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    Lots of good boot options but a suggestion for you---go to your base orthopedic shop and ask for custom made inserts. I found out about these gems after my second broken foot and used them the rest of my career and they were a Godsend. I wish I knew about them earlier; may have prevented the second fracture.

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    Bellville 390ís with the toe caps removed. I remove all toe caps prophylactically and also have drain holes installed. I do this because I have had two sets of toe caps collapse and buckle up, which absolutely effed up the top of my toes. One happened while patrolling in swamps, one while patrolling in snowy mountains. Both were with older black boots. If I remember correctly, one was with the latest goretex lined temperate weather boot, and the other was with jungles. This is not unheard of with any brand of issued boot.

    Iíve also had the liner separate in the back heel portion of the goretex bellvilles.

    Iím into Smartwool socks, and the REI brand knockoffs. Wear well broken in boots, and never try anything new for the first time on a long movement. In other words, if you havenít used a fancy trick like antiperspirant on your feet, donít try it out on a 40 miler. Socks come in different thickness. Donít change brands before a 40 miler.

    For extended patrols, I bring two thicknesses of socks, and the thinner ones go on after my feet have swollen after a few days.

    I donít know why Iím talking in the present tense. I havenít worn issue boots on long movements in like 5 years.
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    I have had real good luck with the Smartwool socks as well. They seem to last a long time for me.

    1168 - Have you or any of your fellow Soldiers tried the Darn Tough socks? I'm interested in people's feedback on them. I'm getting ready to invest in some good boot socks for myself and my son.

    Thanks very much.

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    I'm a sworn user of Darn Tough's Full Cushion boot socks. Did the prep rucks and the Bataan Memorial Death March with a 50lb ruck in them. Wore some FoxRiver X-static liner socks then the Darn Toughs over them. Slathered feet in Foot Glide first and not a single blister or hotspot was had.

    I'm slowly transitioning all my socks to Darn Toughs...it's also cool that when you wear them out, you just mail them back and they'll send you a new pair.
    If plan A didnít work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriousStudent View Post
    I have had real good luck with the Smartwool socks as well. They seem to last a long time for me.

    1168 - Have you or any of your fellow Soldiers tried the Darn Tough socks? I'm interested in people's feedback on them. I'm getting ready to invest in some good boot socks for myself and my son.

    Thanks very much.
    Everyone in my platoon was issued 6 or more sets of Darn Tough socks around 2006 or 2007. None of us had heard of them before that, and we were skeptical. Most of us loved them, and I still have 10 or so sets (I aquired 12). Several of my buddies swear by them. They are the thinner set that I bring in the winter because they are a little taller than my Smartwools. Good socks, and the very best I have ever used that were black, if that matters to someone. I reccommend them without reservation.
    RLTW

    ďThat is why there isn't an AK chart.Ē -SteyrAUG

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