A paramedic needs a "quick" boot. The Thorogood 8904-6026 is just that boot. Even the name is this steel toe boot is the Quick Release. The boot is made of full grain leather and has a comfort lining that allows for moisture wicking comfort all day. The double gore sides allow for an easy off and on application. The ASTM rated steel safety toe is also EH rated for total protection. The outsole of this boot houses a steel shank that allows it to be safe from stepping hazards. The interior of this boot has a polyurethane ultra plush insole that feel like you are taking a stroll on pillows while actually being puncture resistant form the bottom. The Quick Release is also slip resistant and made to handle all you can throw at it.