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Thinking about picking these up, spoke to a couple of guys who rock em'; no complaints. Does anyone have any negative experiences with the boot?
Lord ReZ said:Ive' always liked MATTERHORN USMC Infantry Combat Boots as my main boot.
Wonderbread said:I have a buddy who speaks very highly of Oakley's 6" SI boot. He wore them in Afghanistan, then back in Canada for a number of long distance and heavy weight marches. His only complaint is that they were too hot at times for the desert.
These days Rocky S2Vs are the flavour of the week in my part of town.
I've been wearing a pair for the past 6 months and I have nothing bad to say about them. They're very light, very well ventilated, have drain grommets, speed laces, excellent traction, excellent ankle support. I wear mine with Green Superfeet insoles.
The only drawback is the price, but get what you pay for...
What is the best retailer for mil-spec Rocky S2Vs for Canadian consumption? I know Ottawa Safety Supplies and Oakleyforces.ca sell Oakleys.
Wonderbread said:Last month I picked up some insulated <a href=http://www.overshoe.com/recreational/>NEOs</a> from Full Spectrum Gear in Petawawa, although the 1RCR Kitshop has recently stocked these as well. To the dismay of CSMs everywhere, NEOs are quickly rendering mukluks obsolete. Despite the fact that they're black when everyone else is wearing white footwear, anyone who's worn them can't deny the awesome. From the senior Sgts coming back from Gagetown saying "Half the guys on my 6B were wearing those" to the Cpls bragging about toasty dry feet after trudging through slush, NEOs are fast becoming the best piece of snivel kit since the softie. They're waterproof, insulated, and they're worn over your combat boots so that you get the benefit of ankle support and good insoles. They're snowshoe compatible and I've even heard of guys wearing running shoes in them. I wore the Explorer model with the black and green issued socks in temperatures ranging from +3 to -35. I highly recommend them.