Altama jungle boots vs Bates 922 review
Altama jungle boots.
These were issued in the SEAL Teams in the 1980s to jungle deployed units. They are also issued to all SEALs deployed in Iraq. Lightweight, drain well. Hard to beat them as they are good to go. Not high tech but don’t need to be when you can get the job done with them.
Altama jungle boots Review by Brad McLeod
I personally wore these boots through BUD/S class 125 and 132, jump school at Ft. Benning and throughout my tour at SEAL Team 4. These boots are not the most high tech but are great for all conditions. Even wore these boots in the winter in Virginia with thick socks and was fine. For the value $79 they are very hard to beat. You may find a slightly lighter boot but it will fall apart before the Altama will. These boots drain extremely well and I have worn them on beach mission and on rock coral and they drain as soon as you reach the shore.
Bates 922 Boot Review
The Bates 922 boot gets a lot of publicity as it was the go to boot for Navy SEAL training candidates at BUD/S. These boots are relatively inexpensive and break in easy – and they drain well. A great value for the price. Check out the reviews below and you decide.
Bates 922 boot review by Marine veteran
If you’re looking for a durable, comfortable, boot, look no further than the Bates Tropical Seals. I have owned these for 5 years and worn them for work as a DOD contractor and LEO. We have the same boot in the Corps, but in a desert suede which are equally incredible.
Video – Bates 922 Boot Review
Check out the Bates 922 8 inch Tropical SEAL Boot @ NavySEALs.com
More Bates 922 boot review by Marine veteran
From foot patrols in dry rocky terrain to a beat in the city, these boots never let me down. 12-18 days on foot and anyone’s feet will hurt, but these made it better than any other boots I’ve owned. The sole is more of a urban tactical sole than a combat boot. It’s forward oriented tread makes running on hard surfaces easier than with a more traditional blocky combat sole.
These are the boots the Navy Seals are issued in training. And as I mentioned, the Marine Corps is using the same boot in a rough-out tan. They’re that good. After 5 years of hard use, my soles are just starting to show some wear.
The Bates Boots are a great overall training boot as it protects the foot while draining easily when getting in and out of the water. The Dura-Shock sole also helps on long runs and continual pounding running to the chow hall and obstacle course.
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