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    Question What make/model of shoes/boots are these?

    I see these in various Afghanistan or Syria photos, and they seem confined to Spec Ops personnel. But I have always wondered - as these don’t look like typical issue combat boots - what type and make of footwear, is this?
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    What make/model of shoes/boots are these?

    They look like Salomons or asolo could be older Oakley


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    Could be the brands rfairman gave but hard to tell from the pictures. Another option is Merrell Moab's.

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    LH picture turned out to be Asolo, as stated above. The logo jumps out in the high res pic I have - but was not able to post in this thread.

    I definitely need to come up with a better solution for photos than I have, here.

    Thanks for the helpful information, Gentlemen - I do appreciate it.
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    Could be

    Lowa
    Asolo
    Merrell

    Literally any hiking boot can/could be worn in theater, SOF or not, depending on how gay a unit’s ledership want to be about it.

    The current hotness is Lowa and Salomon.

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    SOFNJS need to cut the bullshit and take the Scarpa pill.

    Quote Originally Posted by GTF425 View Post
    Could be

    Lowa
    Asolo
    Merrell

    Literally any hiking boot can/could be worn in theater, SOF or not, depending on how gay a unit’s ledership want to be about it.

    The current hotness is Lowa and Salomon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlander Systems View Post
    SOFNJS need to cut the bullshit and take the Scarpa pill.
    It’s tough to pick a particular boot because with just about every manufacturer (Merrill’s, Asolo, Lowa, et al) I read very similar reviews, such as (paraphrasing):

    “Excellent boot ... tread separated after 6 months.”

    “Very comfortable ... toe cap split and came off pretty quick.”

    “Used to be great but manufacturing left [Italy/US] and moved to [insert name of former eastern bloc Euro country, here] ... quality now not liked 5-10 years ago” etc.

    ____

    I’m still using my old Belleville 300 DES ST because I have flat feet and haven’t been able to find something/anything else that will hold up/last.

    But I would sure like to.
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    Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. What works for a some doesn’t necessarily work for others. A friend of mine just straight up can’t wear Salomons.

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    Invest in insoles and Shoe Goo.

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    Good advice, and great wisdom.

    Thanks for the replies, Gentlemen. Your time and insights are gratefully appreciated.

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