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Posted almost 3 years ago

 

 Alright.


 


So I am tired of getting boots that don't seem to fit right.  They are either too small and tight, or fit good width wise, but are too ...long? ...I guess.  My foot slides around in the boot which is not good when I am in a pursuit chasing someone.  And to boot (no pun intended), they are uncomfortable.


So any women LEO's out there that can recommend a good, comfortable boot? I prefer tall boots, it makes my ankle feel supported. (I had an ankle injury a few years back and I need that support lol)

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You may get a variety of answers and recommendations to this one.  Like firearms, everyone has their favorite.  The problem?  Everyone else's favorite(s) may not work for you.  I had a similar problem and finally solved it by going to pretty much every uniform supply store in town and tried on everything in stock for my size.  I spent hours in these stores and must have irritated a few sales people in the process.  I finally happened upon a pair of Converse Tactical 8" side zipper boots model C8875 (I wear a size 13 W for reference).  They cost me $93.00+tx out the door.  I liked them so much, I recently purchased a second  pair.  I just looked at them online  (lapolicegear.com/co9siziptabo.html)  who listed them for $91.00 a pair with free shipping and a free pair of socks.  But don't take my word for it.  Shop around and try on several boots until you find one that works for you.  Ultimately, you deserve the very best boot that you can find to put on your feet and believe me, your feet will thank you too.

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"So any women LEO's out there that can recommend a good, comfortable boot?"


 


Disclaimer: I am NOT a woman. That being said I like my Bates Ultralights. They are EXTREMELY comfortable. I wear a size 10W. We were recently issued Danner Striker II's but mine are still in the box. I also have an injury in my ankle, souvenir from the academy. Been carrying it around for the past year and a half. Can't really tell it's there with those Ultralights on. I did have to add a Dr. Scholl's insole to help with the cushioning but that just helps to keep the boot on tight. Hope this helps.


You can't cure stupid.

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Bump SkoolCop.

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I was a woman before the surgery. Try Rocky's.

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uncledennis1 says ...



I was a woman before the surgery.



This was a mental picture that I did not need prior to going to sleep.  Now I'll be awake for hours.  YIKES!!!!!

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the best boot i have ever seen is the danner fort lewis.  they hold up well.  they are a 20 yr boot if you treat them right.

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Danner boots, they still come in half sizes to 12 and D, EE, EEEE widths.  Rocky also makes a good boot.  I have not had good luck with 5.11 and Bates.  511 did not fit well and did did not hold up as a $ 160 boot should.  Bates, made by Wolverine usually fit well but dont hold up as well.  I am very pocky when it comes to boots, I have broken both of my feet and a boots that dont fit or support correctly hurt my feet terribly.   Also the Danner Acadia and APB, and Rocky Portland are all repairable and can have outsoles and insoles replaced.   

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uncledennis1 says ...



I was a woman before the surgery. Try Rocky's.



UncleD.......did you AXE someone about that particular surgery before you had it?


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ajsdaddyCCSO says ...



uncledennis1 says ...



I was a woman before the surgery. Try Rocky's.



UncleD.......did you AXE someone about that particular surgery before you had it?



It may have been performed with an AXE.

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SkoolCop says ...



ajsdaddyCCSO says ...



uncledennis1 says ...



I was a woman before the surgery. Try Rocky's.



UncleD.......did you AXE someone about that particular surgery before you had it?



It may have been performed with an AXE.



A reverse Lorena Bobbitt?


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SkoolCop says ...



You may get a variety of answers and recommendations to this one.  Like firearms, everyone has their favorite.  The problem?  Everyone else's favorite(s) may not work for you.  I had a similar problem and finally solved it by going to pretty much every uniform supply store in town and tried on everything in stock for my size.  I spent hours in these stores and must have irritated a few sales people in the process.  I finally happened upon a pair of Converse Tactical 8" side zipper boots model C8875 (I wear a size 13 W for reference).  They cost me $93.00+tx out the door.  I liked them so much, I recently purchased a second  pair.  I just looked at them online  (lapolicegear.com/co9siziptabo.html)  who listed them for $91.00 a pair with free shipping and a free pair of socks.  But don't take my word for it.  Shop around and try on several boots until you find one that works for you.  Ultimately, you deserve the very best boot that you can find to put on your feet and believe me, your feet will thank you too.



BUMP this,  it sounds like you have a fitting problem, not a boot manufacturer problem, so being told of a good manufacturer probably won't help.