These here boots are hands down the best apocalyptic zombie stompin boots that every ninja would be wise to acquire. Now that I have them my missions are accomplished with ease and I move like a cat or batman rather. Seriously tho glad I finally scored a pair at a maryland vault store for $85 but now that i've had a dose of the dopest boots ever made I am hooked. Oakley=Crack I mean yall kno what I'm sayin it is some bomb shiz made proper! FYI- mine don't squeak yet, been in the forrest the city in between and up cliffs and they hold a nice grip to a lot of things and being light and supportive to a degree like no other it enhances all movement while feeling loving to your foot like a slipper and when coming down hard from a jump off a high concrete ledge absorbed shock very well and gave me a superb landing that allowed me not to break my face which was nice. Footwear for warriors
I'm coming back almost a year later to give an update. I apologize to anyone who gets annoyed. I don't know how to log in or even get an account or I'd just edit my old entries.
I want to make it clear that I use these for their intentional use--on duty, only. I don't wear them out on a bike or paintballing. My experience is only for their "intentional use". I can't comment on anything further.
Anyway, I have the same boots as originally reviewed. Much to my surprise, they have held up like champs! I think I have the older model (based on the tread design).
I wear these at work and am constantly on my feet. They're great and provide a good amount of comfort. The tread is still in tact. I'm usually on concrete or linoleum floors. However, I do go in dirt and (in the winter time) snow. They handled great. The traction was awesome and they even kept my feet pretty warm.
The laces loosen up so you don't have to tighten them as much as when you first receive them. I do continue to hear squeaking, which is a turn off, but I'm not needing to be too stealthy in my job.
The boots were my main footwear when going through the fire academy. They did great and even handled well while climbing up different ladders. The boots have a leather/plastic piece on the toe so you're not able to shine that. I know in some departments you are required to have that.
For station/duty boots, these have served me very well. In the summertime, my feet get pretty hot so I bought the assault shoe. I recommend these to anyone wanting a station boot or a light duty boot. They're comfortable but the new models raise questions in the durability department.
3 skulls because they lack the clean toe, a steel toe, and durability is bad in later models. A lot of military personnel dislike them in the desert. They break apart easily out there. However, I only hear that in the desert tan ones.
The posting below is mine, sorry. Anyway, here's my follow up:
The boots worked in pretty quick. A few days. Still pretty loud, which I'm not the happiest about. Also, I've yet to see how they handle in the winter or on a fire/med call. They seem to be doing well. They're pretty comfortable but I wouldn't wear them all day. I've heard officers say that they're only good for urban settings. We'll see how they go.
Standard Issue Boots -
I just got these, so I'll provide a follow up, later. I got these at a good price. I'll be using them for work and while I'm in the fire academy. They got such great reviews and I'm such an oakley nut, I decided to get these. The squeaking is pretty annoying. I didn't think it would bother me until I heard it, all day (today being the first day I wore the boots). The boots take some time to work in. I was on my feet from about 830AM to 730PM. Needless to say, it is now 4 and a half hours later and my feet are still sore. Very sad to see this, from Oakley. I had high hopes but if this continues, I'll be buying a different type of boot. A few people at the police dept. I worked at told me that the soles wear out quick if you wear the boots anywhere that's not concrete. I don't know how true that is but I figured I would include that in here. I will say that my feet are pretty warm in these. The tread seems to hold up pretty well. Also, in order for the boot to fully lace up, it must be tighten to the point where comfort is sacrificed. Three biggest turn offs: Foot support, too tight, and noise. I hope that it's just a matter of working the boots in and not a continuous problem. Like I said, I'll be back to provide a follow up.