posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 06:35 PM
Hmm, looks to me like the companies of the Tan boots are trying to make
look-alikes of the new Marine issued brown boots....even in Combat troops still have to stay within the regulations. and these boots are not
authorized. They are clearly knock-offs...fakes.
There are only a few companies that make boots that Marines are allowed to wear. Many Marines get in trouble for wearing "knock-offs". I prefer
Bates or Cochoran.
An easy way to tell......the ones authorized to wear have a little Eagle, Globe and Anchor on the side of each boot. In the desert I like to wear
the "jungle version" (two vented holes on the inenr side) but anywhere else I like the ICB's (infantry combat boots). ICB's have a GORTEX layer
inside that keep your feet dry, but they also make your feet sweet like its crazy......
Now sometimes SF and other units may wear whatever and be on thier own program...but that is the few exceptions.
[edit on 13/7/2005 by SportyMB]