Tactical Research Men's TR102 Mini-Mil Black Boots
|Price:||$139.99 - $146.99|
- 2 millimeter heel to toe drop, Height: 8-Inch
- Midsole: 2 millimeter, die-cut shock dispersing midsole
- Exclusive Vibram Tarsus oil and slip resistant rubber
- Double & triple stitched seams for enhanced durability, Padded Achilles support
- Insole: Single density molded removable insert
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Height: 8” (Standard Military Height). Upper: Flesh-out leather & 1000 denier Cordura® nylon. Midsole: Compression molded EVA. Outsole: Exclusive Vibram® “Tarsus” oil and slip resistant rubber. Insole: Single density molded EVA. 5 millimeter “drop”. Highly breathable unlined upper. Double & triple stitched seams for enhanced durability. Padded Achilles support. Convenient pull-on loop. AR 670-1 Compliant.
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I'm a carpenter & spend hours on my feet, carrying things, climbing ladders & walls, etc. Protection is important, and in the past I've enjoyed (but not really needed) steel-toed boots. I need some protection, so I can't just work in my running shoes.
I did a lot of research in my new quest for free toes. The traditional boot manufacturers have just ignored the market for low-drop, wide forefoot boots. This Belleville boot appears to be the lone exception.
So far I like the boots. They are not as wide as the Altra shoes in the toebox, which was a little disappointing. They are very light (probably because the upper part is just nylon--zero protection or ankle support, but it will keep the sawdust out). The laces move smoothly through the grommets, and overall the have a well-built feel.
Attached photo compares the Belleville boots in 12M & 12W. There is NO DIFFERENCE. They have the exact same footbed. I'm frankly not sure what they're going for here--why bother with such tomfoolery? I had hoped that the W would approach the width of the Altras (see footbed photos), but no dice.
I will update this review after I've had a chance to beat them up for a while. If they last 2 years, I'll be very pleased.
Also these boots run small!!! I wear a size 10 jungle boot. These are 10 1/2 and are much more snug even though they're a bigger size. To be honest I should've got an 11. in VFF i wear 43. That should give you some sort of idea of sizing. I followed the instructions and measured my feet. I recommend sizing up half a size after measuring your foot.
Oh as far as cold weather with these boots. It's currently below freezing and I wear these with dress socks and I remove the insole. My feet are not cold.
I will update this review once I've spent a couple weeks on the mountain with them.
Solved! Leather no longer digs in around ankle and I can lace them faster.
Check out the pictures for where I felt the dig in. I would recommend these boots to anyone who likes minimalistic footwear, there is a slight 2mm heel drop, but I don't mind it or the plastic insert in the heel.
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