So, my trusty $100 pair of Marauders have worn the tread off completely after a year of wear and tear, and now squeak noisily whenever I walk in them. I figure this is a good sign I should buy new boots. Problem is, the PX here no longer sells the black leather combat boots (since only the Air Force ever wears BDUs here, and even most of us have switched to ABUs). I can get the red Marine boots, or the tan Desert boots, but neither are authorized with the BDUs. Similarly, I can get the sage green ABU boots, but I much prefer the look of the black boots because I think they just look kinda weird with the BDUs.
So, it looks like my choices are to find a pair of black leather combat boots in town (they’re still popular amongst civvies, right?), hope to get a pair when I go to Travis AFB over Christmas break, or order them off the interweb (I hope the boots don’t get stuck in the tubes! O_O).
So, anybody have any recommendations for boots? Does it make a big difference if I get “warm weather” boots or not? I mean, I figure if it gets cold, that’s why I have wool socks, right? I’m looking for comfort and durability, of course.