Ohio troopers will now be able to wear an athletic-style duty boot. Photo: POLICE file

Ohio troopers will now be able to wear an athletic-style duty boot. Photo: POLICE file

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the union for troopers have settled a disagreement over shoes for the officers, who can now choose to wear a dressier short boot or a more athletic version with laces.

The Ohio State Troopers Association and several officers had filed grievances, contending the buckle boots being required were slick and potentially insecure, creating unsafe working conditions.

Association President Larry Phillips said troopers are satisfied with the settlement, which makes the athletic style optional for everyday use. The leather buckle style still is required in certain circumstances, including for higher-ranking officers and at ceremonial occasions, classroom training and public speaking appearances.

Read the full Associated Press story.

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