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Old April 28th, 2011, 00:53   #1
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what to wear

what should i wear when i go out?
are running shoes fine with camo and a vest?
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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:04   #2
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Nah it was a quote from a book. Nothing mean!

ankle support, flexible-supportive clothing, storage of some variety for extra mags/equipment, you know...

and a pink too-too never hurts!
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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:10   #3
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Like TDH said, ankle support. You really need boots, combat boots or hiking, whatever, just something with ankle protection. If you're running in a field, there are tons of hazards that can cause injury, and indoors can be just as dangerous.
Read the FAQ too, a metric ton of good info is there.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:11   #4
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so a vest with pockets for mags and that, a pair of boots,and jeans ok or no?
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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:12   #5
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so a vest with pockets for mags and that, a pair of boots,and jeans ok or no?
That's fine. No one gonna judge you on what you wear. Hell I would wear a bunny suit if I want.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:14   #6
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i have these for work would they be good there 8"

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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:19   #7
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Steel toes, I would pass on. They aren't built for running. You're going to be blistered and crying at the end of the day. You can get CF issue combats for a reasonable price ($70-80) from a surplus store, or look on the classifieds.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:35   #8
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Those are actually the boots I use. I have em in black but same boot nonetheless. Very comfortable and the steel toes have never held me back.
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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:37   #9
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yea i know i work for a landscape company and am in them from 7-5 m-f
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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:37   #10
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Oh its just my work boots that suck then
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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:40   #11
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Oh its just my work boots that suck then
i guess so these are the most comfortable boots go to marks and try them on awsome boots
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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:49   #12
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i guess so these are the most comfortable boots go to marks and try them on awsome boots
Hi-tec Altitude IV boots from Mark's kick butt...
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Old April 28th, 2011, 01:53   #13
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Definitely need boots. As for everything else, if you want to get into airsoft and play more seriously, a molle vest would probably be best. You might want to change guns after awhile, and the gun might have a different style of mag, and then you buy new pouches instead of a new vest. Good eye protection. Only use approved goggles, and NEVER use ski goggles. After that just research what sort of look you want to go for, or what gear works best in your area.

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Old April 28th, 2011, 02:02   #14
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If you're in the KW area stop by a surplus store and take a look at their combat boots. I swiped mine for $10 from Cambridge surplus, got a nice used pair of Magnums. Posted them in another thread. I wouldnt recommend steel toes though, and get a decent vest as it's an investment. As mentioned earlier, molle works great. I like the pmc loadouts, so I sometimes rock the jeans with a black UA shirt. Happy shopping

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Old April 28th, 2011, 04:25   #15
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I can't believe you wear steel toes working outside in the summer. I have a hard time with them and I always opt for CSA compliant composite toes. Reason being is if you're outside long enough the steel heats up and that's just not fun but granted you do this as a career while I only do that for the summer (and I admit I might be a bit of a pussy).

As for what to wear. Just make sure you don't show up like a speedballer and you'll be fine.

If you want to try the PMC look then you could try it with what you have. Make sure you can deal with them getting dirty (the kind of dirt that never comes off) or ripped.

The PMC look is pretty wide in terms of what you can do. Boots + Jeans + black/green/tan top. or you can wear polypro "climbing trousers".

I have a pair of tan trousers like this except the mens version.

If you do that plus a OD softshell top or something you'll be pimping.

As for footwear, I know a lot of recball players will wear runners and stuff but at minimum please wear those crosstrainer/hikers like these and also perferably in a neutral tone.

Workboots are fine but not really designed for running and like I said above I find steel toes just plain suck and if you have composite then you'll have fun all day.

Hiking boots are much better since they're kind of designed for running/moving fast. In fact that's what I use. I got a pair of McKinley's (dark brown) for something like $90 on sale probably 5 years ago now. I might get some new boots at the end of this season just cause my current ones are 5 years old and starting to fall apart.

Military boots however are the ones you really want (if you can afford it), they're not terribly expensive though and there's always the option of buying surplus from surplus stores. One of my friends snagged a pair of really good boots for something like $25-30.

That's it for the first day..... A vest or belt would be an asset but you can always borrow on your first game just make sure you ask around before and tell people you need a vest. Otherwise just rock 2 or 3 midcaps and stash them in your pockets, nothing wrong with that but I would have a problem if that happened in a milsim game. If it's just a regular "weekly skirmish" then all the power to you.
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