MIL best boots to ruck in?

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  1. Drunk Bastard Audio

    Drunk Bastard Audio New Member

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    All you humpers/ruckers out there...whats the most comfortable pair of boots you've worn during a decent length hump/ruck?
     
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    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    i don't care about the boots

    all i care about is my insoles
     
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    insole suggestions then!
     
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    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    ripple sole jungles by far. for me at least.
     
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    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    i have dr. scholl's work boots insoles, they were $10 bucks a pair at target

    feels like i'm floating on a dream
     
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    Most of my rucking has been done in Wellco Jungle Boots. They're resoled with a Vibram flat sole which also softer and provides more cushioning. Its kind of like a running shoe sole but even less agressive tread pattern. As far as insoles I'm running SOF insoles.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Jungle boots for me also. The light weight of the jungle boot pays huge dividends after mile 10. Get a good insole, a softer sole, and some good socks and you are ready to ruck.
     
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    I always preferred the standard issue leather boots. Best for just about anything physical.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    How about tan boots for ACU uniform? There was a thread in Teh Barracks a while back, but I forget which boot was the most preferred.
     
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    Alright here is the vibram sole I would recommend for rucking along with a pair of boots that fit you and are well broken in. This sole was probably the most popular sole for guys attending the SF Preparation Course and SF Assesment and Selection.

    For insoles I've ran both SOF Soles www.sofsole.com and SOLE footbeds http://www.yoursole.co.uk/

    Vibram Style #2062
    Olympic Sole
    http://www.vibram.us/catalog/PDFs/2062.pdf
    [​IMG]
     
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    Traditional leg boots IMHO.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    The ACU issue boots (tan rough out leathers) are shit. Guaranteed ankle-turners.
     
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    yea, that's what i've heard on more then one occasion. i'm debating on whether or not to buy a pair of decent tan/desert boots, have them resoled and some nice insoles to take to OCS (since some of the 2LT's have stated they've done this and were allowed to ruck in the boots they brought as long as they met the Army regs; ie: 6-8" high, cowhide, etc...)

    I've never rucked before (a 1.5 walk w/ a seabag on my back doesn't come close to 5 miles w/ a TA-50), so i wanna make sure i'm good to go.
     
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    5 miles only? fucking pogues. (only pogues refer to it as ta-50 btw) try to do 30 klicks over rough terrian and varying altitude in afghan for no reason wat so ever. a SEAL team refused to go out with us after doing a couple with us. they said you guys are fucking crazy and hump a ruck way too much :mamoru:
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I've heard that one of the requirements for most courses is that the heal be well defined, which would knock the ripple sole out of the available options.
     
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    the fourth time i heard that SEAL story
     
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    anywhere i can order those soles online and have them put on locally, or somewhere i can mail my boots too. No posts around :(
     
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    5 miles is the first ruck during OCS....the last is a 12 miler. and that's great about pogues & their lingo.
     

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