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How about a boots thread? Or tactical shoes in general.

I'm looking to buy some decent fighting shoes. Urban combat, sturdy shoes for situations like riots or perhaps more.
What qualitites should I pay attention for?
I'd like them to be flexible and light enough to run/kick/jump, but I also want steel tips and general protection.
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>>28494375
>tactical shoes
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>>28494394
I'm not a /k/ native. Does that term not make sense?
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>>28494410
Tactical is a marketing term. It means nothing when applied to gear and is generally only used ironically here.

My only boot experience is boots meant for construction, and for that I've found that you want to spend at least $100 to get something you can wear all day. Currently I'm wearing some square-tip steeltoe Justins, they've held up quite well for just over a year.

If you don't get boots that are specifically designed to be waterproof then you can just spray them with some off-the-shelf product. If you get leather then rub them down with some neatsfoot oil.
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>>28494394
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>>28494375
This Danner model looks awesome, I wish I could find them here in Yurope to try it.
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>>28494649
They beg for oper8te in top tier oper8tions
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>Lowa Zephyr gtx tf hi
Good for everything except being in the snow for 5 hours. I need some warmer boots for that but I think I'll stick with lowa or even hanwag
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Any good Chelsea style boot that's great?
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>Urban combat shoes

How much do you weigh
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>>28494434
Yeah, I've heard that before but didn't know what else to call it.
I've had construction boots before (had to hand them in after my contract finished) but they were rather heavy and not that functional for speed and movement imo.

>>28495279
about 80kgs (176 lbs?)

>>28495259
What about wet and near freezing temp but no snow?
No blue toes is always a plus.
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>>28494375
wat do?
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>>28495656
Clown shoes.
Your foot appears to be wider than it is long.
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>>28495695
I wear a 9 extra wide. (manlet status)

Do clownshoes come in coyote brown?
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>>28495656
holy shit are you a hobbit?
is this real life?
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>>28495656
You got mad extra grip tho, wouldn't wanna be chases by you barefeet in a forrest.
Bet you jump tree to tree like a freak too.
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doc martens
:^)
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>ITT SPACEBOOTS
Good luck smashing the faces of your enemies to dust in those pieces of shit!

>flight boot master race
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Just get some hiking boots. Merrell, Solomon, etc. Trust me, jungle boots and jump boots are cool, but a pair of Moab's will make you feel MUCH better.
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>>28495259
I've found the lowas to be the most comfortable boots for my extremely high arches
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>>28495808
B A S E D
A
S
E
D

wouldn't wear them outside the tank to be honest though, family.
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>>28496757
>lowa
Are those Renegades? I'm buying a pair tomorrow.
How does the gore-tex hold up?
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>>28495808
very stylish/10
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>>28494375

Don't break them in, that's a total meme.

You should wear your boots for 3 days straight for a proper "break-in". Sleep in them. Soak your feet in the bathtub overnight, it combats trench foot. And make sure you hike a lot with them during that time.
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Adidas AX-1... I have never worn a more comfortable shoe. I own pic related, but they are available in less "tactical" colors. And they're definitely not army boots.

Or you can get Merrells or something
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>>28496574
Tried some Merrel moabs. Great around town shoes, but shit wilderness shoes if you get your feet wet. They claim waterproof, but in a mid boot if you have to ford anything more than ankle deep you're fucked. Those fuckers took forever to dry out.

If you live anywhere in the south east(aka the American jungle) like I do get some jungle-style boots and some good wool socks. Fast drying > "waterproof"

Got a pair of these for my fall season camping and they rocked. Looking forward to spring to see how they hold up to some more abuse.

https://www.bellevilleboot.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=134
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>>28496842
They're great, I backpacked a month with these and some REI gators and only got water in them when the rivers were knee-height
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>>28494434
>wearing Justins
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Jungle boots or leave america you commie fucks
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I had a pair of issued boots from the last days of bdus, that were resoled with a flat, smooth, thin vibram running sole. Anyone know what that would be? Fuckers finally fell apart

I only wear waterproof during the winter, and my hunting boots are insulated, too. The rest of the time I want something sturdy, without having overly large soles like work boots. Those catch on everything and drag. I want tall, snug tops to keep detritus out. I don't need a hard sole, just something not paper-thin to keep thorns from stabbing my feet. In short grass or town, I just wear these. Grass stubble stabs through as they wear out, and they don't last a year
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I wear Baffins all day every day at the welding shop, they're light with an aluminum toe and they've held up great to what is debatably the most abusive job in the history of boots and clothing. I also have a second pair for winter field work.

However, I've never tested them in urban combat or a riot.
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>light
>steel toe

Get a composite toe
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>>28495629
Too add to this>>28497410
get something water proof but not insulated. Insulation = warm = sweat = fungus. If you're concerned about blue toes, get a good quality pair of wool socks. They naturally hamper the growth of fungus and bacteria, and above all else, are removable. Think of it as a nice lining.
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>>28497517
Well I don't intend to have to wear them seven days in a row day and night, but thanks. Composite toe, not insulated.

Do high boots limit movability a lot compared to ankle height?
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>>28497826
Not once you break them in.
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these are sooo fuckin good
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I'd like to be able to wear sturdy shoes on a daily basis, I'm a bit of a fag when it comes to apearance. If you guys have anything more casual looking I'd love to see those.
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>>28498222
>>>/fa/g
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>>28494375
Solomon boots friend

Comfy as fuck
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>>28497564
>this nigga gets it
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>>28498039
I got them rather cheaply (120 Euros) and they seem great, but the inner arch support is very hard for my feet. Does this wear in or do I have to get some other inlay soles? I got normal feet and these are the only shoes where this happened
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>>28495259
>>28495629
Not OP but I love my Lowa Zephyrs. They're the best footwear I've ever worn in every condition except rain/snow. I've worn mine almost everyday for about 2.5 years, and they're still comfy as fug.
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>>28495808
Pic: what DAT's wore in grade school.
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>>28498660
*highschool
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>>28496796
>>28496874
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>>28495656
........when you realize thats his right foot................
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Can't go wrong with Lowa.
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Can't speak for many other brands but my danner RAT boots have held up very well to over three years of daily wear.

Though I don't go running (long distance type, say anything over a mile) in them. They are heavier boots. But like I said, they are holding up well so I see no reason to get another pair of boots (plus I'm cheap as fuck).
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>>28496915
My dadio wears these and loves them, I wear my salomons right here >>28497564 i love em
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I wear these in garrison, and shitty steel toe Bellevilles on deployment.
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>>28496757
Is there something like this but with ankle support? Rolled one of the fuckers a year ago thanks in part to my non-operator work boots and I don't want to repeat that shit again.
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Bates 9 Inch Safety boots :^)
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muh Merrel Moab Polars

had torrential rains today. something like 2-3"/hour but i stayed warm and dry through it all.

>heel and arch were aching after a couple hours. The boots are new so i might just need to break them in.
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>>28495629
Regarding the Lowa's, I've had them in pretty damn cold weather and they've done just fine. It's just when they're submerged in a foot of snow for a long time. The Goretex has worked fine while I've been in water just below the boot top.

>>28498498
Yep, very comfortable, and extremely light. Despite that, it has surprisingly good ankle support for the heavier loads, and a 3/4" poly shank, so you've got the foot stability but flexibility in the ball/toe of the foot.
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I got these brand new for like $70, when they're normally $140. Extremely comfortable and I have 0 complaints so far.
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Picked these up for $25, any good?
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>>28496088
Have the counselors at school talked to you about your taste in clothes yet, son?
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NOW I CAN TELL YOU A THING TWO ABOUT TACTICAL SHOES LITTLE MITHTER
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>>28495656
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>>28501406
if you want blisters
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>>28494375
I have those exact nikes. I love em.. I've put about 250 miles of hiking and 'rucking' on them. They work great here in the desert. Drain really quick and are extremely light.
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>>28500294
what're those ones in the middle?
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>>28502224
Lowa Innox GTX
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>>28502131
I always wear thick wool socks with boots. Problem solved
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>>28500939
Most people seem to hate bellevilles. Their flight boots aren't bad. I would actually consider paying for them if I wasn't issued them.
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>>28502257
thanks brother
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>>28495629
>What about wet and near freezing temp but no snow?No blue toes is always a plus.
Do live in one of those places where the climate is perpetual summer. because
"near freezing" temps aint shit. regular fucking tennis shoes and socks will keep your feet decently warm in those conditions. If you want cold try sleeping in literal freezing cold in icing rain with nothing but a sleeping bag and a bivy sack, not even a fucking tent. I woke up inside an ice cocoon the next morning and had to kick my way out.
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>>28496757
I'm in the market for some new hiking / outdoors / yardwork boots, got a big ole gift card to Zappos for Christmas. I've narrowed it down to four boots, and Lowas are one of 'em - the Renegade, specifically. Anyway, your review caught my eye, because I have the exact opposite feet: wide and flat. Lowas are actually available in wide at least (the reason I can't even consider Salomons is that they aren't), but if they're super comfortable with someone who has HIGH arches, I suspect they might not work for me.

Yeah, it'd be best to try them on, but an in-law got me a gift card to an online retailer, so here I am.

(Incidentally, my other contenders are Irish Setter Borderland chukkas, Keen Targhee IIs, and Merrill MOABs, if any of you gents has input on any of these. My old Merrills were comfy but the heels are falling apart after only 18 months of light use, so I'm wary of that one.)
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>>28494649
>>28494664
Whoa! I did not know that Danner made shoes, there is a Danner place down the street from where I work and these boots look awesome!

Im not into shoes that look over-technical or the ones that are brown for "hiking" that everyone seems to think are good for hiking... like, the default ones everyone grabs off any shelf when they decide they want to go outside. I think they're hideous.
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>>28501395
I second this. I picked up some NIKE SFB's off ebay for about 80 bucks. No complaints so far. Feels like a running shoe.
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>>28500294
What are the ones on the right?
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>>28502640

Same here!

I'm looking for new boots that'll hopefully last me a decade at least.

I found these.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WQIPK5O/ref=cm_cr_dp_fit_clk_bfr_js_bind_udp

The price is right and the review score is right....


Any recommendations from anyone?
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>>28494375
I want a pair of light nike boots. but i cant ever find them in wide. and buying in one size larger doesn't work for me.
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5.11 atac 8inch. Had for about a year and a half. So fucking comfortable.
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Bought a pair of these last spring and I love 'em. Belleville TR555's. Fairly light and don't make my feet sweat like pigs.
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>no white's
>no redwings
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>>28495656
take AR and shoot off extra toe
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>>28500653

What do you use to treat/waterproof the buck?
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If you live in a wet and cold climate these are the epitome of /comfy/. Picked them up for $59.99 on sale at Cabela's. My duck hunting waders are the same brand too so that's nice.
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>>28505393

i mean nubuck
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Accept no substitutes
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>>28502339
I've had a pair of their flighr boots for over six years now. The sole is completely devoid of treat, and the suede is starting tobfall apart, but they are so comfy.
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>>28495656
You weren't supposed to happen. Your stupid parents fucked up; they weren't supposed to reproduce.
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>>28495656
Sounds like custom boots are in order.
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>>28505042
>50$
>lasting a decade
I hate to tell you anon, but...
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>>28505393
>>28505424
Pretty sure they aren't nubuck. Anyway you don't really need to do anything. After they get wet you just let them dry out (I recommend removing the insoles for faster drying). They were literally made to dry fast and they do. Long as you weren't swimming in them they'll be nice and dry in a few hours if you removed the insoles. You can apply any generic leather cleaner to the leather.
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>>28505077
>>28502339
Belleville sekret club

I love muh MCBs, got em for 70 bucks used like 3 years ago.
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SALOMON
QUEST
4D
GTX
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Redwing iron ranger 8111 or bust
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>>28505765

70$ marked down to $50.

Almost all five star reviews.

Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.
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Anyone know of decent light boots that are slip resistant and waterproof, that aren't bulky?
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>>28509795
I love how they look so I gave 'em a good hard look ...by all appearances (and reviews), they're Office Ranger boots now. Dress boots. Be careful walking out to your car if it's wet out.

I would love to be given evidence to the contrary, that they're hard-wearing lifetime boots like Red Wings're known for, but that's not what the dozens of reviews are saying.
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I had timberland waterproofs two boots in a row. First pair, the lace looper things broke. Second pair started separating from the sole around the ball of the feet after a few months.

Now have had Columbia waterproof boots for about 6 months with no issues so far, knock on wood.
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>>28497202
>not waterproof

LMAO
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>>28495259
>>28498498
How does the goretex version hold up in the heat? Like desert heat? and mids or highs?
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>>28510739
>by all appearances (and reviews), they're Office Ranger boots now

Are you implying somewhere along the line the quality dropped or something?
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>>28505427
>flat sole
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>>28494375
buy Danner or you're only kidding yourself
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>>28514149
>anything other than flat sole
dyeo
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>>28514181
/thread
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>>28494375
>tfw I got my size in a 606
you will never be this comfy
also WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU GUYS GOING FOR DIRECT ATTACHED BOOTS ITS LIKE YOU DON'T WANT ANY SUPPORT
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>>28510739
>he hasn't worn 8115 the blood ranger
the sole is bannas anon
I got the black ones 8114 and that fucking sole will not die
I've had them since may and worn them every other day and its just as good as the day they came out of the box
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>tfw i really like the look of the iron rangers but don't really want to spend $320
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>>28514385
red wing fag here we have sales on black friday or you can do what I do and work at a store for a bit and get a free one
they're fucking top tier m8
all that bullshit about
>made in murica
>made using 100 year standards
that shit is real if you ever get a box it will say
>made in the US with imported parts
that is the sole made in fucking Italy
they do take 2 weeks to break in though
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>>28500653
Got some mileage on these bad boys.
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>>28505053
Same, got my pair about 2 years or so ago. My pair is worn to shit and the heal is just shredded. Yet still its the comfiest pair of boots i've ever worn. thinking about hitting up 5.11 for another pair, shits cash bro.
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>>28515035
>Paracord

That can't be in reg, can it?
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>>28515648
Don't think it mattered really. Saw higher ups do it too.
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>>28495722

Spray paint your clown shoes.

Or, alternatively, break out the bolt cutters and do work.
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>>28514321
>no grip
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>>28505053
I've had mine for about 2-3 years and they are pretty great. I just don't like to wear them that much because of the color.
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always liked the brown navy boots and plan to get some eventually
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What about classic CAT/Caterpillar boots with reinforced toe?
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>>28496878
Prime example of idiocy.
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>>28495259
Fuck yeah Lowa.

I wasn't even planning on buying tacticool boots, but I went to REI and tried on everything under $200, and these were the comfiest.

Mine are the "summer" version, though, which is all I really need in SoCal.
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>>28509795
I love my IRs, wore them for a couple of years when I was working in a metal fabrication shop. They're visible in my Lowa pic here: >>28518251

(wish I'd noticed this post before replying with the other one.)
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Are any of these boots actually good for running/high activity?
I'd like to get some reinforced toes and shit, but I don't want to reduce the agility too much.
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>>28518484
Reinforced toes are for poor manual laborers and dirty Mexicans.
>>28505427
Get these to oper8 in.
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>>28518498
Why the fuck would I wear that
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>>28518516
To operate
this isn't /constructionworkers/ steel toes are bad for operating. High speed low drag is best.
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>>28518527
What if I need to kick shit and withstand trauma
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>>28497160
>Not doing so

Come on guy, it's the current year!
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>>28518612
You don't. You're either underweight or overweight and internet arguments are the most conflict you'll ever see in life.
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>>28518612
Then the heavy ass work boots in the thread won't help you do anything but strain your muscles.
>>28518622
This too
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>>28518622
>>28518636
But I asked for tacticool boots, not heavy work boots ;_;
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>>28518653
For all that action you're in huh
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>>28518653
If you insist on boots get some hiking boots. It's what real operators wear anyways
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