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Comments about 8 FORCED ENTRY TACTICAL BOOT:
I needed a rugged, comfortable boot with lots of ankle support and found these to be better than many more-expensive, brand-name boots. This model appealed to me because: (1) It is non-waterproof for better comfort in hot weather, yet seems to be water-resistant. (2) It has no lace hooks that can snag parachute lines. (3) It has a full leather collar without the currently popular notch in the rear that might compromise ankle support for the sake of easier donning.
Look at the massive use of leather in these boots where more-expensive, brand-name models are often a patchwork of small leather panels surrounded by nylon. Fewer seams mean easier cleaning, less snagging, and better durability. The outsoles are cast in one piece, unlike the cosmetically superior, higher-priced boots that have multi-colored, laminated soles which sometimes come apart. The insoles are nicely contoured and reasonably soft.
Disclaimers: (1) If you spend long hours standing on hard surface, you may want a boot with a thicker/softer insole, yet my aging, arthritic ankles find these boots adequately comfortable for a day of extreme activity. (2) These sizes are huge, although the width is correct. It took me three tries to get a good fit, ending up with a boot that is 1 1/2 sizes smaller than my sneakers, but the good folks at Uncle Sam's made that process easy and pleasant.
In consideratin of the price, I have to give these FIVE STARS.
airing-out my boots