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#21 DeathwatchDoc

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:57 PM

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Hat Tip on the classic movie reference... On another, more on topic, note... I have a pair of GT2000s from Asics that I love, though they seem to be degrading a lot faster than I want them to.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:15 PM

Hat Tip on the classic movie reference... On another, more on topic, note... I have a pair of GT2000s from Asics that I love, though they seem to be degrading a lot faster than I want them to.


I seem to of had the same problem with my Asics. They broke down in a couple of months. Holes in the sides and the sole was smooth.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:25 PM

If I remember correctly, there was pne variety of asics "go fasters" in boot camp that would literally fall apart within a couple weeks. They would get holes in the upers, and the midsole and bottom would just come off in pieces. It wasnt uncommon to see chunks of tread strewn around the squad bays, the pt field and the pft course. I've never bought any since.
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#24 DeathwatchDoc

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:01 PM

It makes me sad, I love how these feel to run in... but not their apparent life span problems.


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:57 AM

For everyday out and about I wear Adio Sydney's although I'm usually a Vans guy. 

 

At work I switch between the Adio's and Merrell Moab Ventilator's. We had a guy we were doing surveillance on spot one of our detectives just by the shoes he was wearing (brand new tennis shoes). While all the "tacticool" kids are wearing hiking boots/shoes theses days, most UC cops still wear new tennis shoes (here in FL anyway). Since I like to dabble in actual tradecraft, I never wear tennis shoes. 


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:46 AM

For everyday out and about I wear Adio Sydney's although I'm usually a Vans guy. 

 

At work I switch between the Adio's and Merrell Moab Ventilator's. We had a guy we were doing surveillance on spot one of our detectives just by the shoes he was wearing (brand new tennis shoes). While all the "tacticool" kids are wearing hiking boots/shoes theses days, most UC cops still wear new tennis shoes (here in FL anyway). Since I like to dabble in actual tradecraft, I never wear tennis shoes. 

 

Good point on staying aware of current fashion trends in your area so you know what might stand out. As for tennis shoes, they have their place in my closet solely as gym equipment.

 

How do you like the Moab's? I'm thinking of getting something along those lines for summer wear and am really please with my Merrell Perimeter hiking boots.



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 10:34 AM

If I remember correctly, there was pne variety of asics "go fasters" in boot camp that would literally fall apart within a couple weeks. They would get holes in the upers, and the midsole and bottom would just come off in pieces. It wasnt uncommon to see chunks of tread strewn around the squad bays, the pt field and the pft course. I've never bought any since.


When I went through recruit training we were issued New Balance. Still junk, cheap NB to equip a lot of people.
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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:09 PM

When I went through recruit training we were issued New Balance. Still junk, cheap NB to equip a lot of people.

 

Want to know why?

 

MADE IN THE USA.

 

New Balance is one of the few brands that still has a factory building running shoes in the U.S.A.

I'm willing to bet the reason they keep a facility in the U.S.A. is to keep the U.S. military PE shoe contract =D


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:18 PM

I think its nice to see American made whatever the reason. I have some really subdued black trail running shoes that blend with the community in my area, but it's not something a lot of folks consider when doing undercover work. 


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#30 DStevenson

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 04:11 PM

I should have added at the end of my post that I too don't care why they still have a facility here, I'm just glad they do.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:38 PM

At work, hutning, or camping I only wear Danner boots (huge fan boy for sure) and just last week I picked up a pair of the Salomon XA Pro's holy cow do I love wearing those! I always distanced myself from wearing shoes on my days off, usually electing to wear flip flops or the like. But these have changed that


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:49 AM

Extreme outfitters is having a pretty ridiculous sale on the Garmont T6 boots right now. Only $60 which is $120 off normal price.

 

http://www.extremeou...lbootblack.aspx


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:32 PM

Lately Merrill Orgionals.  One of the only resolable hiking boots made in the USA.  Got em for the bike but wear em all the time. - George



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 05:03 AM

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Vans all black classics. I've bought one pair a year for the last four years. This is my day to day shoe. Obviously I don't work in these. And I've recently purchased some Merrel hiking boots. I used to always hike in these. I love the thin soles. They give me the feeling of walking barefoot.


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 12:41 AM

For work- Gripfast 10 hole boots. Similar to "jump boots"
Laziness, dog park, general kick around: some under armour cross trainers
Running- Adidas running shoes. But I'm switching to made in USA new balances
Besides that- Adidas Sambas are key... Sometimes converse all stars.

Pretty much trying to buy American as much as I can so maybe the next pair of boots will be some USA made redwings or something. Gotta do some research on that.

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 08:58 AM

If you want jump boots maded in the us, I think Corcoran makes their 10" jump boots here. They're pretty comfortable and last forever.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:01 PM

Most of the time I continue to wear my work boots on my days off, so for years it was Bates and more recently a pair of 5.11. Occasionally I will wear my newer Red-Wing, just because they seem more appropriate looks-wise for some routes.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:08 PM

http://www.511tactic...on-trainer.html

 

Anyone out there tried these? They're built for training, but I'd wear these everyday honestly. I really like the nod to the old skate look, and the soles appear to have great traction without overdoing it. The only thing I think is off is that they also look like grandpa velcro shoes haha... And I imagine they take in water worse than my vans.


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Posted 09 February 2014 - 01:14 PM

Honestly, I hated them. They didn't even make it out of the store. In due disclosure: it could have just been how they fit me... but even the fit and finish seemed off. 


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:41 AM

I rock out Danner Acadia's at work, have a insulated pair for winter and a regular pair for spring-summer. I would like to pick up another regular pair so I can give my ones a break. Normally I have to have them resoled every 12-18 months, but I must walk like a penguin or something, I always wear the outside back of my heels before anything else. Causal wear it have a pair of Merrill's that are like wearing a cloud and a pair of Ariat square toe that are pretty comfortable. I've been looking at the saloman that Tactical distributors has, but don't know yet.




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