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Old 06-26-2019, 07:23 AM
CounterMeasure CounterMeasure is offline
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 885

Danners are my family's go to shoe brand for various occasions. I wear Radical 452s daily. For the ranch, hunting or range time, my son and wife wear Tachyons and I either wear the same or the slightly heavier R851s. It was my son that turned us on the Tachyons since he is AFROTC and that's what they issued him. Very light and comfortable. Their only downside is they are made in Vietnam. Some irony there...
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:25 AM
ACampComLegacy ACampComLegacy is offline
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Snow Hill NC
Posts: 1,012

Originally Posted by rcolarco View Post
Brooks Addiction Walkers. Most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. Not really "trail" shoes. For hardcore off-pavement hiking, Merrill hiking boots.
Originally Posted by Pappy16 View Post
Merrells, been wearing them for years, they hold up well and are comfortable.
+1 on Merrill - best shoes / hikers I've ever owned.

1st pair I owned was almost 5 years old, worn daily, and were still excellent condition, when I had accident and hospital had to cut one off of my foot.

Still wear not much else besides............
Gramps; O-6 Dental Corp
Dad; O-5, 5 SFG
me; lowly E-x, Med Corp

Did any Americans STOP waving their US Flags on 09/11/01, because their arms were tired from waving it on 09/10/01?
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Old 06-26-2019, 01:28 PM
T38Carbine T38Carbine is offline
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: WV
Posts: 4,719

I have wide feet and New Balance seem to be the best option for me. They have several options with comfortable wear.
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Old 06-26-2019, 02:17 PM
GuapoPogi GuapoPogi is offline
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,034

Altama 4173's or the current Altama 515701


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Old 06-26-2019, 09:49 PM
buttebob buttebob is offline
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Posts: 776

The most comfortable boots I ever wore were Browning Kangaroo Featherweights. I wore them for 9 hrs a day, 6 days a week. They weighted the same as my Sperry Top Sides: 2 1/2 lbs.
I see they are listed on ebay as vintage. So am I.
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Old 06-27-2019, 07:46 AM
milprileb milprileb is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Saigon, RVN
Posts: 2,625

For the last 15 years , I have found Lowa brand foot wear to be so comfortable, so tough and highest quality. High top or low top (see below), they fit perfectly out of the box and will last you for years.


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Old 06-27-2019, 07:47 AM
milprileb milprileb is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Saigon, RVN
Posts: 2,625

They go on sale often at this site, I just bought a pair of both styles for $168 shipped.
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Old 06-27-2019, 09:53 AM
Scottpm07 Scottpm07 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Texas
Posts: 27

I've recently switched from Solomons to salewas (wildfire line) and haven't looked back. I wear these for work and everyday use. They fit my long and narrow foot better with the lacing design and have a hard rubber toe protection. The tread is pretty aggressive but won't last too long with a lot of walking on concrete.
My feedback: http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=231300
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Old 06-28-2019, 07:11 AM
navyrifleman navyrifleman is online now
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 389

Ankle support is important in shooting, hiking, and just walking around in uneven terrain. This was driven home to me about 10 years ago when my leg was broken in a car accident. I have worn military style boots with high quality insoles since.

For shooting matches, I prefer 10 inch high, lace-up, military boots. There are a number of different makers, but Danner is a consistent, high quality brand. You especially need them when standing, and in position with feet crossed to go from standing to sitting.

For working around the farm, hunting, and general wear, I prefer an 8 inch high, light weight, desert tan, lace-up military style boot with zippers up the side so that I can take them off and get them on easily just inside the door. These, too are made by a number of different companies.
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