ID: 39368 (Boots-RT-5257-8)
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- Ballistic nylon and suede upper
- Padded collar
- Removable insole
- Sierra sole
Nylon, Suede, rubberManufacturer:
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"I bought one pair and wore them for about a year befor I grew out of them and in that time I loved them. They were light and comfortable but the soles were kinda thin and the laces were 3 times longer than they needed to be. Over all pretty good but not near the quality of Army or Marine GI boots. But for the price I would definitely recommend.
"First off, I own 3 pairs of these. I serve in the U.S. army and they issue us boots exactly like these. The soles are heavy, which can cause shin splints (they hurt REAL bad) from running for extended periods of time. Also, the heel leather causes blisters. Over all, once you break them in, they are fairly good boots. Super durable (mine have gone through the worst hell you can put them through) and Worth the price. I honestly would spend the money and get Oakley or NIKE boots of you plan to run around airsofting. The lighter, the better.
"Going to start first off with describing the boots and then giving the pros and cons, then verdict.
First off, the boots are of good quality. The stitching is fair and durable. Had no issues with them or the boot keeping itself together. Color is a light tan, like sand. The sole is hard rubber and solid, with supreme traction. The ankles are unsupported like most jungle boots, so you may experience ankle issues. Laces are long, perfect for quick tying military style and blousing. The boots themselves are form fitting and comfy, however there is one MAJOR flaw that nearly ruined them for me.
The heel on the inside is made of a scratchy rubber. This is an issue because, even with thick socks, the heel managed to scrape the skin off the back of my ankles in only one day. Mind, I was not doing highly vigorous activity the whole time (lots of walking in the MilSim event I was at), yet still they caused extreme pain and caused me to even bleed. The injury did not heel for about a week. Now, for most that would push them away. However, a possible solution could be to line the inside heel rubber with duct tape or foam. This could negate the issue. Mind, this was my first day wearing them. They may have to be broken in further. Will have to test when I play another large event again.
Overall, they are okay boots. Huge cause of pain in the heel if not prevented or played in for a long period, so it may be wise to install preventive measures or get another type of boot completely. Yet, despite the flaw, I still like the boots in general for style, durability, and form.
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