Bates Falcon Boots

Looking for a new pair of lightweight boots, and spotted these puppies for sale in Soldier Magazine this month. Has anyone tried a pair, and would you recommend them at all? I've tried Magnums, and cheaper copies but they're too wide in the heel for me, and my foot slips round, causing nasty blisters....


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Just looking at the link put me off - I personally think it looks a bit to much like a Magnum and is attempting to look hi-tech when there is no need. Also, the sole looks pretty poor.

If you want lightweight boots, most of the quality, established bootmakers (Altberg, Lowe etc) manufacture them now - you may pay a bit more but it'll work out better in the long run.
Looks a bit like the Addidas GSG9 boot.

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