New Style Pro Boots

#1
Im sorry if this has been asked before.

I have been looking into getting a pair for a while. I found a pair on ebay like these:



I'm size 10m in a CAB's. The seller said I should get a pair in 11m but didn't have any. Is this correct about pro boots? Are these any good compared to the old style? Does anyone know where I can get a pair from at a reasonable price?

Cheers

Ben
 
#2
load of shite mate,
my company had them issued for FIRIC and although I didnt go, once I started wearing them in Germany around camp and one exercise the eyelets started falling off.
The lads who wear them in the falklands wre even worse, stick to the old pro boots if you can get your mitts on them
 

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#3
Saw a brand new pair at a car boot sale the other day, thought they looked a bit cheap and nasty compared to my Lowa's. Didn't realise what they were so I didn't buy them. The bird on the stall was obviously selling them for her old man, she only wanted a tenner.
 
#4
yorkie79 said:
load of shite mate,
my company had them issued for FIRIC and although I didnt go, once I started wearing them in Germany around camp and one exercise the eyelets started falling off.
The lads who wear them in the falklands wre even worse, stick to the old pro boots if you can get your mitts on them
Are these the old style ones?



What about the sizing thing. Was the seller correct in what he said?
 

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#5
Those are the old ones. Really good IMO. I had a pair in the same size as my normal issue boots until someone decided to relieve me of them. Fitted fine. No dramas with sizing etc.
 
#6
Ravers said:
Those are the old ones. Really good IMO. I had a pair in the same size as my normal issue boots until someone decided to relieve me of them. Fitted fine. No dramas with sizing etc.
Are they the same weight as CAB's or lighter?

I get really cold feet most of the time when in my CAB's hence thinking of getting some pro boots.

Ben
 
#7
I have been wearing the new style for a 3 years and have had no problems. They keep your feet really warm. They are much heavier than CAB and take a long time to wear in as the stuff they are made from is really solid, they sit slightly higher up your leg too. However since I have invested in some Lowa boots there really is no going back.
 
#8
D0lly86 said:
I have been wearing the new style for a 3 years and have had no problems. They keep your feet really warm. They are much heavier than CAB and take a long time to wear in as the stuff they are made from is really solid, they sit slightly higher up your leg too. However since I have invested in some Lowa boots there really is no going back.
Thanks for ur input. What Lowa's did u invest in/
 
#9
They are the Lowa moutain boots, I chose them because the sit a little lower down the calf. Altbergs are also a good investment.
 
#11
I'd go with Dolly on this. i've got a pair of the old style pro-boot and a pair of the new ones. I'd go for old ones everytime!!!!! They are much comfier especially if you have to run anywhere. That said, i do occasionally use the new ones when on the range. My new pair are not damaged in any way and work fine. They are warm but as dolly said, they are 'high' up on the calf which can be uncomfortable. If you're buying them and not getting issued kit, then buy the old style.
 
#12
Definitely Lowa... Best Boots out there!

I did think the Pro Boots were really good though and never had probs with the eyelets?! 8O
 
#14
get normal sizing, they only say get bigger because like I said earlier they take so long to wear in and stretch out. My first pair were one size larger than my norm and by the time they were worn in I just couldn't get them snug to my feet and ended up with blisters, so I got a new pair from stores that were my normal size, they were a bit tight to begin with but once worn in they were like walking on sponges!
 
#15
D0lly86 said:
get normal sizing, they only say get bigger because like I said earlier they take so long to wear in and stretch out. My first pair were one size larger than my norm and by the time they were worn in I just couldn't get them snug to my feet and ended up with blisters, so I got a new pair from stores that were my normal size, they were a bit tight to begin with but once worn in they were like walking on sponges!
Agree. Mine were exactly the same.

They do take ages to dry when wet inside though; come really bad weather I switch to my Lowa supercamps, which dry on your feet.

Get some shock-absorbing insoles, though. Not necessarily the hyper-expensive sorbothane ones, but something, because the sole is not much better than the CAB, and if you run you're likely to get pressure blisters under your heels.
 
#16
The old pro boots were very good apart from stitches splitting where the eyelets stitch on, the later versions of these issued until a few years ago looked the same but are crap. The soles have fallen off both of my pairs without much use. The new style your on about are ok apart from the eyelets falling off, as has already been said. My advice would be to not buy either save your money and get some decent boots not made by the lowest bidder. Can't go wrong with Altbergs.
 
#17
The 'new' Pro boot is the boot cold wet weather (CWW) made by Prabos.

The old 'Pro Boot' is made by Iturri. They also make the Combat Assault Boot. Both boots are made on the same machines and from the same shape lasts: so always start with the same size as normal.

Both types of boot are in service; they used to be under the same NSN until Recruits started being issued with CWW Boots after a number of non-freezing injuries were reported and ATRD got cold feet (excuse the pun) and decided to pay for more kit.

As has been rightly said the Prabos boot is heavier and stiffer when new so the decision was made to issue the old style boots to recruits to save their feet; that means that there are more Prabos left on the shelf and therefore more likelihood of them being issued when the QM demands CWW boots
 
#18
I've got a pair of each of the boots and TBH I don't see much difference.

Yes the new ones are higher and stiffer, but it all depends on what you want them for.

I like both.
 

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