Military Boots

Impartial reviews of military boots

  1. Haix Black Eagle Adventure 2.0 Low Shoes

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    As many of you will be aware, our normal reviewer of footwear is Ravers who is currently challenging Imelda Marcos (old joke - look it up kids) for the quantities he owns. Although rumours of his imminent demise have been slightly exaggerated he’s still not up to the task anymore so that has given me the ideal excuse to take on the task of testing a pair of Haix Black Eagle Adventure 2.0 shoes in black/citrus. The Black Eagle Adventures are designed to be a multifunctional outdoor shoe...
  2. Pilgrim HL GTX MTP Forest Boot

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    5/5,
    Firstly I would like to thank Paul, the MD of Trekitt, for his help as well as generosity. So, I have had these boots just over a week and have just this afternoon returned from an eleven mile walk confronted/accompanied by a good sea breeze, rain and a bit more rain. I am not going into the technical side as that has been covered already in the two previous reviews, I will just say as I find. Obviously the first thing to note is that they don't need any breaking in. Out the box, on the...
  3. YDS Thor Combat Boots

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    Anyone heard of YDS boots before ? Of course you have, MrBane wrote a review of their ‘Eagle’ boot back in Sep of last year, and overall he was impressed with them. The Thor model is of a more conventional style than the Eagle in that it lacks the fabric panels in the uppers, but it is still a modern solution to an ancient problem, how should troops be shod ? Before we kick this off, some data for the rivet counters out there: Sizes available: 5–15 Mens & 3–9 Ladies (UK sizes). The upper is...
  4. YDS Moraine GTX Boots

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    When I received these boots I thought that they looked like a shorter version of the issue Gore-Tex boots, they looked well made and solid. I must admit I was not looking forward to the breaking in period. Surprisingly this did not take long, a week wearing them around the squadron and they were more than comfortable enough.] Right, the specifics; these boots are made by the Turkish company YDS (some of who’s boots have been tested by this website before) and going by the videos on YouTube...
  5. YDS Control Public Order boots

    Author Rating:
    3.5/5,
    It pays to ensure that the footwear you’re wearing is up to the task in hand. Whilst in military terms, the remit for Public Order is fairly limited, it is something that crops up from time to time in various locations, as well as being an every day requirement in various fields of modern Policing. As such, it’s worth looking at the YDS Control Public Order boot across both fields. For a military application, any type of Public Order boot is going to be limited in its uses due to the very...
  6. HAIX Black Eagle Athletic (Desert) Boots

    Author Rating:
    3/5,
    The more eagle eyed of you may recall that I was in Germany last month checking out boot factories and stuff. Anyway, during my adventures I was given 3 new pairs of boots to review. I’ve been wearing the first pair for a good month now, so it’s about time to get my thoughts written down and banged up on here. First things first, I’m feeling pretty lazy this evening so to save me transcribing all the bumf from the manufacturer, have a skeg at the manufacturer’s page. First impressions on...
  7. HAIX French Army Boots

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Average User Rating:
    4/5,
    These are the new French Army issue Chaussers de Combat Centre Europe, or CdCCEs for short. You’ll notice these are brown, which means that you could potentially start seeing a few brits and others wearing them too. The frogs have ordered 180k pairs
  8. Asolo PW MATIC 200 GV Boots

    Well those lovely folk at Asolo responded to my email regarding ‘professional field testing arrse style’ and got their UK distributor to sort me out with a pair of boots! Having spoken to Brendan, I opted for the PW Matic 200 GV’s. The PW is sadly not an abbreviation for the Pennine Way, but it is for ‘Power Matics’, at which point Wallace shouts ‘Power Matics hey lad, they sound cracking boots Grommit’! And they do look cracking it must be said and easily a boot you could wear with jeans...
  9. Bombshell Dark Combat Flip Flops

    Author Rating:
    4.5/5,
    Ok – so I am approached to trial a pair of flip flops (Bombshell Dark), excellent I think – I needed a new pair for my holiday. They are called what?? Am I supposed to practice karate moves or something in them? I only wanted them to wear on a beach holiday, not a warzone…. Then I find out a bit more about the story behind them and the ethical side of manufacture and realise that they are simply comfy footwear, “bad for running and worse for fighting”. I have to say my first thought was...
  10. AK-47 Combat Flip Flops

    Author Rating:
    5/5,
    It is not often that you encounter a product where the marketing hype exactly matches reality. The AK-47 Combat Flip Flops that I've currently got on my feet are sold as bad for running and worse for fighting and although I've only tested the former I'm pretty confident that both statements are spot on. The Combat Flip Flops brand was created by three ex US Rangers who originally hoped to have them manufactured in Kabul. There is little doubt that Afghanistan could certainly do with some...
  11. YDS Odin GTX Boots

    Author Rating:
    4/5,
    When I opened the box on these little beauties, I was reminded of a pair of German Para boots that I had a number of years ago. They feel and look robust and that is exactly what they are. These boots coped with everything I asked of them: boot runs, tabs and a cheeky couple of days in the Peak District exposed them to a fair degree of punishment in mainly cold and wet weather. I’ve obviously been spoilt a bit in recent years as these boots took me by surprise at how much breaking in they...
  12. Hi-Tec Altitude IV WP walking boots

    Author Rating:
    3.5/5,
    Everyone has heard of Hi Tec footwear, as let’s face it, they have been around since 1974, starting off in the sports footwear area and slowly spreading, also trading under their other brand name of Magnum. One of the mainstays of the Hi Tec walking boot range is the Altitude range of boots that are now in their “4th generation” and which are a lightweight ankle type of boot weighing in at only 600 grams in weight per boot in a size 8. The altitude boot comes not only in a choice of two...
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