Under Armour Speed Freek vs Bates 922 boots

Under Armour Speed Freek vs Bates

under armor speed freek boot reviewUnder Armour Speed Freek Hunting Boots
WHAT’S IT DO? Early on Under Armour established itself as a leader in cold-weather hunting gear. Naturally, we were asked to turn our superior late season gear into a more workable weight for warmer months. Along with our early season gear, we designed a pair of early season hunting boots light enough for the trail, but with the superior protection and performance of heavier boots. When you need to stay on the move, hiking and hunting, you need an unrivaled balance of lightness and rugged construction. Mother Nature made hooves, so we made the Speed Freek.

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These boots have that broken in feel right out of the box. Keep my feet cool and comfortable when roaming the hills while scouting for big game or shed hunting. The traction is very nice when walking on all types of terrain.

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I am seconds away from purchasing my second pair. The first pair has finally lost its waterproof after a year. However, I love these boots. I’m on the go in the city, and transition through all different situations and terrains.

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Under Armour Speed Freek Hunting Boots Review – THE FUNDAMENTALS
GORE-TEX® lining is 100% waterproof but still allows sweat to escape, keeping your feet dry as the hunt heats up
Lightweight, waterproof pigskin leather overlays add protection and durability
Push-through protection outsole protects your foot from hazards in rough terrain, without sacrificing flexibility
High-abrasion TPU toe cap gives extra durability and protection to the front of the boots
Durable EVA midsole provides lightweight cushioning and shock absorption, protecting your foot in any terrain
Molded Ortholite® footbed is designed with a memory foam top and high-rebound foam bottom, for a customized, comfort fit
ETC® Anti-Friction Lining prevents rubbing on the foot, as well as wicking moisture to keep you dry and comfortable
Speed lacing shanks on the upper, for easy on/off without sacrificing a secure fit (Black colorway is designed to meet tactical/law enforcement requirements and does not feature lacing shanks)
Weight: 20 oz. Height: 7″

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.  What is not to like about them. 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.

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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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