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  • flashlightcop509
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    Wow

    Uber Bump from 6.11.08 to 12.31.09!


    Oh, and stay away from Hitech Magnums...

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  • FireEMSPolice
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    Rocky AlphaForce

    D+

    I have owned 4 or 5 AlphaForce boots. Each pair falls apart within a year. Each pair develops a hole in the heel of the right boot. Rocky just blows it off after I brought it to their attention. The boots are comfy. If they werent, it would get an F. Regardless, I will NOT purchase another pair. I will move on to something else.

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    A retraction!!!

    Because of a shortage of funds, I bought a pair of Brazos Jungle Boots. Surprisingly comfortable once I got them broken in, which took about 3 days. I still only give them a B-.

    After 7 days of owning these, my second IDENTICAL pair, of Brazos boots, I will give them a solid F The first pair was good, but this pair has started to fall apart, in fact, it has already been returned to the retailer.
    Last edited by doulos Christou; 01-09-2010, 05:42 PM.

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  • UtahProtectionForce
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    * Danner Striker II GTX 4.5*

    bought these about 3 years ago. Light weight. Short cut. Web tongue helps keep some water out. Prefect for summer. I like the way they felt. They did not wear out easily. The hold a shine decently too. Not the most comfertable pair of boots I have worn as i prefer the feel and fit of 8 inch boots. but for being a low cut boot they werent to bad. i give them a B.

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  • Bloodsng
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    cracking boots

    Kiwi is a petroleum based product what you need is a carnuba based product, petroleum dries the leather where carnuba although a plant product is the closest to the natural pH of leather and there fore "feeds" the natural "oils" of the leather.
    Those in the shoe repair industry have been complaining to Kiwi a long time , I think they finally came out with a premium polish but they may have just renamed it you know how some of these co. are.

    Blood

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  • Maelstrom
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    Originally posted by Bloodsng View Post
    DO Not use kiwi shoe polish it will dry the leather out and cause it to crack at the flex point if you prefer a paste wax use cadalac or Kelly I use Urad it cleans shines and conditions all at once.
    That is interesting thanks! I've always used KIWI polish as the DM specified polish was insanely expensive (locally)... sadly my DMs have already got that cracked joint look, I just figured it was part and parcel of leather footwear usage

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  • wvd1979
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    I am currently using a pair of Rocky boots (I think it's the Alpha style). They are holding up pretty well.

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  • Bloodsng
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    shoes and boots

    OK guys you are soooo lucky . My day job is a cobbler, I repair shoes and boots all day + do the orthotic work for those that need it my best customers are Cops. EMT, lawyers,and tree climbers. I do not know of any security officer that has worked in security for any length of time that dose not have problems with their feet, check around at your local cobbler and see if he has an I step. it is the same machine the foot Dr. (Pediotrist) uses and charges you $300.00 to analyze your feet (we do not charge for the service). Once the diagnostic is run the cobbler can order the insert for you for about $62.00 +/- depending on the cobbler. It usually takes about a week to get them in.

    A good pr of shoes should be able to be resoled (why pay $200.00 for a bic lighter use it one and throw it away). on the climbing / walking boots the soles can be replaced with what is called a cup sole.
    It is sad to have one of the local cops come in with a pr of expensive work shoes that cannot be fixed because of the way they are made (plastic mold injection).

    A well made boot can be gotten from
    Chippewa Boots: Boot Collection

    As for water proofing use Montana Pitch it is one of the best ones out there you can order off the internet.(make sure to work it into the seams and stitches).

    Hard to zip zippers ....That is easy take a little candle wax or bees wax rub the zipper teeth then slide the zipper a few times (you have to lube them once in a while).

    Steel toe boots can cause foot problems if you have to wear them get the ones with the plastc toe cup.

    DO Not use kiwi shoe polish it will dry the leather out and cause it to crack at the flex point if you prefer a paste wax use cadalac or Kelly I use Urad it cleans shines and conditions all at once.

    You have to take care of you equipment well your shoes are an important part of the equipment as a side not cobblers can also fix eq. belts and holsters.


    Blood

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  • sideshow
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    looking for new boots, forgot were i seen them

    i think they were danners, i forget which catalog they were in, i remember 3 model of that brand on the page and the ones i wanted had some weird sole, they were srt or swat something like that and i'm pretty sure they were danners, they were black leather and nylon with a smoother sole with a weird patern on the bottom, yet had a classic look. they may not even make them anymore. anyone know what i'm talking about?

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  • Maelstrom
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    Yeah I reckon GP army boots would be pretty hard wearing (they need to be), not fond of steel caps though as they tend to leech the heat out of your feet (not too good in cold climates)... currently getting superb (comfortable) mileage out my Doc Martens

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  • The Hussard
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    used canadian army combat boot i bought it in a army surplus 2 year ago 15.00 buck and they are still good and very comfii

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  • Security
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    Probably not a popular choice here, but I've been very satisfied with my pair of Magnum Response II 8" side zip boots. Very basic and classic style and, at $70, you can't beat the price. I've been wearing them for a little over 6 months now and have no complaints.

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    another boot

    The Bates GX-6 $70

    I have had these for about 10 months now. Love them. Kind of like wearing a tennis shoe where weight is concerned. Great traction sole for working on slick surfaces. I had to put insoles in them because of my feet, but that has been the only change I made. The soles have worn little and what little they have has been even.

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  • UtahProtectionForce
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    Magnum Viper 2 - 75.00

    Cheap Boot, strong sticthing, NO SHOCK asborance, your feet get sweaty these boots will stink right away, ive worn then for close to 6 months now, and the undersole is starting to wear to the mid sole, the water proofing is good very water tight. I would give these a C-

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  • Chadly
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    I recently had a pair of these:

    http://www.tacticalperformancegear.c...r9sidezip.html

    They were very nice and comfortable, and rather inexpensive.

    Unfortuntely the sole started to split about 1/3rd of the way from the toe to the heel. Rich at Tactical performance gear warranteed them, however when I requested another identical pair, they were out of stock at the Mfr, so I had to get a different model from the Mfr.

    I like the Original SWAT brand becuase they are very comfortable, like the Company's Motto says "Sportshoe Comfort, with tactical performance" or something like that.

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