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Posted: 9/2/2005 6:34:51 PM EDT
I need a new pair of GI V N type American made jungle boots, the good ones, the real deals, can any one give me a link or source that sells these. Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 7:02:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 7:14:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 7:16:06 PM EDT by mark75101]
http://www.altama.com/

Link Posted: 9/3/2005 5:45:03 AM EDT
What size?
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:51:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By UnusSupra1:
What size?



10.5 or 11, you have them?
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:42:09 AM EDT
All the ones I have are 8.5W, 9W
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 8:45:55 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:42:46 AM EDT
ranger joes has a good stock always in. on ft benning the sales people are asses but they have everything most soldiers need/want. I don't know the website but look also for commandos they have them cheaper.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:10:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raf:
Be careful. I foolishly bought a pair locally for $30, and the soles wore out amazingly fast-- like about 3 weeks constant wear on the usual urban terrain-- sidewalks, lineoleum, etc.



You ain't alone, I fell into that trap years ago too. That's why I want the real deals and aim to make sure they are, but most web sites are real vague about who and where their boots are made. It's a real pain trying to find something like this on the web and making sure it's what you want. Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:13:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2005 10:16:57 AM EDT by MonkeyGrip]
I just bought and used a pair of these jungle boots in Costa Rica for 2.5 weeks and they worked great.

www.actiongear.com/cgi-bin/tame.exe/agcatalog/level4s.tam?xax=26642&pagenumber%2Eptx=1&M5COPY%2Ectx=8435&M5%2Ectx=3159&M2%5FDESC%2Ectx=Boots%20%2D%20Military%20Issue&level3%2Ectx=results%2Etam&query%2Ectx=Altama%20&backto=%2Fagcatalog%2Fresults%2Etam US Cav also has them but I like dealing with Brigade a little more.

It's so wet there that boots can get wet and never dry so that in a few days they are covered in midew. These Altama jungles were submersed alsmost daily but dried out quickly such that I could don them each day. They work great for hiking and around the city too. I got these because they're nylon and not cotton (like the Wellcos). I don't trust cotton in wet situations as much). They are made in china so they're cheaper than the US made (Mil-spec) version which is also sold at Brigade and US Cav but cost more. Since I just needed them for a short time (2.5 weeks in Costa Rica), I live in a northern arid region and may not have much use for them otherwise so I went cheap. These boots exceeeded my expectations and I heartily recommend them. I got the Panama Sole, which worked great in all ways (easy mud removal, good for hiking). Jungle boots work well in very wet climates (like Costa Rica).

Most in Costa Rica just were rubber boots, which I brought as well but the disadvantage is that they can hurt your feet on long hikes, whereas the jungles are like good fitting hiking boots but are made for wet climes. I went on long hikes and my feet never hurt, and I'm hard to fit in boots. I mail ordered these boots and it took a few exchanges to get the size right (shipping $$$). I also recommend good moisture wicking sox. I used ExOfficio Buzz-Off (I think they're CoolMax sox and they worked great, were dry within hours after soaking and never stunk. I wanted the Buzz-Off (insect repellent) treated 'cause there can by a lot of mosquito born parasites and diseases there, but I didn't really need this after all.

Link Posted: 9/3/2005 1:27:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By UnusSupra1:
All the ones I have are 8.5W, 9W



Got details and prices?
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 1:33:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raf:
Be careful. I foolishly bought a pair locally for $30, and the soles wore out amazingly fast-- like about 3 weeks constant wear on the usual urban terrain-- sidewalks, lineoleum, etc.




Yeah. Always stay away from the Chinese knock-off jungle boots unless you literally want a disposable pair of boots.


When I was in the service, a guy in my platoon wanted to get a pair of jungle boots before we went out to the field. He bought a pair of those Chinese knock-offs at some surplus store. By the time we made it back to garrison a week later those boots were literally in tatters and held together with 100mph tape. They were crap-tastic.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 1:43:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2005 1:44:45 PM EDT by metroplex]
If you want REAL Mil-Spec Jungle boots, expect to pay close to $100 a pair. Anything less ($70 or so) is commercial spec with PVC/polyurethane soles that emit toxic fumes when heated/burning (toxic fumes in closed spaces like the back of a Bradley is BAD).

Mil-Spec has rubber soles.

I bought my Mil-Spec Altamas for $70 (regular $99) but they were discounted since they had the embossed ALTAMA logo on the side of the heel area, which apparently was a no-no in some DoD agencies. So the vendor sold them at a big discount and I picked them up.

Whenever I go on TDY or into a place that I'm unfamiliar with, I grab my Altamas. I'm wearing them on a daily basis now since they're more comfortable than my sneakers.

I think I cracked the plate in one of my boots though, it makes a clacking noise when bent. :(
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 1:44:50 PM EDT
I too am thinking about buying a pair of jungle boots. So far I have come down to Wellco boots.
Anyone know about these? Are they American made?
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 1:47:17 PM EDT
If I were in the market for another pair of jungle boots I would try to find a pair of Bata jungle boots. I currently have 2 pairs in size 10N dated 6-67 and 7-67. They are definately the real deal and fit great and are really comfortible. Thanks Arvin
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 1:56:53 PM EDT
Both Altama and Wellco are US made. If you are gonna make a lot of road marches, look into the Wellco Tuffkushion. The sole is kinda mushy for rough terrain but GREAT on hard surfaces.

Ops
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 9:53:46 PM EDT

Both Altama and Wellco are US made.


No longer true. The Altama models costing $100 and up are still U.S. made made but models in the $60 - $75 range are imported (China). I got the $70 Altama jungle boots which are made in China. They are the secon best in the Altama jungle line only bettered by the mil-spec model which had a steel plate in the sole which I didn't want nor did I want to invest $100. The Chinese models exceeded my expectations and worked quite well for me in the tropics.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 10:04:10 PM EDT
Wellco has been making boots for the US military for more than 50 years now, and designed and manufactured the first jungle boots.

You can't go wrong with a pair of thier boots, and they will stand behind them.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 1:52:04 PM EDT
I bought a black pair of Wellcos from NewEnglandshoe.com

Item number 690 $39.00 even, with free shipping.
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Link Posted: 9/6/2005 2:22:08 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:43:52 PM EDT
I got my Wellco boots today. I must say, they are quite well built. I think I may order a second pair.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 2:16:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 2:18:06 PM EDT by FMJshooter]
oops
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 2:17:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 2:18:47 PM EDT by FMJshooter]
These guys seemed to have good prices on the altamas . I just bought these
jungle boots
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 2:19:53 PM EDT
US Cavalry is where my group gets all our supplies for "over there", they've got a lot of different styles of combat boots.

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 2:34:52 PM EDT
I want to get a pair but I am not sure how the sizes of the wellcos run and there is a no return policy so I guess I am out.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 3:02:49 PM EDT
The wellco's I bought run state sizes. I wear a ten, and bought a ten. Though I did call and ask first.
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