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posted on Nov, 16 2008 @ 02:48 AM
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Originally posted by GrOuNd_ZeRo

I also quite like boots with gortex lining.


I like GTX boots too, simply because I spent plenty of years trudging through the cuds with water seeping through the leather of my combat boots.

Just remember though, goretex linings only work up to the top of the boot. If you're going to be crossing a lot of streams/rivers etc where the deapth is deeper than the height of your boot, your feet are going to get wet due to water pouring in the top. Goretex boots may not be the best choice here as the take a hell of a long time to dry out compared to leather-only boots. Not an issue if you get to take the boots off and dry them (and your feet) out overnight, but a serious one if you're stuck in the great outdoors for a few more days/weeks.




posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 10:07 AM
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For shipboard work, I find many of the boots Belleville makes are too damn bulky. The old style U.S. Navy chukka is what I still wear, and had they decided to make them a little higher for ankle support, it would have been the ideal general purpose shipboard work boot. I was loaned a pair of Belleville's to try out, and I felt like I was wearing the boots off of an astronaut's space suit. I still see some flight deck guys wearing very BASIC 9 inch workboots, but cannot find out what brand they are so I can get myself a pair. They seem to have a "cap" sewn onto the steel toe... I want them badly.

All the extra padding and "bling" these kids want inside their boots these days takes an eternity to dry when wet as well. A leather shell on a sole is all I want on my feet when I work.



posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 11:16 AM
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Originally posted by warpboost
What about Danner boots??


This is the link to their Police and Military line

www.danner.com...


I'm pretty sure that the US Army's 10th Mountain Division wears the Ft. Lewis model which can be seen here:

www.danner.com...







Danner's Rock, I had a pair in the Army. They were the gortex/waterproof Ft.Lewis boots back in the early 90's. It was a great boot. Now that Danner has an extensive line i wouldn't have a problem buying any pair.

I wore my danners for another 5 years after i got out of the army. I used them when I was a law enforcement officer and all I had to do was have them resoled. The boots were servicable for 9 years.



posted on Nov, 22 2008 @ 11:21 AM
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BATES has some good boots check them out.
BATES FOOTWEAR

i currently have the E02210 model side zip/ goretex/waterproof/ 9" tall/thinsulated/vibram soles, i have the steal toe version because i like kicking things lol.

[edit on 22-11-2008 by miguelbmx]



posted on Nov, 23 2008 @ 06:36 AM
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Originally posted by PaddyInf

Originally posted by GrOuNd_ZeRo

I also quite like boots with gortex lining.


I like GTX boots too, simply because I spent plenty of years trudging through the cuds with water seeping through the leather of my combat boots.

Just remember though, goretex linings only work up to the top of the boot. If you're going to be crossing a lot of streams/rivers etc where the deapth is deeper than the height of your boot, your feet are going to get wet due to water pouring in the top. Goretex boots may not be the best choice here as the take a hell of a long time to dry out compared to leather-only boots. Not an issue if you get to take the boots off and dry them (and your feet) out overnight, but a serious one if you're stuck in the great outdoors for a few more days/weeks.


Good point that is why our jungle boots had drain holes. I wore the hell out of my jungle boots in Panama and the surrounding AO. The only thing I didn't like about the jungle boots was the steal shank in the sole.

I Usually had between 3 to 5 different pairs of boots, I had the Issue speed lace leather boots, Issue Jungle boots, Issue desert boots, my self purchased Danners, and a pair of self Purchased Cochran Jump boots. We had to have jump boots for our dress uniform because I was in an airborne unit, otherwise i would have never had a pair.



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 02:29 AM
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The New NIKE SFB:
A 21st Century Boot, for the 21st Century Operator.
Currently in use with Special Operations and First Responders worldwide.

Specifically designed for hot/dry conditions.
Under 16oz per half pair (size 10.)
Ultra fast drying.
NO BREAK-IN.
Excellent traction.
Anatomical outsole footbed.
The ultimate in high speed tactical footwear.

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(MIL & First Responder access only.)



posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 02:37 AM
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Originally posted by Ezekial


When I first enlisted I was issued with the stock standard Mark 5 kangaroo leather GPs (tan). these don't have steel caps for a VERY good reason.



+1 for you, a lot of people whinged about them when we got our lot but mine fit perfectly and were good, hard wearing boots. The application of a little dubbin from time to time kept the leather nice and supple and the water out.

Just remember to take a shower in them when you get them!



posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 10:30 PM
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If your looking for comfort, support and durability, you cannot go past the Australian brand Taipan. They are a branch off Highmark footwear and produce a range of military combat boots. At the moment i'm wearing DDR4079s and they are by far the best boot i've ever had.

Taipan combat boots, in particular the 'pantone' series feature snug angle support, and a wide forward food bed. Their Dual Density Rubber soles have incredible shock absorption and retain 85% of their original shape after years of wear.

Aussie soldiers will know that the army has severe boot problems, when soldier's feet go down, the army send them to a specialist to be fitted with a pair of Taipans.

These truly are the best combat boots available!

Happy boot shopping!



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