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jb3
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« on: April 14, 2019, 10:23:46 PM »

Any current recommendations on black boots. As an active duty army guy I thought it would be easy to find a new set but they don't really sell them around the bases I spend time at anymore. I like boots that I break in and wear for a decade or two. I'm not looking to devolve into a thread about how black boots are silly for ABUs, or how we should look ahead to OCPs. I'm just looking for a decent pair of boots that will last and look good in uniform.
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 10:34:49 PM »

Original SWAT if you can find them.  I got them for 40 bucks a pair and still have the first set of black I bought. 

5.11s arent bad either if you can find them.  All depends how much are you planning on spending. 
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jb3
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 10:38:51 PM »

Thanks for the recommendation. I'm working my google skills already.
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 11:35:43 PM »

https://www.galls.com/all-tactical-boots#page_no=1*

I have the 8" side zipper pair.  Comfy as heck.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 11:45:30 PM »

I can’t stand the non-military boots. Since I transitioned to ABUs I’ve spent about $300 trying to find the “right” boots. I got a pair of used standard issue combat boots (same as I was issued in basic training in 1991) but something was different about them so I stopped wearing them. I or a very used pair of issued  black jungle boots and they too were uncomfortable and just didn’t fit right. Then I got a pair of 5.11 side zip “Tactical” boots and they just suck. Finally, I dropped $120 on Oakley (hot weather) Assault Boots and they seem to be okay.

I want brand new jungle boots or combat boots tha I can break in myself like I always have, and I just can’t find any new military issued boots in size 12 that aren’t knockoffs.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 11:56:55 PM »

Quoth the Wiki...

(Marine Combat Boots) "Marine Corps personnel were authorized to wear various Marine Corps Combat Boot models from Danner, Belleville, McRae and Bates, and Rugged all-terrain boots from Danner.

(Army Combat Boots) "Current manufacturers are Altama, Bates, Belleville Boot, McRae, Rocky, Warson Brands/Converse and Wellco."

Air Force appears to be McRae, Belleville, and Reebok, along with the generic "DLATS".

I'm finding those all over the web.
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 12:31:55 AM »

Quoth the Wiki...

(Marine Combat Boots) "Marine Corps personnel were authorized to wear various Marine Corps Combat Boot models from Danner, Belleville, McRae and Bates, and Rugged all-terrain boots from Danner.

(Army Combat Boots) "Current manufacturers are Altama, Bates, Belleville Boot, McRae, Rocky, Warson Brands/Converse and Wellco."

Air Force appears to be McRae, Belleville, and Reebok, along with the generic "DLATS".

I'm finding those all over the web.

But how many are in black Bob?  Because the Air Force, Army and Marines don't wear black boots.
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2019, 12:43:05 AM »

^ Lots in all styles.

First I found was the Altama's in Army issue both standard and jungle.

Plenty from there.
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2019, 01:23:37 AM »

Part of my issue is that I had a near-new pair of black jungle boots from my army BDU days. Then my amazing son decided to join CAP and he wears my size (for now!). I had to give him the good boots. But I like the recommendations I'm getting so thanks to all. I am a big fan of Altama jungle boots so I may go with those. I'm an old school purist so they are a good fit.

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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2019, 01:25:57 AM »

I am a huge Wellco fan, and I went to their site and hey do not have jungle boots. They may show them, but they do not have them.

Altama’s suck, but I bought a pair anyway and they’re one of the ones I bought that suck. Army issued boys (not Altamas) are what I want. Many are allowed, but none of those available now are standard issue.
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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2019, 01:47:07 AM »

12-N: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wellco-B930-Black-Jungle-Boots-with-Panama-Sole-size-12-N/372565787237

12-W: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wellco-B930-Black-Jungle-Boots-with-Panama-Sole-size-12W/372463841891
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2019, 02:31:00 AM »

Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for. Old school but affordable. Thanks for the tip.
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2019, 12:15:47 PM »

I like boots that I break in and wear for a decade or two.  I'm just looking for a decent pair of boots that will last and look good in uniform.

Danners or Corcorans
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2019, 03:20:35 PM »

I use army basic training boots; work like a charm and shine really nice when done right. I also use hairspray on my boots in dry conditions, but not in a wet climate (it wears down the boot when washed off).

Just make sure they are IAW 39-1 (pretty much conservative black, 8 inches tall with no designs on them), and any other boot fitting that will work fine.
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2019, 02:28:27 PM »

Don’t. Use. Hairspray. On. Boots.

Regardless of climate.

Hairspray is for hair.

Leather is not hair.

Use leather polish.

It works fine. I promise.
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« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2019, 02:39:08 PM »

Not so fast..."These are Imports but they are of good Quality!"

Made in the Dominican Republic. You might want to look at other boots.

Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for. Old school but affordable. Thanks for the tip.
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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2019, 02:45:10 PM »

http://www.militarybootsdirect.com/mcrae-boots-9189.html
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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2019, 02:50:39 PM »

Not so fast..."These are Imports but they are of good Quality!"

Made in the Dominican Republic. You might want to look at other boots.

Seriously, what's not an import these days?

Thrawn's link has them - they were OOS when we started this dance, now in stock.

Point is, they are all over the place.
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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2019, 03:46:24 PM »

Not so fast..."These are Imports but they are of good Quality!"

Made in the Dominican Republic. You might want to look at other boots.

Seriously, what's not an import these days?


The boots that I linked to, for one...  :)
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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2019, 01:13:14 AM »

Sonce we are already talking about black Boots, what do you think will happen if CAP moves into the OCPs in the future because army/USAF special operation units are permitted to wear black boots, so I wonder if that means we may wear the green boots?


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