The Good News:
1. Good, non-metalic mode of quick-lacing
2. Great cleats, with lotsa traction and "bite"
3. Heel shape allows a rolling motion when
4. Zipper really is tough and speeds-up getting
your boots on, in a hurry
5. Heel has padding under you, to soak up
up impact shock, when walking on a
concrete ramp or on a road march.
6. Protective toe cap keeps you from getting
hurt if someone drops an ammo box on your
7. The way that the toe-area of the front of the
sole sweeps-up onto the front of the boot
helps it to last longer.
8. Not too heavy, for a fairly protective boot.
9. Seem to be grippy as opposed to sloppy
or slippery on a variety of surfaces, including
snow and icey slush. No, they're not glacier
boots with crampons, but you do feel like
you're wearing cleats, like they grab the
ground. low foliage and grassy areas.
The potential drawbacks....
1. Early-on, there was initial chafing in the
upper heel and lower ankle are; I don't know
whether I toughened-up, or the heel area
softened-up some, but NO problem, now.
2. If you require extreme stealth, these tough
soles are NOT quiet, or nearly silent, like a
pair of jungle boots, if you need stealth.
3. Would be better if they were waterproof, like
with Gore Tex, like Haix boots, but for this
price, what do you expect?
4. Do not dry very quickly, once soaked, but this
is partly because these things are more
substantial, so there's more TOO dry.
Still, I would buy this kind of boot again, and at this low of a price, so long as you can deal with the potential drawbacks, some of which are just a matter of personal preference, this is a heck of a deal, if you ask me.
-Worn these for months, now, in hot and cold.