Rocky C4T vs Rocky S2V Boot Reviews

Check out the reviews and videos for the Rocky C4T boot vs Rocky S2V boot and you make the decision which one is good enough for your feet.

Rocky C4T and Rocky S2V boots are two popular options among military and law enforcement personnel, but they have some differences in terms of design, materials, and features.


The Rocky C4T boots have a low-cut design with a nylon and leather upper, while the Rocky S2V boots have a high-cut design with a full-grain leather and Cordura nylon upper. The C4T boots have a more casual look, while the S2V boots are more rugged and durable.


The Rocky C4T boots feature a durable nylon and leather upper, a rubber outsole, and a lightweight EVA midsole for comfort. The Rocky S2V boots feature a full-grain leather and Cordura nylon upper, a Vibram outsole, and a proprietary Dri-Lex lining that wicks away moisture.


Both boots have some features in common, such as a supportive midsole for comfort and a breathable upper to prevent overheating. However, the Rocky S2V boots have some additional features, such as a proprietary Roll-Stop Ankle Stability system to prevent ankle injuries, a puncture-resistant SuperFabric instep panel, and a waterproof GORE-TEX membrane. The Rocky C4T boots do not have these features, but they are lighter and more affordable.

In terms of overall performance, the Rocky S2V boots are the more heavy-duty option, offering superior durability, protection, and support. They are also more versatile, thanks to the waterproof membrane and puncture-resistant panel. However, they are also heavier and more expensive than the Rocky C4T boots.

The Rocky C4T boots, on the other hand, are a more lightweight and affordable option, ideal for those who prioritize mobility and comfort over ruggedness and protection. They are also more suitable for warm weather conditions, thanks to their breathable upper. However, they may not hold up as well under heavy use or extreme weather conditions.

In conclusion, both the Rocky C4T and Rocky S2V boots have their strengths and weaknesses, and the choice between them will depend on the specific needs and preferences of the user.

Rocky C4T Boot Review
I’m on my fourth pair of these, so I figure I should provide some feedback. I’m very pleased with this boot for light to medium duty tasks to include heavy rucking. The Rocky C4T Tactical Boot held up much better than I expected, typically getting around 1.5 yrs/pair of daily use (I consider them worn out when the tread is almost gone.

You could wear them much longer for light duty use). Never had an issue with them falling apart other than an eyelet pulling out after alot of use. The sole of the boot is made out of a softer rubber than most boots, which really helps cushion the feet. The insole isn’t bad, either. I have never broken a lace and they stay put, so not much more to ask there.

These are close to the ultimate lightweight Army boots. For the POG REMF Fobbit in ACUs, they’re tough to beat. The Rockys weight about the same as a pair of New Balance Army running shoes, and might even be more comfortable. Why these boots are named after the standard military explosive compound C4 is a mystery, but they won’t blow up your feet like a set of heavy leather Danners or Bellevilles will.

These boots have a nice wide, soft rubber sole that is perfect for patrolling the linoleum hallways of any 2-Star command… the soles are very quiet, so nobody will hear you when you’re sneaking out of the building and heading home at 1400 to catch the game… also good for coming up quietly behind the 1SG and getting him to spill his coffee.

I bought the Wide size, and after serving in 5 Infantry Battalions, there’s enough room for the orthotics to keep my broken feet relatively happy throughout the duty day. The wide, flat, soft sole is great for the open hallways and drill hall floors of the Armorys of America, but you wouldn’t want to use them off-road… besides getting your boots dirty (and straying from air conditioning) the soles don’t offer much traction for outdoor activities. The uppers are lightweight nylon with a couple of reinforcing straps, but don’t expect much ankle support… these boots are made for cubicles, not strenuous activities.

Rocky S2V Review
I wore these boots through Infantry Officer Basic Training and US Army Ranger school last summer, and they were great. Their durability is unmatched. What really makes these boots perfect for Ranger School is the insole. The insole is very thick and provides great cushion and stability for your foot, which is extremely valuable when you have a 100lb rucksack on your back. Having used numerous types of boots from the ever popular Danners, to the less commonly seen Nikes. Having a good set of boots is a top priority for all service members. That is why I like the Rocky S2v Boot. Being able to ruck march for long periods of time with large amounts of wieght is an essential ability in my line of work.

You may also want to try boot inserts for a longer endurance hike.

Superfeet review by Bill:
The one real cool thing about the Superfeet Green Premium Insoles is that they have the hard plastic bottom. This, contrary to what seems logical, is the most healthy shock absorption for your feet. Compare it to running on sand versus running on cement. if you run on sand, your joints work a lot harder, and your body is not able to absorb the shock as well, causing pain. If you run on cement, your subtalar joint won’t splay outwards as much, causing the fatty tissue under your foot to take more of the shock. The Superfeet encourages this with a deep heel cup, so it supports your heel, forcing the fatty tissue to cup your heel, creating the best shock absorption ever.

Question: What are a good pair of military grade socks to go with the tactical boots?

We like the Fox River Military Boot Sock. These socks do a great job of protecting your feet and preventing blisters. These socks are ok to pack and take to Ranger school so you know they will be good enough for everyones feet out in the woods.

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