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Favourite boots?
« on: July 06, 2003, 22:40:00 »
Quick question (or poll if you will):

What are the favourite boots for wear in temperate conditions?
--U.S. Desert boot
--Mark 3 combats
--U.S. Jungle black
--U.S. Jungle green
--U.S. Matterhorn-style
--Other ____________

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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2003, 18:48:00 »
Call me old fashioned, but find the standard Canadian combat boot to be a good all around boot. Gore-tex is good, but not always, fleece lining is good, but not always, canvas sides and vent holes are good, but not always...

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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2003, 18:59:00 »
Ok, your old fashioned.   :D  

But i have to agree with you on that
the old combat boots were the best in wear &
tear.**** things were almost indestrucable (sp).
Canvas sides & venting always seen to lead to
foot damage by water,ie trench foot.
Even if you changed socks & kept dry.

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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2003, 20:45:00 »
Mark 3‘s with a vibram sole and a decent inner sole (and don‘t go cheap on either).

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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2003, 18:11:00 »
Mark 3‘s please,
Been wearing them as civy wear for over 4 years..
Even nicer when I get a good broken in set from surplus... I wear them year in and out...
Oh yes a good insole and plenty of spit and shine to help keep them dry too. I usually get about 2 years wear, pounding the streets, out of a good pair of Mark 3 - Cdn Combat boots.

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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2005, 19:38:18 »
u.s desert boot/ magnum original
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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2005, 22:26:14 »
Non-insulated Danner Acadia's,thanks
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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2005, 22:47:21 »
My insulated (200g) Danner Acadias are the cat's-*** in fall/winter/spring, way better than the WWB... Wore them all through a backpacking trip to Europe, feet were dry and comfy  ;D

In the summer, Mk III's with superfeet insoles... oh yeah!
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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2005, 22:10:49 »
Non-insulated Danner Acadia's,thanks


+1 - really, REALLY hard to beat...


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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2005, 00:57:36 »
Mark 3's please,
Been wearing them as civy wear for over 4 years..
Even nicer when I get a good broken in set from surplus... I wear them year in and out...
Oh yes a good insole and plenty of spit and shine to help keep them dry too. I usually get about 2 years wear, pounding the streets, out of a good pair of Mark 3 - Cdn Combat boots.

2 years??? what do you do with em? use em as skis behind a car??

Ive had mine for over 4-5 years and theyre still in great shape... and yes i wear them regularly...

Mk III's are my boot of choice as well.... overall just a great piece of kit when worn properly..
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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2005, 16:47:20 »
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"When worn properly"...

Is there an improper way to wear them?  You have to forgive my lack of knowledge, but I have been out for awhile.  I assume you are referring to the new two sock system.  And does anyone have a pic of some Mark III's?  Are they the old combat boot that was in use when I was still in (some 11 years ago)?  If so, does anyone know where I can get a pair of surplus ones?
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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2005, 13:14:39 »
Ok, your old fashioned.    :D   

But i have to agree with you on that
the old combat boots were the best in wear &
tear.**** things were almost indestrucable (sp).
Canvas sides & venting always seen to lead to
foot damage by water,ie trench foot.
Even if you changed socks & kept dry.

Do you know what you're talking about?  That was the exact reason that the jungle boot was designed, to avoid immersion foot/trench foot type injuries by allowing the foot to breath and the boot to dry out quickly if it became wet.

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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2005, 15:19:34 »
Id have to say Magnum Storms, awesome boot, its like a running shoe with the protection of a combat boot and it has great ankle support

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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2005, 15:36:56 »
Matt - keep in mind Windbag was outed a poser POS - MarkC noted it and had a bunch of us sign up to add credibility to his "outage"

 DannyBoy: Magnums are not a "protection of a combat boot" boot.  They are a light duty boot, I would not recommned them for a field boot for extended periods.

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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2005, 15:40:46 »
This thread is from January Kev. Danny, why do you just keep bringing up old old posts and putting one liners in them?
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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2005, 23:52:43 »
Depends on the situation

Urban and dry out- magnum, non waterproof
urban and wet- magnum waterproof
Field dry/dusty- danner desert boots
field and wet- danner recon boots
garrison- shined up Mk III's
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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2005, 22:07:53 »
mind you, the boots I havearent always what I use with the unit. typically, its the waterproof magnums and the Mk III's. if I had my way thats what I would wear in each situation.
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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2005, 21:29:44 »
My Boots

Garrison - MkIIIs
Field- warm weather - Jungle Boots
Field - wet/cold weather Danner Acadias 8" -200-gram Thinsulate Insulation

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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2005, 12:28:47 »
Mark III combat boots with vibram soles - good to go  ;D
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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2005, 12:41:16 »
Yeah, the MKIII with good insoles; with the exception of my rapidly flattening arches, I've never had a problem.


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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2005, 16:17:35 »
In my estimation, the MkIII has crippled more people than polio.

Granted, IF you get them resoled with Vibram soles, and it's not even the Vibram that helps, it's the cushioning (can't think of name right now) that they apply between your boot and the Vibram sole that provides the shock-absorbing cushioning that is needed. And IF you add decent insoles (not the POS that they give you at QM) like the $30 type from Foot Locker. So, given the cost of getting them resoled (about $50-60) plus the $30 insoles, you are looking at $80-$90 to only improve a boot. And if anybody says it's easy to get a chit to get your boots resoled, guess again. Getting gender-reassignment surgery is probably easier nowadays. Only people with severe medical problems can get the Crown to pay for those goodies. And isn't prevention of injuries the key, not waiting until you get injured.....

I say they get off their ***, and actually get the new temperate boots into the system, so people (like me) don't have to spend $150+ on decent boots (Corcoran model 1944) or get lucky enough to get a pair of Danner's issued because they are out of MkIII's, and I have a chit for Vibram soled boots (oddly enough, due to injuries).

Anyway, as noted in many other posts, give us a boot allowance, and as long as it's black, and looks like it's even vaguely military, let a soldier buy what works for them (they do it with women and their bra's, why not boots???).

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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2005, 09:26:05 »
I'll take anything but the MkIII. That boot is absolutely atrocious for my feet. It may work great for other people but after only 6 months of wear, my MK3s are caving over the sole on the outsides and worn to an angle on the heel. I was born with club feet - IE my feet twisted around the wrong way - so my feet don't work so well in alot of shoes and boots. Since I walk almost exclusively on the outsides of my feet, the sagging-over-the-side effect plays havoc with my ankles, especially in uneven brush (and even gravel at times).

Next trip to Longpoint will find me in the to see the doctor for a civi boot chit (and advance, if possible) and orthotics. I'd prefer to do away with the MKIIIs all together - who the hell ever heard of soling a boot with what amounts to rubber concrete? Great cushion there, yessir. 
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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2005, 12:00:23 »
Call me old fashioned, but find the standard Canadian combat boot to be a good all around boot. Gore-tex is good, but not always, fleece lining is good, but not always, canvas sides and vent holes are good, but not always...

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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2005, 23:41:22 »
MK III with Vibram.  Just make sure your cobbler uses a good glue or adds toe screws.  Lesson learned.  :'(

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Re: Favourite boots?
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2005, 16:46:05 »
I really like black US Jungle boots (good ones not the made in china knockoffs) for field boots most of the time, and in garrison they are really hard to spot (I have a chit anyways).   I tried the Danners with goretex liner for a day in Wainwright this summer and started to get a little water damage on my feet after the first day, just not breathable enough.  Went to J boots the next day and never had a problem after that.