Tactical Footwear

Discussion in 'Training & Safety' started by AgentGreen, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. AgentGreen

    AgentGreen New Member

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    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?
     

  2. Spartan

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    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
     
  3. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  4. pioneer461

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    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.
     
  5. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    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.
     
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  6. Bidah

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    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
     
  7. pioneer461

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    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.
     
  8. matt g

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    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.
     
  9. pioneer461

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    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?
     
  10. matt g

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    Advanced Jeep recovery is trying to recover a Jeep from anything that requires a simple tug with a winch. It usually requires lots of shovel work, broken up with periods of winching. It also usually requires many hours of work and is almost always the outcome of sheer stupidity.

    good times, good times...
     
  11. vegasjeepguy

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    x2 for 5.11...the HRT boots are highly recommended
     
  12. NelsonMuntz

    NelsonMuntz New Member

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    doc martens?

    Are docs good for tactical footwear?
     
  13. matt g

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    I used to slide around in mine like crazy. I don't think they use the industrial soles any more though.
     
  14. cpttango30

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    I have nothing "Tactial" in my house. It really depends on what the range is like. My range was dug out of the side of a hill and is below the water table. Right now it is nice and dry running shoes but when it is nice a wet and muddy I wear my Red Wing boots or my Go devils in the winter. Got to keep my tootises toasty warm.