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Old March 26th, 2010, 10:26   #61
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you need to consider several things when choosing boots like where you're playing, the type of surface that you're playing on like urban indoor or outdoor or sand or clay or rock or etc etc etc, are there SNAKES....yes, i've heard of guys getting snake bites and sent to hospital because they didnt wear boots that might've prevented it.

if you play on all of the above than you might want to consider multiple pairs. alot of boots are designed for more quasy specific surfaces...soles of desert/tan boots can be alot harder for stability when walking on the beach....magnums, 511's, original swat, oakley can be more catered to the concrete jungle etc etc etc...

so put ALOT of thought into what you're using them for. all boots have respective pro's and cons for your individual usage.

but one thing is to budget what you can manage...note...i didnt say afford....what you can manage. might take a bit longer but good boots will support, protect and a really good pair will help reduce the amount of crying the dogs do at the end of the day.
I don't even budget for footwear. Boots/shoes are the one piece of clothing I condone spending more than $100 on, and will drop a paycheque on if need be.

People who spend hundreds on a pair of jeans though... especially when they've been pre-beat up and acid washed and shit to look like they're 10 years old... fuck that.

But boots, yeah, for sure spend all you can.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 10:34   #62
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ok just going to put it out there, a 10 foot wall is nothing for him to run up if he needs to, he has been doing parkour for like 3 years, and he defiantly gets it after 4 pages of people going at it lol, first 10 peoples opinions were defiantly enough.... just sayin...
Just pointed out something that one might run into at some fields, where boots are definitely required. Not every field is flat woods. Just saying.....
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Old March 26th, 2010, 10:37   #63
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Long Thread Cut Short.

Sneakers are for PAVED (Clean Sidewalk, road, concrete)surfaces
Boots are for UNPAVED (Mud, Dirt, Sand, Water, etc) Surfaces.

/thread.

Ankle support is a must one way or another.

I recommend CF Issue or Magnums.
Magnums are expensive, but well worth the cost... And theyre comfy as hell lol
DA, if we were playing on a hard surfaced (Ie PAVED) I would still be calling for boots. Sneakers for what we do are never acceptable. look at Duckman's notes on the footwear in Page 4 of this thread. Magnums are not that expensive btw. Speaking as someone who has to wear duty footwear everyday for work. Again as ducky pointed out, there are different designs for different enviroments.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 01:15   #64
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Not saying sneakers are acceptable for airsoft. Im just pointing out a difference.

Either way, I tell every new player. The most important kit to get after your goggles is boots.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 12:38   #65
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Get yourself a pair of Danners. Best boots on earth, bar none.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 12:55   #66
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beautiful. I shall add tactical clogs, used for centuries!

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Old March 28th, 2010, 12:57   #67
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I recomend 12" stilleto's just kidding

Issued boots or Magnums\SWAT boots would be your best bet. Do not use cheap ass jungle boot they will fuck your ankles quicker than shit. My brother Syndrome wore a pair of jungle boots at the LZ 2 years ago stiill wound up breaking his ankle and taking him out for a couple months. Moral of the story

BUY GOOD BOOTS
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Old March 28th, 2010, 13:45   #68
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I recomend 12" stilleto's just kidding

Issued boots or Magnums\SWAT boots would be your best bet. Do not use cheap ass jungle boot they will fuck your ankles quicker than shit. My brother Syndrome wore a pair of jungle boots at the LZ 2 years ago stiill wound up breaking his ankle and taking him out for a couple months. Moral of the story

BUY GOOD BOOTS
I remember that day, sucked he had to sit out for the rest of the day, only played a couple hours, then all the recovery time spent after that day. Best way to fuck a day of airsoft and also days at work/home after is to not pay much attention to footwear. Hell, even crappy footwear without having an injury will lead to a couple hours of fun playing airsoft, and the rest of the day leaving you with sore feet and lower back, making you want to sit the rest of the day out because you are aching all over.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 14:12   #69
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Yeah Im thinking I will get some magnums
Im gunna go to forest city surplus they have them and
some others I will try them out and figure out what I like best
also woot for posting the virbam five fingers lol
I would never use those for anything except maybe rock climbing
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Old March 28th, 2010, 16:07   #70
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I would never use those for anything except maybe rock climbing
I guess you never actually done any rock climbing.

That's what I have:
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Best freaking climbing shoes ever.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 16:55   #71
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Ankle injuries can last a lifetime. Get some boots.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 19:32   #72
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I guess you never actually done any rock climbing.

That's what I have:
Five-Ten Anasazi



Best freaking climbing shoes ever.
5.10s do rule for climbing stealth rubber is unbeatable but I think the 5 fingers ability to use your toes could help in climbing a lot. (also 5.10 daescants best parkour shoe ever)

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Yes we've established the me getting boots thing
back on page 2 actually
but thank you for keeping with the times
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