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Boots..which ones are most comfortable to wear/run in?

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Running in boots isn't as comfortable as running in tennis shoes for the obvious reasons. But running is sometimes part of the LEO job and especially if you work the jails.   Which boots have you found most comfortable to wear/run in?  I find my boots very uncomfortable towards the end of the day, but I didn't spend that much on them.  Maybe that is why?  I have never spent more than $75 on a pair.  How many of you put cushioned insoles in your boots? 


This topic is on my mind since I have already managed to give myself foot pain by wearing the wrong running shoes.  I'm off to buy a new pair today and it got me thinking about work boots.....

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If you're allowed to wear them then HiTechs are the best they are boots that feel like cross trainers.


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We're issued Danner, St. Louis model. Very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. They aren't great as a running boot, but an excellant duty boot.


 


 


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We're issued Danner, St. Louis model. Very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. They aren't great as a running boot, but an excellant duty boot.


 


 



Are they the insulated ones? We have Danners issued as well but they are too hot for the summer and spring. I end up wearing my old army jungle boots instead.


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If you're allowed to wear them then HiTechs are the best they are boots that feel like cross trainers.


 


I'm pretty sure we are allowed to wear them. I'll have to try a pair on next time I buy new boots.   I have RG's right now and they are lousy, IMO.  I bought them at Big5. 


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If you're allowed to wear them then HiTechs are the best they are boots that feel like cross trainers.


 


I'm pretty sure we are allowed to wear them. I'll have to try a pair on next time I buy new boots.   I have RG's right now and they are lousy, IMO.  I bought them at Big5. 




HITECHs are what we wore on SRT because they were extremely comfortable and quiet. IMO they are much more comfortable then most all the common brands and between the Army and the State Police I have been issued most.


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Out of the "sneaker" category boots, the Converse, Oakleys and Addida's are the best for running and pure comfort.  However be aware that when you go for "sneaker-like" fit and comfort you tend to give up some of the desireable boot features, such as durability, waterproof etc. 

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Bates 924'a or 922's. If they are good enough for BUD/S, they are good enough for me. I have on a pair right now and I am ....


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here is my take since i have been threw probaly close to about 70 pair of boots in about 12 years now i have loved the 511 tacticle boots they are light water proof and really good to work in very comfortable and still have that tenis shoe type feel to them and they are good to runn in. but the kicker is is that you are going to pay close to 130 or 140.. but there is a compermise for about a 100 and they are made by altama wich have that tenis shoe feel but still give the same protection... but if your looking for a good boot that lasts a long time go with the 511 tacticle HRT. cant beat it my pair have lasted almost 2 years and i have never had that happen before....


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Good info so far.  Thanks!  I will look into the brands suggested upon buying my next pair.  FYI, bought a new pair of tennis shoes at this specialty running store last night.  They take a video of you running on a treadmill and determine what type of shoe fits you best based on your gait.  They also measure your feet.  I found out I was wearing the wrong size shoe and needed an insert for arch support.  I am also going to wear the arch support in my boots.  It actually makes a difference.  Some of you may want to try it.  Expecting your body to be able to do this job well into your 50's is quite a  big demand.  We need to maintain what we have and keep it in good working condition.

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If you run a lot a stride analysis and professional fitting of a running shoe is a very good thing. 

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I have been through a lot of boots honestly the converse was comfortable and you could run in but they didn't last that long for me. I have also had some swat orginals that I also loved, but as of now I wear Justin Ropers and I LOVE THEM!!! Some people say you can't run in them and they are not comfortable but to me they are very nice and I can run in them just as well as any other boot plus I only paid $50 from Academy Sports. Justin Ropers Service Boots.


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DFrost says ...



We're issued Danner, St. Louis model. Very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. They aren't great as a running boot, but an excellant duty boot.


 


 



Are they the insulated ones? We have Danners issued as well but they are too hot for the summer and spring. I end up wearing my old army jungle boots instead.


 


 


The St Lous model is not insulated. I wear them year round. Like I said, not a great running boot, but an excellant duty boot. Probably the most comfortable boot I've ever worn. Being in a the woods a lot, I like a high top boot, it's great for the ankles. Besides, they are issued. I'll have to check and see what the Road Dogs are issued,



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Check out the Converse side zip 8".  LA police gear has them

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When I worked Security, I had to purchase a pair of duty boots.  They had to be Magnums.  I found them to be very well made at that time.  I have had the same pair for almost 15 years and have worn them every day even tho' I no longer do security.  I now have to get a new pair of something and have been hearing that Mag's are no longer any good.  Please explain what has happened to make these boots NOT recommended by Cops.  Thanks, Cynthia


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I have the sneaker type Converse for the summer time and the Insulated/Waterproof Converse for winter..Very comfortable in my opinion...