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Old 03-21-2006, 14:33   #76
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Drop a set of Superfeet or better yet, the Sole Footbeds in and get a decent pair of socks like the Ingenius and they are great.
Haven't tried the Sole inserts (yet). I'm a big fan of Superfeet. Gave my mom a pair for Christmas last year, she thinks they're better than the perscription orthotics she used to use.
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:38   #77
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The jungle boots, including the issue ones, have no cushion in the sole at all.

Drop a set of Superfeet or better yet, the Sole Footbeds in and get a decent pair of socks like the Ingenius and they are great.

Just my .02, YMMV.

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Old 03-22-2006, 14:10   #78
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Does anyone have any advice on REALLY good cold weather boots?
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Old 03-22-2006, 17:58   #79
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Does anyone have any advice on REALLY good cold weather boots?
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Good Cold weather boots.. Well what will you be doing and what is your price range too. Your active(s) will drive which kind to get.
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Old 03-22-2006, 18:57   #80
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Try the search button.
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Old 03-23-2006, 09:18   #81
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Good Cold weather boots.. Well what will you be doing and what is your price range too. Your active(s) will drive which kind to get.
I need a combat boot that can keep your feet warm in the snow and on the ice. Cost is not an issue because replacement limbs will be much more expensive, although the Army would be the one to pay. I've tried lots of cold weather gear that did not actually work. Experience with the product is what I'm looking for as online searches don't tell you if they really work in sub-zero environments.

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Old 04-14-2006, 11:45   #82
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I wanted to thank Java for originally posting this boot review. As with everyone else I have found the boots to be extremely comfortable from day 1, though I transitioned from jungles so perhaps it's not a good comparison. The only thing I would disagree with some on is that this boot seems fairly warm, which is good in the Oregon fall/winter/spring moderate climate or at higher altitudes in the summer but I'm not sure I will want to wear this boot in hot weather. I think I will want a cooler boot or one that breaths more freely for that. I will proably switch back to my jungles for summer low altitude jaunts. I would be interested in hearing any feedback from people who have worn them in 80F or above temps.

Overall (and for the price), I have had no issues with wear over hilly terrain with a 60 lb ruck (and some asphault, too) or foot warmth/dryness in the moderate rainy climate here. Thanks again, Java.

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Old 04-14-2006, 12:10   #83
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...If you are planning on ordering a pair you will find that most companies offering this boot have them drop shipped from Bates. This could present problems if you have to return them as it will slow down the process. If you take size 11 medium forget getting them until July 06 unless the company you're dealing with has them in stock. ...
I ordered mine through a local boot shop that sells Wolverine (since Bates is made by Wolverine) so I could get the sizing right. They did not carry them in store but they could order them. I then had a real person to go through incase anything was not right. This may not help you if youre outside CONUS, though.

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Old 04-14-2006, 13:38   #84
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Cold WX Boots

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I need a combat boot that can keep your feet warm in the snow and on the ice. Cost is not an issue because replacement limbs will be much more expensive, although the Army would be the one to pay. Experience with the product is what I'm looking for as online searches don't tell you if they really work in sub-zero environments.
TFM sorry for the long post, didn't see this one.

Well, TFM were are you Operating, I mean altitude wise. That can drive what you need. If the Army is covering the bill I would go high end. But What type of area, environment, WX you going to be using them in will drive what I would get.

Let me know.

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Old 04-15-2006, 07:12   #85
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advice 4 Cold WX Boots

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Does anyone have any advice on REALLY good cold weather boots?
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RL - Sorry I didn't find a Tread for Cold Boots.

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IMHO if the money isn't coming from your pocket then go hit end. Look TFM, It really depends on what your going to be doing in them. SO I need that kind of info to drive in the kind I would get.

But MATF is the LHOTSE (now LHOTSE GTX) by La Sportiva. They are to me the best all around mountain boot. Covered on page 4 within this tread. PM MAX TAB about his use of them in the Mtn OPS for more Options. I like them because if you looking for some that can work in both flat land at no more than 70/80 Deg to (-) 70 Deg than this boot will do it. Wet, Cold, Snow, Ice (crampons too) to mud. This is for Mountain OPS, you can live in them for sometime. There a soft but hard boot.

Also here is a site (HANWAG) that will give you an idea of what style or kind of boot you should be looking at or for. It breaks down the boot type by the styles, this company if great. UK and the boots are pretty much handmade. So it can take some time to get them, but no more than any other. When I got some boots from the at that time they didn't do the GPC, we had to use an International Money Order. Just email or call them, they do mil/giv sale.

ASOLO are other good boot I have. I have the TPS 520 GV, not the best if you run into a little bit of snow and Temps under 15 Degs. Their just like the Raichle Yatna IIs IMO. Raichles are great trekking/hiking style boots. But not really great or good for mountain OPS in really cold wet/snowy areas. Love them both, but they both have there problems. See Kit Tips > Professional Gear > Raichle or Asolo? Tread for there info differences.

Another good place for buy or look at gear is Mountain Gear. Look that site over they have some good information too.

Without know what you kind of terrain your going into and what your doing I can only provide this. So let me know, PM and I'll Post what I can for others.
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Old 04-16-2006, 02:36   #86
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The specs on these have caught my eye. Really I wish they made the second boot in desert color.


Matterhorn 4949 Gore-Tex 200 Gram Thinsulate Desert Tan Boots

http://workingperson.com/products/22...Tan_Boots.html

Matterhorn 9800 Waterproof and 200 Gram Insulated Black Boot

http://workingperson.com/products/22...lack_Boot.html

DESERT TFX 8"
http://www.danner.com/products.asp?catid=12&prodid=2234
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So I bought a pair of these back around the time the thread started. The soles just completely disintegrated on me, after fairly minimal usage. Normal with the age?

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Old 11-20-2017, 04:10   #88
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So I bought a pair of these back around the time the thread started. The soles just completely disintegrated on me, after fairly minimal usage. Normal with the age?

Sounds like a wiener.
Purchased in 2005
Good for 12 years..

Can you still spit shine them??

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My M-9s are the most comfortable footwear I've ever owned. My only complaint is the thin laces and eyelets.
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