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Old October 6th, 2007, 15:22   #1
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What Boots you use in Airsoft?

Hey everyone, during the course of this season one thing I have noticed is a real increase in ankle, and foot injuries due to lack of proper footwear.

I had a couple close calls early in the season which made me realize Rothco boots are dangerous to rely on. This prompted me to go out and purchase a set of Wellco ACU Gore-tex boots; which not only keep my feet dry but feel a lot more supportive.

Given the number of injuries this year I am kinda curious to see what other airsoft players from around canada are using, and if they have noticed the same trend. Maybe even spread awareness that this is a very important piece of kit.

So what boots do you wear to an Airsoft game?
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Old October 6th, 2007, 15:38   #2
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I used to use the CF standards, then the CF Goretex (I think they're called prospectors) now I'm using Oakley SIs. I wear them pretty much 24/7.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 15:40   #3
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Good old Canadian forces std issue.

The main reason I got them was that I was tired of rolling ankles in sneakers.

Haven't done it since.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 15:40   #4
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Original Swat. I've had the occasional scare when I hit gopher holes down south, but nothing bad to report. They are 8" or 9", I don't recall. But they will need to be replaced next year as they are wirn down pretty good, but structurally sound.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 15:41   #5
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I wear a set of Steel Toed Dakota full height work boots good ankle support
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Old October 6th, 2007, 15:41   #6
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i used the rothco boots, when they get wet the soles slip out from under your feet, which can result in severe ankle injuries!
so i switched back to jungle boots i had until i got a pair of Altama EXOspeed desert boots.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 15:44   #7
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My Rotcho boots have worked awesome for me. They also took me to the top of Mt. Timpanogos (13,700ft). What have gone wrong with your Rothco's?
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Old October 6th, 2007, 15:48   #8
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They fall apart, they are not ridged and wont stop your ankle from rolling in any situation. They are exactly what you should expect of a $20 boot, that being said EVERY ankle injury this year happened to people wearing Rothco boots.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 15:50   #9
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I concur, every i know has broken atleast 3 sets of laces on theirs, and they're ALL falling apart
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Old October 6th, 2007, 15:56   #10
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Hmmm I have noticed my sole crumbling away but other than that there fine. I'll keep watching them.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 16:08   #11
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Lets see , I use issue black U.S. speed lace, Danner Fort Lewis , Bellville ACU,Boulet desert, speed lace desert, black speedlace jungle,magnum tanker boots, white U.S. vapour barrier boots in white with air valve,

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Old October 6th, 2007, 16:09   #12
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An old pair of Jungle boots.. Combined with an "Active Ankle" brace on each of my legs.

After running away as the prisoner @ the Ranch OP a while back.. I decided bionic ankles would be a very good idea.
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Steel toe suck for airsofting. It jabs your foot when you kneel. Mine do anyways.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 16:12   #14
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12" Danner Ft. Lewis. Fantastic boot. Gortex and insulated, but I have no complaints about excessive heat in the summer or lack of warmth in the winter. Walked through a knee deep stream in them once. Water poured in through the top and my feet dried out in about half an hour. Expensive, but worth every penny.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 16:17   #15
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I agree with dark , I have had my danners for five years , I have had them resoled once and they still look and work great
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