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    What type of boots should i buy for Reserve Academy?

    I was looking around for boots but there is a lot of type.
    Which ones should I get? Any recommendations?

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    Something you can put a good shine on. Outside of that, it's really personal preference. All sorts of factors come into play... your budget and climate likely being the two most important. I had the Danners... while heavy and expensive, they'll last forever. Most of the officers at my dept wear bates or 5.11. A few of us, myself included, rock the Oakley's.

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    ArmyDiver, got any links for those mentioned?

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    http://www.batesfootwear.com/US/en-U...t?dimensions=0

    I recommend those. They're super comfortable and they're waterproof, which has come in handy many times. Best boots I've ever had by far. One of our deputies has a pair of Oakley boots that he really likes too, but I have no idea what model he wears.

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    A few ppl in my academy had the 5.11 boots and said they liked them other than they had a hard time keeping a shine ('plether' vs real lether you'll get with more expensive boots). I personally go with danner as well. Tip: think about getting boots with zip-up sides (they are easy to take off and put on when you need to dress quickly). just my $.02

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    Bates are real good... if you keep them dry. Takes about 2 days for them to dry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zeplin View Post
    Bates are real good... if you keep them dry. Takes about 2 days for them to dry.
    Not if you buy the boots I linked. I've been in water that almost comes over the top of my boots, and they don't get even remotely wet. They're completely water proof. Either you're wearing non water proof boots (bad idea) or you have a defective pair.

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    I live in an area that I need warmth along with comfort and a decent shine. I have Danner Stryker's which I don't recommend at this point. The new pair I purchased are no comparison to my last pair. When they started making them in China the quality kind of dropped. I will buy Danner's again but Arcadia's at the higher price. My advice is spend the money on GOOD boots. You are young and you will spend a lot of time on your feet.

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    I Wear Danner Acadias. But I'd say just get whatever you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cidien View Post
    Not if you buy the boots I linked. I've been in water that almost comes over the top of my boots, and they don't get even remotely wet. They're completely water proof. Either you're wearing non water proof boots (bad idea) or you have a defective pair.
    Not water proof. I agree bad idea. Must not have been thinking when I ordered them over a year ago. Still a good boot. Next pair will be water proof.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cidien View Post
    http://www.batesfootwear.com/US/en-U...t?dimensions=0

    I recommend those. They're super comfortable and they're waterproof, which has come in handy many times. Best boots I've ever had by far. One of our deputies has a pair of Oakley boots that he really likes too, but I have no idea what model he wears.
    That's a pretty nice looking boot.

    Obviously not the best boot for wet weather, but what do you guys think of this boot:

    http://www.nike.com/en_us/sportswear...oot-sfb-365954


    Any personal experience with it?

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