IDF_TANKER, the current model is mainly "Brill" pruduction and not "Alba".
Stepan,take it from my personal experience after using every type of issued boot in the IDF in the past 8 years (and currently the new model red boot) stick with the belleville's ! Just use a credit card and order it on the net.
The isreali boot is very low-tech, low-durability and in addition has bad insulation which you'll probably want if you're from Moscow.
I know that israeli boots are simple and old-style, but - there is an opportunity in september and I'm gonna use it.
I've heard that Belleville (and Danners too) are the best, but -
- For me its too expensive to buy something directly from USA. There is no any Danner boots in Moscow and there are some black leather and tan gore-tex Belleville boots.
- I've never used to buy boots in the internet before, I'm not sure in my size. I've carefully measured my size according to this info: http://www.boot.com/bsizcvt.htm
but what if the ordered boots will not match? - different companies, different sizes (for the same number of size) When measuring, I use summer synthetic socks with cushion zones and I need boots with light lining (cambrelle or analogs - brown Bellevilles).
Last edited by STEPAN1983; 01-10-2008 at 04:53 PM.
I hope you guys can help me.
I bought a pair of Belleville boots but I can't quite figure out what model they are.
My guess would be something like 790, but the sole pattern is different from my 790A's and they don't have the Belleville tag/marking/branding on the outside.
I'm pretty sure that it's the older version of the 790. I've got 2 pairs of the 700s. One has the newer "Vanguard" sole, while the other has one similar to the one in your pics. I can't explain the lack of external marking on your pair. The main difference between the 2 is that the newer (Vangaurd) are much lighter weight wise.