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Re: The Great Boot Review
« Reply #100 on: June 15, 2015, 08:26:16 »
Hanwag Special Forces Lx. Almost identical to the Lowa mountain boot, just a slightly higher craftsman ship.

I have worn them for Cambrian Patrol, Njmegen, CQCI, BMO, PLQ(MOD6), in garrison daily, and on every exercise for 5 years. They are finally reaching the point of no repair.

More expensive than most ($400 ish), but after having them for 5 years it only really costs aroun $80 a year, also considering I have been more active on my feet than the average NCO and am not a fan of rotating boots.

I highly reccomend them, I recently just ordered a new pair since mine are too far gone worn, and they offered me a 10% discount for being a military member.

If you plan on doing any form of mountain work, or intense weighted rucks, do your self a favor and get them

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Boots to purchase.
« Reply #101 on: July 15, 2016, 10:44:08 »
Hello

I've looked through the treads and does anyone recommend an all round black boot that looks professional?  Mid to high price is fine. I have the LOTB boots and I want something to use for when on duty and potentially for hiking. Thanks again.


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Re: Boots to purchase.
« Reply #102 on: July 15, 2016, 11:19:10 »
Rocky SV2, SWATS, and Magnums seem to be the most popular, there are a few more options like Oakley, Danner, etc

I use Magnums mostly but also have SWATS and Rocky. SWATS are my least favorite. I've used the Magnums and Rocky for the Petawawa 20km Ruck and they both hold up great.

You really need to try them all on and see what fits best.
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Re: Boots to purchase.
« Reply #103 on: July 15, 2016, 11:27:41 »
For reference, perhaps

Boots to purchase.

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Re: Boots to purchase.
« Reply #104 on: July 15, 2016, 11:34:08 »
For reference, perhaps

Boots to purchase.

will be merged with,

The Great Boot Review 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=54823.100
5 pages.
Good plan MiKe Mike. I have crap reception so search wasn't working so swell. Thanks.


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Re: Boots to purchase.
« Reply #105 on: July 15, 2016, 11:38:11 »
Good plan MiKe Mike. I have crap reception so search wasn't working so swell. Thanks.

Thanks for not taking offence at the suggestion, RR.  :)

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Re: The Great Boot Review
« Reply #106 on: August 10, 2016, 07:59:44 »
Update: bought a pair of Lowa Uplanders and they've been great on course and in the field. Was also issued 2 pairs of LOTB boots. Used one of the pairs for 2 days and they started to spilt at the seam. One of the soldiers on our course blew out both pairs.


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Re: The Great Boot Review
« Reply #107 on: August 10, 2016, 17:12:37 »


I really need the CAF to give out a boot allowance.

I've been using Rocky S2Vs since 2009 or so but recently decided to try out Lowa's (GTX and Mountian boots) after a new pair of Rockys started giving me blisters. They feel like they're built differently somehow, Rockey customer service pretty much told me to piss off after I tried asking them about it. 

The Lowa's seem like they're built pretty narrow (the Mountain boots don't come in wide sizes unfortunately) and pretty clunky to pick up but once I put them on they were pretty awesome and the weight isn't bad.  I'm going to wait until it's a bit cooler outside and try a long weight march to see how they do.
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Re: The Great Boot Review
« Reply #108 on: August 10, 2016, 17:18:04 »
3rd pair from the left...they look like they could use some polish, especially on the toes. 
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Re: The Great Boot Review
« Reply #109 on: August 10, 2016, 18:59:02 »


I really need the CAF to give out a boot allowance.

I've been using Rocky S2Vs since 2009 or so but recently decided to try out Lowa's (GTX and Mountian boots) after a new pair of Rockys started giving me blisters. They feel like they're built differently somehow, Rockey customer service pretty much told me to piss off after I tried asking them about it. 

The Lowa's seem like they're built pretty narrow (the Mountain boots don't come in wide sizes unfortunately) and pretty clunky to pick up but once I put them on they were pretty awesome and the weight isn't bad.  I'm going to wait until it's a bit cooler outside and try a long weight march to see how they do.
Nice collection there. The old combat boots we were issued( Mark3 or 4's ) seemed to work just fine. The Lowas have been very good. Had a 60 lb ruck on and went for a 10 K jaunt and all well. The boots hold a nice 'shine' with some brush polishing.


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Re: The Great Boot Review
« Reply #110 on: August 17, 2016, 12:28:58 »

I really need the CAF to give out a boot allowance.

I've been using Rocky S2Vs since 2009 or so but recently decided to try out Lowa's (GTX and Mountian boots) after a new pair of Rockys started giving me blisters. They feel like they're built differently somehow, Rockey customer service pretty much told me to piss off after I tried asking them about it. 

The Lowa's seem like they're built pretty narrow (the Mountain boots don't come in wide sizes unfortunately) and pretty clunky to pick up but once I put them on they were pretty awesome and the weight isn't bad.  I'm going to wait until it's a bit cooler outside and try a long weight march to see how they do.

Have you tried Danners? I wore them for years in the infantry, both on and off deployment, and they're the best boots I've ever worn. I also wore them in law enforcement. I probably have four pair and cannot wear them out. Danner sells their boots for life. The soles are stitched down, they have an excellent warranty, and love doing business with service personnel.

Cheers, Mark