LaCrosse Footwear Inc have been awarded a $1.25 million contract for the production of the Phoenix Bunker Boot for the Chicago Fire Department. The boot, which is certified by The National Fire Protection Association, is manufactured in the footwear company’s ISO-9001 certified manufacturing facility in Portland, Oregon.

The contract is expected to be fulfilled by January 1, 2007.

The Bunker Boot is built with breathable, fire-and-chemical resistant 7.5-ounce struck-through leather and a Crosstech protective fabric lining. It is designed to provide the strength and support for structural firefighting, including a puncture-resistant shin guard, steel-ladder shank, and a stable stitch-down construction base to reduce foot fatigue. The boot also features a moisture-wicking footbed and a non-slip, fire-resistant Vibram outsole for superior ladder grip and field traction.