Best boots on the market for soldiering including tabbing?

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The Altberg Peacekeeper P1 MK III ORIGINAL are the bad boys I use. I had Lowa mountain's when I was in the regs and I find the Altbergs to be far superior.
 
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Snow and Rock Shops have a range called Scarpa, I have been all over snowdonia in mine, like wearing slippers... They also come in Girly colours for bluejobs.
 
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you dont want to use your best boots, you want to use something which will be more practical like KSB's or Altberg.
 
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Had Lowas, Meindls, currently mincing about in HanWag , i would say Han Wag GTX Gore Tex top tabbing wellie , and will fit a NATO plank, they have a binding groove on back of soul, wish i had them 14 years ago (AMF)
 

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Dog-faced-soldier said:
I am told that Altbergs are recommended by "them" for the selection camping trip (which includes some light hiking). I cannot think of a stronger recommendation.
 

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Dog-faced-soldier said:
I am told that Altbergs are recommended by "them" for the selection camping trip (which includes some light hiking). I cannot think of a stronger recommendation.
Like all boots, it depends on your feet and the last the boot is designed around.

I went to the Altberg factory in Richmond, and got fitted for a pair. I was advised that I needed some modifications to the standard boot for the perfect fit. I paid the extra, waited the 8 weeks and was eventually sent a pair of boots that were a custom fit. Unfortunately the custom fit was for someone elses feet. They were shite, but I gave them enough time to break them in properly, by which time they were too worn to realistically send them back. I gave them away.

I bought Hanwags, they fitted perfectly straight out of the box, and are still going well several years of hard tabbing later.

I know loads of people that love Altbergs - I don't. To the OP - try a variety of boots as there is no "one size fits all" solution.
 

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jonny36 said:
I think the winner is Han-wag?
For my feet, yes. For yours? You won't know unless you try some on. They are quite narrow, so if you have broad feet they will not be too good for you.

I say again, don't buy blind. Spend some time trying them on. 100 notes plus is a lot of money to spend just because someone on the internet told you that they are the best.
 
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Point taken and yes my feet are very wide.

I live in the midlands though I may as well take the trip to John Bull at Catterick and try both.
 

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