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post #16 of 89
I guess I can't post in this thread.
post #17 of 89
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Papiere, bitte.
post #18 of 89
Be warned, those cocoran boots are really heavy. I handled one in person and was pretty skeptical they would be comfortable for long walks around town (which was my primary reason for buying one)
post #19 of 89
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Originally Posted by j
My vague comment was that I have a pair of Carolina jump boots (with the zippers) and the black surface of the leather quickly scraped off to reveal light grey leather underneath. I don't know how they would hold up if I hadn't been using them for actual work, but the other thing was that the toe boxes on both dented in in the middle and look kind of bad now. I still have them around for snow &c.

Same boots here, same problems. Black polish can cover up the scrapes. The zipper makes them alot easier to get on and off.
post #20 of 89
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Originally Posted by glenn
Real military combat boots. Nothing much style-wise, but you can't beat the authenticity! They cost about 150.
The mesh upper is interesting. I'm assuming the vamp is real leather? Does leather not breath well enough for desert deployment or something? The Canadian Forces is apparently still experimenting on the best material for the uppers, but whatever they use it'll be camouflage (CADPAT) rather than black.
post #21 of 89
The upper mesh is made of goretex. The rest of it is genuine leather of course. These aren't really made for desert deployment, more jungle if anything. The goretex version is generally regarded to be the more comfortable sibling, with the mesh aiding flexibility and air flow.

There's another version without the mesh. Here's what they look like (well worn).


I've got a brand new pair of the meshed ones stashed away all ready to wear with a pair of bootcuts, alas i'm from one of those countries where just about every male citizen is/was a soldier, and wearing them out looks reallyyy tacky. Those boots shall have to wait a year then, til I relocate to the rolling hills of Massachusetts
post #22 of 89



I have been looking at both of these and really close to buying the smooth ones shown above. Although Steve McQueen wore the rough outs in The Great Escape so that makes them pretty cool by default.
post #23 of 89
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Those ATF boots look like they might be really nice. Always feel a little unsure about materials quality with some of this stuff, but that picture looks far, far better than the pictures of the Corcorans. Shame they don't also have a version of the tankers I posted initially.
post #24 of 89
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Originally Posted by glenn
The upper mesh is made of goretex. The rest of it is genuine leather of course. These aren't really made for desert deployment, more jungle if anything. The goretex version is generally regarded to be the more comfortable sibling, with the mesh aiding flexibility and air flow. There's another version without the mesh. Here's what they look like (well worn). http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o...z/DSCF0113.jpg I've got a brand new pair of the meshed ones stashed away all ready to wear with a pair of bootcuts, alas i'm from one of those countries where just about every male citizen is/was a soldier, and wearing them out looks reallyyy tacky. Those boots shall have to wait a year then, til I relocate to the rolling hills of Massachusetts
I completely understand what you mean. It can look tacky. I would not normally wear actuall issue combat boots back home nowadays, but I would certainly wear other sorts of boots.
post #25 of 89
The good news is, we get the boots for free
post #26 of 89
Why waste money on that designer junk when you can buy a original Military boot for half that price.
The Military boot not only will last for many years, they are very comfortable, can be worn in any weather condition and the don't look as ridiculous as the Mamby Pamby ones.
post #27 of 89
That said, they can also be very chunky and might not fit every look.
post #28 of 89
what is it with you people and your fasinations for anything from the military? M65, this, shirts, where does it end? Are you all wanting your piece of war? I'd prefer to get something that doesn't get influences from war. And there's plenty of that out there --Wade
post #29 of 89
blackgrass, where are those from? Too awesome.
post #30 of 89
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blackgrass, where are those from? Too awesome.
It says it right in the picture. At the Front.
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