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    Quote Originally Posted by Twan007 View Post
    dude, i just caught this...

    lew, they're your special boots?

    that's awesome - do they make you taller?
    There commonly referred to as baby shoes. He never had to bronze his.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twan007 View Post
    dude, i just caught this...

    lew, they're your special boots?

    that's awesome - do they make you taller?
    I was wondering how long it would take. Actually they do make me taller by about 2 inches. Over the years my back and knees have taken a beating and normal boots just don't cut it anymore. They look funny as hell but they keep me on my feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I honestly can't think of a good reason not to wear big boots at work. Between standing in gasoline and oil, blood and guts, dog and human shit in people's houses, I can't imagine not having high boots that are easy to hose down. Not to mention running through creeks and standing in deep snow. Also, for riot control issues, tall leather boots are the most appropriate when bottles of urine and feces, and possibly molotov cocktails are thrown.

    I see the "comfort" issue with shoes the same as with a vest. Boots are a more appropriate tool and relatively comfortable ones are available.
    Eh you make good arguments but in the last two years I haven't had any problems. I do however wear my boots when we have a good snow storm.
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    I have been wearing the Rocky Paratrooper boots for about 1 1/2 years now. I heard lots of good things about them, but I hated them for the first six months or so. I'm ok with breaking in a pair of boots, but it seemed to take forever for these to get there. I won't buy them again. They do look great though.

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    Police Equipment :: Public Safety Equipment :: Police Uniforms :: 5.11 Tactical :: Duty Gear :: Baumshoe Law Enforcement Supply ::Original SWAT Air M.T. Tactical Waterproof

    I like the 5.11 as well but I have been wearing the Original Swat for a while now and they are still as comfy as the day I bought, I mean stole them from the company
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    I absolutely love Danners, and have 4 pairs. 3 duty (Acadias 8 yrs old, Acadia Elite 3 yrs old, and recently retired Ft Lewis had for 14 yrs). They take a beating, can be resoled or recrafted. Yes you spend a bunch up front, but the return is only spending 50-70 every couple of years for upkeep. Beats spending 100+ every year for new boots.

    I also picked up a pair of the new Adidas GSG-9.2 for light duty/detail work. I got a great deal so it was worth a shot.

    Like anything else boots are a personal preference thing. Some fit better than others. Try them on, ask around and see what you are the most comfortable with. I have a Sgt who only wears the Magnums because he is comfortable with them, even though he has to replace them every year

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    I wear 5.11 Warrior Series Tac Boots, these things are comfortable. There not all leather so they won't help you much. They don't work well in the winter unless you wear a heavy sock with them. My feet sweat heavily so finding a boot that allows me feet to breath is what I've longed for. This tac boot allows my feet to breath and stay warm and dry (from sweat not the elements).
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