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What are some practical yet fashionable boots for operating in the field, /k/ommandoes?
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>>39117344
not those. i'd stick with solomon or merrel if you dont wanna break your ankle running to cover. def avoid GI issued boots theyre awful, rolled my ankle on a daily basis in desert altamas
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Unironically a good pair of basketball shoes that supports the ankles and isn't too heavy/bulky. Good traction, a good pair will last forever, can wear them with almost anything
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Salmons or Merrels
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>>39117357
Salomon and Merrell are what I see most commonly on the range. I've had a pair of Merrells for three years now, I think, wearing every day and running around on the weekends at matches, on concrete, dirt, sand, gravel, etc.. The Vibram outsole is starting to smooth out, and the fabric inner is worn at the heel, but it's still in good shape otherwise. It hasn't exploded out on the front toe like every pair of Adidas I've owned.
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>>39117344
MOAB mid 2.0. Approved by hikers and the special forces communities at large. I love my pair.
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>>39117344
just get combat boots for men, you fucking pussy
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>nike combat boots
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>>39117605
>not salmons or mackerels
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Doc Martens for aesthetics and Euro mountain climbing boots for comfort. Thats my opinion. My go to boots usually though are just basic bitch grunt boots that I got for $10 at a city thrift
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>>39117344

I would say practical and fashionable are mutually exclusive, OP. Wear some fresh sneaks if you wanna look cool, or wear some good hiking boots that fit your feet if you wanna operate operationally on your third tour of the mall.
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Those are not boots; they are Nike SF Airforce 1's, which have a silhouette inspired by Nike's Special Field boots. I own the mids for casual wear. They are comfortable sneakers, but would maybe last 2 hours under actual hard use.
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>>39117887
>I would say practical and fashionable are mutually exclusive, OP. Wear some fresh sneaks if you wanna look cool

Nigger.
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>>39117912
Whiter than you
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>>39117912
Maybe a nice pair of New Balance cross trainers to go with your fedora?
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>>39117344
Danner tachyeon. They're like sneakers but they're full boots. Look good/ low profile too if you get em in black
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>>39117912
This nigga with the cargo shorts and Skechers
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>>39117957
>>39117936
>>39117929
Wiggers.
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if you dont operate in western boots youre a faggot

other than that? shoes are shoes. but lace up boots and operator trail shoes are gay.
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>>39117980
whatarethose.jpg
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>>39117966
>new sneakers means you're a NIGGER
did you come into this thread to make a suggestion of your own or just be a negative nancy?

What shoes do YOU wear, mate?
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>>39118002
Mason Ramsey Special Editions
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>>39117980
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>>39118002
I wish /k/ just rangebanned europeans and the rest of muslim countries already

>HOWDY FELLOW AMERICANS, MY LANDLORD WONT LET ME KEEP A GUN IN MY APARTMENT, HOW DO I ARM MYSELF AGAINST THE LOCAL SYRIAN RAPE GANGS?
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Bought these last week for utility and /fa/

Clark’s is a good solid brand
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LMAO'ing at the quintessential /k/ucks with their low weight 1 season fabric shoes that bend at the midfoot.
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>>39117875
what video game is that?
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>>39117344
Wolverine 1000 mile boots, with a commando sole. I wear mine for all ocassions. Got the idea from indiana jones. Harrison ford did all his stunts and shit in the same pair of alden boots, and all it took was a clean up to make them good for dress clothes.
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>>39118180
Its my dress up larp
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>>39118009
"Fresh sneaks" means something more than a pair of trainers, ladm8.
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>>39117980
You're an idiot. Those are fashion boots.

Do you know why cowboy boots are slip-ons? Because they'll also slip off if you get thrown from your horse and your boot gets stuck in the stirrup. But that comes at the price of being loose, and therefore useless for walking any distance. And those aren't even cowboy boots, they're a cheap imitation for city dwellers.
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I normally wear merrel but tried a pair of keens last year because i heard the were good for wide feet and I love them.
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>>39118098
>Clark
damn, it's pretty cool.

but i can't find your boots anywhere
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i have been wearing tactical outdoor crocs for the entire summer operation.

it's comfy as fuck.
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Composite toe, waterproof, non slip. I wear em for work and wear em everywhere else.
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>>39118357
Called the Batcombe. May not be available in the US yet
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Are redwings worth the price tag and hype?
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Unlike you weebs I actually wear these 50 hours a week. I have multiple pairs, they are comfortable as fuck and have a composite toe that you don’t even notice. Only bad thing is the break in period sucks for the first few days when they are new.

Reebok 8" Rapid Response RB CT SZ
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>>39118494
Bumping this
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>>39118494
No they are the same quality as the rest and cost twice as much because Muh USA
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>>39118520
>don't buy American, it costs too much
>damn the economy sucks, thanks *insert current president here*

Why do Americlaps do this?
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>>39117344
You're welcome.
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>>39117344
Eff Nike
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https://danpostboots.com/collections/dan-post-mens-work/products/albuquerque-waterproof-1
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>>39118165
ID on these boots please.
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>>39117688
Sweep your floor.
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>>39117912
>>39117936
>>39117929
Look, the best sneakers are not the overpriced, gucci'd trash, but a nice pair of Brooks Ghost 10s. I've run hundreds of miles in those shoes and they served me extremely well.
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>>39118400
What is that camouflage combo with Sergei in the back?
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>>39120073
>you see ivan
>when of wearing 2 camo types
>enemy cannot be see of you in many environment
>allowing to be shooting without being seen even more
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>>39120053
>>39120053
can confirm, Brooks makes good running shoes.
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>>39118514
>side zipper
what kind of school has a 50 hour week for kindergarteners?
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Unironically these

https://www.pfflyers.com/pd/grounder/grounder-hi/PM17GH3-GROUND.html?dwvar_PM17GH3-GROUND_color=Black#color=Black
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waxi bois
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>>39120089
>Ivan, you see I am of the double invisible.
Sides in orbit.
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>>39120242
I hear theyre guaranteed to make a kid run faster and jump higher
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>>39117344
Can steel-toes be operator shoes or do I need to go get new boots?
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>>39117600
Chuck Taylors?
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>>39120292
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>>39120223
You wish, that side zipper is the best part and it holds up well. Wore a pair out and the zipper still worked like brand new.
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Anybody own underarmour boots? How's the quality?

>>39120223
Zippers are good for removing them easily if you have a foot injury, or just taking them on and off quicker. You don't want to sit there lacing up your boots every morning when briefing on starts in 3 minutes.
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Don't buy Nike
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>>39118165
Meindl. Fucking awesome. Took some breaking in but great once there.
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>>39120712
You know the model?
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>>39120452
I have their now discontinued(I think) speed freek boots. Good for operating in urban areas and mild outdoors, I wouldn't do any rigorous hiking in them, no steel shank and such, but besides that, they're great, have had them for 6 yrs now
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>>39117344
I had a pair of those AF1SFs, uncomfortable as fuck and took waaaaaay too long to put on so I returned those bitches. A good pair of red wings are all you need.
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>>39117344
>What are some practical yet fashionable boots for operating in the field, /k/ommandoes?

Nike caper-nicks, Levi edition.
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>>39117688
Dem greasy libtard Birkenstock hippie sandals stink.
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>>39117634
Which model do you wear?
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>>39120730

Island pro I think.
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>>39120313

Operator? Depends on what you are doing?
I use mine for police duty. I use a pair of light weight lowa boots for normal day to day stuff and have a pair of steel toe caps for riot gear. Steel toed as you are either getting glass and shit thrown at you or a horse is going to stand on your foot.
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>>39117688
can confirm.
I operate most weekends with mine regularly in the water and they have held up very well considering. The sole is very durable and they dry quickly.
grip is excellent too.
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>>39117980
I wear boots every day but do not operate in them. Once boots get wet they take days to dry. My merrells are WAY better.
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>>39119150
I own the black version of these. Great boots in the wet and on the motorcycle but the ground feel is numb. My Ariats are a lot lighter with better feel. Innawoods a good pair of breathable hiking shoes are much better
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>>39117634
This. I killed my merrels after using them as my work/larperator shoes for a solid 1.5 years (holes on the side, Insole is basically no longer there, fabric by the heel is gone).

I just replaced the insoles and only use them for work since they still work just fine. I have a real hard on for my salomans though.

>>39117688
I'll probably end up getting another pair of moabs just because why not?
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>>39118494
Eh, they're nice. I think I'd rather buy Chippewah than Redwings tbqh. And if you want something a little nicer, then Allen Edmonds would be a step up. And for value, you can't beat Thursday boots. Danner makes some pretty nice boots that are made in the USA as well as their more affordable line which are made over seas.
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>>39121180
That skank has been photo-shopped you can see on the tummy area
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>>39121614

hatters gon hat
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Haix, Meindl or Lowa.
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>>39120481
Get ready to have them fall apart at the rubber toecap.
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>>39117743
They're literally suede sneakers, and about as well constructed as sneakers, with 8" shanks. That's it. They're hilariously light and not meant for serious use. Like goddamn I have shoes that weigh more than those things.
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Comfiest booties year round
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>>39118514
>>39120223
Zippers are great. All boots should be velcro or zipper. It's much faster than fucking with laces all the time.
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Want to hear something tangentially related? This is the type of boot that the Blue Angel crew wears. Not sure if it's corfam or well spit shined but pretty sure it's corfam because they're around high heat a lot working on the jets.

Not sure if this is what the Angels themselves use though.
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>>39120247
How well do they work? I am interested in getting a pair from the /K/ommando store, but I can’t find any reviews other than the ones on the store page.

(pic unrelated)
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>>39121160
Composite toes are infinity better.
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>>39117688

Like my Moabs but they are too tight for my feet, gotta wear the thinnest socks I have.

Other than that, they are freakin awesome.
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>>39118619
>Slips in mud
Standard T8s are better
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Belleville for your GI tastes. Fuck Bates, they're shit and piss me the fuck off.
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does some one has feedback on the french bush boots like Pataugas or the current Palladium pampa boots ?
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>>39122000
Hey fuck you dipshit. My bates have been going strong for 6 years. Belleville can suck my cock.
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>wear boots
>never leave the pavement
This trend is cancer. It's like those faggots with 4x4 trucks.

A boot is for either work, like being a utilitiesman, or being out in the field. A shoe is for the street.
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None of you niggas would survive in the Bronx and thats FACTS. DEADASS.
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>>39122068
>boots going strong for 6 years
Are you doing nothing but taking afternoon walks in the park with them?

Bates fucking blow old saggy man dick. Their construction methods are shoddy and their boots are EXTREMELY well known for having their dogshit non-vibram soles crack after casual use. Furthermore Bates are infamous among .mil types for their oxford shoes' soles literally falling apart for more than a few decades. It's gotten so bad that they've put out a PSA saying "the soles aren't good for more than 36 months lol tough luck buy a new pair". 3 years, REGARDLESS OF WEAR OR NOT, is all the Bates shoes' soles are rated for. You know why they can get away with that? Because they have government contracts.

Fucking unbelievable. A company like that can fucking rot.
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>>39122070
This. People just walking around daily in heavy boots look like autists.

However, light boots are nice for everyday use because it's like having weapons on your feet and I'm pretty sure we all like weapons. Any suggestions on light, daily wear boots? I fell for the palladium meme and they just keep getting shredded up after a couple months.
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any jackboots that are actually good boots and not over $110?
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Why does anyone buy sneaker boots. Spend $200 on a good pair of Chippewa logger boots. Comfortable as heck. Wear them all day every day. Slap a coat of polish once and a while. Repeat every 5 years.
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>>39122070
>having comfortable, reliable footwear and wearing it casually is for autists!
>people should only wear vans in the streets!
Following this gay logic, is wearing jeans only for work too?
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>>39122070
>not carrying all your shoes and changing them depending on the situation like theyre camo in MGS3

heh plebs

>wake up, house slippers
>get ready to head out the door, sneakers
>drive and arrive at destination, hiking boots
>starts to rain, gortex hiking boots
>starts ti snow, snow boots
>step on the sand at the playground, desert combat boots
>swimming pool, water shoes
>going out for drinks, lace up dress shoes
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>>39122641
Get boots to suit a need. Get fashion boots, get every day boots, get work boots, get hiking boots. I hate wearing shoes and nearly everything I wear are boots. But I can't tell you how many times I see people out walking around in Danner or Red Wing work boots with Vibrams Christy soles as their casual boots. That's just one example, but get boots that suit your need and fit a purpose. Chippewa service boot, the Thursday Captain boot, and the Iron Ranger make good in between boots, and then there are dressier boots and chukkas which are nicer for everyday wear. Be smart about it, your feet will thank you.
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>>39122641
>vans
Now you're starting to put words into my mouth, nigger. Vans are casual sneakers. You could wear everything from flipflops to fucking patent leather pumps but if you don't wear them in the right place you'll look like an idiot.

Point being you wouldn't wear flipflops to the opera and you wouldn't wear patent pumps to the pool. So don't wear combat boots to go to walmart and don't wear derbies to the trenches.

Then there's dress boots! Those are totally meant for pavement my man. Get yourself a pair of good chukkas. Then you won't look like a mallninja.
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>>39121248
was gonna go ariat, but not insulated. and less resistant to snake bites. just one layer
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Any boots with the full hardware (NMT, PR, SR, WP) that aren't horrifically uncomfortable?
So far today i've tried Rockys, 5.11s, and Danners (the chinese ones) and if I have to wear any of these i'm gonna need a fucking podiatrist.
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>>39121839
I'd definitely recommend them. With a thorough rubbing down with wax they kept my feet nice and dry in a heavy rainstorm. The gum sole wasn't great in really rocky terrain but I can't really fault them for that. The insole isn't great so you may want to replace it it doesn't work for you. Other than that they were pretty comfy on a 5 mile each way hike with half a mile of elevation and a 35# pack. They're nice and light too. They look nice and could be dressed up imo. Ivan exaggerates their use in Rhodesia but they definitely have a strong history in the SADF.
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>>39117688
Short, squat, fat jooish feet.
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>>39122049
Palladium are garbage tier. They lasted me all but 2 months of grocery shopping before the sole came separated from the canvas and the canvas developed a hole where my foot bends.
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>>39122094
>None of you niggas would survive in the Bronx

Who would want to go to that shit hole? For any reason. It's like saying "yeah, I been to the sewage treatment plant".
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Palladium’s
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>>39120242
You can get them in all black too.
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>>39124383
are these real?
heard good. heard bad.
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>>39124418
I’ve had these since January got them for $15 at some clearance sale in town, for the price and how they feel they sure do air out the feet, keep in mind I work EMS so semi-weather tested. Lasted well against a creek/mud/ice. The tread is nice enough along with the added ankle support for how light they are. Definitely buying another pair, maybe the Pampa edition instead of the Baggy Army Trainers I have.
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>>39117344
I’m waiting on some altamas maritime assault, in exited
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>>39117344
I wear Magnum steel toes, keeps my toes all safe and /k/omfy.
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>>39122528
You can't even get normal boots that are actually good boots and under $110. What makes you think you'll find something niche and autistic like goddamn jackboots?
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/k/ doesnt operate in western boots anymore
I miss 2011
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>>39117344
Nike SFB Gen2
lightweight, comfy and aesthetic
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>>39124496
Surplus?
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>>39118494
They are fucking amazing.
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>>39117875
>Doc Martens for aesthetics
everyone thinks you're a fag.
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>>39118494
>>39118519
In my experience, yes.

It really does depend a lot on your foot shape though. Some brands just don't work for me. Not the same style of boot, but merrels suck on my feet. I can't wear them. My best friend whose opinion I really trust on gear swears by the things.

So I would definitely suggest trying them on. If they don't blow your mind, fuck it find something else. I'd suggest looking at Danner and Thorogood as well.
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>>39120340
Absolutely not. Chuck's are useless as actual shoes. Only good for looking fashionable and lifting in
>t. Been wearing Chuck's since middle school
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>>39125064
>Nike
Good for kneeling while you suck stinky nigger cock
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>>39118098
>be me, my brother's name is clarke
>someone asked me at a family get-together if my shoes were clarke's
>i told him that no, they are mine
>everyone laughed and i felt like an idiot because i hadn't heard of the brand before
heh
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>>39118478
am i getting trolled cause i like these but i feel like they're the "pretty boy poser" boots of the... fuckin boot world or whatever. i like them
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>>39122070
>implying nowhere gets cold
My feet can't survive the winter without boots
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isn't there an english derby boot that /k/ likes?
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>>39125375
They're less dressy than some of the cowboy boots I see guys wear to work.
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>>39121126

Probably the Moabs. Their most popular shoe/boot by far.

I used to work at a Merrel retail store in HS. Sold out of those constantly.
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>>39117980
tasty pasta
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>>39125095
>Get old used jackboots
Anon, getting them used would bring you all the downsides of pull on boots minus any of the benefits
>>39124733
Don't worry anon, soon you'll miss 2018 just as much
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practical and fashionable typically do not go hand in hand. Aesthetic boots are fine for walking the street for a bit, but not for wearing for days on end and up fucking mountains and shit. I had some Tevas in Afghanistan that were comfy as fuck, but they didn't look too great. Danner 600's I've heard are really nice. when it comes to fashion, things like allen edmonds and viberg are nice as fuck, but will destroy your feet after a while.
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>>39125607
komfy as heck dude
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Why does the concept of a shoe/boot hybrid barely exist? You either have to wear shoes and not have any ruggedness if you need it, or wear big clunky boots and look like an autist.

What are some in-between options that aren't hipster Palladiums that fall apart? Pic related kind of fits the bill of what I mean.
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>>39125304
get a load of this guys adios
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>>39124470
IWCDW meme shoes
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These are unironically good...
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https://www.511tactical.com/fast-tac-8-boot.html?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_term=5.11+tactical+men%27s+fast-tac™+8%22+boot+%28black%29&utm_content=footwear&utm_campaign=plas

What do you guys think of these? They’re on the way so I haven’t tried them out yet.
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>>39122094
Only roach niggas live in the Bronx
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>>39118248
What the actual fuck are you talking about?

>"Fresh sneaks" means something more than a pair of trainers
Where did I say "a pair of trainers"?
I dismissively told OP to wear some "fresh sneaks" (like in the OP) if he wants to "look cool"

>FRESH
(fresh as in something new)
>SNEAKS
(sneaks as in sneakers, that you wear on your fucking feet)
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>>39125735
i wore these for 2 years doing demolition so i know for a fact they are rugged enough for literally anything you can do. (as long as you have some krazy glue for when the sole begins to separate)
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>>39126160
ofc i forget the pic mine are permanently stained grey though from drywall dust
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>>39126167
Converse are byfar the most uncomfortable shoe I've ever worn though. You must have skinny feet.
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>>39126160
>no steel cap
>no steel shank
>demolition

yeah fuckin right
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>>39124383
So who’d you murder?
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>>39125304
>Unknowingly sucking mutilated jew dick by buying into that conflict
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>>39125804
Second vote for Timberlands. I have a pair of the field guide boots and they are a very good balance between comfort function and support.
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>>39126249
They're nothing like converse sneakers made out of cloth
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I have Columbia Waterproof Redmonds. They fit like sneakers and are super comfy when I'm walking around or doing any hiking but they're also only ankle height. They held up through several years of field work as a pedology (soil science, not feet or children) student. Mine are exactly like pic related except the fabric on the inner part of the back of the shoe is all torn up and the leather is all scuffed and messy. I like them a lot, but they aren't fashionable. My mom refers to them as my "retard shoes" when she sees me wearing them at family gatherings and asks me where my bicycle helmet is, if I need help writing my phone number and name on my shirt tag, and other stuff like that.
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>>39117688
Go run 4km two times a week plz. You owe it yourself.
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>>39118165
Finally someone who actually uses boots for something other than hiking trips. Saying that, I've got a pair of Lowa renegades too and they're great, albeit too lightweight for combat or work.
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>>39121775

the Forces version as well?

I come from Merrell Moabs that came apart after five years, I'm out of options.
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>>39117344
Floridian looking for decent boots that can get wet, but also won't melt my feet into nubs in this humidity and heat. Any suggestions? I'd assume surplus Nam gear would fit the bill.
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>>39128668
I bought a pair of danner scorch that are pretty good for walking around on pavement, wet or dry. If you're gonna go innaeverglades then maybe some jungle boots, but jungle boots never last long and are only good for walking around swamps.
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>>39122528

Do you mind military surplus? You can often get them for about $50-100.
Here are some Soviet jack boots for sale:
http://www.sovietboots.com/10-jack-boots
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>>39126846
your mom makes a good point
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>>39124461
I have the pampa hi version and I love them.
Only thing I've heard is they might after kneeling a bunch of times, tear around the toe area. But dunno hasn't happened yet.
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Not these. Red wings look cool but that's about it.
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>>39117743
Fuck you they're comfortable and don't get soaked in the rain.
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>>39126597
What?
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>>39117980
>>39121209
>>39124733
You guys got whiskey to go with those feels?


>>39118263
Stay mad faggot
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>>39129328
>kneeling a bunch of times
Nah dude, like 4 times. They'll start to rip around the toe and heel because the canvas is just shit, nothing can be done about it. The sole also separates from the shoe itself because they use shitty glue. These would be pretty good shoes if they weren't made in China-tier garbage. Get the actual milsurp versions, they might be better but I think the problem lies in their design. There just isn't enough material around the area where the ball of your foot bends so it rips there too quickly.
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>>39117688
Moabs are uggo as fuck tho
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>>39129556
>rubber sole
>tucking pants into boots
AAAAAAAAAH
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Yall have horrible fashion sense. Im going to /fa/
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>>39117344
Those are pretty dope my dude.

I need some new kicks but nobody makes any respectable zero-drop boots.
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>>39117344
Nothing wrong with bellevilles. If you roll your ankle with them you're an overweight weak ankle having pucci.

I wear these up and down ladders and on roofs all day.
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>>39122075
Where's the vodka Ivan?
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>>39130678
You can clearly see where the dirt starts on my boots.
>rubbersole

I honestly cant understand why you think an antislip outersole is bad. Unless you dont work?
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>>39117344
Don’t forget your socks. Seriously, don’t.
>>39118016
Funnily enough that might just happen.
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>>39123604
ok I see
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Say an anon couldn't buy shoes or boots online. Where would said anon go to try on boots? I see Dicks has merells, but beyond that I'm kind of stumped.
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>>39118478
Get red wings only if you want the soles separating in 6 months. I had doc martens for 4 years that i wore daily. Redwings isnt what they used to be.
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>>39131224
You look up the nearest specialty store or outdoor supplier and make a trip. I had to go an hour out of town twice to get redwings because they don't carry wides in store, but they'll set you up.
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>>39117344
Is there really such thing as sneaking boots or shoes like the ones in MGS?
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>>39118494
No. I've had 3 pairs over 2 years, all replaced by the manufacturer. They arent what they used to be.
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>>39131320
>>39131368
Maybe if you get the faggy "heritage" collection. Their work boots are still good.
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>>39131425
Their American made boots are still good, but Red Wings has been transitioning to Chinese at every opportunity, making any new boots in China and discontinuing old ones. They are basically Remington at the beginning of the end.
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>>39131425
>he doesn't rock heritage boots specifically to feel as shitty as grandpap out in the mire
For shame.
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>>39129556
Twisted X's? If so nice, they look to be steel toe too.
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Unless you're actually on horseback there's no reason to be wearing slip-ons.
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>>39131762
How about they are comfy and fuck you.
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>>39120340
As much as I love to wear Chuck Taylors and PF Flyers they are absolute dog shit for operating
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>>39117344
If I didn't have long hair I'd look like a total skinhead in them but I bought a pair of Austrian paratrooper boots a while back (condition 2) and they are fucking awesome. Both comfort and good traction.
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>>39117344
The TR102 is pretty good
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>>39128092
>the Forces version as well?
Theres no difference beyond color, I'm on my third pair of forces and wear them 50~60 hours a week. I get about 13 months out of a pair before they start leaking, a lot more comfortable than my moabs.
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>>39121977
Not if you're rucking.
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>>39124470
They're okay but i made the mistake of making them into work shoes
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>>39123216
Dunno what those acronyms are, but I like my Garmont NFSs. Salomons are better, but more expensive and if you have a wide foot they might not fit.
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There's a reason SOCOM issues them.
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>>39121704
>>39121180
what's her name tho?
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>>39124418
>>39129328
They tear up after a year.
They are great as tougher chuck taylors. They aren't boots. Don't treat them like boots.
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>>39122429
get the austrian para ones from kommandostore.
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I were soft toe timberland pros
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Gonna bookmark this thread and go to Dick's Sporting goods tomorrow as it's the only place within 30 minutes with boots of any kind beyond Walmart's shit tier - everything. Any recommendations in the mean time?
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>tfw fused ankle so must have orthodics
>tfw 11.5 wide

Any suggestions on shoes that are super super wide that can take orthodics? Even my merrels aren't wide enough.
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>>39133060
>Dick's Sporting goods

Drive however long it takes to go literally anywhere else.
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>>39132292
They're actually issue now? I thought they were just popular with the kinds of guys who are allowed to buy their own boots. Great fucking boots though, I have a pair that I bought without even knowing they were an operator thing, just tried a whole bunch of boots on at REI and they were the comfiest.
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>>39132292
>>39133897
How waterproof are they? Submergible?
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>>39117344
Clarks because I don't live in a third world shithole
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Got myself a pair of Atalaia's.
For 35 bucks it's pretty good.
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>>39134296
Mine aren't really waterproof at all, they're the "desert" version with more ventilation and no gore-tex.
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>>39122094
Dont ever talk to me or my son again
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>>39133060
Do not go to dicks. They are anti gun.
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>>39121126
Sorry, I haven't been keeping up with the thread. They're Moabs, like >>39125435 guessed, and everyone else seems to have.

>>39121271
I'm definitely getting a hard-on for Salomons XA Forces. I think they're next, once I kill these Merrells or the local retailer has their sale.
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Thoughts?
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>>39132518
Funnily enough, Chuck Taylors rip the exact same way.
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>>39117344
Swedish m90 boots are nice!
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The Chad Boot.
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>>39125190
Everyone knows you are
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I wanted some input before I jump on these Danner vitals. What I look for in boots:
>6-8"
>Solid color or close to it (looking for dark brown rn)
>As little leather as possible, it never sesms to hold up and gets ugly
>Must have some sort of toe cap, rubber is acceptable
>Waterproof

These hit every nail on the head but they're just boring looking, unlike the Salomon forces (fucking suede) and Lowa zephyrs (no toe cap) I'm also looking at. Any other options that come close to those standards?
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>>39118494
I wore a pair of steel toe logger boots every day for two years, most comfortable footwear outside of slippers, no joke. The ones I have are old though, the insulation or whatever isn’t cheap, if you get an old pair it’s worth resoling them.
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>>39130678
Hope you snakes and other critters crawling into your boots
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>>39131512
This, tried to replace my old redwings and the new ones are horrible garbage, find these used and resole them if need be, comfy as fuck and well made, got me through two years of plumbing and construction work.
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>>39133826
Well shit, I need a pair of boots and I needed them yesterday, where the fuck do I go?
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>>39131649
Ariats with the steel toe.
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>>39133060
Must be bait
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Just got these.
Should be genuine or at least that's what I thought it said.
120€

Bought them because I previously bought used pair and they were good.
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covert operators in mexico are issued these to blend in with local population
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>>39137259
>Klondike
>literally dyke boots

lmao
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>>39118180
gtav
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>>39131001
>I honestly cant understand why you think an antislip outersole is bad. Unless you dont work?
Cowboy boots have leather soles, rubber soles are for posers
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>>39120073
Sergei has Kamysh Urban on top and Kamysh Woodland on bottom. It's basically just Slav tiger stripe.
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>>39136992
ebin. but seriously wear that gay shit during a pride parade and see what happens.
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So what should your boot sizing be for a steel toe/safety toe boot? I've heard a size up, I've heard a half size down. Personally I fucking hate it when boots slip around the heel area or when my feet slide back and forth.
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>>39117344
How much are those?
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>>39131902

Fuck my man I'm utterly lost then. I want a light tacticlol boot for edc much like the Moab but durable. I guess I'll just glue the fuck out of them
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Merrels for everyday use, and 8'' Bellevilles for shitty weather
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>>39118400
>HOMO
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>>39138131
They were a limited run, so now I've seen them for $400
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>>39117912
Please kill yourself
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>>39117980
YEE YEE
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>>39134815
Where'd you get em? Do they make them steel toed? I've been looking for some good GI jungle boots that are new production and not made of chinesium, most I've found isn't even steel toed.
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>>39135966

I had a pair of those without the gortex. The top of the toe-box is thin mesh, great for ventilation, but blew out in less than 8 months of daily wear. Also if you have wide feet they are unbearable and will blister you for a while until you break them in.
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>>39131342
just wear some softer sole sneakers. quiet soles are not durable and durable soles are not quiet
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>>39139552
Why you gotta break my heart like that, anon?
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>>39131342
Most hunting boots are designed with silence in mind.

It comes down to the sole, too hard and you clunky around, too soft and you squeek on hard surfaces. It also depends how you walk. Rolling your foot from heel to toe makes walking a lot more quiet.
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>>39139592
Sorry, bummed me out too. I had high hopes after hearing all the hype for Solomons, they will be my first and probably last pair desu.
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Are there any other boots where the rubber comes up similar to Lowas? I can see this being helpful in climbing if the edge kf your boot slips the surface, but more importantly it looks like there's no fucking way the sole is coming separated from the material.

Any other companies do this or is it SOLEly a Lowa thing?
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>>39133826
>>39135898
I took the longer route and ended up at a Field & Stream in Kalamazoo, MI. It didn't fare well.
>All their boots are sold out in my size.
>Ask an associate who was nice enough to check their stock. "Oh those are so popular we never have them in stock"
>"Then why not stock more?"
>Their backpacks are gimmicky garbage with a million zippers and compartments and their logo plastered all over them for that extra $50 to the price tag.
>Their guns are nothing but S&W and Glock with a few others thrown to the side in a "you're not a glock so GTFO" display in a corner.
>Their shotguns were cheap at least.
>Remshit ammo front and center. A hastily taped together box of Tula 7.62x39 haphazardly placed alongside them.
I can not believe I drove a fucking hour for that.
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>>39138429
They're made on Brazil, where I live. I got them from a adventure/military house. Made from leather and cordura canvas and either injected PU sole (light version) or rubber (standard). I don't think any on them are steel toed.
The one I posted before is the light version (weights about 500g per boot). This one is the rubber version.
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>>39120340
>>39131790
SEALs like to wear converse under their fins
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Are the bundeswehr boots on varusteleka any good? Talking about the KS2000 and KS2005
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>>39140096
For the price and the popularity I'd say they are worth a try anon.
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>>39131342
Stealthy as fuck, super comfortable too. Good luck finding any though, faggot
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>>39129366
I have these and bought them for actual use as work boots. They're great for walking around all day on a slippery concrete/epoxy floor and working a TIG pedal but awful on any kind of loose surface, definitely not operator boots.
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>>39142723
I've slipped on marble regularly and they have no lug so they're not the best in the rain and near useless in snow, but they do the job. Going hiking in them wasn't terrible but I wouldn't do it again.
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Just snagged a pair of these. I live in an urban area so my gear is pretty drab plus they go well with my Subaru Outback
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>>39118494
come in wide range of size and you can order diff size for L/R.

Many folks got slight diff in size L/R, and since no one is "exactly" a stock size.....

Mostly hype. Their China made "Motorcycle" boot with Super Sole is one of my faves for about $170. Not motorcycle motorcycle, just walking boots.
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>>39117696
>>>39117344 (OP)
>just get combat boots for men, you fucking pussy

Agreed. For same price as some fag boots you can buy about 5 DIFFERENT types of GI boots off Ebay.

Hot Weather(sierra sole waffle stomper, Water Proof, Water Proof Insulated, Panama Sole (mud) jungle.

Don't forget "Mickey Mouse" super cold weather or the ULTRA cold White "bunny boots" rated for invading the South Pole.
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Those AF1s are the reason I got into sneakers lmao
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>>39136998
get takyons instead
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>>39122075
>no shelltoes
You're halfway there, buddy.
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>>39123216
>NMT, PR, SR, WP
not water proof but otherwise amazing.
https://www.amazon.com/New-Balance-989v2-Training-Black/dp/B01MXNYL4B/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536891956&sr=8-1&keywords=new+balance+989v1+composite+toe+work+boot

I like the "patented kick plate" heel. allows hard kicks but you don't feel it.

They feel like well padded mid top running shoes.

every great once in a while you find a product you'd have designed yourself.

Bonus: New Bal sizing is "finer" and also comes in several widths. I'm a 13 or 12.5 but in NB I'm a 14 wide.
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>>39124470
What the fuck nigger shoes are these that they don't come in half sizes?
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>>39133768
NEW BALANCE.

Most come in up to EEEE and some EEEEEE.

Also SOME GI combat boots come in up to XW which is about EEEE, and best value by far.

Yes will take orthopedics of course. Real boots.

Pro tip: 8" height not ideal for hiking walking, and extra protection not needed outside combat, and even then. Just don't lace all the way or (gasp) just cut off the top 3 inches.

Pro tip #2: Danner "Combat Hikers" are $370 boots now selling on Ebay for around $110 if you can find your size. Bit heavy but GREAT for orthopedics, etc.

https://www.amazon.com/Danner-Combat-Hiking-Boot-43513X/dp/B006JUXL0G/ref=sr_1_1?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1536892658&sr=1-1&nodeID=7141123011&psd=1&keywords=Combat+Hikers++Danner

https://www.amazon.com/Danner-Crater-Rim-GTX-Hiking/dp/B007H621AW/ref=pd_sbs_309_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B007H621AW&pd_rd_r=32b2983f-b7c7-11e8-a904-6bfe9a9fef2d&pd_rd_w=pLe9K&pd_rd_wg=LHOXU&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=53dead45-2b3d-4b73-bafb-fe26a7f14aac&pf_rd_r=CJJ12KFNPYWM45YWWC2A&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&refRID=CJJ12KFNPYWM45YWWC2A

same basic boots
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>>39117344
If you want a water proof insulated leather boot that looks like a sneaker there are these. Can't attest to their durability though.
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>>39143474
Fuck off suedefag. Seriously why the fuck would anyone want fuzzy shoes?
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>>39145454
>If you want a water proof insulated leather boot that looks like a sneaker
I can only imagine the levels of homosexuality that would make somebody want that.
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>>39124470
Got a pair of the hi tops a little while ago. I haven’t worn them much, but thoroughly enjoy them when I do
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>>39145491
Faggotry aside, it looked like what OP was asking for.
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>>39145491
What for being queit like
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>>39137259
Looks like something you’d wear to a gay club
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>>39135997
Looks like a fairly standard pair of basic boots that will do you for most situations. Good job, you're not a queer.
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Kommando store waxi boots

Yeah or nae
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>>39147482
see
>>39123238
>>39120247
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>>39118165
i love my meindl for hiking, but salomon 4d quests for oper8ing
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>size 14
>pain in the ass to find boots in store
>email from midway about boots on sale
>Danner Reckoning 50% OFF!
>"For sure they don't have my size"
>click anyway
>literally only size available is a 14, and it's $110 instead of $225 or something

Super comfy, light weight. Only issue is it's slow to lace and take off but whatever, lot better than my previous work boot.
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Anyone know some good brands of tanker boots? I really like the look of these and want to find other brands.
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>>39149687
Anons need to sign up for the Danner Newsletter; they have sales roughly every quarter. The closeout prices are up to 60% off. It's hit and miss in common sizes.
>probably easy to score size 14 clodhoppers.
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>>39117344
Altama OTB Maritime Assault.
>can confirm I have
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>Come on these threads day after day

>Everyone is always too poor to own Matterhorns

Spend the money, you won't regret it. Best boots I've ever had
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>>39117344
Anything by Adidas, but we all know this kinda started the whole operators in sneakers thing.
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>>39124470
Wearing a pair right now, as a flat wide footed troglodyte I love em
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>>39120053
>look them up

God bless you, anon, for helping me find some regular ass gym shoes since most manufacturers don't make a 14 Wide/EE (or if they do they run small). Been wearing the same Asics for 6 damn years


anyways, I don't really operate but I guess these Irish Setters (Afton's) kinda count?
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>>39117344
Norwegian m77s for normal use, jackboots for heavy snow
Prove me wrong
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>>39118400
What is the actual model of these? I need them for larping as a slav and I can never find the right model.
Hard moder: find someone selling them in size 14 american/48EU
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>>39142752
I'm surprised about the marble, mine deathgrip any kind of smooth solid surface. They have some kind of special anti-slip coating on the soles, maybe yours are a different version without that or something.

I wouldn't hike in mine either though, aside from the lack of traction I've also found that, while they're comfortable all day when walking on level ground, I get blisters if I do a lot of climbing or descending inclines in them.
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>>39120481
>saldmon
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>>39117344
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>>39132250
how so? got dirty quick or just can't handle daily use?
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>>39124418
I've had two pairs and I agree completely with >>39132518

They just look like boots. They have very little durability. They're not that comfy either. I went to just some run of the mill leather steel toe work boots, from John Deere of all brands, for work and even they're way less hard on my feet. Palladium are stylin' though. The OD green especially once they start to get the faded look. Got tons of compliments. Too bad they're more fashion than function.
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>>39122528
>wants full leather tall boots
>sub-$110 budget

Retard
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>>39117344
Ll beans are my preference
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>>39118263
fashion boots
>waterproof
>composite toe

western boots were the original operating operationally boots.
I bet you dont even wear footwear that can act as a water reserve.
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>>39120481
>shadman
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>>39143333
How comfortable are they if you're on your feet all day? I'd love a pair of "barefoot" shoes and those look pretty nice, maybe I'll grab a pair when it starts snowing and shit like this starts to appear in local clearance sales.
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I'm looking for a composite toe duty boot, preferably waterproof.

I found these Danner lookouts which are sexy but they made them waterproof by making the outside 100% leather. Anyone who's worn boots on duty knows in sunlight they turn into foot ovens and I don't think the completely leather construction is going to help with that, or does it not really matter? It gets up to like 95° here so I don't want to fuck with making my feet hotter. Any similar options for a safety toe duty boot?





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