How are these not a meme already? They're comfy af, strike a balance between Adidas trainer and combat boot aesthetics, and aren't super expensive. Am I missing something here?
While we're on the subject, what are some good fits to go with combat boots that aren't super edgy?
these look kinda wearable. Wouldn't want to go full Sondereinsatzkommando though.
Silly wannabe combat boots. They give you the look of a combat boot but takes away the durability, support and everything that one would normally buy combat boots for. Either wear trainers, or proper combat boots, these things just look silly.
Thin is fine, and plasticky only refers to the finish, which is supposed to look that way on a polished black military boot.
I mean, they are but only because they're the comfiest thing that meets uniform requirements.
The thing is, they're not backpacking boots. They're purpose-made for people doing direct-action raids without a ton of gear, who want something light and quiet. Danner and Bates make good combat boots, but they're all heavier than these and suck to run in.
There might be heavier-duty or better-looking boots, but nothing that feels as good to wear or stands out the way these do.
And with regards to support, there are several kinds of support. You don't want these for side-hilling or bashing through fallen timber because they lack torsional support in the sole. However, they have plenty of ankle and arch support, which is all that matters in the places you should be walking in with them.
The military doesn't issue combat boots to soldiers in the mountains: they procured a bunch of alpine hiking boots for that purpose because no combat boot would cut it up there anyway. Think of combat boots more as fighting cleats than as an all-purpose foot protector.