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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:11 pm 
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Well, I finally went out and got some boots -- Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid. Feels so weird, my ankles having support!


Great shoes. very nice and lightweight.


After weaing them for almost a week now, I definitely agree. They don't look half bad either. Commenting on hutchb25's review -- it's impressive that you didn't get your feet wet. I was told by the REI saleswoman that these were not waterproof. Apparently they could be called very very water resistant. :)

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Oh, I should have specified actually, considering how many different shoes there seem to be in the Moab line. The pair I found actually are labelled as waterproof: http://www.merrell.com/US/en-US/Product ... Waterproof

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OpelBlitz wrote:
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Well, I finally went out and got some boots -- Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid. Feels so weird, my ankles having support!


Great shoes. very nice and lightweight.


After weaing them for almost a week now, I definitely agree. They don't look half bad either. Commenting on hutchb25's review -- it's impressive that you didn't get your feet wet. I was told by the REI saleswoman that these were not waterproof. Apparently they could be called very very water resistant. :)

I have both the Moab Ventilator and the GTX (goretex version). The GTX's are very nice for price, and breathe well.

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I have a line on a real cheap pair of Danner combat hikers. Has anyone tried this boot?

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Well I got the danners and they feel great. Haven't put any miles on them yet though.

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My everyday boots are Justin Ropers. when I go hiking I like my full leather Asolos.
Sometimes when I hike I really push myself, if I get really tired my feet seem to find every rock within 20 yards. I cant tell you how many times I must have avoided a good twisted up ankle by wearing full support leather boots.
(before you flame me ... I push myself like that for training purposes.)
I love my ropers ... some people call them lace-ups.
I have no worries if I get stuck in a bad situation ... my boots wont be my fail point. ... except maybe ice ... they can get slick on ice.

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Was just issued these two:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:18 pm 
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I got these through work:
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And they are AWSOME! Feel like the Mercedes Benz of boots! At least compared to the basic issue police boot I have been wearing for the last year and some of the boots I wore in the military.

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Black Optimus wrote:
Was just issued these two:

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The Danners look better for axe stomping temples. Killing blow. BYAH!

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I just bought these McRaes for $59. Goretex, Vibram (resolable), almost like new. Bit of a scuff on the toes. But the soles are barely worn. $150 normally. Thought I would save up for a pair of Danner 26058's. But these feel so solid. I'm going to hold off until these wear out or prove they aren't up to the task. Really really comfortable.

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I have to wear the Sage green boots, (a rediculous move IMHO by the Air Force...wastefull spending of $$$ when the Tan boots were just fine), anyway I digress...I have the Tan version of your above posted boot and have worn them through two deployments and up untill Oct '11 when the AF transitioned to the Sage color. They are hard to break in but when they are they fit like tennis shoes. I have the Danners in Sage and Tan.

I also have a brand new pair of the above shown boot...never going to wear them...size 9.5 (if you'r a size 10.5 which I am, then this boot runs a size smaller).


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I actually like Sage better than Tan if you're not in the desert.

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I actually like Sage better than Tan if you're not in the desert.


I can agree with half your statement. The Sage turns this nasty color (dark yellow/green)...my Sage Danners have stayed a nice Sage color but all the others I've seen are kinda nasty. The trick is to buy boots found out on the market and not use the issued ones.


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I wear whatever the Army issues me... unfortunately they usually arent as comfortable as what I would buy myself, but I can't afford $100+ for comparable boots :( So I make do...

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Black Optimus wrote:
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I actually like Sage better than Tan if you're not in the desert.


I can agree with half your statement. The Sage turns this nasty color (dark yellow/green)...my Sage Danners have stayed a nice Sage color but all the others I've seen are kinda nasty. The trick is to buy boots found out on the market and not use the issued ones.


I assume Belleville and Wellco are issued. What other brands are issue? I assume Danner is not.

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moab wrote:
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I actually like Sage better than Tan if you're not in the desert.


I can agree with half your statement. The Sage turns this nasty color (dark yellow/green)...my Sage Danners have stayed a nice Sage color but all the others I've seen are kinda nasty. The trick is to buy boots found out on the market and not use the issued ones.


I assume Belleville and Wellco are issued. What other brands are issue? I assume Danner is not.


Yes Bellevilles and Wellco are the most popular issued...but I've has Converse, Danner, 5.11 all issued for deployments.


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I actually like Sage better than Tan if you're not in the desert.


I can agree with half your statement. The Sage turns this nasty color (dark yellow/green)...my Sage Danners have stayed a nice Sage color but all the others I've seen are kinda nasty. The trick is to buy boots found out on the market and not use the issued ones.


I assume Belleville and Wellco are issued. What other brands are issue? I assume Danner is not.


Yes Bellevilles and Wellco are the most popular issued...but I've has Converse, Danner, 5.11 all issued for deployments.


That doesn't really leave to many "non-issued" boots to choose from. Who's left?

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Probably any company that's never been the lowest bidder. :lol:

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Well there's a good sample size from US Patriot:
Nike, New Balance, Converse, Rockys, Altama, Bates, Blackhawk, Tactical Research and Corcoran.

Oakley's also are quality.


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My wife has a pair of Blackhawks. Anyone ever beat them to death? If so, how did they hold up?

I'm thinking about getting a pair because they were super comfortable when I tried them on (not hers, others that weren't hobbit sized).

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Black Optimus wrote:
Well there's a good sample size from US Patriot:
Nike, New Balance, Converse, Rockys, Altama, Bates, Blackhawk, Tactical Research and Corcoran.

Oakley's also are quality.


Nothing in sage goretex. I think if I had the money I would buy the Danner 26048's with Goretex. I need the Goretex.

I'm sure the lightweight tactical boots would be much more comfortable and light. But can't find any in sage and goretex.

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moab wrote:
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Well there's a good sample size from US Patriot:
Nike, New Balance, Converse, Rockys, Altama, Bates, Blackhawk, Tactical Research and Corcoran.

Oakley's also are quality.


Nothing in sage goretex. I think if I had the money I would buy the Danner 26048's with Goretex. I need the Goretex.

I'm sure the lightweight tactical boots would be much more comfortable and light. But can't find any in sage and goretex.


There's these...
http://www.uspatriottactical.com/belleville-690-waterproof-sage-green-flight-boot-usaf-22.html


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Black Optimus wrote:
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Well there's a good sample size from US Patriot:
Nike, New Balance, Converse, Rockys, Altama, Bates, Blackhawk, Tactical Research and Corcoran.

Oakley's also are quality.


Nothing in sage goretex. I think if I had the money I would buy the Danner 26048's with Goretex. I need the Goretex.

I'm sure the lightweight tactical boots would be much more comfortable and light. But can't find any in sage and goretex.


There's these...
http://www.uspatriottactical.com/belleville-690-waterproof-sage-green-flight-boot-usaf-22.html


Those aren't tactical. But my first choice. If money was not an issue. Except I'd buy the Danner brand in that model. Love those boots.

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Believe it or not the best boots so far are my summer army issued boots. Got 3 yrs to the day on them.


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