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    I would not like to wear them for the DFFTs. I am not a fan of them anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fantasia View Post
    I would not like to wear them for the DFFTs. I am not a fan of them anyway
    Why?? I wore them for the Part 3 recently. Way lighter and more comfortable than the Old Haix.Sole is thicker than the magnums so if you are walking on gravel etc you don't feel every single stone.

    A positive move in one way.I still have doubts about Soldiers abilities to maintain them due to a lack of proper issued maintenance products and I reckon this could lead to a a lot of boots being ruined.

    Now all we have to do is sort out the Barracks boots. Brown Magnums anyone???
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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    Why?? I wore them for the Part 3 recently. Way lighter and more comfortable than the Old Haix.Sole is thicker than the magnums so if you are walking on gravel etc you don't feel every single stone.
    Sole is too inflexible for my liking. Others will like them. I do not

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    I concur with Fantasia. The sole of the boot is too inflexible. Where other countries, eg our BA neighbors are going down the road of hybrid boot/runners which in my opinion makes sense. We’re meant to be incredibly mobile on a hypothetical battle field.

    BA are currently sporting AKU which is far easier and looking at both Solomon and cloudrock. Waterproof and support yet designed to be running or mobile
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    Had a look at the DCoS(SP) Letter of Instruction on the issue of the boots today. Sizing to kick off tomorrow with size rolls returned ASAP. Bulk issues to units commencing on a phased basis with priority being given to Operational units starting with the BDE's as outlined by Rhodes above. All issues to be completed by the week before Christmas with permission to wear coming into effect on 01 January 21.Only personnel who have not been previously issued them already(Overseas issue) since 2018 being issued a new pair although FWT issues can occur following a detailed inspection of the old pair.
    Does the LOI apply to all branches RDF and PDF ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spider pig View Post
    I concur with Fantasia. The sole of the boot is too inflexible. Where other countries, eg our BA neighbors are going down the road of hybrid boot/runners which in my opinion makes sense. We’re meant to be incredibly mobile on a hypothetical battle field.

    BA are currently sporting AKU which is far easier and looking at both Solomon and cloudrock. Waterproof and support yet designed to be running or mobile
    Buddy of mine bought the Black version of the British issue AKU's.(God knows why when he will have less than a years wear out of them when we go brown) Only yesterday he was complaining about how they were letting in water. No point in having a "Combat trainer" if your feet are soaking wet when you wear them.

    The grass isn't always greener. OF course the rollout of the scouts won't stop people buying different boots.That will always continue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    Does the LOI apply to all branches RDF and PDF ?
    PDF Operational units first IE Combat,Combat support. Then CSS. Then HQ,Training Units and Installations Eg 1+ 2 BTI. After that one would be fairly certain that should RDF meet the normal criteria for issue of Operational boots they would be issued them. My guess though is that RDF will be lumped in with Cadets and Recruits and continue to recieve Black Haix until stocks run out. Just a guess though. LOI doesn't mention RDF.
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    Thats OK thanks the intakes are slow enough anyway. This is only for op boots correct barrack boot is still black right ?

    As an aside after many years in the hills walking for leisure I'm gone from boots for a while now and swear by Lowa trail shoes like Sirkos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    PDF Operational units first IE Combat,Combat support. Then CSS. Then HQ,Training Units and Installations Eg 1+ 2 BTI. After that one would be fairly certain that should RDF meet the normal criteria for issue of Operational boots they would be issued them. My guess though is that RDF will be lumped in with Cadets and Recruits and continue to recieve Black Haix until stocks run out. Just a guess though. LOI doesn't mention RDF.
    Single force concept

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    Ok I’ll admit that I haven’t used the AKU but I do know plenty that swear by them. If they are letting in water maybe that’s why the BA went with two boots.... which again begs the question, is there a one boot solution?

    Personally ic gone through an awful lot of boots and have gone firm on the Solomon forces. In my opinion it’s a great all round boot. Can wear it on a good battle PT and it’s like wearing runners or wear it in tactical environment and it holds up really well. Good under heavy weight and in the wet. Had zero issues with them and probably my top recommendation if people are willing to spend.

    Obviously you have a lot of the LOWA family in the top spots as well.

    The scouts on the other hand. I just can’t get by the sole. It’s so bleeding chunky and firm it drives me mad. Like constantly wearing a new pair of boots. They’re like a regimental boot without the shine

    I’ll agree with you on the upkeep. It’s going to be a nightmare and I’m sure will cause many an aneurysm among the RSMs. I have already seen some whacky haix scouts about
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