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Best Boots

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#1
I've watched the 'Magnums' thread but, never having had a pair of them, haven't contributed. But it did occur to me: what are the best boots?

Personally, when the weather is warm I wear the US jungle boots I glommed from Belize 15 years ago; when it's cold I wear a pair of Danner's I bought from Silvermans. My personal complication is that I got frostbite in my feet a few years back and thus have crap circulation and arthritis in some of my toes. The Danners really stink after a few days' wear but they are comfy and warm. Any thoughts?
 
#2
For me,

Magnums are good lightweight boots but not that sturdy.

Pro Boots are the best issued boots I have had.

KSB's the best civvie walking boot
 
#8
I'm a fan of Lowa combat hi in the cool,

Swedish, steel toe cap tankie summer boots in the hot (Broad junglies basically) I have never seen another pair of these anywhere on the internet can you help

A spanky pair of Meindl desert foxes for the sand pit

Loverly! non of this issue rubbish, :lol:
 
#10
Different jobs, different boots. But having worn maybe two dozen different styles and models over the last twenty-something years, my all time favorite all rounder is the Britton (Go-fast) They're very similiar to the issue item, but a bit lighter. Nicely cushioned dual density soles, no fiddly speed lacing gimmicks, just a good quality medium weight boot.
I treat each new pair by tipping a litre of Neatsfoot oil into the boot, leaving it for a couple of hours, until the leather is totally saturated, repeat if bi-pedal, then pour back into can. Stuff the boots with old rags and leave in the airing cupboard for 48 hours (always guaranteed to p**s off your significant other!)
Hey presto, magic boots! as soft and watertight as a seals tw*t!
nb: yes, your socks will always be a little bit oily, but it does wash out, and you will never have another blister!
 
#11
We got Matterhorns in Boz in 94. I think they were the US contribution. I sold mine for £150 when I got back - it was when all the students were into combat clobber.

They were crapulous as boots, 'cos the goretexy stuff got clogged up and made your feet reek. Proboots are much more betterer. But you can't get 'em shiny......
 
#13
Steamywindow said:
They were crapulous as boots, 'cos the goretexy stuff got clogged up and made your feet reek. Proboots are much more betterer. But you can't get 'em shiny......
How are you supposed to clean ProBoots, then? I find sticking them in the washing machine doesn't do them much good.
 
#15
Brasher Supalite GTX - pump name but they are the business :D

No more expensive than other branded boots but made to be light. They offer perfect support on the old ankles and yet you can roll them into a ball in your hands.

I'm not selling them BTW - I just think they are the dog's obvious :D :D
 
#16
I personally refuse to buy any boot that the Army will not provide on issue.

The Pro Boot was awesome but wasa one time issue only so i had to wait to get them a couple of more times when i deployed again.

More recently though the new magnum for warmer climes does provide good comfort but does not afford correct ankle or foot support when trying to either tab or run in them due to the flatish sole.

Whats wrong with CAB you heathens, it beats the old BCH hands down and you can get billions of em.
 
#17
Danner Acadias are what I've used and abused for most of my career.

Your tootsies will love you forever.

Sure, they come with a hefty price tag, but well well worth it if you are willing to go the extra mile. They'll go the extra thousand for you!
 
#18
Has anyone tried HANWAG Boots, chad name but super boots....They're light waterproof, and good for thee hills, 55lbs over the beacons and still no sign of a hot spot - my Fav for sure!
 
#19
Lowas are a winner for me (the low cut ones)

Top Tip find a mate near the PRI shops in Gutersloh or Paderborn as youll save £50 off the price of them compared the the day light pant pulling down prices of Silvermans and HM Supplies
 
#20
paragorge said:
Lowas are a winner for me (the low cut ones)

Top Tip find a mate near the PRI shops in Gutersloh or Paderborn as youll save £50 off the price of them compared the the day light pant pulling down prices of Silvermans and HM Supplies
HM Supplies in Camberley will give you a 10% discount for cash. if you spend over £200.00
I,m not sure if this is a standard deal, or if they are just charmed by my boyish good looks, but its always worth a try.
 

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