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Posted over 3 years ago

 

 I am starting the academy middle of next month, and was wondering what hi gloss boots are reccommended as far as comfort as well as keeping a nice shine. 

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The best thing for you to do would be go to a police supply store and try on several differnet types, you need to find a boot that is comfortable for you, a boot right for me may not be right for you.  Any of the several major brands should work for you 5.11s, Danner, Magnums, Rockys, Bates, just to name a few.

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I concur....try a bunch on. What may be of comfort to any of us may not for you. Fit is also different in just about every boot. As far as shine, the Corcoran line of boots hold a shine very well, but may not be comfortable for periods of time.


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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

Rocky makes a boot with a "toe cap" which holds a shine well. If you're willing to put in the time, Danner Acadias will buff to a parade quality gloss with some time and effort.


Like the others have said, boots are a purely personal decision. Run a search on here for similar threads which may be helpful.


And on a side note, check out youtube for tips on shining your boots.Polished boots and a pressed and starched uniform go a long way toward presenting yourself as a squared away and professional candidate/applicant. Good luck!

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My question is did the list of things needed for the academy require boots?  OR, does the academy provide those at some point?  My academy only required running shoes, all around sport shoe and dress shoe (they gave an example of the last one).  Usually academies don't want you bringing anything that they don't ask for.  Don't have room for it and the one that I went through, wanted it kind of like a military boot camp with a place for everything and everything in it's place. . . . .no exceptions!


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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

 first of all thanks for all the advice, it is very appreciated. 


bewoulf- I was told to bring running shoes, wrestling shoes, and boots that are capable of holding a shine. Its the Texas DPS academy if that helps. they said it can either be the combat style boot or a more western looking boot as long as it has a heel less than 1.5 inches. 

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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

You gotta try em on. I liked Rocky 911s with the sneaker style sole, very comfortable. Been wearing the Oakleys lately, comfortable, hold a shine well, different heights plus the PD discount from Oakley made them affordable.

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After years of trying different manufacturers, I like 5.11 the best. There is no break in time at all, and they feel like running shoes after a week.

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*Peeks in, takes out notepad, takes note and quitely sneaks out*


Adapt, improvise and overcome.
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When you try on boots, don't just see how they feel on your feet but take a few minutes to walk around in each pair.  You want to see if they are rubbing or pinching anywhere, I have found that ot be a good indication of either needing a lot of break-in or ultimately being unable to wear then for a full shift w/o extreme discomfort or blisters forming.

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Rate This | Posted over 3 years ago

 

 again, I would like to thank everyone for their much appreciated advice. I must have tried on 20+ pairs of boots, I finally went with some made by rocky, they fit the best and felt the most comfortable. the higher gloss from the factory helped the looks too. 

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coreyj06 says ...



 again, I would like to thank everyone for their much appreciated advice. I must have tried on 20+ pairs of boots, I finally went with some made by rocky, they fit the best and felt the most comfortable. the higher gloss from the factory helped the looks too. 



Nice!


I bumped into my ride-along officer and he suggested two stores......both of which recently closed down


What store did you get yours at?


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 i actually found the ones i bought at Cavenders western store. it was the only service boot they had. Academy Sports and Outdoors had about 12 different pair. Academy carried the Bates and a few other brands.