View Full Version : Desert boots
11-26-2002, 05:24 PM
Hey, I am just curious why some of the SF guys are using desert boots in conjunction with their woodland BDUs. Some of the SF training photos show this, as well as a few pictures from the Philippines.
Are these boots just more comfortable? theres got to be a reason.....
Oh, and another thing that I noticed.... some of the Stocks on SF M4s have a number painted on them. Whats the reason for this?
Sorry for all these questions, I hope maybe sombody here is kind enough to answer them for me.
11-26-2002, 08:39 PM
RE: Desert boots
It's because they're more comfortable than their other standard issue boots and because they're (the desert boots) issued so's they can request more if needed.
11-27-2002, 07:24 AM
The painted numbers are for arms room control. Who ever is in charge of the arms room will order the weapons according to that number because its much harder to find a stamped serial number than a red or blue number on the butt of the weapon.
01-12-2003, 09:21 PM
When I was stationed in 29Palms we were allowed to wear our desert boots with our woodland cammies. They were the best boots I have ever owned. Black leather in the desert will melt your feet,but in the winter it's not a bad idea to wear Danners because your toes will go numb from the cold. Also if you plan on humping 600000miles desert boots will hurt your feet because they are so thin. They feel like house slippers.
01-12-2003, 09:42 PM
The other reason for the numbering is so individuals can easily be issued with their personal weapon ie zeroed for them and in SF with whatever personalised gadgets required.
01-12-2003, 11:00 PM
They may be comfortable to wear, but one thing with them boots is the quality. The shoelaces r so bad. It is almost impossible to tie them so they wount go up. Yes, that was the first thing I changed when getting the oportunity to do so. But it aint easy when deployed in the middle of nowhere. Second, and maybe the most important issue with these boots; the sole of the shoes. Man are they BAD. Already after 2-3 days they started to go apart. Didnt belive my own eyes. Hump 60000 miles on them, and u only stand left with a bad pair of shoelaces in ur hand.
02-04-2003, 09:30 PM
Just becuase they are comfortable? Jungle boots are equally as comfortable such as: http://www.lightfighter.com/generic.jhtml?pid=139 Why not just wear jungle? They didnt have them at the time? Or what about tactical boots?
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