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Combat boots - Practical or plain silly?

post #1 of 51
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Well I've always wanted a pair of black military boots to complete my winter footwear. However, I just realized most boots these days might be too heavy for regular, around-town use, not to mention the associations with high-school goth/anime dork , and have come to second-guess my opinion on combat boots? What does the crowd say?
post #2 of 51
Fear not the boot. Wear it (yes, silly smiley but when else would I use it )
post #3 of 51
I'd like to see some good examples of a functional, attractive "combat" boot. I honestly can't think of any.
post #4 of 51
I have a pair of black Air Force flight crew boots and they are amazingly comfortable. I don't wear them often though. What I'd really like is some of the Desert combat boots. I think they look great.
post #5 of 51
Thread needs pics and links.
post #6 of 51
I'm a fan of these American ww2 paratrooper boots from here: http://www.militaryclothing.com/IBS/...id/194135.html



There's also a lower shaft standard infantry version that I sometimes see floating around the internet (but mostly repros on reenactement sites):



Personally I like them because they aren't as chunky or ugly as most combat boots, plus they have a sorta classy vintage feel to them IMO.
post #7 of 51
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
I'd like to see some good examples of a functional, attractive "combat" boot. I honestly can't think of any.
Hows this(http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/17912818/c/325.html)?
post #8 of 51
I like those top darker brown ones. I have side zip black jump boots that I don't wear anymore. They usually have removable insoles so you can put in a comfy gel insole or whatever. I've moved on to more civilized footwear but if it snows or whatever I'll drag out the jump boots.

But stylistic terms, I don't see any problem with them as part of a more rock-oriented look. Just avoid the all-faded-black goth dork look and you'll be fine. Accessorize with a girl wearing fishnets.
post #9 of 51
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Originally Posted by Caleb
Link doesn't work, but those are pretty cool. j: pics/links?
post #10 of 51
To what? My boots? They are Carolina jump boots with the big brass zipper on the side... the new version with the finer black zipper and flap at the top are much better.

http://www.flyingtigerssurplus.com/b...bgid-4294.html

Edit: BTW, the leather on these is crap. Once it scratches it peels away the black top layer. Pay the money and get better ones with real dyed leather.
post #11 of 51
my cdiem combats:
post #12 of 51
maybe not as combat as the admittedly beautiful boots of xcoldricex...but i love my CoSTUME NATIONAL combat inspired painted suede boots from a few seasons ago...
post #13 of 51
goddamn, xcoldricex those cdiem boots are sex. i wish i could afford a pair. boots are def practical in the winter, though i wish they'd breath a bit better.
post #14 of 51
Both of those are pretty cool, but I just can't take Carpe Diem seriously. Nice designs, but $2200 combat boots are the joke of a sadistic god. I'd really like to see some cool designs at more realistic prices.
post #15 of 51
haha that's why you don't pay anywhere near $2200 for them- Y219.450 works out to $1880 anyway. then figure in a huge discount i saw some boots at the osaka fullcount denim store that were $2000+... i forgot the name of them, but they looked really nice...
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