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Keyword: combatboots

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  • Woes of the foot soldier: Sore feet spur Army to fight for new boots

    08/26/2013 4:52:04 PM PDT · by yoe · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2013 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    An Army survey of sore-footed soldiers has led leaders to take on a new mission: finding the perfect boot that withstands the weather but properly cushions across long treks and rough terrains. And the Army has put a team of specialists on the job — footwear project engineers at the branch’s Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Massachusetts. “The soldier lives in his boots,” said Bob Hall, one of the footwear engineers, in The Boston Globe. “If he’s having problems with his boots, he’s having problems with everything.” Army researchers in Natick are winding down a two-year campaign...
  • Best Combat Boot? (Vanity)

    05/07/2005 10:56:05 AM PDT · by neutrino · 46 replies · 6,688+ views
    self | 05/07/2005 | Neutrino
    I'm thinking of purchasing a pair of combat boots - I want something durable, comfortable, and suitable for extended walking. I'm in Texas, so heat is a greater environmental challenge than cold. In this instance, price is not a concern. Quality, durability, and functionality are critical. Altama seems to have some good products; Magnum has some strong advocates. Corcoran has some proponents - one model is here Danner has an interesting model here So, as I asked earlier...what is your favorite? Which would you never use? And why? Quite possibly I'm not aware of the best brands or models, so...