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|02-21-2012, 08:02 AM||#15 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Dec 2006
I was thinking the same thing as Siress. TINSTAAFL. You get either:
Nike SFBs are combat boots based on Nike's "Free" series shoe. They weigh next to nothing - less than a low cut sneaker.
If you need actual foot protection, something like Danner Combat hiker or Danner Marine are the ones to go with. They weigh a tonne though and I wouldn't want to sprint in them.
I own two pairs of Nike SFBs and a pair of Danner Marine Temperate boots.
I wear black SFBs to my office job, every day, all year around.
The tan SFBs are in my paintball gear bag.
The Danner Marines are my foul weather and rough terrain boot, also living in the gear bag.
I suggest having your foot properly measured on a Brannock device by someone who knows how to use one.
A lot of folks don't actually know the proper width of their feet. Your foot width is proportional to length so a size "14" can very well be "narrow" even though you have a wider foot than my own "size 9.5 regular".
Last edited by CJOttawa; 02-21-2012 at 07:04 PM.
|02-21-2012, 08:26 AM||#16 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Arlington, VA
Danner Combat Hikers are heavy and take forever to break in. They also cost over 300 retail. For the price (granted the army paid for mine) I was disappoint. I wound up wearing converse's combat boots, which are very light and should hold up well enough for weekend paintball. Otherwise I would go with hiking shoes or trail runners like Merrels or Alos. I personally would skimp on foot wear, since I consider proper foot care second only behind a good mask and goggles.
|02-21-2012, 09:37 AM||#17 (permalink)|
Cobra Paintball Fanatic
My favorite paintball shoes/boots were a pair that I bought from US Cav back in the late 90s, they were advertized as some sort of Israeli combat boot. Essentially they looked like the offspring of a chuck tailor all star from converse mated with some sort of biker boot. US Cav no longer offers them, and I'd really love a new pair.
The only thing I could find on google were:
made in china, and the site only does wholesales, and though I really like this boot I'm not about to drop several grand to make the minimum order of 1k pairs. Plus the ones I had were black, and it looks like these only come in dark green.
Shoot first, check armband tape later.
|02-21-2012, 09:47 AM||#18 (permalink)|
O.G. in O.D.
Mid-top football cleats. Good support, good for running, great in the woods. Its what all the OG players use. When choosing teams stop looking at the players markers and jerseys...look at what they are wearing on their feet. The feet never lie.
...it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive...
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|02-21-2012, 03:09 PM||#20 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2010
I like the Vibram Five Finger shoes. Everybody thinks their weird and ugly, but they are comfy. Plus they give you good control because you can make minute adjustments to differences in the ground as you run if the ground is uneven. They keep your feet from sweating to much, and dry out pretty quick if you go running through a creek.
But the smell is like death!
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