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Are boots /k/ related? If so, are these any good? What boots with or without steel toe would you guys suggest?
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>>28673856
what are you going to use them for?
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Rocky s2v
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>>28674081
foot fucking his step sister what else, surely not to oper8
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>>28673856
Only Military-style Assault-boots are /k/ related.
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>>>/out/
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>>28674690
What boots are best for oper8ing innawoods/shtf/happening/kebab removal?

/k/ enough for you?
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>>28675221
Merrills and Danners are common suggestions. I liked my old Merrills but they didn't last particularly long. Currently wearing a pair of Red Wing Wingshooters, and I love 'em. If they're meant for upland game hunting I figure they're fine for any outdoors activity.
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>>28675434
Merrel is the recommended purely for price/looks.

They are basically hitops with an "outdoors sole" that look like a real boot. Treat them as such and they are fine.
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I just go myself a pair of those with all the bells and whistles.
I couldn't operate to save my life, I just like how extra comfy and warm they are for winter.
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Danners, Garmonts, Bellevilles for standard combat boots.

Asolo and Salomon for others.
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Reminder that breaking in boots is a myth by newfags
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>>28676945
Ellaborate? Should I go with the 800st, you guys? Belleville.
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Crispi and Asolo boots are my personal favorites. I tried Belleville but the sizing on them was too weird.
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>>28676966
People have been lying to others on this Taiwanese image sharing otaku hub saying that they need to waste their time and walk around in their boots for a few miles. Nothing other than blatant lies like someone trying to tell you to mix ammonia and bleach except instead of killing you it just wastes your time much like this explanation.
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>>28674617
>step sister
>step
casual
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Is Belleville even a good company? I hear Bates makes shite boots.
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>>28677371
I've put my Bellevilles through hell and the only think that's broken is the shoelaces. Get the actual military USA made versions for best quality, don't go commercial.
Also get Ironlace 550 bootlaces. They're fucking indestructible, and guaranteed for life.
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>>28675221
Belleville flight boots. Perfect for curb stomping your enemies.
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>>28674187
Mine lasted about 4 months at Drum, in garrison.

I've had 2 pairs of Oakley's for the last six years. One for the field and one for looking pretty. Soles are worn down on the pretty pair, about my only complaint.

I just wore the RFI boots on deployments.
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Are the old vietnam jungle boots any good ive been thinking of picking up a pair for some innawoodsing
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>>28679871
Can't beat em if you live in the south. I got a pair of these last year. they did great for the fall camping season. Super fast drying.

https://www.bellevilleboot.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=134
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>>28680056
I live in florida and mostly hog hunt in the everglades so walking through muck and deep puddles is usually something i have to deal with so that sounds pretty good thanks
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>>28680136
Make sure you read about their sizing. Belleville boots run like a full size large.
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>>28677743
What are those?
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I like my standard issue Belleville and thorogood steel toe. They're pretty durable, haven't had any problems with them.
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>>28676945
>he has never worn leather boots

You are a moron
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>>28673856
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>>28680477
Actually wearing these right now. Ross has them for like 60 bucks. very comfortable. They feel like sneakers. Wouldn't trust them for hard use though.
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>>28679871
they're fine if you get them re soled
if you just buy them and do nothing to them they are fucking terrible boots
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>>28680839
>wouldn't trust them for hard use
good because you bought them from ross where everything comes pre-broken
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>>28680839
strictly POG boots senpai
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Matterhorn is the best boot and not TERRIBLY expensive
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Love my vasque breeze 2.0.
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>>28679871
perfect for stomping QUEERS
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>>28677743
TOP AUTISM
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Salomons are nice if you plan on being in dry areas.
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>>28673856
Bates makes some pretty good boots. Totally recommended for oper8n
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>>28681549
Also the service boot of the Latvian armed forces :)
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I recently picked up a set of Russian BUTEKs, they're pretty fuckin nice for Florida waterhell
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How are Original SWAT boots? I was thinking of picking up a pair of side-zip ones.
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>>28680443
Exactly this. Bought a pair of Fryes (pic related).
First month was fucking agony. Now are my comfiest boots by a landslide.
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Buy a set of Red Wings, they'll last years longer than most anything else on the market.
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>>28681930
This guy knows whats up. I just got these a week ago since I needed a non-steel toe pair.

My other ones are over 4 years old and were worn 6x a week for 12 hour shifts in a shop.

Worth the 200$+ you will spend on them.
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>>28681999
the trips never lie.
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>>28681999
I work 5 days a week in a butcher shop, feet get soaking wet every day from clean up. I ride a bicycle the pedals wear the bottoms of my shoes very thin. I have 2 dogs, every couple of months I am careless and find my boots in the back yard all chewed up. I spend about $100 on some tiimberlands and they last me about a year of this torture before they are no longer trailworthy/ water resistant. Knowing this would you suggest spending the extra 100+ on red wings like you have? do you think they would last 2 years? longer?
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>>28680299
Merrell
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I really like the aesthetic of army style boots but I worry about what people would think if they saw me wearing them.
I don't want to look like I'm pretending to be in the army
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>>28673856
>>28673856
redhead tree stand II's

i have had these same boots for 2 winters of working outside in the mud, water, and snow and they are still waterproof and are not even damaged.

literally the best boots i have ever had and i have tried just about every boot there is, and i go through a lot of boots doing outdoor construction in mudpits 5-6 days a week
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>>28681999
i love my red wings
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>>28682142
I think you will actually save money in the long run with red wings.

Why not keep a pair of work boots and a pair of everyday ones? That's what I do as of a week ago.

Something to keep in mind with red wings is that a red wings store will resole them for 75$. They also usually give out free laces as you need them. Just make sure when you get them buy a waterproof model, immediately boot oil, and next day polish them, then repeat that as needed. Giving them a try is definitely worth it, you might change brands over a pair of them.

I don't fanboy many brands but I tell everyone I can to get a pair of wings if they want something that will last for years. Like I said I'm going on 4 years with my first pair and they aren't even half life. There's a reason every old fuck in that machine shop had a pair, while I was going through shit walmart brand boots every 3 months.
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>>28673856
I got some steel toe Timberlands for about a buck twenty that are pretty comfy despit having to kneel down on my tippy toes at my job and welding class.
Pic related
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>>28682413
Despite*
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>>28682413
only 2 pedals wtf? is that a go-cart?
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>>28682413
steel toe is bad, i heard a story once of a guy that used to work for the company i work for.

something heavy fell on his steel toes, bent the steel and cutoff his actual toes.

also in the winter steel gets cold and doesn't hold heat well.
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Anybody know where one might acquire a pair of Finnish army winter boots? Couple of Finfags said they were god-tier.
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>>28682310
Been meaning to get a second pir of boots for a long time but I am a poorfag and doling out extra cash is hard when you can spend it else-ware. Thanks for the info, when these ones die I might look into it, to resole those boots cost less than buying a new pair of these ones.
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>>28682464
If something heavy enough to push the steel through your foot lands on your boot, you're losing some to all of that foot either way.
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>>28682469
varusteleka
get some scho-ka-kola too, as always
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>>28682477
Just be sure to take good care of them and they will last forever, some of the best money I ever spent.
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>>28682527
Thank you.
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>family gives me Christmas money for whatever reason
>been wearing Chucks my whole life
>living in Korean winter, canvas isn't cutting it
>buy pic related because why not?
>don't expect much
>pleasantly surprised at comfort, warmth, weather-resistance
>new everyday boot

Thought it would be a meme or a shitty one-off. The only other boots I wear are GI combat boots, so maybe I just have peasants' feet.
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>>28681454
Of course when you're done you gotta scrape the waffle out with a stick but what the hell. You can't have everything right?
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>>28680136
I wear the Belleville 500 (or 580? I forget which model), they are mesh sided but with a gore tex liner that makes them extremely water resistant. I live in central/southern FL and I hike a lot around the Green Swamp, and Lake Kissimmee scrubs and such, and they are great for it. I have never feared a snake striking my lower ankle, though it hasn't happened yet. The only problem is they get hot and sweaty, so I usually powder up my feet and wear some thing merino wool socks if I'm going to hike, say, during the afternoon thunderstorm season. But most of the time if I'm just going on easy trails or even trail running I'll wear Merrell Moab Ventilators and some thin wicking socks.
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>>28679871
For innawoods they'll do ya just fine. Dry, warm, and durable as fuck. Only thing is that the soles are literally hard as diamonds (fixable with inserts) and the stiff leather around the heel can cause irritable rubbing if you squat down or climb a lot which I do at work, otherwise they should be comfy.
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I got a pair of Matterhorns at a thrift store for $5
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>>28682786
jelly.
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>>28682736
I prefer a fast draining/drying boot to "waterproof". Either way your feet are gonna get wet but "waterproof" boots take fucking forever to dry out.
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>>28681570
What kind of minecraft looking shit camo is that?
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http://www.originalswat.com/us_en/product-classic-9-black.html
talk me out of it
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Just picked up these. Haven't had them long enough to give an opinion yet.
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Get a pair of Lowas. No ragrets.
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Are Oakley's worth a shit?

for casual weekend oper8ing and occasional street wear
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The non-steel toed bates (that have a side zipper, iirc the steel toe ones do NOT have the size zipper) are very comfortable and reliable as well as cheap, and the zipper makes them great for putting them on/taking them off quickly without needing to sit down/do a balancing act.

Like when I just need to go outside real fast (trash, mail, etc...), and it's raining or snowing or something so I can't pop on some sandals, these things are faster than sneakers.

They're great in snow, rain, and hiking as well, been buying them for probably close to 10 years now

One weird thing though; they seem to have a 2 year life out of box. Like they'll start falling apart (zipper tag snaps in half, aglids come undone, sides separate from the soles, etc...) like COMPLETELY independent of how heavily you use them; 2 years of frequent hiking/hunting/outdoorsey stuff; they start to fall apart, 2 years of mainly wearing them when it's rainy or snowy and, they still fall apart.

That seems to be a constant across all the pairs I've owned, but at the cost/2 years, I think they're definitely worth it.
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>>28680477
My nigger DS wore those. He was super highspeed, ran everywhere in them.
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From left to right:
Steel toe
Cold weather
Regular
High speeds
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>>28682310
That's what I did for a while
>keep Red Wings decent-ish for work
>wear shit Wal-Mart tier boots for fucking around in the mud
>wear them to the range
>step on buried nail from a pallet
>it goes through the sole and my foot, when I pick my foot up nail takes the sole down with it
that was a bad day
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>>28683211
I'm a nigger DS, small world
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>>28682437
Well since I blew my trucks engine this Volvo s60 is all I got besides my motorcycle and I can't haul all my gear on the bike.
>>28682464
Required by the class for some reason and since I don't work in a steel yard I'm not too worried about falling objects.
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I'm joining the navy soon. All I've heard is the standard issue boot is Bates and it sucks and to get some Bellevilles. There's literally only 4 boots that meet regs. Help me out guys.
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Anyone have experience with the Belleville Minimalists? Are they part of the commercial series this anon
>>28678461 warned against?
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>>28683015
agreed
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How good are tanker boots?
Are they a bitch to break in?
Can you hike in them?
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>>28676936
>Garmonts

My $100 garmonts from commando's surplus lasted through ranger school and 3 airfield seizures. Suffered a catastrophic kill during a 15k mountain movement in Wyoming though, the rubber of the sole cracked long ways down the center and a big chunk came off the heel exposing my actual heel. But they lasted so long it was bound to happen. I can't even imagine how many mile I put on them, I know I jumped with them over 15 times.
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>>28673856

I wear Belleville 390s

They are a little heavy, to be fair. However, after wearing the Nike's, the Belleville tactical boots you have pictured, and a pair of Blackhawk combat boots you find that the reduced weight leads to them wearing out REALLY fast. Like a year tops before the soles are falling off.

The Belleville 390s are resoleable, so that is great. They also need a bit longer break in period, but after you do they are really comfy.

They dont have drainage holes and dont breath terribly well. If you are in a very hot environment maybe choose a different boot. However, in a wet environment the lack of drainage holes means the water has to come up to the nylon breathing holes to get into the boot effectively. For innawoods fuckery that is great because you can get across many shallowish streams without soaking your feet. With good synthetic socks the 390s are great boots, but your feet will stink.
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>>28685357
>>28683015
I'm >>28685357
Besides my garmonts I own the 6" Lowa's and they have lasted longer than any other boot I've ever owned. Only downside is the cost honestly.
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>>28682464
jet fuel can heat steel toes
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not operating in comfort and style
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>>28685685
ew man
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>>28677743
mah nigga
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