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Boots anyone know of some decent brands?

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 11:23 AM

i've been looking into getting some kind of boots to go with my fusion 7's, up until now i've just been playing in sneakers, but they kinda stink for support and so on

anybody know of some good brands and where to get them?

excluding the obvious army surplus of course
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:13 PM

I like the SWAT tactical boots...sort of a hybrid between a combat boot & an athletic shoe. Not very expensive, they last a good long while and come in a variety of styles. Also very comfortable.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:36 PM

Magnums are way better - my old pair are still going strong (bought them in like 2004), except for the fact most of the color wore off.
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:44 PM

i gotta agree with just about everything mentioned in the post above mine, the post directly above mine
had my playing pair of magnums since 04 and lots of the color is gone.

easy to maintain, can handle simple and high end cleaners and conditioners and flat out hold up like an old school tonka trunk.


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Posted 15 February 2010 - 07:46 PM

I will throw in another good word in for Magnums... If you are looking for a black boot, then I recommend the Stealth Magnum's. If you don't buy the side zip kind, you can often find a good deal on a regular lace up boot. The site I got mine from was selling them for $20. Not a bad deal, if I say so myself.
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 10:37 PM

The Vulcanized jungle boots from altalma work well. good quality boot.
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Posted 15 February 2010 - 10:42 PM

Gripfast boots are absolutely the best all around combat boot. They are pricey though. I love mine.
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 09:13 PM

Danner, Bates, Altama, and Converse all make good products for use in the field.

I currently wear Converse side zip desert boots here in Iraq.

They are light weight, comfortable, and feel like sneakers when I have to run.
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 10:27 PM

I have a pair of Bellevilles but I'm always looking for more.
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 05:12 AM

Ridge #3003z--side zip (great for airport security checkpts)---favorite pair of CBs I have ever owned. (30+ pairs over the last 23 years)
Magnum...pick your comfortable style and hump for miles
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 12:36 PM

I can vouge for Magnums as well. I have a friend who has had a pair and loved them. I used them once and they were very nice!
If you want a cheaper pair, tru-spec makes good boots in the $30 range. I have a pair of them. They are pretty good for the price.
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:02 AM

i personaly dont were boots i cant run very well in them. i were hi-tec hiking shoes they have the side support and waterproofness of boots but the low cut heels of sneakers so all in all there pretty good.
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:15 PM

I would recommend Bates also. You can run in them pretty well. If you can't run in a full sized boot, they do make some that are just above the ankle. If you want full size with easy on and easy off they do make side zip.
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 11:53 PM

I have both Converse Tacticals and Magnums. I have nothing negative at all to say about the Magnums and feel anyone who buys a pair will be happy with them. However, the Converse are more comfortable to me. My next boot purchase will be a pair of Belleville's Kiowas which my friends in the military switched to from the Converse boots.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 06:15 PM

i ended up going w/ some magnums. I got some elite spider 8.0's (just the laced kind, not wpi) on sale.

I like them quite a bit, i certainly feel more comfortable running up and down trails now then i did in cleats


Pro's would be:

they are lighter (or seem lighter) than my nike cleats
durable and breathable
comfortable after i broke them in
the ankle support is nice, i nearly twisted mine several times in cleats, which is why i'm using boots

con's would be:

i didn't break them in before i ran around, and i suppose i wasn't wearing the best socks, so they rubbed some places wrong that day
i'm not used to boots, so they're a little awkward to run in
range of ankle motion is somewhat limited, and takes some getting used to
i didn't realize they came in desert tan, which probably would have fit my omnipat better
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