Combat boots - Practical or plain silly?

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  1. Flame

    Flame Senior member

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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?
     


  2. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Fear not the boot. Wear it [​IMG] (yes, silly smiley but when else would I use it [​IMG])
     


  3. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    I'd like to see some good examples of a functional, attractive "combat" boot. I honestly can't think of any.
     


  4. Dakota rube

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    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.
     


  5. Arethusa

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    Thread needs pics and links.
     


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    I'm a fan of these American ww2 paratrooper boots from here: http://www.militaryclothing.com/IBS/...id/194135.html

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

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    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.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    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.
     


  9. Arethusa

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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    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.
     


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    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... [​IMG]
     


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    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.
     


  14. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    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.
     


  15. xcoldricex

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    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 [​IMG] 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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