Rocky C5C boot review by Bill:
I had a lot of Army buds tell me to get the Rockys. I looked around forever and after seeing how many of the other “tennis shoe” boots fell apart or people paid far less and the boots didn’t hold up, I decided on the C5C. Wow! Sooooo light and I can stay on my feet all day with no issues at all. Seriously LIGHT!
Video Rocky C5 Combat boot at SHOT Show 2014
Rocky C5C boot review by Thomas:
Way better than the C4T they need to advertise more for this boot over the C4T. Office or Field ether or stronger and still just as comfortable. The Rocky 8 Inch C5c Boot are lightweight and don’t cost too much. I will be getting another pair next year (if needed). Really light and really comfortable! It’s a bit sad that the military changed the regs for AR670-1, because the synthetics felt more flexible, but they’re excellent boots.
Also: these boots ARE within Army military regs. The C4Ts are not. Stop spreading the ignorance..
Video – Rocky C4T boot review
Rocky C4T boot review by M. Goring
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.
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.