Boots again, sorry!

Help GH spend his pitiful amount of boot money wisely!!

  • Lowa - Mountain

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  • Lowa - Combat

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Altberg - please specify

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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#1
I know the subject of boots has been done to death (and probably will continue to be the case!) however I have read loads of the previous threads and feel I still need a bit more persuasion on which is the best way to go for a good all rounder boot before I part with my hard earned moula!

Basically something which I can run with fairly comfortably however still offers decent support for tabbing

Lowas and Altbergs seem to be rated highly but which precise type? :?

So I appeal to arrsers to vote on the matter to help steer me in the right direction!
 
#3
To be honest mate all you are going to get is opinions - why not pop down your local surplus shop and try some on.
If you go for either you mention they will meet your criteria you mention.
Just a tip go gor at least 1 size up from your usual shoe size

Cheers
 
#4
To be honest mate all you are going to get is opinions - why not pop down your local surplus shop and try some on.
If you go for either you mention they will meet your criteria you mention.
Just a tip go gor at least 1 size up from your usual shoe size

Cheers
 
#5
They are boots!! Its not like buying a car or a house for fecks sake
More bandwidth wasted perhaps a boots forum should be developed
edited to make sense
 
#6
Link CAB? Not heard of them before

Baz - Appreciate the thinking thats what I intend to do ultimatly before I part funds, just thought I could get a bit more advice on which performs best down the line.

edited to add - Gimp - Sadly a hundred pounds or so pair of boots is on par with purchasing a house for me at the moment however need a 3rd pair and don't really want to buy more issue assault boots as my feet freeze in the winter!

edited again for being a mong
 
#8
I tab in Altberg Sarawaks with the Skywalk sole
 

untallguy

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#9
Never used Lowas so can't comment on them.

However, have used Altbergs now for 6-7 years in varying places and weathers.

I use Defender Microlites - 3-season boot (will handle UK winter OK) - excellent for tabbing and general use, very light, break in quickly, good soles (grip and shock absorption) - good bit of kit all round.

I also use Field and Fell for winter - Goretex-lined 4-season boot - light, break in quickly, good soles (grip and shock absorption), good for hard work in winter, dealt with Sennybridge and Brecon Beacons easily - however, quite a high boot and take a bit of getting used to - however, once done, all OK.

However, if you're only buying one pair, go for the Defenders - a better all-round boot (Field and Fell is more of a winter boot).

Hope this helps
 
#10
I wear Altberg Defender. Very good.

Call into the factory or give them a call and they will advise on which pair to buy depending on what you will use them for. Great after sales service too.
 
#11
thegimp said:
They are boots!! Its not like buying a car or a house for fecks sake
More bandwidth wasted perhaps a boots forum should be developed
edited to make sense
The misery and impact on performance associated with ill-fitting/unsuitable boots should never be underestimated. I'd rather make the mistake of buying a crap car than a crap pair of boots.
A good pair of boots is a sweeter thing than a free bar, or nympho, tag-team twins! (Well, almost. :wink: )
 
#12
Only you can decide 'cause your the soldier, the wearer and it's your feet they're going on. As some have suggested, try some pairs on and see....I voted LOWA Combats because they've served me well and are definately up there as one of the best boots a soldier can have, especially for Infantiers...
 
#13
I would recommend the Matterhorn range of boots any day! Now they are expensive if you buy them in the UK, try to get them from the USA or an American Forces PX if you are in Germany etc. To be practical, if you are off to very hot places you need 2 types, one which has the cordura side so its good for hot weather, eg the desert, and the full leather sided type for if you are off to the depths of Germany/ Batus in winter and so on.
You need to try them on, and go a size larger, although they cost a lot you can re sole them and they just keep going. Have never had a problem with them ever, their only drama is that they cost a lot of money.
 
#14
Thanks for all the tips / advice etc.

Have gone with the Lowa mountains as they seemed to fit very well and give some very good support - always thought they looked too short when I saw pics of them.

Altberg sound great but I suppose ultimatly unless I can try then on 1st I don't like to commit which is annoying because I can't find any near me.

Thanks again all
 
#15
untallguy said:
I use Defender Microlites - 3-season boot (will handle UK winter OK) - excellent for tabbing and general use, very light, break in quickly, good soles (grip and shock absorption) - good bit of kit all round.

I had 2 pairs of altbergs with the microlite sole and had to get them resoled with 6 months, so i wouldnt really recommend them for tabbing but then again i probarly do more miles tabbing than virtually everyone on here


Green_Homer heres a link to the Altberg factory


http://www.altberg.co.uk/
 
#16
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http://www.hotboots.com/pix329.html
http://www.flyingtigerssurplus.com/big-id-3-shbgid-440.html
http://www.rothco.com/general/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewproducts/prodid/98

The Shipping is free with them here
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#18
the_worm said:
ADIDAS GSG9'S THE WAY AHEAD
Bollocks!!! A few lads in my unit use them and to be honest I can't see the fascination. They are the new breed of Hi-tec Magnums (Gucci coz they are new!!). Stick to boots that you know and you can't go wrong. Me personally, I LOVE Hanwags but it's down to choice.
 
#20
General Melchett said:
I wear Altberg Defender. Very good.

Call into the factory or give them a call and they will advise on which pair to buy depending on what you will use them for. Great after sales service too.
Me too and I agree. Resoling is very cheap and they are excellent boots. I tried a mates lowas and they seemed a little more comfy though.
 

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