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Combat boots - Practical or plain silly?

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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?
 

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Fear not the boot. Wear it
(yes, silly smiley but when else would I use it
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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.
 

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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.
 

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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



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.
 

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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.
 

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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...
 

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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.
 

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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
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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