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Old 12-24-2012, 00:40   #1
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Does this patrol boot exist?

I've not posted here in quite some time, and I remember how much you guys like boot threads.

I've looked pretty much everywhere, and can't find what I'm looking for:

- "paratrooper" style
- non-insulated (or minimal insulation)
- waterproof
- 6" or 8"
- NO side zipper.

Thanks, fellas.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:10   #2
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I have always preferred "Rocky" boots.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:46   #3
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I wore Rocky Eliminators in the late 90s. They make a style of boot similar to what I want, but it's not waterproof and has a side zipper.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:47   #4
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Corcoran Jump Boots?

http://www.corcoranandmatterhorn.com/

They normally come with wood'ish soles, I've always put Gator soles on mine tho after purchase. Makes for a good boot that shines up nicely if you know you're gonna be seeing the brass.

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Old 12-25-2012, 02:55   #5
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I think Magnum has boots like you described. Back in the day they had a "tanker" boot which I wore, just as your spec'ed, but it was 12" high, which made it more important that it's not padded anymore than needed on the shaft.
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:53   #6
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Agree, sounds like you're describing Corcoran Jump Boots, except for the waterproof part.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:55   #7
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Sounds like danner fort Lewis. Or pretty close anyway, they may be 10"
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If I recall, the main difference in a jump boot, aesthetically, is the cap toe upfront for easy polishing for parade duty.

http://www.supercasuals.com/Corcoran...FbKiPAodxlsAHA
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After years of searching and trying many brand of boots, I settled on Danner Acadias. They are slightly insulated, but not hot. As for waterproof, they are, as I've worn them through several hurricanes.
Both pairs have been resoled and continue to wear great. I have a pair of Oakley boots, but they are not even close to the Danners.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:08   #10
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OBXEMT we both work in similar weather, found 2 different that work in the Beach weather.
1 galls house brand SP430 tactical duty the other was Magnum duty boot got that from www.sportsmansguide.com
For those with cankles like me worked best, comfotable also. Now that policy manual has 4 blocks of the Beach covered by Towns PD instead of bordering city I'm looking for a pair of zīppered to get out of for a swim quick. 13 wide/xtra wide hard to find. For class A dress still patent leather.
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Old 12-26-2012, 18:45   #11
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can people at least try to suggest what the op is looking for????

not accadias. not ft lewis. not something with nylon..... etc etc

he wants paratrooper style boots
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:36   #12
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papajohn...

I had a pair of Danner Patrol boots...they were so heavy, hot, and uncomfortable, I just can't imagine what the Acadias would be like.

I looked extensively at the Corcorans, but they're all 10-inch boots, and my calfs are so big that taller boots are usually a problem. I really liked these though:

http://www.corcoranandmatterhorn.com...&CategoryID=28

I really wanted something waterproof and without a zipper, but I couldn't find anything meeting those specs, so I ordered these:

http://www.qmuniforms.com/Brands/Tho...-Jump-Boot.axd

I like the way they look better than the Rockys. After 20% off and free shipping they were $88.

My supervisor was in the USCG, and he has a pair of the Rockys styled like what he wore in the military (they weren't Rockys though, I forget who he said made them). They look sharp as hell, and that's why I wanted a pair. I've been wearing Magnum Viper IIs, and they were super comfortable and dry but "squeaked" when walking, and they wore out after a year. They also don't look good with a dress uniform.

These Thorogoods don't meet my own specs, but I figured I'd give them a try since what I want doesn't seem to be out there. I hope I didn't waste my money, and I may regret the lack of waterproofing at some point. On the other hand, wearing "shiny shoes" on dayshift rarely left me with wet feet.

I usually wear boots at night with BDUs, and clarino chukkas on dayshift with the dress uniform, but starting in January I'm going to a split shift and will be in a "regular" uniform all the time, So, I thought that the look, styling, and utility of the Patatrooper-style boots might be the best of both worlds.
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