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  • Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post

    Pics of the abovementioned boots attached...
    These photos make the brown look a shade lighter than reality, actually
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    • Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post

      Pics of the abovementioned boots attached...
      Looking at the photos I think I can see the issue.
      https://www.haix.co.uk/haix-black-ea...-gtx-mid-brown
      These are the issue boots(minus the GTX lining).Which as far as I can tell are the boots at the top of the photo.

      The boots in the lower half of the picture clearly have a GTX label on the Heel and the cordura is a lighter colour. The General issue boots don't have this label and are darker. BUT......................... A "certain DF Unit" does get issued this variant for Overseas. Which is this model. https://www.haix.co.uk/haix-black-ea...-gtx-mid-coyte I know this version was trialled for General issue and at one stage was mooted as the new Barracks boot. Thankfully they went with the darker version.

      So. Unless your brother in law is a member of that "certain DF Unit" or trialled that variant than he could only have been issued them as a favour from someone in OCES. Also Brix don't not sell the exact model the DF use(non GTX) .Only the GTX variant.

      "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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      • Originally posted by apod View Post

        Looking at the photos I think I can see the issue.
        https://www.haix.co.uk/haix-black-ea...-gtx-mid-brown
        These are the issue boots(minus the GTX lining).Which as far as I can tell are the boots at the top of the photo.

        The boots in the lower half of the picture clearly have a GTX label on the Heel and the cordura is a lighter colour. The General issue boots don't have this label and are darker. BUT......................... A "certain DF Unit" does get issued this variant for Overseas. Which is this model. https://www.haix.co.uk/haix-black-ea...-gtx-mid-coyte I know this version was trialled for General issue and at one stage was mooted as the new Barracks boot. Thankfully they went with the darker version.

        So. Unless your brother in law is a member of that "certain DF Unit" or trialled that variant than he could only have been issued them as a favour from someone in OCES. Also Brix don't not sell the exact model the DF use(non GTX) .Only the GTX variant.
        The boots - although the photos I posted may not reflect this - are a darker shade of brown (unless my eyesight was deceiving me when I looked at them)
        than the product from the Haix UK website (per your first link above)

        They are defintely not coyote brown (per the second link)and he definitely did not get them "as a favour from OCES", and is definitely not a member of "that certain DF unit",
        although he is in State employment.

        He bought them off the shelf in person at Brix Workwear in Monaghan
        "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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        • Sorry. Nor calling you a liar or anything like that but this doesn't add up. The Picture above shows the issue boot at the top of the photo. It is clearly darker than the lower boot (with GTX tag). The top boot is brown.The bottom one is more of a tan colour and the cordura in between the nubuck is 100% lighter.

          Unless he still has the box for both boots and they both say the same model type on them(in which case someone F***ed up) then the lower boots are the Coyote version.

          Incidentally a PIN just went up on Etenders for a proposed DF boot purchase sometime over the next 12 Months.
          "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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          • Originally posted by apod View Post
            Sorry. Nor calling you a liar or anything like that but this doesn't add up. The Picture above shows the issue boot at the top of the photo. It is clearly darker than the lower boot (with GTX tag). The top boot is brown.The bottom one is more of a tan colour and the cordura in between the nubuck is 100% lighter.

            Unless he still has the box for both boots and they both say the same model type on them(in which case someone F***ed up) then the lower boots are the Coyote version.

            Incidentally a PIN just went up on Etenders for a proposed DF boot purchase sometime over the next 12 Months.
            Am considering a purchase (well the company will be ), so will put another photo up if i et them
            "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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            • Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post

              Am considering a purchase (well the company will be ), so will put another photo up if i et them
              Why bother? The plan is to roll them out to the AR soon enough.A better investment would be a decent pair of brown Operational boots unless you know you will be issued a pair of those too.
              "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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              • Originally posted by apod View Post
                Sorry. Nor calling you a liar or anything like that but this doesn't add up. The Picture above shows the issue boot at the top of the photo. It is clearly darker than the lower boot (with GTX tag). The top boot is brown.The bottom one is more of a tan colour and the cordura in between the nubuck is 100% lighter.

                Unless he still has the box for both boots and they both say the same model type on them(in which case someone F***ed up) then the lower boots are the Coyote version.

                Incidentally a PIN just went up on Etenders for a proposed DF boot purchase sometime over the next 12 Months.
                There's a sage version issued to air corps flight crew as well.

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                • Originally posted by northie View Post

                  There's a sage version issued to air corps flight crew as well.
                  Yup. Knew that.
                  "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                  • Folks was looking back through the start of this thread earlier. What happened after regarding selection of a safety boot (Tpt fitters, Arty, Engineers etc)?
                    Last edited by Truck Driver; 4 August 2022, 20:02.
                    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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                    • Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post
                      Folks was looking back through the start of this thread earlier. What happened after regarding selection of a safety boot (Tpt fitters, Arty, Engineers etc)?
                      I believe the Brown Haix Safety boot was bought in but hasn't not been issued to date to to large stocks of the existing Haix Safe toe boots. Up to recently Arty etc were still being issued black safe toe boots.
                      "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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