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From the Military to the Civilian World: Knowing what to Look for in US Military Combat Boots

By Edited Nov 14, 2013 0 0

Various styles and brands of shoes and footwear can be found anywhere from your local department store to the countless numbers of online retailers dispersed throughout cyberspace. Even with such a massive selection within such close reach of your very fingertips, it certainly does you no good unless you can actually try them on and walk around in them in order to get the best 'feel' for them. 


The next best thing, however, if you ever decide to purchase footwear (or any product online, for that matter) is to have a knowledgeable individual available to you who can, without bias, tell you the pros and cons of a specific article of footwear. Knowing what to look for in the first place may actually be the most difficult part and clearly half the battle, so to speak. The numerous attributes of military combat boots have a special uniqueness that requires our further consideration. Because of the nature of the material, and the desired functionality of military combat boots, choosing the best military boot isn't as easy as purchasing a tennis shoe or a certain brand of sneaker, for that matter. 



Of all the various footwear available, the traditional military combat boot has emerged as one such item that has gained incredible amounts of societal favor. It has successfully blurred the line between military and civilian life in a way that embraces it to the furthest extent. Whether your intent is to purchase a military combat boot as a complementary good to help accent your civilian attire with a now popular fashion statement, or to endure the rugged environment of military combat and training, it certainly helps to be ever vigilant in regards to several details. 


The way a boot fits your feet is the most important aspect of consideration when venturing out to purchase a pair of boots. Military combat boots, by their very nature, are not made to stretch and adjust to the shape of your feet like many other shoes are designed specifically to do. By doing this, they would inherently sacrifice their sturdiness and solidness, with little give, resulting in their inability to achieve the functionality that they are designed to achieve: to last for extended periods of time, all while reinforcing protection and reliability. No matter what your intended use of these boots is for, they are ultimately intended to be durable and hold their own under great deals of external pressure. 


Now more than ever, you should put on your inspector's hat and be actively engaged in the process required to find the perfect military combat boot. Countless brands exist and, like any product in a highly competitive market, are vying for your consideration, and, for you to open your pocketbook. Because of the incredible durability that most companies claim, once you purchase a pair of boots, the chances are very high that you will wear them for a very long time until your situation requires that you eventually find a newer pair to replace the old pair. If the boots do not pass your own personal inspection, it is best to just leave them behind because there are numerous other pairs that could be just as deserving of your limited time and attention.


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Belleville - 390 DES - Hot Weather Tan Combat Boot - 12.5R
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Danner Men's Desert TFX Rough-Out Hot Military Boot
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Wellco Men's X-Force 8" Tactical Lightweight Desert Combat Boot
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