Pro Boots

#1
I got issued pro boots when I went to Bosnia a few years back. They are now starting to get a bit worn on the soles. If I was to hand them in to my TA unit, would I get a shiny new pair back? Or would I never see them again and have them replaced with a pair of CABs???
 
#3
The Pro Boots are an operational upscale, hence they will not appear on your 1157. So sadly the TA will not replace them. best bet is to find a friendly CQMS in a regular unit(try your local RIT) that will change them for you.
 
#4
I'd imagine that they'd be 'one time issue'. If you wear them out you won't get replacements. You could:

a) butter up the TAC storeman and get him to 'find' you a pair.
b) volunteer to deploy to the Balkans again.
c) buy some, you cheapskate!
 
#5
I aint bloody buying a pair, and I aint going back to the Balkans either!

I'll try the "buttering up" suggestion. Would be a shame to loose them, been the best pair of boots I've ever had, especially for walking the beat.
 
#6
Last I heard the 'Pro Boot' is not issued anymore except for old stock, a new cold weather boot made in the Czech Republic and very similar to Altbergs is now being issued.

As some have mentioned, cold weather boots are a one-time issue and their is no scaling for replacement issue. Only by going on a det to somewhere where they are required would you get a replacement issue officially.
 
#7
What size feet you got - you can have mine, PRO Boots are shi'ite.............

Hang on, walking the beat - dont the plod issue you with boots these days? So my blokes are whineing cos they've got crap boots and you are walking the beat in a pair one of my lads would love to have on his feet and you have the brass ones to want some more, sheeeeesh, folk these days.............
 
#8
Battsim, if u want rid of yours, i'll take em. don't worry bout size, i have very versatile feet :p

wouldn't want to go givig them to plod now, woul you?

PM for P&P details :p :D
 
#10
Well sir, you have me at a disadvantage I can only appologise and salute your resourcefuleness, my humblest appologies..........
 
#12
No allowance?

Surely as your employer they have a duty of care to make sure you get approved footwear?

I think West Yorks Police get a footwear allowance or boots issued as I scrounged some Altbergs from them. So the other way round for me - Military getting boots from the law. :)
 
#13
When I joined the old bill, not too long ago we got boots issued, they only started doing it so they could cut back on teh £50 yearly allowence!!
 
#14
Isn't it different from force to force!?

Just a thought...
 
#15
Well they should have a national standard linked through the federation but it appears that your right and they just do what they want. Federation are a waste of space in my personal opinion anyway.
 
#16
Just purchased a pair of Pro boots, only they looks slightly different to other ones I have seen. Are they a different issue? Got D-rings all the way down and they have the vibram sole with the yellow badge on.

Box says:

NSN 8430 99 869 2895

Contract DC4bESL/1001

Thanks
 
#18
TheHelpfulStacker said:
Last I heard the 'Pro Boot' is not issued anymore except for old stock, a new cold weather boot made in the Czech Republic and very similar to Altbergs is now being issued.
Can confirm this. They look quite good too.
 
#19
rallymad_nad said:
Manage to find a link to a pic, for how long its lasts i dont know.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6607537786&rd=1&sspagename=STRK:MEWN:IT&rd=1

Any help aprreciated. Just dont want to wear them until i know what they are,

Thanks

Nad
Yep, they're the new 'Pro Boots' (or Boots, Extreme Cold Weather). They take a little more breaking in than the old Pro Boots did but they are very comfortable.

As I said before, only midget feet and clown shoe wearers are still getting the old type until stocks are exhausted.
 
#20
Managed to get hold of this information which confirms everything else.



DEFENCE CODIFICATION AGENCY NSN 8430-99-869-2895
ACTY CODE: SUBM NO:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

CONVERSION CONTROL CHARACTER........0
RECORD DATE.........................................13/09/2003
CSC CODIFICATION STATUS CODE............. G
TII TYPE OF ITEM IDENTIFICATION............. 4
HAZ HAZARDOUS STORES INDICATOR......... N
HZZ HAZARD CODE.................................... NONE
DATE NIIN ALLOCATED........................ 11/04/1995
SMD SMD INDICATOR.................................. A
FNU FOREIGN NATION USERS....................... NONE
CSU CIVIL/SERVICE USERS.......................... ACD, F8430
IPT INTEGRATED PROJECT TEAM................. NONE
INC ITEM NAME CODE................................. 01826
ITEM NAME.......................................... BOOTS,COLD WEATHER
NAME NAME.................................................. BOOTS,COLD WEATHER
REF CODIFICATION REFERENCE SET............ 6991 K4771 S&TD/PS/05/95
REF CODIFICATION REFERENCE SET............ 5941 K4771 S&TD/STR/01/95-
287/106 (UK 11 L)
REF CODIFICATION REFERENCE SET............ 2241 K1368 S&TD/PS/1062-UK 11 L
CRN NSN RELATIONSHIP............................ NONE
CAI CUSTODIAN ACTIVITY IDENTIFIER....... X
CSD CONTROLLING SUBMISSION DETAILS.. XY011100030
IIG UK IIG NUMBER AND SUFFIX............... A24800
FIIG US FIIG NUMBER................................ A24800
MRC DATA DATE........................................ 11/06/2001
RPD REFERENCE OR PARTIAL
DESCRIPTIVE METHOD REASON CODE. 2
TEXT GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS ITEM
DESCRIPTION.................................. COMBAT TYPE FOR EXTREME COLD
AND WET ENVIRONMENT;BLACK;DRAB;
NON-SLIP SOLE;SIZE UK 11 LARGE
PRPY PROPRIETARY CHARACTERISTICS..... NPAC
9000 DATE OF PRECEDING RECORD........... 00333
9002 FORMER TYPE CODE.......................... 2
 

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