Has anyone here ever used the Nike SFBs for hiking long trips? How do they fare in wet environments? Are they quality or regular Nike shit tier boots? Are they /out/ approved?
get actual hiking boots
not fashion boots
NIKE SFB are not allowed to be used by soldiers because they fuck up feet
Met a lot of guys that swear by them for rucking but I don't really like them. No real ankle support. Just tall running shoes.
They're really cheap right now, but I think they just came out with a new generation that's better quality.
And Merrel Moabs are worn by SEALs .
What's your point anyways?
You're a massive faggot.
Go outside more and post less. Arabs hike with motherfucking flip flops.
You can hike perfectly with sneakers.
If you want faggot tacticool looks take whatever fag boots you like the best, but >>675570 got it spot on.
I think it's worth getting a little sweaty. I'd rather have damp feet than drenched feet. Bring some gold bond and sprinkle it in your shoes at the end of the day. This coupled with removing the insole for the night is usually adequate enough to dry off your boots before morning. Granted you don't sweat a lot.
If you're going to get ultra light combat boots. At least get something 1/2 decent.
own a pair of these nice and light.
>This boot was engineered to be our lightest most flexible boot ever
What exactly is the point of these? Just fashion "boots"?
If it doesn't deep cleats, a tough rigid sole, and ankle support....then it's not a boot and you never needed a boot.
Just buy some running shoes and be even more comfortable.
I always thought they were great for swimming and timed ruck-runs when competing. But I'd never take them to the field. They'd probably be fine, but why risk it, mine broke down pretty fast.
That being said if you have the right socks and shoe gue then fuck it. I had a great pair of hiking boots and the soles fell off on the top of kilimanjaro and I just ducktaped them back on.
But no, I wouldn't recommend them to anyone who's still taking serious advice from internet forums
You've obviously never hiked for extended distances in harsh weather & terrain, desu, I don't even think you've ever properly hiked in your entire life if you're trying to argue that one can hike perfectly well with sneakers for long distances
Most hiking boots sold nowadays aren't significantly different than sneakers. The SFBs certainly aren't. No boot that you can walk comfortably in is going to be providing a ton of ankle support, and if that little bit is making a difference, maybe you need to watch your step instead of hoping your boots will save your joints.
Actually it's the rigidity of the soles that is more important than ankle support for carrying heavy loads (backpack) across soft and uneven terrain (ie not concrete sidewalk). But hiking boots do provide ankle support. Just because your ankle is still mobile doesn't mean it's not being supported. If you've tried to hike with a heavy pack in running shoes vs hiking boots in very rough terrain, you would know the difference.