Who makes the best Combat Boot?

ThunderHorse

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S2Vs are finally broken in...took awhile. C4Ts are cool for walking around. Same with SFBs, but the cushion gets shitty much sooner. Blackhawk...my feet hate anything with a shank. Garmont...that insole absorbed sweat and my feet blistered like a bitch. OTB Desertlite...good for the office sucks after a week. Danner Tachyon...office boot, cushion better than Desertlite. Dannner Rivot...if only the boot were lighter. Oakleys, on point.
 

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I bought these Belleville One Xero's from military clothing sales due to the new boot "policy clarification" that came down. My favorite thing about them is that they are much sturdier than my SFB's were and only 4 0z heavier per boot. The stock insole sucked but I replaced them with my standard green superfeet insoles and now they're my #1 rucking boot.

http://www.bellevilleboot.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=103
 

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Resurrecting the old thread, but the more you know... How do you all feel about Salomon, Asolo and Salewa boots? Looking at finding a quality pair for some rucking.
 

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Keens. I wear them for work, casual, and hiking/hunting. After decades of absolutely crap military boots (starting with the fucking McNamara boots at MCRD San Diego).... I won't wear any thing else but Keens.
 

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Resurrecting the old thread, but the more you know... How do you all feel about Salomon, Asolo and Salewa boots? Looking at finding a quality pair for some rucking.
I have had all three at various times and during various deployments. You cannot go wrong with any of the three. It will all depend on the individual shoe you are looking to purchase as to its durability, wear pattern, stability, and comfort.

Which models are you looking at?
 

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I have had all three at various times and during various deployments. You cannot go wrong with any of the three. It will all depend on the individual shoe you are looking to purchase as to its durability, wear pattern, stability, and comfort.

Which models are you looking at?
I am looking at Drifter (Asolo), Mountain trainer (Salewa) and Quest 4D 2 (Saloman). I have a pair of XA pro 3D (Salomon), and they are awesome for hiking around, but they don't have enough ankle stability for my liking. I might just stick with my Rocky's if the other's don't work.

I should also add I am flat footed, so sole stability is key for me.
 

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I am going to be buying some new boots. I have been rocking the Asolo Fugitive GTX for the past 5+ years. Is there anything new in as far as tech/comfort goes in the boot department? I am going to be wearing these in AF this winter if that makes a difference. I am also going to need some new gloves and a pair of trail running shoes. I saw a pair of Merrell trail gloves at Marshalls for like $50. Seemed like a decent price. I dont plan on bringing them home and will try to put at least 15 miles/week on them.
 
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FWIW, for those with Promotive accounts, a variety of Rocky SV2's (and other models) are available at a pretty decent price and free shipping right now.
 

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Does anyone have any winter boot recommendations? Having spent years using summer boots in the winter and always sucking when they get soaked, I'm thinking about finally breaking down and buying a winter pair. I was looking at the rocky s2v goretexs
 

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Does anyone have any winter boot recommendations? Having spent years using summer boots in the winter and always sucking when they get soaked, I'm thinking about finally breaking down and buying a winter pair. I was looking at the rocky s2v goretexs
Danner GTX insulated/waterproof.

Otherwise, Army Combat Boot, Tan or Coyote, Temperate Weather. :thumbsup:
 

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Does anyone have any winter boot recommendations? Having spent years using summer boots in the winter and always sucking when they get soaked, I'm thinking about finally breaking down and buying a winter pair. I was looking at the rocky s2v goretexs
Wore them in winter in Afghan mountains and they never failed me. I highly recommend them.
 

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I've been wearing Blackhawk Desert Ops for 2 years now and they have served me pretty well in both the field and during death by power point. I rotate them with a pair of Altama Jungle boots. My problem is both lack any type of water drainage. Water pools in the heel cups and toe and sloshes and is a pain in the ass. This proves to be pretty annoying in training lanes and land nav. Does anyone have any suggestions/experience with good boots that have drainage holes?
 
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