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Boot recommendation for LEO

Posted By: Blu_Cs

Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

For the LEO guys out there. What duty boot do you recommend? Needs to be black, and comfortable to wear all day yet get the job done.

My feet aren't long, just xx wide, if that makes a difference.

Thanks in advance
Posted By: wrongtime

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

The best boots I ever wore were Danners. The Arcadia or the Fort Lewis.
Posted By: viking

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

I used the wear Justin Ropers.
Posted By: Mac84

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

I’ve gotten good mileage out of some danners. Haix are good boots too. Currently wearing the blauer crush boot.
Posted By: rockchucker

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

danners.

currently wearing the under armor boots. very comfortable but don't hold up. Agency buys them so it doesn't matter to me.
Posted By: TrueGrit

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by rockchucker
danners.

currently wearing the under armor boots. very comfortable but don't hold up. Agency buys them so it doesn't matter to me.

Civil service employee thinking right there. The taxpayers buy your boots and it damn sure should matter.
Posted By: BigDave39355

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Not Leo.

But i do walk concrete all day.

Check and see if thorogoods makes something like that.

I do think they make the shiny dress shoes, but maybe not a duty boot.
Posted By: renegade50

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Here ya go.
Under 60 bucks.
Lightweight, durable, comfortable as heck once broken in.
Easy to run in.
Steel flexible plate in the tread.
Takes a easy brush shine for appearance.
Can clip a nice gerber dirk onto the upper band.
Good hard high front tread profile, kick the fugg outta someones noggin or other choice areas.
Good concentrated heel area seperate from the rest of the tread to foot stomp the fugg outta someones metatarsal foot bones.
LEO types are basically at war nowadays at any given moment.

You need a fighting boot .
Not a glorified sneaker boot.
JMO.....

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Posted By: troublesome82

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

I am a Danner guy , but I wear a size 15 narrow, so am hard to fit. My last pair lasted me 20 years for hunting and hiking. For work boots these last several I have been buying Rocky's , they are affordable and have held up surprisingly well.
Posted By: styckbow

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Danner Acadia. Comfortable with support, and getting them re-soled is a plus.
Posted By: Bocajnala

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Danner lookout. I wear the 5.5" but they make an 8" too of you like the full height.

Been very pleased with them and I've tried lots of others. When these wear out I'll be ordering another pair.

-Jake
Posted By: Bocajnala

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by rockchucker
danners.

currently wearing the under armor boots. very comfortable but don't hold up. Agency buys them so it doesn't matter to me.


I had the same experience. The UA pair I had(I forget what model) were very comfortable, and the lightest boot I've ever worn. But they didn't even last a year. Had they lasted I would have stayed with them.

But I don't want to buy new boots every 8 months.

-Jake
Posted By: Lee_Woiteshek

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Danners. The gold standard. Then there's everyone else.
Posted By: asheepdog

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by wrongtime
The best boots I ever wore were Danners. The Arcadia or the Fort Lewis.



Danner Acadia hands down, I have worn them for over 30 years now. You can also have them resoled when that time arrives.
Posted By: Ohio7x57

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Converse and U/A are pretty comfortable. Hard to beat Danners for comfort and durability.

Ron
Posted By: deflave

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Used to be a Danner guy. Until I started wearing Under Armor.

The ones they make today seem to last longer than a few years ago but they are so comfortable I don’t give a fugk how long they last. You can legit run/sprint in them too, and they’re available in double EE and all that other hobbitt looking schit if you need it.

If you’ve never tried a low cut, I highly recommend them. Boots are stupid.

And if you haven’t stood on one of those little arch determination thingies and bought insoles accordingly, you need to. They make a big difference.
Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Jungle boots when on hard surfaces suck!!!!!


They look cool, but need to be in the Jungle..
Posted By: reivertom

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by Blu_Cs
For the LEO guys out there. What duty boot do you recommend? Needs to be black, and comfortable to wear all day yet get the job done.

My feet aren't long, just xx wide, if that makes a difference.

Thanks in advance

I liked a side zip tactical type boot. They aren't usually too heavy or hot like a hunting boot, and you can get them on and off fast once you adjust the laces.
Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

I'm not a Cop but wear 5.11 ATAC Side zips.. feel like tennis shoes, however the commie schmucks at 5.11 recently changed them and the new ones SUCK.
Posted By: ribka

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Lowas. task force, in summer zephyrs

https://www.galls.com/lowa-taskforc...jX3fJ0DDTMl_M9fOgpaUMst0XeAaAq5XEALw_wcB
Posted By: ribka

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

my feet hurt looking at those, never again



Originally Posted by renegade50
Here ya go.
Under 60 bucks.
Lightweight, durable, comfortable as heck once broken in.
Easy to run in.
Steel flexible plate in the tread.
Takes a easy brush shine for appearance.
Can clip a nice gerber dirk onto the upper band.
Good hard high front tread profile, kick the fugg outta someones noggin or other choice areas.
Good concentrated heel area seperate from the rest of the tread to foot stomp the fugg outta someones metatarsal foot bones.
LEO types are basically at war nowadays at any given moment.

You need a fighting boot .
Not a glorified sneaker boot.
JMO.....

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]
Posted By: ribka

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by wrongtime
The best boots I ever wore were Danners. The Arcadia or the Fort Lewis.


good boots, too hot to wear in Georgia
Posted By: erickg

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Danner Patrol, basically a low top Acadia.
Posted By: renegade50

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by ready_on_the_right
Jungle boots when on hard surfaces suck!!!!!


They look cool, but need to be in the Jungle..


Really....
I heard from a friend....
Seem ta have been standard redesigned issue from the late 80,s world wide and thru desert storm and then on thru the 05 06 era...
Seem ta have been standard issue for OIF 1, 2, and 3.
Urban warfare and long approach marches on roads.

Hmmm..
Never seen anyone do 25 milers ( gut check) either with full battle rattle and sustainment ruck.
Never.....

Just heard this all from a friend of course....

Never seen anyone like whole brigades and every swinging Richard in em wearing em.
Heard that from a friend also.

Never heard anyone complain about how they suck on hard pavement.
Heard that from that same guy also.

But then again your avg civilian has soft feet and no hardened heels or on the balls of their feet or their toe pads either.
That probably goes for cops also.



Anyone who has been in the light infantry knows they lose their hardened skin on the soles of their feet over time.
Heard that from the same guy also.

Mine are soft just like any soft foot average civilian or cop sitting idling in a car for most of his shift.

No wonder the sneaker boots are so popular to the tender foot types.

😄😄😄
Posted By: renegade50

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by ribka
my feet hurt looking at those, never again



Originally Posted by renegade50
Here ya go.
Under 60 bucks.
Lightweight, durable, comfortable as heck once broken in.
Easy to run in.
Steel flexible plate in the tread.
Takes a easy brush shine for appearance.
Can clip a nice gerber dirk onto the upper band.
Good hard high front tread profile, kick the fugg outta someones noggin or other choice areas.
Good concentrated heel area seperate from the rest of the tread to foot stomp the fugg outta someones metatarsal foot bones.
LEO types are basically at war nowadays at any given moment.

You need a fighting boot .
Not a glorified sneaker boot.
JMO.....

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]


Come on man....

You know you had tough feet back in the day.

And now they are all soft since being out for yrs.
Just like mine.



I'm ashamed to be a tenderfoot like joe average now.

Wont even look at pair of sedentary sneaker boots.
Posted By: slumlord

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Cmon man

Those clods aren’t made for licking.

They’re made for torching grass huts.
Posted By: renegade50

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

These 50 buck wally world Brahma,s if they had em in Black.
Waaaay better than a high dollar pair of sneaker Boots.

Fughing year rd wear.
Last 2 yrs easy of hard daily wear
Deer hunting, turkey hunting, fishing, arrow head feilds, normal everyday walking around ect ect ect.

Sitting in a office or a patrol car.
Yep, I can see how certain tenderfoot LE types luv dem sneaker boots.
comfy and tactical looking!!!!

LOL!!!

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Posted By: renegade50

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by ready_on_the_right
Jungle boots when on hard surfaces suck!!!!!


They look cool, but need to be in the Jungle..


How many miles a day is a squad car cop putting on his feet while on shift.
Or a indoor admin one that aint assigned to patrol.


I bet less than 1 mile each day...


LOL!!!!
Posted By: Valsdad

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by renegade50
Here ya go.
Under 60 bucks.
Lightweight, durable, comfortable as heck once broken in.
Easy to run in.
Steel flexible plate in the tread.
Takes a easy brush shine for appearance.
Can clip a nice gerber dirk onto the upper band.
Good hard high front tread profile, kick the fugg outta someones noggin or other choice areas.
Good concentrated heel area seperate from the rest of the tread to foot stomp the fugg outta someones metatarsal foot bones.
LEO types are basically at war nowadays at any given moment.

You need a fighting boot .
Not a glorified sneaker boot.
JMO.....

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]


I put many a mile on those backpacking the Sierras. I'm sure they'd serve well as LEO boots.

Might want to put a more cushy insole in them though.
Posted By: slumlord

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Gimme a diablo sammich and a dr pepper
Posted By: pabucktail

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Today's Danners are by no means the boot they were 10 or 15 years ago. Lowas are how I roll these days. They're easily the best I've ever worn.
Posted By: renegade50

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by slumlord
Cmon man

Those clods aren’t made for licking.

They’re made for torching grass huts.

Hey man you remember bout 7 or 8 yrs ago when the clarksvegas pd cordorned off the 5 o 6 acres in the valley.
Between my neighborhood and gratton rd.
Looking for the wally world bandit soda bottle 1 step meth lab cooker supposedly in the woods???

Po Po all over the place.

Walked down the street talked to a couple of em.
Asked why they wasnt going in the woods to find the guy.
I em told where fire ring sites were out their.
Told em about the RR cut with rock overhang ledges and long term food garbage, heated up bulged soda bottles
Ect ect ect

Ticks and they didnt want ta get their boots muddy one of em said.
I schitt you not.....
Basically the woods are icky and not paved when we get outta our car to write a ticket attitude is what I got from it.
Just like Tn wardens you cant get them fugga,s outta a truck even if ya offer to handrail em right into places.


TFF!!
Posted By: gitem_12

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

we are issued Rocky paratrooper boots. they last well, are easy to shine, and prett comfortable
Posted By: renegade50

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by Valsdad
Originally Posted by renegade50
Here ya go.
Under 60 bucks.
Lightweight, durable, comfortable as heck once broken in.
Easy to run in.
Steel flexible plate in the tread.
Takes a easy brush shine for appearance.
Can clip a nice gerber dirk onto the upper band.
Good hard high front tread profile, kick the fugg outta someones noggin or other choice areas.
Good concentrated heel area seperate from the rest of the tread to foot stomp the fugg outta someones metatarsal foot bones.
LEO types are basically at war nowadays at any given moment.

You need a fighting boot .
Not a glorified sneaker boot.
JMO.....

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]


I put many a mile on those backpacking the Sierras. I'm sure they'd serve well as LEO boots.

Might want to put a more cushy insole in them though.

Excellent point Geno.
Thanks for the prompt.
Plenty of aftermarket options to replace the waffle sole insert.

Any joe with a lick of sense buys em.

The waffle sole insert is their only short coming. IMO.
Posted By: smarquez

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

My department (FD) gave us Warrington Pro boots but most guys bought Danner Acadia and the loggers out of pocket. The Warringtons got brought out on formal inspection days so we could all show we were wearing a safety toe boot.
Posted By: SheriffJoe

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by renegade50
Here ya go.
Under 60 bucks.
Lightweight, durable, comfortable as heck once broken in.
Easy to run in.
Steel flexible plate in the tread.
Takes a easy brush shine for appearance.
Can clip a nice gerber dirk onto the upper band.
Good hard high front tread profile, kick the fugg outta someones noggin or other choice areas.
Good concentrated heel area seperate from the rest of the tread to foot stomp the fugg outta someones metatarsal foot bones.
LEO types are basically at war nowadays at any given moment.

You need a fighting boot .
Not a glorified sneaker boot.
JMO.....

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]




You can get 300 miles of use from these.
Posted By: ingwe

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Another vote for Danders.
Posted By: Valsdad

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by renegade50
Originally Posted by Valsdad
Originally Posted by renegade50
Here ya go.
Under 60 bucks.
Lightweight, durable, comfortable as heck once broken in.
Easy to run in.
Steel flexible plate in the tread.
Takes a easy brush shine for appearance.
Can clip a nice gerber dirk onto the upper band.
Good hard high front tread profile, kick the fugg outta someones noggin or other choice areas.
Good concentrated heel area seperate from the rest of the tread to foot stomp the fugg outta someones metatarsal foot bones.
LEO types are basically at war nowadays at any given moment.

You need a fighting boot .
Not a glorified sneaker boot.
JMO.....

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]


I put many a mile on those backpacking the Sierras. I'm sure they'd serve well as LEO boots.

Might want to put a more cushy insole in them though.

Excellent point Geno.
Thanks for the prompt.
Plenty of aftermarket options to replace the waffle sole insert.

Any joe with a lick of sense buys em.

The waffle sole insert is their only short coming. IMO.

Waffle sole insert?

I don't think they had them back in the Olden Days.

As I recall there was just a leather type insole material. A pair of cotton socks next to the foot for absorption, pair of wool socks on the outside of the cotton ones and that was pretty much it for cushioning.


We must have had tough feet back then. I still kind of do. I was exceptionally happy yesterday as it's finally not freezing all day, or so hot it's baking the ground, and I got to go across the (dry) creek to check my bees the way I like to.

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Posted By: SheriffJoe

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Find on sale prices:


Altama Urban Assault

Altama Maritime Assault


https://originalfootwear.com/collections/altama
Posted By: SheriffJoe

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21




REAL moccasins for tracking work.
Posted By: renegade50

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by Valsdad
Originally Posted by renegade50
Originally Posted by Valsdad
Originally Posted by renegade50
Here ya go.
Under 60 bucks.
Lightweight, durable, comfortable as heck once broken in.
Easy to run in.
Steel flexible plate in the tread.
Takes a easy brush shine for appearance.
Can clip a nice gerber dirk onto the upper band.
Good hard high front tread profile, kick the fugg outta someones noggin or other choice areas.
Good concentrated heel area seperate from the rest of the tread to foot stomp the fugg outta someones metatarsal foot bones.
LEO types are basically at war nowadays at any given moment.

You need a fighting boot .
Not a glorified sneaker boot.
JMO.....

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]


I put many a mile on those backpacking the Sierras. I'm sure they'd serve well as LEO boots.

Might want to put a more cushy insole in them though.

Excellent point Geno.
Thanks for the prompt.
Plenty of aftermarket options to replace the waffle sole insert.

Any joe with a lick of sense buys em.

The waffle sole insert is their only short coming. IMO.

Waffle sole insert?

I don't think they had them back in the Olden Days.

As I recall there was just a leather type insole material. A pair of cotton socks next to the foot for absorption, pair of wool socks on the outside of the cotton ones and that was pretty much it for cushioning.


We must have had tough feet back then. I still kind of do. I was exceptionally happy yesterday as it's finally not freezing all day, or so hot it's baking the ground, and I got to go across the (dry) creek to check my bees the way I like to.

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

They looked like a woven wheat cracker.
Friction city.....
Throw them fugga,s away spend 15 ,20,25 bucks on some good insoles of various options.
And knowing how to take care of your hooves is important also.
Prep is also important.
With the most important prep being conditioning rd marches up to x distances with x amount of loads over a repetitive schedule.

Then ya get tough hooves and not a tenderfoot like sedate joe average.
Posted By: horse1

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by slumlord
Gimme a diablo sammich and a dr pepper


Can I have some Hush Puppies Daddy?
Posted By: ready_on_the_right

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by renegade50
Originally Posted by ready_on_the_right
Jungle boots when on hard surfaces suck!!!!!


They look cool, but need to be in the Jungle..


Really....
I heard from a friend....
Seem ta have been standard redesigned issue from the late 80,s world wide and thru desert storm and then on thru the 05 06 era...
Seem ta have been standard issue for OIF 1, 2, and 3.
Urban warfare and long approach marches on roads.

Hmmm..
Never seen anyone do 25 milers ( gut check) either with full battle rattle and sustainment ruck.
Never.....

Just heard this all from a friend of course....

Never seen anyone like whole brigades and every swinging Richard in em wearing em.
Heard that from a friend also.

Never heard anyone complain about how they suck on hard pavement.
Heard that from that same guy also.

But then again your avg civilian has soft feet and no hardened heels or on the balls of their feet or their toe pads either.
That probably goes for cops also.



Anyone who has been in the light infantry knows they lose their hardened skin on the soles of their feet over time.
Heard that from the same guy also.

Mine are soft just like any soft foot average civilian or cop sitting idling in a car for most of his shift.

No wonder the sneaker boots are so popular to the tender foot types.

😄😄😄





I had them issued, wore them all over the drop zones at Ft Bragg, they sucked *** on the flight line at Simmons Army Airfield, 90'-94'
Posted By: renegade50

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by ready_on_the_right
Originally Posted by renegade50
Originally Posted by ready_on_the_right
Jungle boots when on hard surfaces suck!!!!!


They look cool, but need to be in the Jungle..


Really....
I heard from a friend....
Seem ta have been standard redesigned issue from the late 80,s world wide and thru desert storm and then on thru the 05 06 era...
Seem ta have been standard issue for OIF 1, 2, and 3.
Urban warfare and long approach marches on roads.

Hmmm..
Never seen anyone do 25 milers ( gut check) either with full battle rattle and sustainment ruck.
Never.....

Just heard this all from a friend of course....

Never seen anyone like whole brigades and every swinging Richard in em wearing em.
Heard that from a friend also.

Never heard anyone complain about how they suck on hard pavement.
Heard that from that same guy also.

But then again your avg civilian has soft feet and no hardened heels or on the balls of their feet or their toe pads either.
That probably goes for cops also.



Anyone who has been in the light infantry knows they lose their hardened skin on the soles of their feet over time.
Heard that from the same guy also.

Mine are soft just like any soft foot average civilian or cop sitting idling in a car for most of his shift.

No wonder the sneaker boots are so popular to the tender foot types.

😄😄😄





I had them issued, wore them all over the drop zones at Ft Bragg, they sucked *** on the flight line at Simmons Army Airfield, 90'-94'

Hmmmmm....

Guys I know said they wore em all over the planet.
He said they trained and fought with em on.

Flight line????
Hollywood 3 month keep the jump pay going thing???
Back in the Barracks after DZ recovery ops and unit recovery then dismissal.


I'm just fugging with ya a little man.
Nothing malicious.
😁😁😁😁
Posted By: chris_c

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by wrongtime
The best boots I ever wore were Danners. The Arcadia or the Fort Lewis.



+1 on Danners
Posted By: Valsdad

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by SheriffJoe
Find on sale prices:


Altama Urban Assault

Altama Maritime Assault


https://originalfootwear.com/collections/altama

Cool,

where they made?
Posted By: lvmiker

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

The Salomon Forces series of boots are terrific and come in a variety of styles. The days of stiff heavy boots are long over if you prefer light and anatomically correct. Some cops actually dress for action and need to be able to run and be agile. Choice is a good thing.


mike r
Posted By: MikeL2

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Well, I'm another "not a cop", but have had good service from Merrell footwear, and came across these: Merrell tactical response boots. Thinking about trying a pair.
Posted By: exbiologist

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

I went from wearing hiking boots from the various Meindl lines and my feet were sore if standing all day. I now wear super light 5.11 tactical boots. My daily wear ones are not the black ones with reinforcements and water proofing. I also have those and they are more comfortable than hiking boots too, but the super light ones are sweet and easy to get on and off.

The lighter the better here in my opinions. Oh and they cost half what is used to spend
Posted By: JakeBlues

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Depends on the intended mission. Based on current events, I recommend cleats.
Posted By: mirage243

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

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Posted By: WL205

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Danner Acadia are the most durable but not the most comfortable for me. I also have a pair of Adidas SWIFT gore-tex and continental sole, they are super light and pretty darn comfortable. Bought a pair of Solomon 4D GTX, they've been worn on two high country elk hunts, a rough a$$ mule deer hunt, and been all over this rough Ozark country chasin' critters and still good enough shape I'll probably take them back to the mountains this fall.
Posted By: victoro

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

My favorite work boots for a long time have been Wolverine Durashocks with 9" lace uppers (I carry a small pistol in my left boot). I just got a pair of brown, waterproof, non-insulated, no steel toed boots from the Wolverine website for $150. If I was a cop I'd want the steel toed boots. They have a good selection of sizes and colors.
Posted By: Dekker

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

If you are going to be on patrol, I would recommend Danners. I wore them for much of my career, no you can't run in them as fast as a pair of tennis shoe based boots, but the first time you need to shin a drunk or someone resisting, you will be glad you had a good hard sole boot.
Posted By: rickt300

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by renegade50
Originally Posted by Valsdad
Originally Posted by renegade50
Here ya go.
Under 60 bucks.
Lightweight, durable, comfortable as heck once broken in.
Easy to run in.
Steel flexible plate in the tread.
Takes a easy brush shine for appearance.
Can clip a nice gerber dirk onto the upper band.
Good hard high front tread profile, kick the fugg outta someones noggin or other choice areas.
Good concentrated heel area seperate from the rest of the tread to foot stomp the fugg outta someones metatarsal foot bones.
LEO types are basically at war nowadays at any given moment.

You need a fighting boot .
Not a glorified sneaker boot.
JMO.....

[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]


I put many a mile on those backpacking the Sierras. I'm sure they'd serve well as LEO boots.

Might want to put a more cushy insole in them though.

Excellent point Geno.
Thanks for the prompt.
Plenty of aftermarket options to replace the waffle sole insert.

Any joe with a lick of sense buys em.

The waffle sole insert is their only short coming. IMO.


What brand?
Posted By: Blu_Cs

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by renegade50
Originally Posted by ready_on_the_right
Jungle boots when on hard surfaces suck!!!!!


They look cool, but need to be in the Jungle..


Really....
I heard from a friend....
Seem ta have been standard redesigned issue from the late 80,s world wide and thru desert storm and then on thru the 05 06 era...
Seem ta have been standard issue for OIF 1, 2, and 3.
Urban warfare and long approach marches on roads.

Hmmm..
Never seen anyone do 25 milers ( gut check) either with full battle rattle and sustainment ruck.
Never.....

Just heard this all from a friend of course....

Never seen anyone like whole brigades and every swinging Richard in em wearing em.
Heard that from a friend also.

Never heard anyone complain about how they suck on hard pavement.
Heard that from that same guy also.

But then again your avg civilian has soft feet and no hardened heels or on the balls of their feet or their toe pads either.
That probably goes for cops also.



Anyone who has been in the light infantry knows they lose their hardened skin on the soles of their feet over time.
Heard that from the same guy also.

Mine are soft just like any soft foot average civilian or cop sitting idling in a car for most of his shift.

No wonder the sneaker boots are so popular to the tender foot types.

😄😄😄




Totally hear ya Rene, and in fact my backup set looks exactly line the black one in your pic. Air Force issue. But I gotta admit I find thm clunky even with some nice aftermarket inner soles, and think I'll prolly head in the direction of a boot that is more sneaker-like, due to comfort issues. No I'm not a Puzzy. Nor do I frequent donut establishments. Just a swinging Richard that may well have to sprint to run down a bad guy, statistically speaking most likely to be 1/3 my age.
Posted By: Blu_Cs

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/20/21

Originally Posted by Dekker
If you are going to be on patrol, I would recommend Danners. I wore them for much of my career, no you can't run in them as fast as a pair of tennis shoe based boots, but the first time you need to shin a drunk or someone resisting, you will be glad you had a good hard sole boot.


Yup. This is my application. Thanks for outlining it better.
Posted By: deflave

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21


Originally Posted by SheriffJoe



REAL moccasins for tracking work.


Oh my.

LOL
Posted By: BillyGoatGruff

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Everybody’s feet are different. I tried to like the acadias and ft Lewis boots. Couldn’t do it. Rockies are always comfortable for me, but they never last a year. Been wearing Haix last couple years and so far I like them. I wore the Hathorne and Buffalo smoke jumpers for years and years, but switched over to the sneaker boots awhile back.
Posted By: deflave

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Originally Posted by BillyGoatGruff
Everybody’s feet are different. I tried to like the acadias and ft Lewis boots. Couldn’t do it. Rockies are always comfortable for me, but they never last a year. Been wearing Haix last couple years and so far I like them. I wore the Hathorne and Buffalo smoke jumpers for years and years, but switched over to the sneaker boots awhile back.


Also, if you're tracking people you need to wear REAL moccasins.
Posted By: BillyGoatGruff

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Originally Posted by deflave
Originally Posted by BillyGoatGruff
Everybody’s feet are different. I tried to like the acadias and ft Lewis boots. Couldn’t do it. Rockies are always comfortable for me, but they never last a year. Been wearing Haix last couple years and so far I like them. I wore the Hathorne and Buffalo smoke jumpers for years and years, but switched over to the sneaker boots awhile back.


Also, if you're tracking people you need to wear REAL moccasins.



Gotta remember that. I just got my deer hide back from the tanner. Maybe I should whip some up. Hair in or hair out I wonder?
Posted By: mirage243

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Originally Posted by deflave
Originally Posted by BillyGoatGruff
Everybody’s feet are different. I tried to like the acadias and ft Lewis boots. Couldn’t do it. Rockies are always comfortable for me, but they never last a year. Been wearing Haix last couple years and so far I like them. I wore the Hathorne and Buffalo smoke jumpers for years and years, but switched over to the sneaker boots awhile back.


Also, if you're tracking people you need to wear REAL moccasins.


How much tracking skills do you need to follow KFC napkins and grape koolaid packets?
Posted By: ltppowell

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

I always liked HiTec's.
Posted By: stevelyn

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Danner or Rocky. I have a pair of Rocky Portlands that I have more than ten years of daily use on. The lining is shredded along the seam up the back, but they're still structurally sound and take a spit shine.
Posted By: AKduck

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Bates.
Posted By: RMerta

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

I wore Danners my entire career nearly 30 years. Ours were provided to us. I wore a 13 wide
Posted By: Valsdad

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Originally Posted by BillyGoatGruff
Originally Posted by deflave
Originally Posted by BillyGoatGruff
Everybody’s feet are different. I tried to like the acadias and ft Lewis boots. Couldn’t do it. Rockies are always comfortable for me, but they never last a year. Been wearing Haix last couple years and so far I like them. I wore the Hathorne and Buffalo smoke jumpers for years and years, but switched over to the sneaker boots awhile back.


Also, if you're tracking people you need to wear REAL moccasins.



Gotta remember that. I just got my deer hide back from the tanner. Maybe I should whip some up. Hair in or hair out I wonder?

Hair out for traction on snow and slippery rock.

Straight leather soles suck on slick stuff.

I used some steel toe protector stuff, like bedliner, on the bottom of my hunting mocs.Probably work for popo jobs. wink

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Posted By: SCRooster

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Originally Posted by Blu_Cs
For the LEO guys out there. What duty boot do you recommend? Needs to be black, and comfortable to wear all day yet get the job done.

My feet aren't long, just xx wide, if that makes a difference.

Thanks in advance


Having served almost 40 years in the military and law enforcement my suggestion is .... the ones that fit and are comfortable.

I wear a size 17. I found it difficult, during my entire HS, College and adult career as an athlete, paratrooper and LEO/Contractor, to find duty boots that were comfortable and supportive.

I wish you good luck.
Posted By: SheriffJoe

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21


You couldn't find your way out of your trailer park or bingo hall, ass hole.
Posted By: SheriffJoe

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Originally Posted by mirage243
Originally Posted by deflave
Originally Posted by BillyGoatGruff
Everybody’s feet are different. I tried to like the acadias and ft Lewis boots. Couldn’t do it. Rockies are always comfortable for me, but they never last a year. Been wearing Haix last couple years and so far I like them. I wore the Hathorne and Buffalo smoke jumpers for years and years, but switched over to the sneaker boots awhile back.


Also, if you're tracking people you need to wear REAL moccasins.


How much tracking skills do you need to follow KFC napkins and grape koolaid packets?



Yeah, the deflave poosie and mirage dmfk243 would be easy to track...droolers both.
Posted By: mirage243

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Originally Posted by SheriffJoe


Yeah, the deflave poosie and mirage dmfk243 would be easy to track...droolers both.


Yea, I bet you're a real Blue Duck
Posted By: tcb22

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

used to wear Danners, now they hurt my feet. Tried Under armour, didn't last a year. Settled on the Salomon Forces, they are very comfortable
Posted By: fishnpbr

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Danner here. Most recently the Blackhawk II but several pair of the Patrolman over the decades. They can be reconditioned and resoled for about a 3rd the price of new.


https://www.danner.com/men/tactical/patrol-6-black.html



https://www.danner.com/men/tactical/blackhawk-ii-6-black.html
Posted By: deflave

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Originally Posted by SheriffJoe


Yeah, the deflave poosie and mirage dmfk243 would be easy to track...droolers both.


I gotta say, I never seen somebody wear moccasins to muster before.

LOL
Posted By: deflave

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Originally Posted by mirage243
Originally Posted by SheriffJoe


Yeah, the deflave poosie and mirage dmfk243 would be easy to track...droolers both.


Yea, I bet you're a real Blue Duck


Guy must be some kinda bad ass Man Hunter.

Bet he look like James Carradine.
Posted By: SheriffJoe

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21




Betting you look like your whiskey and wine bottles or maybe its just your vulva.
Posted By: deflave

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Originally Posted by SheriffJoe



Betting you look like your whiskey and wine bottles or maybe its just your vulva.


Can I get a pic of your tracking moccasins?
Posted By: lvmiker

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Sheriff Toe's real name is Dog, Dog the Bountyhunter.

Is that doxing?


mike r
Posted By: There_Ya_Go

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Not A LEO, but the most comfortable out-of-the-box boots I've ever had are the Sketchers I bought about a year ago. Light, and very cushioned sole/insole. We'll see how they hold up, but man are they comfortable.
Posted By: SheriffJoe

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Originally Posted by deflave
Originally Posted by SheriffJoe



Betting you look like your whiskey and wine bottles or maybe its just your vulva.


Can I get a pic of your tracking moccasins?




Can I get a pic of the path from your couch to your fridge to your toilet, your douche bag and back to the couch?

While you're at it, show us a pic of your open-toed sandals, chicken legs.
Posted By: SheriffJoe

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Originally Posted by lvmiker
Sheriff Toe's real name is Dog, Dog the Bountyhunter.

Is that doxing?


mike r




You never say anything of value, dmfk. You had to ask your (great)grand kids for THAT one??
Posted By: Rooster7

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Originally Posted by ltppowell
I always liked HiTec's.


I discovered these a few years ago when I was looking for a good light weight hiking boot. On my third pair now. They are very comfortable.
Posted By: deflave

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Originally Posted by SheriffJoe
Originally Posted by deflave
Originally Posted by SheriffJoe



Betting you look like your whiskey and wine bottles or maybe its just your vulva.


Can I get a pic of your tracking moccasins?




Can I get a pic of the path from your couch to your fridge to your toilet, your douche bag and back to the couch?

While you're at it, show us a pic of your open-toed sandals, chicken legs.


Uh, sure. Give me a minute.
Posted By: mirage243

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/21/21

Sheriff Tool, what a little bitch you are.
Posted By: SheriffJoe

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/22/21




You couldn't follow me more than a mile, gramps.
Posted By: mirage243

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/22/21

Originally Posted by SheriffJoe



You couldn't follow me more than a mile, gramps.


Can I borrow your moccasins?
Posted By: kroo88

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/22/21

Bought a pair of these at the Whitefish Army/Navy store and have really been impressed.

Only paid $90, military surplus IIRC.

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Posted By: mrfudd

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/22/21

Originally Posted by ribka

Lowas are awesome, but not for wide feet.
Posted By: SheriffJoe

Re: Boot recommendation for LEO - 04/22/21

Originally Posted by mirage243
Originally Posted by SheriffJoe



You couldn't follow me more than a mile, gramps.


Can I borrow your moccasins?




Use your bra, instead, flabby.

Biggest tracking you do is the person that delivers your mail.
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