the boots we were issued as common soldiers in late 1971 looked very much like these but I have forgotten the manufacturer name. you could buy higher quality boots at the PX and I believe the jump boots and better boots were Corcoran type.
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Originally Posted by Bad Hammer
Man, I love these boots....!!
I currently have three pair in rotation, and I wear them almost daily.
I must be a masochist or something.
For what they are, they're sturdy, long-lasting boots, but for road marches and living in the field I think they left much to be desired. I blame the earlier DMS boots for TWICE giving me stress fractures, clomping around for weeks wearing a ridiculous wooden "shoe of shame" while my metatarsals re-knitted, engendered my long standing grudge against them.
For what they are, they're sturdy, long-lasting boots, but for road marches and living in the field I think they left much to be desired.
Very true. If I did one tenth the walking I used to do, I'd probably feel the same way.
Like I said, I wear them daily. I like the fit and feel, and they kinda take me back.
Heck, I even like polishing them.
But like has been said, there are much better boots for serious use.
I wore them and they were horrible. It was a real treat when the Army okayed jungle boots for the tropical climes like FT Polk.
We also issued the Altama jungle boots in the UK for Belize and Brunei (and even for summer in Bosnia once). I wore mine as barrack boots pretty much all the time unless there was snow on the ground. Comfy like slippers - but bugger all use in the field.