Yeah, yeah I have read the other boots threads, I have a very specific question. Ok before I start I need to paint a scenario so you know were Iâm coming from. During my regular service I have used a great number of boots (DMS, BCH, CAB, Danner, ECW (Pro boot), Jungle, Matterhorn, Magnum, Brittain, Scarpa) in the quest for the perfect boot, I found it in the shape of my issue pro Boots which I had to hand back when I left the regs unfortunately. I used to be quite straight forward with my boots, winter/wet time I wore the Pro/Matterhorn/Danner boots, summer I wore well worn in issue BCH/CAB boots. When I left I took 3 pairs with me an old worn pair of CABs, brand new Jungle boots, and my Matterhorns, the rest either got worn out, discarded or returned. Some years later I join the TA and am looking again at a good pair to wear, unfortunately I have an issue with the CABs as its frigging hard to get then well worn in when you parade once a week and on w/e a month, I have tried all the old tricks and even do to work in an office wearing them but its just not the same as the wearing them every day, doing boot runs and assault courses in them etc that I used to do. Now I did keep a pair of CABs but they unfortunately fell to pieces after spend in a few years in sheds and attics (the sole dissolved) I found someone who replaces CAB soles but he felt that they were far too gone to do it. Also the Jungle boots I have are the âwrongâ size, that is they are US sizes and fit my feet without insoles, not something I like to do if tabbing. Now the issue I have is the matterhorns are fine, but are too hot in summer especially for tabing and the like, so I am looking for a replacement. The reasoning for this is I almost got jiffed to do the Courage Trophy wearing brand new CABs. Now in an ideal world I would go for a pair of Altberg Defender Microlites, but I would prefer to have them in time for annual camp, spoke to them and its too tight a timescale to make them, also the cost I feel is a bit too pricey for âpart timeâ work. Then I spotted the Magnum Elites. Right before the slagging starts I baulked the idea, I used Magnums in the late 80âs / early 90âs and didnât rate then too highly as the heel was too stiff and the soles felt like they were made of wood, but the new âelitesâ seem a a world apart with Viabram (sp) soles, sympatech liner etc and at a cost that doesnât break the bank. BUT I still have the nagging feeling about them as I know they arenât exactly mountain boots however 1. I am not in Infantry unit, but I am in a RA HVM LML unit which does involve walking a bit. 2. Even though I am in said unit my main trade is signals and am aimed at the CP 3. Iâm now in the TA, so Iâm not talking 3-6 weeks on exercise 4. They will not be an all year round boot, that what the Matterhorns are for. So my main use for them is w/e light infantry at most work in summer months and tabbing/CFT work in a non infantry unit, do you think thy will suffice ? I do however have a couple of issue with them and that the fact they are sympatex lined, the major issue I had with Matterhorns were the fact they get we, they stay wet even with sweat, so am I still going to get hot sweaty feet in them ? or can anyone who has used them ease my mind on this ? Would getting the âcanvasâ lined boots be cooler than the all leather ?