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Lowa Zephyr boots review by Doc
These boots are AWESOME. They are indeed the lightest pair of boots (summer Bates included) I have ever owned.(15 years and counting) I ordered the GTX version for the added water protection and my dogs didn’t really “sweat” in them. The laces provided were flimsy and didn’t last very long. Simple fix..take white “issue” laces-ask your supply and soak them in tea(you have limited resources downrange-those that have been will attest) and these laces still are in the boot to this day(almost a year out of country).
Video – Danner® RAT Temperate Military Boots Review
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Danner® RAT Temperate Military Boots Review by CT
The first pair of danners I put on I was impressed with. As much as I was impressed with that first pair over other boots, I am that much impressed with this pair over those. I’ve read reviews where people said “no break in” before, and thought people were exaggerating. I put my foot in these boots, and I could flex my foot in in direction: forward, backward, right, left and they boot just moved with my foot with no discomfort. I could bend down and flex the toe and the supple leather in both the toe and the back of the boot just flexed perfectly with my movement. These are amazing. I tied them as tight as I would a pair of boots a year old and they just moved with my foot perfectly. I can’t emphasis enough how there was absolutely no break in with these boots.
Video – Rivot TFX® Hot Military Boot Review
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Danner Rivot TFX® Hot Military Boot Review by Anton
I am using this boot for training up for and going through ranger school. To start off, i put warm as a con because i live in the pacific northwest, my feet were super warm in this boot and I am concerned about going down to georgia in the summer. That being said, the pro’s of this boot outweigh however hot my feet have gotten, so far.I have tried many boots, and am writing this review so that readers can get a good idea of what the Rivot is all about.I have used/own the following boots: issue Alama’s, issue Bates, Danner Desert Acadia’s, Danner Roughout TFX, Garmont T-8, Nike SFB, Lowa Desert Elite, Lowa Uplander Desert, OTB 8″ Bushmaster, and the Rocky S2V’s. I also don’t just walk around the street or go to the range and get them muddy. I’ve done climbs of over 6000 vertical feet in rough terrain, including snow, ice, mud, scree, rock, dirt, etc.
Video – Special Forces Boot Reviews – Lowa military boots
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Lowa Men’s Zephyr GTX Mid TF Hiking Boot Review by GI Juicy
I bought these boots while on deployment and I haven’t been diappointed at all. They have help up in water, mud, snow and on the rocky terrain. I wound up in a puddle of semi-frozen water (up to my laces) and my socks remained dry! I wear them with boarding socks, so you might want to get them a little larger. Your feet will sweat some but it beats having soaked socks and boots. I definitely would buy another pair!
Video – Desert Acadia® 400G Military Boots Review
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Danner Desert Acadia Military Boots Review by Major “O”
I wore these boots in the winters of Afghanistan. I took a 45 minute ride in a Blackhawk Helo from Kandahar AF out to a base in Helmond province. When we got there the Army guys were about frozen wearing the GI Issue boots. My feet were nice and warm. Even with an average sock on. Danner is my one & “ONLY” choice for quality footwear.
Questions from athletes in our gym.
Question: Which do you prefer, the Danner boot vs Lowa Z8S boot or Garmont? The Z-8N is also a good one. Both are very good top brands. It is hard to pick one boot versus the other. I would say to try both out and see which one fits your foot better.
Question: What about the 85902 Rat boots?
Answer: I think you are talking about the Bates USMC Desert Rat Waterproof Olive Mojave Gortex Boot 89502.
The Bates are really good work horse boots.
One of my team mates has a pair of Garmonts.
Question: Do you have any reviews for the lowa renegade vs uplander? We are working on a review for those now.
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