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Suede Leather Upper, EVA Midsole / Rubber Outsole
Rothco's 6" Forced Entry Desert Tan Boots are ISO 9001 certified. These boots feature a suede leather upper with a breathable mesh comfort collar, eva mid-sole, rubber out-sole, mountaineer sole, steel shank and 5 eyelet lace system.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Rothco makes "middle of the road" military gear for air soft fans. I have a couple of their products, including these boots. Honestly, I just wanted a pair of semi-comfy tan boots to beat up. I have custom orthotics, so I don't trust any soles / arch support that comes from the factory, regardless of the designer.
Having been on a combat deployment as a rifleman, I would Absolutely not wear these on a foot patrol. I'd spend another $50 for an incredibly comfortable pair of boots that I could stand to have on for 12 - 14 hours. These are not those boots. I would not go on a combat deployment with them.
With that said, if you're running around doing air soft or hiking and stuff, these boots are great. Beat them up. They can take it. The tops of the boots are pretty loose, so you might experience some debris getting in there. I recommend wrapping your laces around the top of the boot to secure it a little better.
I'm ex military. Infantry. I walked a lot. Been through my share of boots. I wear an 11.5 XW. So I ordered a 12W in the hopes that I would get the extra width that I need. The width is spot on but they are long. Fits like a 12.5 of 13 in length.
Construction overall is fair at best. The glue work is a bit sloppy. Not glaringly obvious. It's a $67 dollar set of boots. Beggars can't be choosers. They are more comfortable than issue boots. Not as comfortable as my BlackHawk. On a comfort scale of 1-10 (1 being "I am on mile 16 of a 10 mile ruck march" and 10 being I ate too much ecstasy and I'm wearing puppies for shoes") I would give them a 6. Somewhere along the lines of dockers.
So with the addition of an insole with arch support and some 550 cord lacing, the boots are just fine.
Within about two weeks the soles were already de-laminating from the bottom of the boot. The boots are comfortable enough but they do not appear to stand up to even basic use. I have not even used these in a demanding environment such as combat or rugged terrain yet.
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