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    I picked up my new boots on Friday - Aku High Liability Combat, and some Iturri Cold Wet Weather boots.

    The Aku's are really comfy, I've worn them to walk the dog (8km on forestry roads) general mooching and to drive to Sennybridge (2 hours). Very happy with them. The Iturri's I wore all day on Saturday in sleet, snow and bog - they are comfortable straight from the box and properly warm and toasty. Very grippy sole unit, and the yeti gaiters fit like a glove/bastard.

    Single boot concept? Utterly ridiculous...

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    Just looking at the Album of photos of the DF on overseas service on St.Patricks day up on Flickr.
    Mainly medal parades for first timers in all locations.

    A couple of things jumped out at me. First.While all the others locations are wearing the new Haix, KFOR are still in black boots.

    Second. If you look at the lads in UNDOF it appears the good idea fairy has struck again. The new Haix appear to have been polished/waxed. Thus ruining the breathability of the boots.The boots look shiny and a darker brown. Compare that with the lads boots in UNIFIL,where the boots are clean but still the original colour.

    I hate to say it but I predicted this. A good boot but they require specialist care and cleaning items. None of which are readily available overseas(or widely at home for that matter!) I mean you can't just nip across to The Great Outdoors or River deep Mountain High to pick up Nikwax on the Golan now can you.

    Tender for these boots for general issue doesn't include any cleaning cleaning/maintenance kit with them.This is going to be a Charlie Fox from day one
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    Most Haix come with their own polish cream in a toothpaste lik tube (as well as spare insoles). There does seem to be an inconsistency in shades though, one can only hope some boots were wet, while others were dry, otherwise those boots have been ruined forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmitÃ* View Post
    Most Haix come with their own polish cream in a toothpaste lik tube (as well as spare insoles). There does seem to be an inconsistency in shades though, one can only hope some boots were wet, while others were dry, otherwise those boots have been ruined forever.
    Not these ones. Only thing we are getting with them is spare laces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    Not these ones. Only thing we are getting with them is spare laces.
    Tell me you at least have the laces toggle thingy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmitÃ* View Post
    Tell me you at least have the laces toggle thingy.
    We do.
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