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    I'm turning to you guys for good advice. I'm in the market for some new summer boots. By summer, I mean they have to BREATHE!! I have the 5.11 ATAC Shields now, and they are great in the winter, but they don't breathe very well. I'm looking for a boot that is an 8", comfortable, and breathes. I don't need water proof. Anyone?

    Thanks!

    FYI, just a side not, my PD store carries Bates, 5.11, Danner, Rocky....but recommend whatever you see fit.

  • #2
    I've liked my Cons in cold and warm weather. As long as they keep making em I'll keep buyin em.

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    • #3
      Just get the regular ATACs. I wear them year round.

      The 5.11 Tac Lites look interesting... I might try those out.
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      • #4
        OTB 8 inch Bushmasters here. Very light and comfy. Very breathable. Actually kind of cold when the temp dips.

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        • #5
          Bates C3. They allow air to circulate so your feet don't roast.
          Originally posted by Ceridwen
          Just one would be stingy of me, I'd have to get two. For the children.

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          • #6
            I have a pair of Bates C3 I wore last summer. Great boot for moving air and keeping your feet cool. Only complaint is if you are going to be on your feet alot you can begin to feel the channels under your feet making them a bit uncomfortable. I just plan accordingly and if I know ahead of time I wear different boots.

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            • #7
              Danner Pursuit. I wore them all last summer and they were great. And I am the kind of guy who sleeps with his feet out from under the covers because my feet get to hot. They also worked good in the winter too, just put on thicker socks. I believe they have a pair that are designed even more for summer temps too.

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              • #8
                Bates Ultra Light, I have the low quarters and the 8". Light and no toe funk after a summer day in Mississippi
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                • #9
                  i have the bates ultra lights and love them......for my day job (active army instructor) i use the blackhawk warrior wear desert boots, and won't wear anyting else. if i could find the same deal on them in black i'd wear them while on patrol...

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                  • #10
                    Thank you for the replies. Lots of Bates fans, very nice. I'll have to look into the Bates line and the Danners that were mentioned. I tried on the regular ATACs, but didn't really like 'em.

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                    • #11
                      I've tried lots of different brands, but Danner tops my list. They have a VentX (?) quarter boot thats awesome. You can find them at Botachtactical dot com for $109 and they are worth it. That company can be rather slow, so you might want to do a search.
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                      • #12
                        http://www.wellco.com/p-W-B130.html
                        Best boot ever. The spike protection served me well in many a search warrant service. Once you wear them in, there is nothing more comfortable. I've worn them for well over 30 years, summer and winter. They are not waterproof, but dry quickly if you get them wet.They come in black too. GROG
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                        • #13
                          Don't buy the Bates C3. I have them and they are not as great as advertised. My feet get extremely hot during the summertime and have I been going through the same problem for years trying to find summer boots. I bought the Bates C3 and was disappointed. I had a pair of Original Swat boots that surprisingly kept my feet much cooler, but they hurt my knee so I returned them.

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                          • #14
                            Bates makes a model that's a modern version of vietnam stlye jungle boot. All canvas top with the leather lower. It's all I wore when the Marines wore black boots.
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                            • #15
                              Another vote for Bates Ultra Lites. They have been the most confortable boot I've worn on this job. I've been wearing 5.11 ATACs for the past year, and I'm not impressed. Theyre falling apart with just regular wear (laces broke, zipper guard ripped off, sole coming unattached). I'm about to buy new boots, and I'm pretty sure I'll be returning to the Bates.
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