Boots for Law Enforcement

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  1. ReasonbleForce

    ReasonbleForce Member

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    I am a deputy sheriff in the great state of Georgia, and I need some boot recommendations. I am issued 5.11 military style boots whenever I wear a pair out, but policy allows me to wear any "military" style boot of my choosing, provided it is not patent leather. I would love to buy something higher quality and classier than the issued boot, and I would like recommendations for boots that could stand up to daily use and be worth having re-soled every year or two as necessary.

    I like the looks of these from Alden, or their cap-toe sibling, but I would like input on other good options.

    Thanks!
     
  2. yywwyy

    yywwyy Senior member

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    Boots for Law Enforcement gives me an aweful image in my mind :(
     
  3. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I dont have a boot rec for you, but perfect user name. :nodding:
     
  4. ReasonbleForce

    ReasonbleForce Member

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    Thanks, but I found out too late I had enough letters to fully spell "Reasonable" so now I feel like an idiot.
     
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    MikeDT Senior member

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    Alden-of-carmel? :spam: knock-offs?
     
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    yywwyy Senior member

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    Of course you would place more emphasis on Force.

    Do you have preference for shell cordovan shoes?
     
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    lee_44106 Senior member

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    Don't do it.

    You will feel the pain when your shell cordovan boots gets abused by the daily duties of a cop.

    Unless you are a desk jockey and looking good but functionally useless is your job description
     
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    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    ^^^ If you're in patrol, "dress" boots won't serve you very well. I like the Ridge Air Tac side zip. They're available in steel toe if you like. You'll find them very comfortable and durable. The Ridge boots will also take a decent shine. Best of luck.
     
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    GBR Senior member

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    KObalto Senior member

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    You have been in China too long. Alden of Carmel is a legit long-time purveyor of Alden shoes.
     
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    Needsmoreshoes Senior member

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    Nothing with leather soles obviously... won't leave a satisfying imprint on the face of the little man. Would you need something with a toe cap or any specific functional addition?
     
  12. ReasonbleForce

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    Thanks for the tips! I am not a "desk jockey" but my current assignment often has me in doors, and I can predict ahead of time when I will be inside. In other words, I wouldn't be in a situation where I would be chasing somebody through the woods while being worried about ruining my beautiful boots! I could save my issued boots for when I know they might get damaged.
     
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    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Op, I have a pair of the AE Bayfield Boots. I wear them hiking and backpacking. After break in they are awesomely comfortable.
     
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    bellyhungry Senior member

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    Check out Danner and Thorogood.
     

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