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Boots and/or footwear

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Lets talk boots and other footwear. You can only go as far as your feet will take you in many a true SHTF situation.

As I get older, I am having more and more foot issues from years of punishing my feet in the military when I was young and invincible. I wish I had paid the extra for the best shoes and boots when I was younger and I probably wouldn't have the issues I have now, not to mention my knees would be in better shape as well.

Around 2006 or so I began searching for the best boot to wear while in uniform and though not "authorized", I ended up wearing the full-size Converse Desert boot with the side zipper as it was the most comfortable boot I had ever worn. Now that I am older and have even more issues, I have to add my inserts from the VA to them, but they are still almost on a par with my Nike running shoes that I also have to add an insert to make them comfortable. They will wear out over time, as I have gone through several pairs (8 inch and 6 inch versions), and they can not be resoled as far as I can tell, but like a pair of high top basketball shoes, they are lightweight, comfortable and give good ankle support. They are definitely not for colder climates.

I wear the 6"version now, and the last pair I bought were made by Reebok as Converse has discontinued them. The boot is pictured here: http://www.lapolicegear.com/coc86mecotoe.html

If you are looking for a comfortable boot and can find any of the Converse ones in stock in your size, these are comfortable. If you can't find any, the Reeboks look to be basically the exact same boot.

How about the rest of you - What boot or shoes do you recommend for a combination of comfort/wearability and durability?
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Danner Pronghorn

Only drawback is that they squeak! Sounds like walking on 1" of newly fallen snow. I like them because I have a narrow heal and these fit so well that there is zero slip.
Do your pronghorns creak?

Danner Pronghorns for hunting.
Irish Setters for work'
Justin boots for sparkin the ladies
There is no way I could stalk anything but a telephone pole in mine. Do your Pronghorns creek when you walk?
Danner sent me a new pair of Pronghorns

There is no way I could stalk anything but a telephone pole in mine. Do your Pronghorns creek when you walk?
I returned my creeky Pronghorns to Danner with a copy of my emails to their customer service dept including their return instruction. I received a brand new non creeky pair early this week. Their left hand (call in customer service) didn't know what their right hand (on line return process with forms) was doing. It all turned out all right in the end. If you have a small heel like me I can recommend these boots. I am a happy camper.
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