Originally Posted by shawnt97
Being in the military I have bought many boots so I didn't have to wear the standard issue boots. Matterhorns were alright but very heavy. Danner were great as far as no break in butI feel longevity did not justify the price. The best ever for me are a pair of army boots issued to me made by belleville. Much better longevity than danners and same no break in time. I beleive these boots can be picked up for about $120. Maybe cheaper since army has gone to a tan suede. The bellevilles are black and gor-tex lined. When these finally wear out I not rest until I find another pair. With a good pair of wool socks I could hike/hunt all day on snow in 15 degree weather.
Those crappy things were really stiff and chewed my feet up worse than anything.
The old 'baby killer' green jungle boots were the goods.