Boots, the kind you wear on your feet, not the FNG's




 
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October 2nd, 2004  
Lil Hulk 1988
 

Topic: Boots, the kind you wear on your feet, not the FNG's


How many here actually used the issued boots? Or did you go and get some other "commercial" combat boots for the field?
October 2nd, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
used mine all the time..they last about 6-7 months...lol
October 2nd, 2004  
doddsy2978
 
I wore issue boots most of the time.

I did buy a pair once - but then I was in the British Forces and, for some strange reason, our procurers didn't seem to learn the same lessons that were taught during WWI as everybody else. Namely, if your soldier's feet stay wet they become casualties. The same lesson was spoon fed the authorities again, in 1982. The standard issue DMS boot at that time was about as waterproof as a teabag. So, some took to buying their own. Expensive business, isn't it, though! I mean footwear becomes damaged easily in a soldier's environment, so, as the standard of the British Boot improved, I packed that game in and saved me some money The last boot I was issued with - the 'Pro Boot' was brilliant. I remember putting a brand new pair on for a CFT (8 mile forced march in Marching Order(with 40lb kit)) without any troubles at all - brilliantly comfortable.
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November 29th, 2004  
Pete031
 
 
I swear by my Hi tech magnums... or now just called magnums, Light rugged and durable... the only thing I would like would be drain holes like the jungle boot... The boots we get issued are garbage.
November 29th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Never for the field. Danner Ft Lewis boots or Jungles. I did use the Desert boots.

Issues were solely for garrison and inspections.
November 29th, 2004  
AFSteliga
 
 
I wear my issued boots. Really all they allow us to wear right now.
November 30th, 2004  
beardo
 
best investment ive ever made was my 180 Lowa Gore-Tex Combat boots......could sleep with them on and not even notice them
November 30th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Gore Tex stuff in general just rules.
November 30th, 2004  
beardo
 
yeah....especially when you've been walking through a river for the last mile and not realised
December 1st, 2004  
AussieNick
 
I wear my Taipans by Highmark shoes. They are an australian boot, excellent quality, strong, comfy, light and they just last and last. I've had them since 1999, and worn them for everything... Military exercises, paintball, hiking, painting the house. Everything you can think of, and they are still in top condition.