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Posted: 9/4/2004 10:45:06 AM EST
I have been wearing jungles but didn't want to spend the cash this time, so I just figured to use the issue boot. To my suprise they aren't that bad.

Just wait till a road march I will be singing a different song...
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 10:48:11 AM EST
Break-in is the key. My standard issue 'recruit boots' that I got at Fort Benning became the most comfortable boots I had.


You can accelerate the process by wearing the boots in the shower then walking around in them until they're dry (don't do this on a roadmarch though ). Repeat as necessary, but be careful not to let the drying action dry the leather so much that it cracks. Use oil/polish as necessary.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 11:03:36 AM EST
I love my leather personel carriers even after 15 years.

CS
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 11:03:50 AM EST
They served me well for over three years.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 11:05:49 AM EST
One thing is these boots will get hot, jungle boots breath alot better.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 11:40:05 AM EST
Issue boots ain't bad, but there are better ones out there.

Too bad you can't wear High-Tech Magnums anymore. I loved mine while I was in the 7th ID(L) at Ft. Ord.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 11:50:30 AM EST
I wore nothing but GI combat boots for years, until I bought my Oakleys last year.
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 11:57:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By tcsd1236:
I wore nothing but GI combat boots for years, until I bought my Oakleys last year.



I have multiple 20+ mile road marches in my issue boots. They are all I've ever had, with the exception of the issue desert boots and one set I bought for parade inspections only (thankfully, a thing of the past).

I did by a set of jungles a few years back - I haven't as much as broken them in - maybe I should?
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 11:59:15 AM EST
Has anyone tried those Oakley Assualt boots?

Why can't you have flat feet in the army? Boot related?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:04:48 AM EST
I wear Matterhorns year round. The insulation keeps your feet warm in winter and cool in summer. Contrary to popular belief, insulation doesn't make your feet hot in hot weather. It keeps the temperature of the foot regulated and also keeps the heat from outside from getting to your foot.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:19:50 AM EST
+1 on Matterhorns. Solid boot that fits well.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:22:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 2:18:13 PM EST
If YOU made sure YOUR boots fit right, they're damn good boots. If for whatever reason YOU didn't get a pair that fit right YOU were screwed.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 2:23:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
There were people who had flat feet when I was in, I don't think that they really check for it anymore. Maybe it was because they figured you were more liekly to develope foot problems like fallen arches?



They check for it... I have em and DODMERB told me to get a specialist visit before they would clear me. I asked the Chief Med Officer at USNA, and he said it was because they were likely to suffer pain from PT if they aren't used to running and stuff like that.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 2:27:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 2:36:16 PM EST
Mine were like slippers when I got out. I still wear leg boots now, just have to polish them once a month to keep them servicable.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 6:55:08 PM EST
Are the DS1 desert boots any good?

I absolutely love the look......
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 7:05:50 PM EST
I wear a pair of Alltama Desert boots everyday. Damn good boots but soles seem like they wear out quick. Still excellent boots in the heat.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 8:04:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
There were people who had flat feet when I was in, I don't think that they really check for it anymore. Maybe it was because they figured you were more liekly to develope foot problems like fallen arches?



Flat feet here; in '89 MEPS just asked me if it gave me any problems, I said no, that was the end of it. I was one of the few recruits in BT that never had a tennis shoe profile.

However, there wasn't a single person in my Basic platoon at Ft. Leonard(B-5-10, 3rd Herd) that didn't have bloody feet at some point.

'Cruit boots without insoles, and green jungle boots w/o insoles were the best-I wore my first pair of jungle boots (purchase price $34 at Goodfellow AFB!) about ten years until the steel sole plate broke.
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