New US Army Combat Boot - Page 3




 
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November 11th, 2004  
Aaron
 
The Adidas doesn't look to tough in my opion it looks quite flimsy

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Originally Posted by AussieNick
Here is a link to Highmark Shoes, they are the maker of Taipans.

http://www.highmark.com.au/military.htm

They are made with Kangaroo skin, it's very tough compared to cow leather.
wow they dont come in big sizes im 14 and im wearing size 11 so i guess when i join the army i cant where them they'll be too small
November 13th, 2004  
AussieNick
 
They are a pretty small operation, so if you ordered them as 14 they'd probably knock them up for you.
November 17th, 2004  
egoz
 
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Originally Posted by Aaron
The Adidas doesn't look to tough in my opion it looks quite flimsy.
i know they've been combat tested so they can't be that bad. it was actually suggested i get them from a police swat team member, i believe he's also in the army reserve. he said he loves them and he's had them for a couple years, so that really influenced my decision to get them. i haven't had any problems with them yet.
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November 21st, 2004  
Missileer
 
 
Anything would have been better than the combat boots issued to us in the early `60 s. They were full leather with a toe and heel cap. We later changed to a lighter and shorter top brogan style with no capped toes and heels. Both styles were leather insole with no padding of any sort. Most of the troops I went through basic training with had terrible blisters and open sores on their feet after eight weeks. Black wool socks didn't help the problem much.
February 16th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
after 2 field problems with the new boot, I will say I like it. The inner gortex liner is huge during the winter months. I remember hearing people complain about cold wet feet in both of those field problems. My boots may have been wet, but my feet stayed dry. One bad thing is it seems my feet sweat a lot in the boot. During the summer months I will keep to the jungle boot until the Army switches to the new uniform. Then no more black boots for the Army.
May 3rd, 2005  
Vitaly
 
What is the best way to break in boots and make them more comfortable?
May 3rd, 2005  
sinkhole
 
http://www.itsyoursole.com/

I would try one of these.
May 4th, 2005  
AussieNick
 
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When I was with the 7th Infantry Division we marched 25 miles a day in 10 hours and when we had to do a hundred mile march in four days there was no such thing as a comfortable boot
Yeah, I know how you feel. But at that point nothing is "comfortable", be it boots, pants, hat, pat, webbing, rifle. Everything causes discomfort doesn't it.

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What is the best way to break in boots and make them more comfortable?
Wear them to the pub. You do a lot of standing/walking at the pub and don't realise it. Plus when your totally plastered walk home in them. It works a treat. A few trips to the local boozer, and you'll have boots that fit just right.

Honestly the only real way to wear them in, is to wear them in. Wear them all you can. You can try soaking them in warm water, wearing them in the shower etc, but I think it doesn't make much difference really.


By the way, this is the standard issue Australian boot. Very good mind you.





These are pretty much the other popular option in the australian army. These Taipan boots are tough as nails and comfortable as well.
May 6th, 2005  
Vitaly
 
The reason why I asked is because I'm used to there being set procedures for breaking in ice-skates, so I was wondering if you can do anything special with boots.
May 6th, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
Breaking in your boots perhaps wack it a bunch of times. How about Timberland boots