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    Problem solved, boots bought.

    Thanks gents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spudula View Post
    Problem solved, boots bought.

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    Haix (issue ones) haven't great ankle support. On rough terrain they tend to go over on their sides easily. They're now redundant to me as I use my old Meindl Army Pro's in preference. A little heavy but a great hardwearing, take a lot of abuse boot.

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    I done got me a brand spankers new pair of DANNER ACADIA's for 75 yoyo's!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greyfox View Post
    anyone have any experience with viper s they retail about 70 € ?
    the 24bs vary in quality the older ones were blackthorn and were a nice boot and would hold up to field use ,,, the newer ones were far poorer in terms of leather quality and workmanship .
    i bought a pair of vipers about 2 months ago no complains yet. they are light, comfortable and water proof so far
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    Haix (issue ones) haven't great ankle support. On rough terrain they tend to go over on their sides easily.
    Have to say i disagree.If they are laced correctly they have plenty of support.
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    Thats why I prefer the MAtherhorns. The Meindls and Haix are too high and stiff around the calf. Also movement in the ankle is non-existant. It feels like wearing ski boots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZULU View Post
    Thats why I prefer the MAtherhorns. The Meindls and Haix are too high and stiff around the calf. Also movement in the ankle is non-existant. It feels like wearing ski boots!
    That's why i like my hanwags... all the ankle support to prevent strains and sprains (managed to start going over on my ankle but the boot stopped it twisting totally) yet tehy arent that high on the calf, in fact, they're lower on the calf than 24Bs....

    24Bs are odd things really. My hanwags are size 4 (37) and fit me beautifully. My original issue of 24bs were size 5 and i got insoles for them... the insoles were almost a full inch too long for the boot (made by blackthorn). So the Q gave me preworn size 6 24bs that i didn't go near. I then got issued more size 5 24bs, which are longer than the preworn size 6 ones and a new set of size 5 insoles (not the ones i cut for my first issue :P) are miles too short for the boot.

    Thing is, I'm only a size 4 in shoes yet the smaller of the boots iw as issued are miles too small and the larger are miles too big, yet supposedly they're both the same size.

    anyone else found this???
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    get bigger feet.
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    The last issue boots I got were size 9-11. Marked as 9, with 11 in felt tip. they fit my size 10 feet perfectly.
    I wonder if I'll get issued boots in this decade/century?

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    New British Boots Are Made for Walking
    03-Mar-2008 14:15 EST

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    (click to enlarge)The dreaded Ankle-height ammunition (“ammo”) boots with nailed soles were worn by generations of British Army soldiers, and as recently as the 1982 Falklands War, British soldiers were still using puttees – strips of cloth wound round the leg above low boots. The BCH (Boot Combat High) became standard issue a few years after the Falklands war, bringing the UK into line with other NATO forces. Now the bar has been raised again to keep up with developments in other militaries and civilian industry – and lessen the shock of putting on those “hard leather squarebashers,” as Britain’s Ministry of Defence calls them. Colonel Silas Suchanek, leader of the Defence Clothing project team, said:

    “We were looking for boots that would minimise the impact of working in temperatures that can go as high as 50 [degrees] centigrade, that would provide support to the foot when carrying heavy loads, and that could withstand the rigours of operating in conditions ranging from sandy desert to very abrasive stony ground.”

    Fllowing trials in Autumn 2007 that tested 22 different brands, Britain will offer 4 new kinds of boot: For winter yomping, the Prabos cold wet weather boot has a stiffer sole and is the one generally used for operations. While the Iturri cold wet weather boot has a softer sole and will be more widely used for recruit training. In warmer climes, the Meindl and Lowa heavy-duty desert boots are designed to cope with the desert heat, provide more support, and offer easier “break in” than traditional hard leather footwear. The Lowa boot also has a womens’ model, which avoids the unisex problem of being too wide at the heel. The Meindl combat boot is already being issued to all troops who require it, and the Lowa boots will be available to all combat troops. The UK MOD hasn’t yet built up the same stocks, however, so priority will go to those in the dismounted combat role. UK MoD release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny no stars View Post
    That's why i like my hanwags... all the ankle support to prevent strains and sprains (managed to start going over on my ankle but the boot stopped it twisting totally) yet tehy arent that high on the calf, in fact, they're lower on the calf than 24Bs....

    I think they are too short, your trousers get pulled up your leg exposing the big white inne bit of the boot.

    Thats why I sold mine to that guy we know

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    If ordering from outside of the Republic of Ireland, remember to ask and cost in the the total price for shipping and handling.

    Sometimes "Cheap" new boots on ebay are way less than the hugh postage, shipping and handling charges, the seller wants to send the item airmail. And many cost in 5% extra to the total price to accept Pay-Pal.

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    Buy Lowa...

    Yes they are at this stage paying me!!!
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    ODIN and Apod, how have the Lowa's been holding up for ya?

    I'm currently looking at getting a new pair of boots for work, since the Haix although a decent boot doesn't seem to have very good ankle support. The Lowa's will most likely be my choice so just wanted to get an opinion on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hello Alaska View Post
    ODIN and Apod, how have the Lowa's been holding up for ya?

    I'm currently looking at getting a new pair of boots for work, since the Haix although a decent boot doesn't seem to have very good ankle support. The Lowa's will most likely be my choice so just wanted to get an opinion on them.
    Cant speak for Odin but my Lowas are going great.Wore them doing the terrain walk recently.No dramas.Having siad that i have been wearing Lowas since 99 both at home and overseas.Great boots.
    Trick is to keep em for use on the ground.Dont wear them for duties,c.i.t etc or around bks.Then they will last ages.
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    Thanks for the info Apod.

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    I have Lowas. Have had them for 2 years.

    Have looked after them (have the proper cleaning products) and always feel like I am putting on a new pair of boots (my old boots always looked worn and broken in). They don't look like they have been worn in but feel comfortable. Have had no probs with them. Have to be looked after though (like most Goretex boots).

    Had Meindls. Really great boot but heavier and bigger than the lowas with no extra advantage.

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    im looking at investing in a pair of either GSG92 or Magnum spider boots as will be doing a good bit of running in boots over next while.
    I tried to do 10k in a pair of Lowa Mountain GTX and my feet/calves where aching (fantastic boot, you can stomp down a mountain in them, but they are not designed for running in).
    Any one have any experience of either boot?
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    have no experience of either boot but i used have same problem with my mendel s any bit of running and my legs ached for days after i then replaced the insoles with sorbothane dual strike have not had the problem since most impact is reduced and your legs take much longer to tire , they are a bit on the chunky size however and make your boot smaller , worth a try for 20€
    i use the single strike for my work boots and my 24bs and they transformed them from very poor boots to a very comfortable boot ,
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    Quote Originally Posted by greyfox View Post
    have no experience of either boot but i used have same problem with my mendel s any bit of running and my legs ached for days after i then replaced the insoles with sorbothane dual strike have not had the problem since most impact is reduced and your legs take much longer to tire , they are a bit on the chunky size however and make your boot smaller , worth a try for 20€
    i use the single strike for my work boots and my 24bs and they transformed them from very poor boots to a very comfortable boot ,
    Ditto on buying good insoles for the meindls, they make them much more comfortable, without the insoles meindls are not even comfortable its amazing how less tiring it is to do a duty with them in.
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    sorbothane double strikes are an excellent bit of kit. well worth getting a few pairs. got my first pair 14 yrs ago and have been putting them in issue and non-issue boots ever since. (obviously not the original pair!!!). would highly recommend them for comfy feet in DF.
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    Do a search for them on IMO to find out how to get a discount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Do a search for them on IMO to find out how to get a discount.
    i try ed to get pairs off that site a few months back but they refunded money never sent me an explanation but perhaps offer is closed
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    I dont think its an issue that insoles will fix (but sure I'll give it a try anyway) The main problem with current boots is the rigidity and the lack of flexibility in the soles. Not practical for a long run. Thats why I want to go for the GSG92's or the Magnum Spiders.
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