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    Footwear?

    I think one of the most important areas is the foot, So...
    Lets hear it,
    what (kind, type, brand) of footwear are you planning on using in a SHTF.

    For me, it is the Altama ExoSpeed, it is light and comfortable, not as expensive as 511 and it doesn't look as flashy as Converse so i can wear them with my ACU's.
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    Try the Danner TFX boots. Love em so far!
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    Still got lots of new boots from Uncle Sam that I have barely broken in so I'll just be using the GI issue for a while.
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    Danner, Matterhorn, or Belleville - high quality & made in USA.

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    i have been trying to figure this out for myself as well. are we talking about typical square souled 8 or 9 inch tactical boots, just over the ankle hiking boots or some of those high speed 8 inch boots that look like that have the heart and soul of a running shoe? i think oakly makes some of these.

    i have a pair of doctor martins that i am sure will last just about forever, but they are really lousy for running at all. i also have a pair of typical military or tactical style boots that offer good support but are also pretty lousy for running, though i have done some hiking in them. i am trying to find some good hiking boots that might last as long as my dr. martins. has anyone gone full circle through all of this that would be willing to share there experiences?
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    Another thing to keep in mind is this; since we changed to desert roughout boots, there are thousands of surplus black boots to be had, and if you look around, prices are quite good.
    While down at Hood, Surplus City was having a sale on black Belleville Goretex boots (new) for $60. I grabbed a pair, these are good boots.
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    West german jackboots. I have several pairs. 17 in high and tough as panzers.
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    + 1 Danner Boots
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    Danners rock! Also Matterhorns.. I love the 9"- 8" Danner Strikers that I bought..
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    Raichle Palue (Swiss Military Mountaineering Issue)

    Raichle Montagna (Swiss Mountaineering)

    Both are made with 3.2mm Roughout Leather on the outside, .5mm Calfskin on the inside. Single piece uppers to ensure water resistance. Norwegian Welt construction for durability. The Palues have a one inch rand to protect the threads.

    I've had a pair for Raichle Montagnas in 1993, used for a six week unsupported backpacking trip in Oregon with 45 pound packs.

    I have backup pairs of boots in each style.

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    I've been wearing a pair of Belleville USMC desert boots with Gore-tex and steel toe. Best work boot I've ever had. They seem to run 1/2 size big though.
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    While were on the subject of footwear, here is an old soldiers trick: replace the laces with 550 cord, whatever color suits you.
    I did this with all my desert boots, as well as my old black ones. You just gotta love para cord!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchman
    West german jackboots. I have several pairs. 17 in high and tough as panzers.
    I would recommend you try walking any distance in rough terrain while wearing them before relying on them as SHTF boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redmanfms
    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchman
    West german jackboots. I have several pairs. 17 in high and tough as panzers.
    I would recommend you try walking any distance in rough terrain while wearing them before relying on them as SHTF boots.
    Yep! Thats why German "Alte Hasen" refer to those boots as "vein breakers". I have a pair, and they look real good with jeans, but I would not want to load up and move out with those.
    Still, the coolness factor with those is about a 10 IMO.
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    would recommend one of these https: //www.tacticalgearreview.co/hiking-boots-standoff-2018-salomon-vs-lowa-vs-scarpa/#more-254

 

 
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