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Originally posted by WatchRider
Docs are ok, but I've never worn them, so for long distance work they might be lacking. I'd imagine they're good for urban type stuff.
You want a boot that isn't too rigid and over-strong as Docs always appear too OTT. But thats just me.
Originally posted by Anti-Tyrant
What kind of boots is the prey wearing?
Actually, that's a damn good point!
I've read of strips of vehicle tyre being used to resole boots...perhaps this method would enable someone to throw a tracker of their trail if they were using that method of boot-print-tracking?
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
What's your opinion on spring steel in the sole?
On the up-side, it cushions the step a bit, which reduces fatigue, and it will protect better that just rubber against sharp pointy things you may accidentally step on. Injuring your feet in a survival situation is something to be avoided at all costs.
On the down-side, it's a bit of added weight (not much, but every ounce counts when you have to carry your life on your shoulders). Many serious hikers will go to great lengths to trim an ounce here and an ounce there, to go faster, longer, and conserve energy.
What are your thoughts on this?
Originally posted by jjstile
Walking a mile every 10-12 minutes with a pack on is ridiculous. Let's see you keep that pace for anytime let alone do it at all. That's a light jog actually. And even a 15 minute mile is a pretty brisk pace.
Originally posted by 44soulslayer
Watchrider mate you seem pretty knowledgeable about boots in general. (Ex forces perhaps?).
What boot was standard issue for the SAS around the 2000 mark? Ive got a full set of DPM soldier 95 with those boots (for OTC), but I dont know what the boots are called.
Theyre heavy and can handle anything you throw at them, but do tend to make mincemeat of my feet after a day's worth of combat exercises.