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Military boots have become a fashion trend among civilians as the original intent of combat boots is tucked away into the subconscious. In reality, good combat boots are more functional than fashionable. Of course, if you can get both function and fashion, why not? But you should never forget its functional purpose: excellent for soldiers that are roughing it in unfamiliar terrains.
Military combat boots have been used by soldiers all throughout history. Back in the days, Roman army has used the specialized hobnail boots. They are designed for wear during battle and skirmishes rather than for show. During peace time, they are worn by military personnel for special ceremonies and parades.
Today, the basic lace-up military boot is the most common. Combat boot variations are also available for special purposes. The roles of the troopers usually dictate the type of combat boots for load-out. These types of combat boots could be jump boots, tanker boots, jungle boots, cold weather boots, and desert boots.
Functional combat boots provide a number of comfort to the wearer. The first function is must provide is incredible foot protection that is reliable for rugged and harsh environments. It must also provide various degrees of grip and ankle stability. The grip and ankle support help troops maintain stable footing on dangerous or slippery surfaces.
When looking to purchase combat boots, looks for ones that are waterproof. Leakage into the boots can cause a fungus to build on the feet. At the same time, the material should provide ventilation for the skin so that sweat and heat can dissipate. Many military boots in the past are made of a chemically hardened leather, new technology, including Kevlar and Nomex, improves the sturdiness and robustness.
When your out looking for a pair of combat boots, whether they are for tactical training, actual combat, or just to make a fashion statement, you should look at various aspects. The most important aspect how it fits your feet. If the military boots are uncomfortable, just think of the terrain you will traversing. Unlike civilian shoes, military boots do not stretch and adjust to the shape of your feet. They are designed to be sturdy and solid to last in harsh terrains. Be sure the combat boots are made using solid, strong leather.
If you are buying the combats boots for tactical situations, then the color (camouflage) is important. Are you going to be in an urban area? A pair of gray combat boots may be just what you need. Or are you going to be in snow? You'll need white boots with snow traction or spies. What about desert? Then you will need tanned military boots to match. Are you invading a jungle village? You need to get some woodland green combat boots. Basically, your military boots must matches the terrain color.
Looking for authentic combat boots and not just a fashionable knock-off? The best location to start your search is in an army and/or navy supply store or a military surplus store. These store usually have functional military boots at a reduced price. Nowadays, you can buy everything through online retailers, such as Amazon. If you have Amazon Prime membership with free return, then you can order without trying them on first. Otherwise, it's better to visit a local store.
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