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Old July 20th, 2014, 13:26   #1
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Rothco boots" somebody know this brand?

Hi

I'm looking to get this kind of boots. I don't fully trust the comment on amazon.

I would like to know if somebody can give me a feedback.

http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B005WWYHRI/r...HT0TB2AR&psc=1
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Old July 20th, 2014, 13:35   #2
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In my experience, rothco makes the worst boots ever. They're a chinagear company.
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Old July 20th, 2014, 14:21   #3
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I bought a pair..... my feet hurt a lot after wearing them. For a cheap pair, if you add some thick insoles, they might be okay, but you're better off spending a bit more. I paid $100 for some hunting boots from cabelas and they have been great.
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Old July 20th, 2014, 14:58   #4
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if you want good boots, not too expensive, try to avoid tacticool gear.Civilian hiking gear has plenty nice cheap brands.
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Old July 20th, 2014, 17:59   #5
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Rothco boots" somebody know this brand?

I own a pair of those and was quite happy with them. I did add an insole, but I do that to pretty much all my shoes. Wore them all winter and they faired well, gamed them a few times and they aren't really waterproof so sloppy mud would eventually make them wet. I game with 5.11 tacticals now, but plan on wearing the rothcos again in winter as they were an easy boot to get in and out of and don't require full length socks.

My buddy who just started playing and didn't want to invest in boots has been borrowing the rothcos since I don't game with them anymore, and he's been quite happy and wanted to buy them off me.
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Old July 20th, 2014, 22:03   #6
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Thanks for your comments guys.. I keep thinking about this. :/
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Old July 20th, 2014, 22:45   #7
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There are some good boots on Ebay such as Belleville, S.W.A.T, and various other brand names. If you look hard enough, you can find a decent pair of boots.
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Old July 20th, 2014, 22:47   #8
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I owned a pair of 5.11 ATAC 8" boots but had to buy a pair of the ones you linked in 8" because the 5.11 were a size too small. The difference in comfort is noticeable after a day of gaming. Although I have yet to put a better insole in..
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Old July 20th, 2014, 22:49   #9
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In my experience Danner, and Under Armour are great boots to have. Theyrr light, comfortable, UA is not too pricey, but Danner is me worth every penny. Also goretex or bust. I made a poor choice once not buying goretex and cold feet during ops from stepping in puddles became a common reoccurrence.
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Old July 20th, 2014, 23:34   #10
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Rothco makes awesome boots if you want repro GI Combats or Jungle boots, but I can't imagine their modern styles would be worth while.
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Old July 21st, 2014, 00:09   #11
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As with anything else, you get what you pay for. I will never cheap out on footwear. You are on your feet for extended periods of time everyday, buy something that will last and not kill your feet.

In my experience anything that says rothco on it is junk. (use to bring it in to sell so I might know what I'm talking about)
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Old July 21st, 2014, 00:11   #12
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I owned a pair of 5.11 ATAC 8" boots but had to buy a pair of the ones you linked in 8" because the 5.11 were a size too small. The difference in comfort is noticeable after a day of gaming. Although I have yet to put a better insole in..
The 5.11 atac fit at least a 1/2 size too small. I lost the nail on my right big toe because of it.
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Old July 21st, 2014, 11:28   #13
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Gotta profess my love for Danner 8" Melee boots. Lightweight, comfy, and they look the business. Pricey maybe, but so worth it (keep an eye out for a sale). Definitely get a half size up from your running shoe size.

http://www.danner.com/melee-8-multi-cam.html

I've gone through the break in period on many boots over the years, so when I went out to play a full skirmish with my brand new Danners, I was fairly confident that I'd be coming home with sore feet and blisters galore. No hot spots, no blisters, from the first minute onward. Really great boots IMO.
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Old July 21st, 2014, 18:04   #14
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I worked at a outdoor supply store here in the north for little over a year and geared out most of my team mates with footwear before I left. If you are going for tacticool foot wear and comfort over protection we have a couple people here using under armor boots and Oakley boots. For their price usually from 100 to 200 bucks they swear by them. But are not water proof and have no plate protection from punctures and cannot handle cold and icy conditions. Due to our unique field conditions we all decided to go with composit plates and toe caps for our boots. For light weight we use Cofra 9 inch tall boots for their flexibility and ankle support with composit plate and toe cap retails for just over 200 bucks. And for winter and wet weather we swear by STC boots, 9 inch tall and water proof, with vibram soals that won't freeze until minus 40 plus and composit plate and toe cap retails for 340 bucks. I have sold hundreds of boots to army, construction, over ground and under ground workers and have never seen a pair of Cofra's or STC brand boots returned defective.
Be aware if you buy work boots with steel plate or toe caps such as some company's in house boot brands you will be stuck with a heavy foot weight that are not made for anything over 100 days of working conditions before they reach there failure rate. So be aware of your boots warranty and failure rates when protecting your boot investment and consider your field conditions and hazards well planning the purchase.

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Old July 21st, 2014, 21:10   #15
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Great advice, don't cheap out on boots. I still replace my insoles anyway (finding a good insole and running it in every pair of footwear you have seems anal but reduces the effects and curve of the break in period immensely).

A caveat:
I bought some Rothco old-school GI combats and some Jungle boots. Both are good (keep in mind, I added modern insoles), but the GIs impressed the piss out of me. They come raw (as in completely unworked leather), and they have flat soles, but they are some of the best 'boot as a boot' boots I've ever owned. They broke beautifully, and I'm going to go ahead and get them re-soled as well as buying more. They're an archaic design, but for fashion and general wear, holy shit. You have to spend shitloads of money to buy a 'real' boot lile them.
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