Discussion in 'On Topic' started by muya, Dec 11, 2005.
looking to get new boots. looking at either of these.
my personal preference would be the maruaders over the jump boots.
What exactly do you plan on using the boots for? Do not buy fucking jump boots or zippered boots to wear around. You will look like a complete tool. Buy yourself some Green or Black Wellco jungles. I do have some belleville 700's with the Goretex lining but I don't like wearing them. Too heavy. For me its either jungles or Hot weather desert boots.
I've had maruaders for 4 years. I wear them for the office. I think they look good.
i'll probably go with the maruaders again.
holy gay boots
on the subject of feet... anyone recommend some soles for boots? I don't feel like scrapping my knees again next summer yet I have a feeling theyre gonna make us run in combat boots on asphalt a lot again, and i intend to be in good shape longer than some of the infantry sgts I see who can't even kneel anymore, so im gonna do everything I can to make it easier on my body. I've heard good things about vibram but don't know which model I should go for.
opps wrong type of soles.. Yea stick with Vibram. For rucking look at the Vibram Olympic sole. It pretty nice. Its softer and provides alot of cushion. Probably one of the most popular soles when it comes to rucking in the Q-Course.
thanks ... ill look into those.
I suppose you were talking about insoles before you edited, but I didn't get to see it, might as well list any recommendations for those also... tried some fancy gel ones but man it sucked when one of the fuckers started leaking during a ruck so I just went back to our standard issue insoles blisters never bothered me that much but whatever makes hell more comfortable is ok in my book
Both are the favorites of desk jockies and pogues every where.
I highlighted the most important part of your post.
OK. What's your point?
Scroll up to post #11.
ohhh. you're trying to make a joke.
these are the boots i beat feet around in : http://www.flyingtigerssurplus.com/big-id-3-shbgid-4639.html
those are nice. a little pricey though.
they're worth it.
No joke at all, those are the boots of desk jockies and pogues.
How do Jungle boots work in really wet conditions? Do your feet get wet really quickly due to the breating material? How comfortable are they compared to standard issue leather?
Jungle Boots are extremely lightweight and easily shine. These are the main reasons I wear Jungble Boots.
do you have any suggestions?
Post #3 has boots that combine a killer image along with being super comfy. It's all about the soles man. These being the only thing I wear. Slap some polish on them and walk around as if you just came off the plane from Nam.
It depends. I put Neats Foot Oil on my jungles when I went out to the field. This keeps the water out for the most part. The main thing is Jungles have drain holes so when water gets in...it can drain out. They also can let water in. If you do get wet crossing streams or whatever, they'll dry quicker. The other options is a goretex lined boot for temperate weather or cold weather. They'll keep the water out pretty much to the top of the boot. Your feet will stay warmer as well. I wore these when it was about 10degrees F outside doing landnav by myself out in the woods. The movements were up to 14km long and having these boots certainly helped. The rest of my body was cold as hell but at least my toes weren't going numb. Also my feet stayed dry so I could avoid getting frostbite.
I'd say when it comes to summer time the Jungle boot is the way to go. When the weather gets colder out then I would consider the goretex boots. The colder temps will keep your feet from sweating so much in them. Thats why they suck for the summer. They're a little heavier as well.
This post probably wasn't constructed too well but whatever
Insoles: I've used both of these as well as a few others. These two are the best. You can also look into "SOF" soles. They weren't too bad either.
http://www.wellco.com/html/sole_ultra.html You put these in the oven to mold them to your foot.