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posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 08:10 AM
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Originally posted by Ezekial
Word of warning devilwasp -

If you ever go into the army NEVER admit to being a cadet - you will get bagged out big time.

Aint going into the pongos ehh I mean army..


I got it especially worse cos I was an Air Cadet - as I was planning to join the Air Force, but when I enlisted 'Aircraft Technician' wasn't available at the time so I changed to Army with the same position.

If I want to do it then hey aint no one gona stop me..




posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 08:30 AM
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For a second, I thought someone was jokeing when they mentioned Adidas, for the gsg. Who said they won't do for non city wasn't entirely correct. Third item down ADIDAS RETRO OLDSKOOL II GSG9 F UK 5.5 JUNGLE RRP160;


adidas gsg9



The boots covering my dogs are the black leather issued US Army boot. Gouged and with major heel wear, they still fit snug and comfy. Took that junk metal plate out, and with a dab of KIWI they still keep low water out too.



posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 12:25 PM
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A buddy of mine got sent to Iraq and was over there a little more then a year and when he came back he had some feet problems, they hurted everynow and then, and he cant stand for long periods of time, along with other various things.

I'm not in the military, So my question is do you have to wear the boots that the army provides?.....Or could you buy your own with your money?

I think you should at least be able to buy your own if you so desire.

If so, i'd buy the $225 pair of Oakley's, called the ELITE SPECIAL FORCES S.I. ASSAULT BOOT




posted on Aug, 10 2005 @ 12:36 PM
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i heard of those Oakley Special Forces boots. ironically its in the game as well of Ghost Recon Advance War Fighter. look at the boots and the details on that guy.





posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 08:26 AM
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Ezekial,

I've only just joined the reserves a month ago, and the boots I was issued with are the same ones you were talking about I believe, with two circular breathing holes on the inside of the shoe, with the heel being able to be heated to mold to your foot a bit better.

Although I haven't worn any other army boots, these ones are quite comfortable, though we'll have to see if I have the same opinion after Kapooka



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 12:28 AM
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Looks like those boots would offer great support for high arched feet, you guys and your boots.



Is that the new Objective Force look?



posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 02:05 AM
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Originally posted by Jorik
Ezekial,

I've only just joined the reserves a month ago, and the boots I was issued with are the same ones you were talking about I believe, with two circular breathing holes on the inside of the shoe, with the heel being able to be heated to mold to your foot a bit better.

Although I haven't worn any other army boots, these ones are quite comfortable, though we'll have to see if I have the same opinion after Kapooka


Congrats to you for joining. You will have a bunch of fun. I suggest you invest in some better socks. I buy those black Explorer socks from Target (I think). Much better than the standard socks you are issued with. Just don't get caught using you're own gear at Poo-kicker.

Oh and if you ever end up in Digger James (hope you don't) take this advice:

If you're in the shower on the first night and you hear everyone else signing a song from Topgun - quickly go to the side of your shower block and anticipate a bucket of frozen water being thrown in at you.
That is curtesy of my twisted mind about 3 years ago - we decided on a non violent initiation.

And also if you're in DJs and hear people singing a song called "Gotta live in DJs" - sung to the tune of S**ttown by 'Live' that is also curtesy of me.

If your lucky enough to stay out of trouble (or tay uninjured) I suggest joking about the DJs and WDs with the Corporals. - tell then its Digger James 'Special' Forces and Weary Dunlops - the Winged Daggers (seeing how their Corps symbol is a knife with wings - similar to SAS if I remember correctly.

And if you're having troube getting you're barrings around the base - the way out is past the Officers Gold Course. A Golf Course which I was once found stone drunk in (passed out in a bunker on the 6th hole).

B Company - Bulldogs are the best (or so I say lol!).

Make sure you're boots are a PERFECT fit when you go to the stores as they are civvies and bastards when it comes to returning goods.


CX

posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 08:00 AM
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Apologies for bumping a thread that apears to be 3 years old, there are many threads on boots so it seems so i thought i'd stick this post here.

For those who are interested in boots for desert use or just general casual wear, i just purchased a pair of Converse Warrior boots.



The only negative thing i would say is that they are very spacious, so be aware of that when ordering them for your size. If it was'nt for the fact that they did'nt have the next size down, i could have got one size under my norm. Nothing that a thicker pair of socks won't fix.

Other than that......these are seriously comfy! Can't remember when i last felt a boot this comfortable.

I have a very unstable ankle, however these are supportive and solid, whilst being light as a feather and well made.

The comfort element, or the way the boot is padded, i could see being possibly a bit warm in hot temperatures, however nothing major.

I reckon you could get some serious miles out of these things with a smile on your face at the end.

CX.



posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 12:31 PM
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Easy, British Army - Boots Combat Assault (BCA)

Introduced in the mid 1990s. Light, flexible and very comfortable once they've been broken-in.

They last about 2 years (solid use) before the tread breaks into cracks and starts letting water in.

Here's the pics:








posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 04:51 PM
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Originally posted by WatchRider
Easy, British Army - Boots Combat Assault (BCA)

Introduced in the mid 1990s. Light, flexible and very comfortable once they've been broken-in.

They last about 2 years (solid use) before the tread breaks into cracks and starts letting water in.


Assault boots are absolutely crap for anything other than light exercises or swanning around camp. I wear mine day to day (to keep the stick man happy), but the second I go into the geen I pull on the Lowas. I've had two pairs of assault boots go to sh1t on exercise. It's not funny cutting around for a few days in the mud with a pair of boots with more perforations than a Tetly tea-bag.

The water resistant properties are fine for a few days with proper care, but they go badly wrong afer a good soaking. The leather absorbs water, they soften up and start to crack. They stay wet for ages and fall apart if you try drying them out in any other way than naturally. Admittedly they do dry out faster than gore-tex boots, but the leather is of poorer standard and the comfort factor is poor compared to commercial alternatives.

I think I'll stick to the old Lowas.



[edit on 18-7-2008 by PaddyInf]



posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 04:58 PM
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Bellevilles. Some of the best boots I've worn straight out of the box. Well worth the money (even tho mine were issued to me!)



posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 04:03 PM
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I would have to say my trusted pair of Hanwag Special Forces GTX boots are by far the best. I wore them on three tours in Afghanistan and they were great. I was mostly in the north east part of the country in the mountains and these worked great. The make a non Gore Tex version that would be good for more moderate climates.



posted on Nov, 11 2008 @ 03:18 PM
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Hanwag non gortex lining, but with gortex socks if you are in the slushy stuff,can't be beaten.



posted on Nov, 11 2008 @ 03:29 PM
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Several boots do the job...

What you really need is a good boot with a ripple sole pattern...the sole is the soul of the boot.





Not only do they grab like no other, but they offer a smooth and comfortable ride all day long...





posted on Nov, 11 2008 @ 06:29 PM
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Rocky Paratrooper boots are great. $120, they have been up and down mountains, through deserts, and a few forests, and I still use them now. extremely tough good quality boots.



posted on Nov, 11 2008 @ 07:53 PM
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The best boots are a hard set of feet.

Any good boot is going to be uncomfortable if you're feet arn't in shape. Any comfortable boot for those with baby feet will betray them if the sh!t gets too thick. Its the plague of the infantryman. You gotta bleed a little.

Of course get a pair that fits. Other than that, I'd go with a simple, inexpensive boot and save my money for socks. I've bought more than a few pairs of the cool guy boots over the course of my career and have been nothing but disappointed in durability and long-term comfort. Remember that a soft sole is going to change dramatically over a relatively short period of time. Thats why they recommend you buy new running shoes a few times a year. You don't want this in a combat boot- boots need to last for years. You never know whats going to go down in the world. I'd rather get used to a durable set of boots with a quarter inch of foam rubber for padding now than have my Oakleys fall apart 4 months into a conflict and not be able to replace them.

The most comfortable pair of boots I've ever owned was a set of Belleville jungles. They were comfortable from day one, I have put thousands of miles on them, and I still wear them as work boots to this day (although I can't wear them to work- damn suede boots). They've even survived a few motorcycle crashes. They clean up with a hose, dry quick, and look great with nothing more than a brush shine.

When my feet are sucking and I just want to give up and put on some soft shoes, I just remember that Socrates marched across the snowy mountains barefoot and my plights don't seem as bad.



posted on Nov, 11 2008 @ 08:32 PM
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The best boots are a hard set of feet.


Hey now White



posted on Nov, 13 2008 @ 01:53 AM
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Originally posted by jerico65
Bellevilles. Some of the best boots I've worn straight out of the box.


That's exactly what I was going to recommend, especially if the Made in USA thing is important to you: www.bellevilleshoe.com/



posted on Nov, 14 2008 @ 03:09 AM
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I wear a pair of biltrite combat boots circa 1974. I got the second hand 5 years ago andf wear them every single day, they may have lost some shine but the hold up as good as any boots ive seen.



posted on Nov, 15 2008 @ 02:37 PM
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Belleville boots work for me.

Not too expensive, light, comfortable.

I also quite like boots with gortex lining.







 
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