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Post by arfur_sleep » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:25 pm

They look good but I bought some Army boots and they are superb for detecting and hard wearing too.



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Post by philsale » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:32 pm

Hi use dewalt which are durable and light, had mine for nearly 2 years and still waterproof despite the range of terrain

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Post by sweepstick47 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:39 pm

I also recommend Army boots for detecting and in particular the later pattern issue which I believe are a little more supple than my older Combat High pattern. Good Luck ::g Regards ss47
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Post by CookM » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:30 pm

I know that this may be painful but £200 quid high legged shooting boots will last years if you dry them and lanolin oil them ,they come up to calf height and you can lean all over with them.
Aigle are the ones,l know a flood of no's may come about but l have several shooting mates older and younger than me with crook legs that swear by them .
Army boots are good with good legs ,spend what works for you.

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Post by beaubrummell » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:12 am

I have the very same boots in the picture. They're great and having no metal parts what so ever perfect for the hobby. ::g
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Post by tigtog » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:18 am

Altberg defenders new or surplus, put your own linings in to suit. Made to cover the ground.You know when there good boots you forget your wearing them.

http://www.altberg.co.uk/product/mens-d ... ssue-boot/
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Post by beaubrummell » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:44 am

GARY.R wrote:
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Do you have a weblink or name for your boots ?.
Google Tomcat Dakota boots ::g
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Post by JBM » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:57 am

I have tried many over the years.

Soldier 95 are the beast ones as they are really tough.

I rub dubbin into the real leather and they are waterproof up to about 3-4 inches.

Ex army stores usually stock them if they are available.

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Post by Kaleb » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:08 pm

LOWA army boots for me, once you do a few trips out they fit like a glove and are bullet proof, only had to replace the laces once ::g

Google.....Lowa Elite Desert Combat Boots, Military Issue Tan All terrain Boot, New
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Post by jeap » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:44 pm

I'd recommend going to a walking shop (Blacks, Go outdoors etc) and trying a few on. Buying online is all well and good and saves a lot of money but if they come and aren't right for you you'll be hard pushed to send them back (assuming you've worn them outside at any point). Not sure on budget but you may want to look at Salomons -

https://www.blacks.co.uk/footwear/15747 ... -grey.html

I haven't got a pair myself but have heard good things about these being amazingly comfortable. If you find walking a struggle then you may want to look at the type of Sole in the boot as this can effect things. A good make that suits most is Sorbothane, but there are more costly ones that may help. You can even get your gait measured to be sure that the boot selected is the best for you're particular walking pattern.

In short, my advice would be to seek more professional advice if you're struggling to walk as it's definitely not one size fits all.

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