Hey... Do your HRT 5.11 boots fit just like a regular shoe? I have to order them online because i have no store around to go and try these boots on?
Originally Posted by Light Fighter
I have both the ATAC boots and the HRT 5.11 boots and they are great. Both are very, very comfortable and I find that my ATAC's do a lot better insulation wise in the cold than my HRT's do. The HRT's feel as light as running shoes but are tough as hell. Plus, both the ATACs and HRTs can be submerged into water up until the 2nd to top gromet before seaping in any water. I also have a pair of Belleville's and a pair of the Oakley assault boots and I must say, out of all my boots, I like my $90 5.11 ATAC's the most.
akmarksman, I would not go with that rule. Generally boots are not worn with similar socks or "sock setup" as sneakers.
Im a 10 in sneakers, 10 in hrt boots.
Someone asked if they squeek. No, they are specifically designed not to.
So are they good for allday mp duties?
- If you are in warm climate - No. You'll sweat your feet dead.
- If your day mostly consists of guard duty inside or driving around in a warm car - No. You'll sweat your feet dead.
They are not insulated but the sympatex breathable waterproof membrane does not breath like the jungle boots. Nothing beats the jungle boots on warm weather. The hrt's are actually warmer than normal uninsulated leather boots imo. They are good for scandinavian outdoor activities.
They are also very light, but they don't feel sneaker-like like the oakley si assaults. They feel like normal boots, very light ones.
They have a safety toebox and are totally nonmetallic if thats your poison. The outer sole is hard and on hard surfaces like rock floor or similar they will actually keep noise because of that.
Thank you for the correct info Angelwings
When I boot up(too lazy to get bootsocks) I wear 2x pair of Nike crew-length socks..Keeps me warm..Even on days when it's -10Farenheit..like last night.
heck..I go snowmachining in my Magnum boots..they're easier to move around in..not as heavy as some winter boots..
Still going to get a pair of the 5.11s though...
Anyone ever own a pair of these boots? They look like old style converse boots. I heard people rave about them. I was just wondering too if the Israelis actually use them with fairly heavy loads because they look like they have zero ankle support? Although I like the idea of being able to "feel" wear you are walking.
Yeah i have used them before in warm weather and in the fall..Great boot. I had a pair last summer that i wore till they actually rotten and fell apart. Lessoned learned is that if you get them wet let them dry totaly through.
I wore them with some pretty good loads in hilly and swamp woodland enviroment and never had a problem twisting anything..Infact its getting warm so its time to order another pair..I got mine from Brigade but ill try these guys now.
Bought them and thought they were crap. Honestly, I would invest in a pair of Bellevilles 790's. I know they are heavier but there is no comparison between the two pairs. I love my 790's. Once you break them in (which takes about 5 minutes) they are like wearing runners. If you are worried about the price go on ebay. I got mine for $60 shipped to Irealnd.
These boots are of the same built as french Palladium or Pataugas boots which are quite popular among trekkers.
They were issued in Indochina and Algeria.
They come in various shapes, french issue jungle boots look alot like the ones on your link (the rubber/leather label on the ankle is different) some models come also with a pair of buckles to secure the ankle like on the french army issue leather boots.
Here are mine, formerly belonging to my father but found in a cardboard box.
You don't buy these boots to last. At the price they retail at you should get the picture. I've owned three pairs during the last three years and they usually last for some six months before they break down. During this time they are very comfortable boots in warm climates. They're well ventilated, lightweight and comfortable to walk in. I've used them for jungle treks, desert work as well as for walking about in mountains. They never let me down, but it's time to change them when the sole starts ripping from the canvas after long use.
I agree Marlus they dont last..Disposable is the word Ill use..I tried to order mine from that Isreali company but there was a CC problem..I ordered OD ones from Brigade-Quatermaster in the stead........