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AgentGreen 07-31-2007 03:27 PM

Tactical Footwear
 
What kind of footwear do you wear while your training?

I would like to get some tactical boots, do they make spiffy ones for sale on the internet?

FALPhil 08-01-2007 12:05 AM

Brigade Quartermasters

Spartan 08-09-2007 06:31 PM

boots
 
check out ebay for better prices, but i would suggest 5.11 tactical, they make great boots which are rugged and practical, converse has a similar version which i like because of the side zipper

matt g 09-15-2007 04:56 PM

I either wear an old pair of jungle boots that I have left over from my days in the army, or flip flops. It's important to train with the equipment that you will have when put in the situation that you're training for.

pioneer461 09-18-2007 09:08 PM

Tactical footwear
 
I wear the footwear for training that I would likely wear in combat. When I was a uniform officer, it was Danner (or similar) boots. As a detective, some sort of street shoe, or more likely athletic shoes. In retirement almost always athletic shoes.

I've often wondered....
How many concealed handgun carriers commonly carry while wearing rubber flip-flops, or other sandals in the summer? I don't think that makes much tactical sense, especially in a prolonged encounter where you may have to move quickly.

matt g 09-19-2007 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by pioneer461 (Post 8455)
I wear the footwear for training that I would likely wear in combat. When I was a uniform officer, it was Danner (or similar) boots. As a detective, some sort of street shoe, or more likely athletic shoes. In retirement almost always athletic shoes.

I've often wondered....
How many concealed handgun carriers commonly carry while wearing rubber flip-flops, or other sandals in the summer? I don't think that makes much tactical sense, especially in a prolonged encounter where you may have to move quickly.

If you're used to wearing them, it makes perfect sense. What 'tactical situation' would preclude the wearing of flip flops? You can ask the same thing about athletic shoes, look at how quickly their soles clog up with mud, and how poorly they shed that mud.

Bidah 09-19-2007 01:08 AM

I don't have any special footwear for training, I just wear what I normally wear. This could be my cowboy boots, my Corcoran desert boots from my trips to the sand box, or in the winter my leather insulated boots (basic hunting boots, but good ones).

-Bidah

pioneer461 09-19-2007 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by matt g (Post 8459)
If you're used to wearing them, it makes perfect sense. What 'tactical situation' would preclude the wearing of flip flops? You can ask the same thing about athletic shoes, look at how quickly their soles clog up with mud, and how poorly they shed that mud.

Whatever. It just seems to me they would come off too easily if you had to make a series of sudden position changes.
How well do flip-flops perform in mud?

I normally dislike making movie comparisons to real life, but did you ever see the movie Die Hard? The hero, John McClane, wound up fighting the bad guys in his socks, and it caused him many problems.

Not trying to pick a fight, just wondering. I could be wrong.

matt g 09-26-2007 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by pioneer461 (Post 8486)
Whatever. It just seems to me they would come off too easily if you had to make a series of sudden position changes.
How well do flip-flops perform in mud?

I normally dislike making movie comparisons to real life, but did you ever see the movie Die Hard? The hero, John McClane, wound up fighting the bad guys in his socks, and it caused him many problems.

Not trying to pick a fight, just wondering. I could be wrong.

I performed advanced Jeep recovery while wearing flip flops. They usually come off pretty quick to get lost in the mud or thrown in the cab. They're less than ideal, but I'm more likely to wear them than I am to wear 'tactical' boots. It's just one of those train how you fight sort of things.

pioneer461 09-26-2007 11:31 PM

Okay, fair enough. For the record, I haven't worn tactical boots since I was last in uniform patrol, which would have been round about 1995 or so.

I hafta ask, what's Advanced Jeep Recovery? I've never heard of that. Is that sort of like rock climbing in a jeep?


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