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Old 03-12-2022, 3:36 PM
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Default Good hot weather boots?

Prettyuxh all boots have mediocre reviews. I have some Bates that i wore for a couple of years, not hot weather versions. They were ok but they were warm. Need to be 670-1 compliant.

I'm looking at the Rocky S2V tactical. Doesn't say they are specifically hot weather but they are "vented". ~$250 stings a little. Any recommendations I should consider?
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Old 03-12-2022, 5:43 PM
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I’ve never cared for the S2Vs but they’re popular and I saw a lot of them on feet in 128 degree weather. If you sweat a lot and your feet get wet from it I’d think the S2V might get warm- it’s a thicker boot for sure.

I’m nuts but I just like the look and feel of the basic issue hot weather boots :-)
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these look like they serve your purpose, only available in coyote

https://www.patriotoutfitters.com/mc...003035&PMSRCH=
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Danner Gortex

https://www.danner.com/men/military/...oyote-gtx.html

Don't skimp out on foot wear. Spend whatever you have to on boots and socks.

Go cheap on t-shirts and underwear.
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My answer depends on your MOS.
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Danner Gortex

https://www.danner.com/men/military/...oyote-gtx.html

Don't skimp out on foot wear. Spend whatever you have to on boots and socks.

Go cheap on t-shirts and underwear.

Are you sure those are hot weather? I had some goretex trail shots and they were hot on the feet.


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65B, physical therapist. I'll be on my feet most of the day, walking around otherwise. I will have to wear uniform and boots pretty much all the time, everyday, except PT and maybe after duty day.
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What you need is some skull crushing jungle boots but those ****s apparently aren’t authorized anymore. Just change your socks every chance you get, I guess.

Edit: I just read your MOS. You should have plenty of opportunities to change your socks. Lol.
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Old 03-13-2022, 2:13 PM
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What you need is some skull crushing jungle boots but those ****s apparently arenít authorized anymore. Just change your socks every chance you get, I guess.

Edit: I just read your MOS. You should have plenty of opportunities to change your socks. Lol.
Haha! Yes, plenty! I've got some serviceable Bates but they are very heavy. I wore those in Honduras and it was hot there. If i can help it why not be more comfy while doing my cushy AOC?
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Haha! Yes, plenty! I've got some serviceable Bates but they are very heavy. I wore those in Honduras and it was hot there. If i can help it why not be more comfy while doing my cushy AOC?
I hear you knockiní, player. Foot care is paramount; mission accomplishment..secondary.
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Are you sure those are hot weather? I had some goretex trail shots and they were hot on the feet.
They are non insulated, but water proof. So I guess somewhere in the middle.

As Logistics company level officer I don't really know what my feet will be stepping in. Certainly not a combat MOS, but the terrain they are in is going to be the same. So I'd rather invest in keeping them dry.

SOCKS!!!!!!!! are an important investment. Maybe even more so if you get a cheap boot.

All I remember is the GI Issue boot at Basic made all the toes numb from crushing the front of my feet. The moment I hit AIT I got myself different boots.

It took more than a few years to get the feeling back in my toes. So I'm more than happy go in a few bucks more when I don't know how far I'm going and how much crap I have to carry.
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I'm looking at the Rocky S2V tactical. Doesn't say they are specifically hot weather but they are "vented". ~$250 stings a little. Any recommendations I should consider?
Honestly a lot of it is personal preference. I hated Rockys and mine were issued, other people love them. If you're 11w and want to try Rockys you can have mine, I put them on once when issued, walked around at home a bit, and never again. You could probably measure the total mileage in yards.

I can ruck all day in the standard issue DLATS hot weather boots (they're available in XW, which is what I need), others hate just standing in them. Nike or Reeboks were popular when I deployed, but if you do a lot of walking, they don't last.

and as others said SOCKS, SOCKS, SOCKS
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The best boots I've ever worn are Reebok R4360s. They come without the composite toe. My foot problems have gone away since getting them.

Athletic soles on a military boot, with a composite toe, and under $150? I'll take two pair. Had them for a year and didn't have issues with the heat in 90+ degree weather on concrete(flightline maintainer).

I feel guilty when I step off of the truck onto the flightline, these boots feel as if I'm wearing slippers compared to the Bates or Bellevilles that I'm issued.

One caveat, the soles and footbed are a little easy to damage. Watch out if you're hard on your boots, you may peel the rubber off, or rub the coyote color off and expose the white foam.
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Danner Reckoning are the most comfortable boots I've ever worn. Can wear these all day during summer firearms classes out in the desert in 100+F temps on concrete and gravel with no issues. My feel still feel great at the end of a 4-day class. Every other shoe or boot I've tried had my feet aching by day 2. Even in the summer I wear these with thick, cushy wool socks.

They're not cheap, but they're made in the USA and 670-01 compliant.

https://www.danner.com/reckoning-8-coyote-hot.html

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Old 06-12-2022, 12:25 PM
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Danner Gortex

https://www.danner.com/men/military/...oyote-gtx.html

Don't skimp out on foot wear. Spend whatever you have to on boots and socks.

Go cheap on t-shirts and underwear.
Gore-Tex is the LAST thing you want in a hot weather boot. Gore-Tex is essentially like wrapping a plastic bag around your foot. Great way to trap and retain moisture, which is something you don't want to do. Most people think GoreTex is some magical membrane, but it in no way, shape or form does it allow the sweat and moisture to pass through at a rate faster than your foot produces it. Probably the worst choice you can make for a hot weather boot.
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Lowa Zephyr. The last boot you’ll ever need.
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Avoid the goretex at all cost.
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GoRuck MACV 1 boot.
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Danners and altama hot weather boots are awesome boots. Lasted a long time, Wore them long hours. Remember avoid powder in the boots clogs all the vents.

Why haven't you check the PX for hot weather boots?
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Just got back from 9 months in the Middle East. I worked outside on my feel 12hr shifts in full kit. The Rocky S2V were issued and they weren’t too hot, but the suck on any type of paved or brick groundwork.

Went with the old Oakley boot (not the new tan ones they have now) and never looked back. They don’t last al one time, but will last a whole deployment unless you are running through the mountains.

If you are working on crap and need steel toe protection, don’t skimp. Also, I didn’t wear the green socks. I bought the Hanes XTemp socks and tossed them when they got thin.

Bad socks can make good boots suck.
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Iím putting my 2cents in for Garmont T8. I got a pair of Rockyís during the promo sale for like $100 shipped. Not very comfortable at all compared to others.
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Just got back from 9 months in the Middle East. I worked outside on my feel 12hr shifts in full kit. The Rocky S2V were issued and they werenít too hot, but the suck on any type of paved or brick groundwork.

Went with the old Oakley boot (not the new tan ones they have now) and never looked back. They donít last al one time, but will last a whole deployment unless you are running through the mountains.

If you are working on crap and need steel toe protection, donít skimp. Also, I didnít wear the green socks. I bought the Hanes XTemp socks and tossed them when they got thin.

Bad socks can make good boots suck.
Absolutely agree on the socks plus I'd add getting some inserts that are better than the 'one style fits all' that usually come with shoes/boots.

Make sure you get the socks/inserts that fit your feet THEN go looking for the right boot using that same combo and you'll get a much better outcome...
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I've had pretty good luck with Keen boots. I used to rotate out a few sets of bates to avoid swampy boots but I haven't had to do that with my Keens. No smell, no funk but they take forever to break in. Also tried Danners because they did me well back in the day but they squeaked so bad outta the box, the old lady could find me in the store by sound alone.
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