I've been sticking with Hi-Tec Magnums both on patrol and for tactical team use. Tried several variations of Rockies and didn't think they held up well. I've found the Hi-tecs to be more comfortable, more durable, and less expensive. Just my opinion...
The GSG9 boots seem real popular if you can afford them. The Feds sure like them! While the Hi Tech are affordable, they are really just a high tennis shoe with the same type construction. I had to have the sole reglued on my recently.
My vote goes to Danner. I am currently on my second pair, not that anything is wrong with the first. They by far offer the most comfort and best bang for the buck I've experienced. They can be resoled and rebuilt by Danner. Use to be a Rocky 911 man, but the Danners have them beat also... Stay Safe
I do like the GSG9s. They are too expensive though. Unless of course you get them for free :grin: A buddy hooked me up with resoling them in 5.10 sticky rubber. Now they are what they should be and last almost forever. I'll look up the info when I get time. I'm gone for a week as of the AM.
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Dane Burns on 2001-04-23 12:44 ]</font>
Dane, Danners are second to none. Acadia (cordura)or Olympic(leather). They hold up forever and can be easily resoled by Danner. I think I'm up to five pair and have worn the heck out of them. It's what you say about paying up front....
i have used mag hi tech boots, and really liked them, this last year though i got talked into tryong a different pair. i tried bates, and i don't like them. they have not held up near as well as the hi tech's. in july i will get my clothing allowance and i am going to go back to high tech's. even though i am in a patrol car, i walk alot, and the bates tread just hasn't held up very well. and they are not as comfortable.