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Old 01-19-2011, 20:40   #16
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Old 01-19-2011, 21:10   #17
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:31   #18
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Hello all,

First and foremost thank you for your time and attention. I read above the advice of a QP that if I'm shipping to boot in the proximate future that I should just resort to training/ rucking in issued boots.

In several other threads, particularly one created by the Reaper (thank you Sir) about SFAS preparation, several SF candidates had strongly recommended buying two pairs of personal choice boots customized to your foot and different scenarios (i.e. rucking - comfortable, one size larger for swelling and drainage OR climbing rope - hard soles etc. etc.). This was also reaffirmed in Get Selected.

Q: With everything considered, would it make sense to invest in a couple pairs of boots now (I ship for Benning 5/02), break them in, and hold on to them for SOPC and SFAS?

Q2: If so, I generally wear a size 12- 12.5 shoe wide in the toe (4E with asics running shoes) as my feet expand in the front. I've heard of many different brands of boots, but I was wondering if any QP can suggest a good pair that is SFAS acceptable? Also an insoles, I currently use Super Feet.

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Old 02-10-2011, 13:36   #19
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Where do "issue" boots come from?

There seems to be a lot of confusion concerning this simple guidance.

Over half of you will never make it to selection.

Stop asking questions and do good PT.

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Old 02-10-2011, 17:21   #20
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If you are retired like me and somewhat bored check out the fact that Solid said in 2004 that he would be heading to selection in 2008. Then go to his profile and see when his last post was. He made nearly 1000 posts all the way up to the time to actually do what he claimed he was man enough to do.

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I was looking for a thread concerning general boot discussion and this is the closest I found so here it goes.

Has anyone tried the new Danner Tachyons? Just curious as I am in the market for a new boot and saw them in my annual "Cool Guy Stuff" catalog from Ranger Joes. I currently have Rocky S2V's and I love them but in the way of cost I am not so in love with them. Any opinions/recommendations would be awesome. Back to PT.
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Old 02-10-2013, 13:23   #22
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I saw the Kinetics also. Those sound more like what I am looking for. The S2V's have been great considering I have beat them pretty bad over the last year. Definately using them for 12 mile gate but want to get something else.
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