
Magnum describe these boots as, 'The ultimate Riot Control Boot using the most superior materials for maximum protection' - http://www.magnumboots.com/. I'd certainly agree and have every confidence in them that they will hold up to the demanding environment of Public Order incidents.