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Recommendations for tactical boots

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Cognosis, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Cognosis

    Cognosis Welcome New Poster


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    G'day guys,

    Well, I was previously a Podiatry student and I've become a police officer. Our standard issue boots aren't too bad, but I'd much rather have something a little better to be walking around in for 12 hour shifts.

    So does anybody have any recommendations for a moderate over-pronater in a black leather tactical boot?

    I appreciate the help
     
  2. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    Keep the boots you have as they meet the regulations and get a custom orthosis made.
     
  3. Cognosis

    Cognosis Welcome New Poster

    But they are too heavy :(
     
  4. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    Something not stated before...

    The soles on Tactical boots are or should be rated at heat proof to 300 degrees and have an anti-spike intrusion plate in them also, heavy yes. but you are safe as you can be in those boots.

    The regulations around these boots may have changed since my involvement in their production, l will ask a few questions for you but most manufactures are closing or have now closed for Christmas.

    Can l ask what brand you have?
     
  5. Cognosis

    Cognosis Welcome New Poster

    Fireant ICB

    My pair don't really allow enough room for orthoses.

    Cheers.
     
  6. LuckyLisfranc

    LuckyLisfranc Well-Known Member

    From the site:

    So orthoses shouldn't be a problem. Doesn't solve weight issue though.

    LL
     
  7. caf002

    caf002 Active Member

    May I suggest you visit Comfort and Fit at New Lampton, telephone 4965 5099
    and ask for Anne Nunns. Comfort and Fit specialises in Orthopaedic and Comfort Footwear and they are used to supplying special footwear needs for the police. They can organise a custom foot orthoses as well.

    You will neede to bring with you the specification required so as to ensure that what then can supply meets the standard
     
  8. footfan

    footfan Active Member

    Go for LOWA military,(http://www.lowa.co.uk/home) my military mates rave about them non-stop, tried and tested for years, and as an ex pod student remember to try them on before you buy them, with your orthoses if you get them. There was a big uproar a while ago about the possiblility of orthoses raising the foot so that workboots loose thier ability to protect the distal aspect of the foot via a protective (steel cap) toe box if a certain weight was dropped on them. Maybe need to google this?

    Good luck =)
     
  9. Boots n all

    Boots n all Well-Known Member

    That is only if it is full length orthosis, as the steel cap is allowed to dent slightly(too long ago to remember the mm=% allowed) and raising the forefoot may put you in the danger zone as it were.
     
  10. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

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