Boots! which ones?

#1
My problem is I hate issue boots, the just are uncomfortable.
What boot should I go for a pair of magnums or a pair Lowa combat boots, or is there something better out there. Pros? - Cons?
 
#2
In what way are they uncomfortable?, too heavy? too stiff? too hot?
Lowas are about as good as boots get, but Magnums are nice and comfy if you're not doing anything too strenuous.
 
#3
have you tried slippers and staying at home
 
#4
Depends on what you want to do in them? And also it's very personal...

I like Magnum Amazons for loafing around in.

New issue "Lowa type" Pro Boot for cold weather

and Lowa's for tabbing.....

But Issue Assault boots are OK :)
 
#5
They do not agree with my feet. The size is either to big or to small there is no right size I have tried from size 9 small to 10 large and none of them fit.

I want boots that I can tab, run in I want a boot that I can do anything in that is not going to piss me off and keep my feet from ripping to shreds.
 
#6
I have always found pro boots to be good however the gortex lined ones take an age to dry if they get wet inside. Lowa lead the way in the boot dept though if you are going for the best of the best, never heard any complaints about them!
 
#7
I have always gone for Altbergs, never had any probs with them but i believe that Lowa are just as good and lighter.
 
#8
Lowa mountain Boots

Believe me I've tried them all and used most of them on Summer/Winter MLT courses. The Lowas are without doubt the best for tabbing and waterproof abilities. Followed closely by Altbergs....
 
#9
Lowa mountain Boots

Believe me I've tried them all and used most of them on Summer/Winter MLT courses. The Lowas are without doubt the best for tabbing and waterproof abilities. Followed closely by Altbergs....
 
#10
Magnums are good for anything but field work as they leak far to easily, pro boot stealth are very god comfy as you like and reasonable water resistant for a canvas sided boot.

I have never used Lowa but have only ever heard good things about them.
 

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#11
pegasus797 said:
have you tried slippers and staying at home
I have but they slip of when I'm asleep on my recliner!
 
#13
Having just completed Cambrian Patrol 05, i can not rate my Altberg Defender Microlite Boots highly enough.

They don't have a goretex lining but are very light but still maintain excellent support and warmth.

When my feet got soaked i didn't get any blisters.

Have a look at www.altberg.co.uk

Others on here will rate Altberg along with Lowas. I haven't experienced Lowas so can't comment on them.

I hope this helps!

P_M
 
#14
The only problem i have ever found with lowas is if you get them wet (and i mean cross a river in them or something like that) thats it they are wet for the next couple of days and weigh four stone each - a right ball-ache if you are on excersise and get them soaked on day one. However it might just be me being a mong (it wouldn't be the first time).
 
#15
evilgenius:

I have a friend who makes the same complaint about his Lowas. My Altbergs typically dry out twice as fast as Lowas do. Aldo, when soaked, my boots weigh about the same as Lowas do when they are dry!

P_M
 
#16
Lowa are good, but pricey, Altberg are also as good, but cheaper and British made. And the added bonus of if you are a little bit on the unusual side of feet formation they can made a set of boots for you, from a few small adjustments in the materials to grip narrow heals to a full bespoke one off boot.

The best bit is when you have worn them out, send them back, they refurbish them for you for £40 and you get a pair of boots that are broken in to you but as new!!!!! Fantastic!

www.altberg.co.uk

I have used Altberg for over 12 years, in all theaters and they have never let me down.
 

Cutaway

LE
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#17
hobnob said:
My problem is I hate issue boots, the just are uncomfortable.
What boot should I go for a pair of magnums or a pair Lowa combat boots, or is there something better out there. Pros? - Cons?
Love the Pro-boot, not tried the Con-boot.
Is it issued in the Scrubs?
 
#18
Cutaway said:
hobnob said:
My problem is I hate issue boots, the just are uncomfortable.
What boot should I go for a pair of magnums or a pair Lowa combat boots, or is there something better out there. Pros? - Cons?


Love the Pro-boot, not tried the Con-boot.
Is it issued in the Scrubs?
Hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

Cutaway you funny cnut
 
#19
hobnob said:
My problem is I hate issue boots, the just are uncomfortable.
What boot should I go for a pair of magnums or a pair Lowa combat boots, or is there something better out there. Pros? - Cons?
Try on a pair of Boots DMS for size. Bloody wonderful. Get yourself some puttees and you'll look as smart as a carrot. Since when has comfort been a consideration - get 'em properly broken in with a few hours of marking time in the nearest stream (Wishstream, in my case), a bit of piss helps, too.
 
#20
Pop down your nearest Clark's or similarly unfashionable retailer, look for the oldest, most unapproachable member of staff, (They normally look like they have been caving for 3 moths and haven't seen daylight for weeks!) get them to measure your feet properly and they'll be able to give you some proper old timer advice about fitting, insoles, breaking in etc, etc!

Then try:

http://www.altberg.co.uk/Web/customised.html

http://www.countrysports.co.uk/sheets/bootsintroduction.htm

Happy hunting!

CC_TA
 

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