Hey /out/ I am in the millitary and need a good pair of boots for rucking with like 130ish lbs on my back.The boots have to be black and have a polishable surface.And well look like a millitary boot.What do you recomend?pic is the boots i was issued.
Lowa combat/patrol boot. Come in both black and brown, with or without gore tex.
What country are you from?
I'm NZ Army and I think my Gore-tex Lowas are excellent, but once they get wet they take way too long to dry out. If you live in a country with an arid environment you could probably get away with just about anything.
I recommend some Alt-Berg Jungle Microlites.
It is similar to the Warrior MkII the British Armed forces use but instead has ventilation.
Fits me well and doesn't budge a single bit on some terrain.
These boots are made for the military. In my country they issue it to units that carry heavy packs a lot. It's sturdier than our standard boot.
I have had the sole separate from the boot 2 times now.When I am on course I will be fucked if they break again.
I am pigeon towed in my left foot so maybe not.
Will look into thank you
They fall apart after a short time during my basic i went through 2 pairs.The pair i have have been holding up pretty well but the cloth bit is blown out and I have no ankle support.The last thing I wan't to do is stand out.
You guessed it Canadian your self?
I might get them if they come in black.
You CF? Those boots are garbage. Good for the parade square and that's it. Within a week of being on course the eyelets started separating, and that was before any field stuff.
>tfw had to wear the Gore-Tex boots for the rest of course
Shit was swampy as fuck
I have a pair of Danner Acadia that i have worn for 3years now. I love mine, they are sturdy but heavy. I say go to a store and try a bunch of boots on see what works for you man. Every one has different feet thus the feel of a boot will be different for each person. Consider footbed width and arch support comfort.
Not OP here, I'm looking at some Danner 453's, could you recommend any others?
For hiking unfortunately I cant. I have had a pair of Telson's (no longer in production) which had a similar sole construction. The soles were sturdy and they held up for almost 2 years of working primarily outside in all conditions. For hiking/camping i have merrell moabs.
Additionally my buddy has a pair of the original strikers still. They are pretty beat up but the stitching has held together very well. If their hiking boots are built with the same quality that i've seen from their uniform boots i'd say go for it. Just make sure you try them on for fit and comfort.
My issue is that living in Rural Australia I can only try on Army Surplus boots unless I want to drive 6 hours to the city. Online, or no boots is my current situation, as I refuse to drive towards the city.
I have flat wide feet. The Danners i have owned i have in a wide size and my merrells are in a wide size and those are what work for me thus that is what I would recomend. You could order what youre interested in and if they dont fit right send em back because "wrong size" I know it might take a long time in the mail but thats as much as I could suggest.
I found these, didn't even know Merrell stocked in Australia.
Bit more expensive, but I'm sure they'll last a bit longer than the Danners, plus the shipping time for returns wouldn't be such an issue.
Thanks a lot for the suggestions, I think I've found the perfect pair.