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Posted: 8/22/2004 3:21:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 3:28:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/22/2004 3:32:08 PM EST by CAMPYBOB]
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 3:39:27 PM EST
If they are comfortable, they aren't Chinese. That much I'm pretty sure of. The pair I bought feel like I have wooden 2x4's around my ankles. I've got a pair made by Altama I picked up in the mid 90's at a surplus store. I also have a pair of regular Altama boots. They seem nice. But about all I wear these days in the boot line are the newer 8" tactical Enforcer boots with the zipper in the side. The ones I wear now are the $49 type you get at Gall's. I think Bates makes them for Gall's, so you save about $10 just by switching the name on the tag. LOL. Plus they are so comfy and easy to get your foot into.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 3:46:01 PM EST
I'll be damned... My chinese jungle boots were comfy.

- BUCC_Guy
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 3:54:06 PM EST
You have got the real deal. The words that you cannot make out say SPIKE PROTECTIVE. I have two brand new pairs in my closet, dated 8/88 and 5/89. They are exactly as you describe.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 4:18:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 10:42:59 PM EST
There GI issue.
Link Posted: 8/22/2004 11:55:43 PM EST
Agreed, you have the real deal.
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 3:36:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2004 4:05:26 AM EST
Some unit still get issued Black jungles, they stopped the issue of green Jungle around 90/91 time frame.

A company called militarybootrepair.com can put some really nice soles on them for you, I sent them a pair and they feel great on my feet.
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