Rothco 8'' GI Type Jungle Boot
|Price:||$28.53 - $46.06|
- CANVAS & NYLON UPPER
- BLACK LEATHER TOE & HEEL
- BLACK RUBBER "PANAMA" SOLE
- FULL SIZES ONLY
- HEIGHT: 8"
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Note: Rothco boots tend to run a half size to a full size too large. We recommend ordering a half or a full size down. This means if you wear a size 10, you should order a size 9.5 or 9. Canvas & nylon upper. Black leather toe & heel. Black rubber Panama sole.
Top Customer Reviews
-The stitching looks a bit light-duty. Expect some breakage in due time.
-Vent holes, eyelets, and canvas seem middle-of-the-line. Same as above.
-The laces that come with these boots aren't actually boot laces. Think long shoelaces.
-Soles seem to be soft rubber that will wear easily. Conversely, the lugs are thick allowing for plenty of wear.
Fit and feel:
-These were designed to be worn with boot socks (two pair of socks will also suffice), meaning they will run big.
-Because of the above, they are also unlined. Without proper socks, they can have some hot spots that would no doubt blister, especially when new. Wearing thick socks or two pair eliminates this completely.
-They are extremely lightweight, great for all-day comfort. I was thoroughly impressed by this.
-Even with socks on and out in the heat, they seem to vent incredibly well. My feet never seem hot.
Great for occasional wear. If you just need a set of boots to get dirty, scuffed, torn up, and otherwise mistreated, there is no better deal on the planet. If you are looking for a genuinely hardcore pair of boots to break-in, take care of, do 30-mile marches in, and that you will miss when you must say goodbye, skip them.
To my surprise, they are still holding up quite well. I bought a pair of insoles for them -- a must -- but they aren't torn up or ruined. Still using them for paintball.
To make these usable,
1. Put on 72 inch laces so you can let the seam in or out as needed without unlacing the boot each time you take it on or off.
2. Put in some jell soles in them and on top of the jell soles a standard insert or arch support.
3. Cover the leather in oil or saddle soap so that the leather becomes flexible.
4. BREAK THEM IN by wearing them awhile each day until they conform to your feet.
Overall they cut some corners in building these, but for the price they work ok.