Are you a member of the military who often complains that your government issued footwear underperforms or your feet hurt after a long day? Well, it’s no secret that a lot of military gear including boots is often not made to the standards that they should be.
That’s why so many military personnel elect to make their own boot purchases. But even then it’s possible to get a pair of combat boots that don’t meet your needs adequately.
How do you find the best military boots? Reading this article of Shapar will certainly help you with that.
Here we will review several pairs of what we feel are the best army boots.
We will also include a military boot buying guide. The best part is that you don’t even need to be an army member. Every outdoor, wilderness, and survival enthusiast will benefit from having a fine pair of army boots.
Here is what we feel are the best military boot buys you will find in the footwear marketplace:
1-Ryno Gear Combat Boots
Ryno Gear has an excellent reputation among military boot buyers and combat boot models like this one are the reason why. These military boots are priced right, solidly built and will give you long-lasting comfort when wearing them.
What makes these Ryno Gear Combat Boots so comfortable when wearing them? It’s their outstanding features such as their CoolMax breathable lining, slip-resistant rubber soles, and their shock-absorbing midsoles.
These 8-inch highs over the ankle combat boots are made using a combination of leather and cut resistant nylon which makes them durable and helps keep them lightweight too.
Here is a combat boot that the manufacturer has a lot of confidence in that you will really be satisfied with it. That’s why they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and will even pay the return freight if you don’t like them.
100% satisfaction guaranteed/Free returns
Leather/Ballistic nylon construction
CoolMax breathable lining
Slip-resistant rubber soles
Each boot weighs approximately 1.5 lbs.
Not total immersion waterproof
No safety toe
2-Reebok Work Duty Men’s Rapid Response 8″ Boot
Reebok Work Duty Men’s Rapid Response RB RB8894 8″ Tactical BootReebok may be best known for the sneakers they make but they make a high quality combat boot too.
This boot is lightweight and comfortable and very suitable for extended wear. This is a really great looking army boot too.
This 7 1/2” high over the ankle boot offers some support for your ankles while still remaining flexible at the same time. Some of its better comfort features are its polyurethane cushioning insert and its innovative heel shock eliminator.
The Reebok Men’s Army Boot is one durable piece of footwear too, thanks to its combination of leather and nylon construction. It also features a safety rated composite toe and its specially designed rubber soles offer great stability and super traction under all different conditions.
7 ½” high over the ankle style boot
Tough leather/textile construction
ASTM-rated safety composite toe
High traction rubber soles
polyurethane cushioning insert/heel shock eliminator
These boots weigh approximately 1.7 lbs. each
Seem to run a ½ size small
Need some break in time
3-Garmont T8 Bifida Military Boot
GARMONT T8 BIFIDA TACTICAL BOOTGarmont is well-known for making high quality boot products and this military style boot from them is no exception. It’s well-designed, comfortable and even has a touch of good looks thrown in the mix.
These AR 670-1 Compliant 8” over the ankle boots are comfortable due to such things as their excellent ventilation and their superior shock absorbing ability. Another outstanding feature that’s built into them is their stable and skid-resistant Vibram sole.
This boot is also known as being an excellent wet weather boot. It’s not 100% immersion waterproof but they are a combat boot that dries out very quickly after getting wet. They are one really tough and durable military boot too, thanks to such features as their suede/nylon mesh upper.
Superior shock reduction
Suede/Nylon mesh/Canvas construction
Quick drying and excellent breathability
Durable Vibram sole
Excellent wet weather/AR 670-1 Compliant boot
These boots weigh approximately 1.7 lbs. each
Need to treat them periodically or the suede and canvas will crack
Lacing them up takes some time
4-Belleville One Xero 320 Desert Tan Ultra-Light Assault Boot
Belleville One Xero 320 Desert Tan Ultra Light Assault Boot, Made in USAThere are few military boot manufacturers that are as popular as Belleville. That’s because they always do an exceptional job making combat boots that perform well and last a long time.
These One Xero 320 combat boots are designed to be lightweight and comfortable. The cushioning polyurethane insert is also removable to allow them to dry faster. There is also polyurethane foam added to the midsole to help increase this military boots comfort level even more.
If you like high boots that offer lots of support then you will like these 8” mid-calf boots. They also a feature a very good Vibram sole that won’t break down easy and offers you great traction and stability as you move about. Their suede leather and nylon construction adds nicely to this boots toughness and looks.
8” High, mid-calf boot
Suede leather/Nylon construction
Polyurethane midsole and insert for comfort
Tough Vibram sole
Berry compliant USA made boot
Each boot weighs approximately 1.2 lbs.
No built-in safety toe
5-Rocky Men’s 8 Inch Combat Boot
Rocky Men’s 8 Inch S2v Fq0000105 Work BootHere is a good looking boot model from Rocky Men’s that not only makes for a great army boot but also can be used as an excellent work boot too.
Each boot stands 8” high so they offer superior ankle support and that also helps keep groundwater, mud and other nuisance conditions from affecting your comfort as you wear these military boots.
The Rocky Men’s S2v Fq0000105 boot will also allow you to move in them more like you are wearing sneakers than protective boots.
They are lightly padded in all the right places and offer those that wear them superior shock reduction ability too. The advanced dry-wicking technology built into them only adds to these well-designed boots comfort level.
One of the nicer features on these combat boots is their proprietary high wall sole. It elevates the main boot material enough that it protects it more against wetness and wear. The leather and textile construction makes these military boots a very durable boot option also.
Good looking 8” high boot
Leather and Textile construction
Advanced dry-wicking technology
Proprietary synthetic high wall sole
Roll stop ankle stability technology
Each boot weighs approximately 2.4 lbs.
Their design trades some weight for increased durability
Wide sizes not as wide as some buyers had hoped
6-Reebok Men’s Dauntless 8″ Side Zip Boot
Reebok Men’s Dauntless 8″ Lace-Up with Side Zip Work Boot Composite Toe – Rb8835We are not sure if Reebok set out to create a super-comfortable boot when they designed these 8” side zip boots but that’s exactly what came out of this design. Those that have purchased these military boots rave about how comfortable they are even after wearing them for the better part of a day.
What makes them so comfortable? The list of features that help with that is a long one. Part of that has to do with their shock absorbing and stay dry moisture-wicking insert. They also have an antimicrobial mesh lining that keeps them smelling fresh and helps these boots feel better when on your feet.
The waterproof membrane that’s built into the Men’s Dauntless Army Boot also allows your feet to stay dry even in inclement weather.
The suede leather/ballistic nylon construction that this boots upper have makes it one tough boot to that also provides good support. When you factor in this military boot’s composite safety toe and non-slip dual density rubber sole it makes for a great all-around military boot.
Shock absorbing/Moisture-wicking insert
Suede leather/Ballistic nylon construction
Composite safety toe
Antimicrobial nylon mesh lining
These boot weighs approximately 1.7 lbs. each
Those with wider feet may not like the toe box size
Tend to run a ½ size large
7-Altama Footwear Men’s 8″ Boot
Altama Footwear Men’s Foxhound SR 8″ BootHere is a boot company that has been satisfying military personnel since 1969. That means a lot of experience goes into the design of the combat boots they make. Perhaps that explains why these boots are so well-made and so popular.
Why do many buyers think this military boot has superior design? Just take a look at the many different features that help make it durable and comfortable to wear. These include such things as its polymer speed lacing eyelets, slip-resistant carbon rubber outsole and its decorative and strong suede/nylon upper.
Your feet will stay comfortable and dry all day thanks to its antimicrobial moisture-wicking air mesh lining and its custom fit EVA insole with high performance cushioning.
It will almost feel like you are wearing sneakers when you have these high-performance combat boots on. Its composite toe box and heel make it a very safe shoe too.
Polymer speed lacing eyelets
Suede Cordura® and 1000 Denier nylon upper
Custom fit EVA insole with high performance cushioning
Slip-resistant carbon rubber outsole
Antimicrobial moisture-wicking air mesh lining
Each individual boot is approximately 2 lbs.
Slightly heavy at 2 lbs. each
Not a good cold weather boot choice
8-Oakley Men’s Light Assault Boots
Oakley Men’s Light Assault Boot 2 BootsThis famous sunglass company quite surprisingly makes a very good army boot too. The Oakley Men’s 8” Light Assault Boot was designed with strength, mobility and comfort in mind.
These boots hug your feet and move naturally with you when you are wearing them.
Their lightweight and breathable Cordura® synthetic upper helps you move about unrestricted and helps keep your feet dry too. Both the heel of this AR670-1 compliant boot and the EVA midsole has nice shock absorbing capabilities too.
If you are on the battlefield you don’t want to have to stop your advance to pause and tie your boots; Oakley has got you covered here with their innovative lace locking system. The advanced rubber sole technology this military boot has will help prevent slipping and keep your foot stable as you move about.
Advanced rubber sole technology
AR670-1 compliant boot
Shock-absorbing EVA midsole
Lace locking system
These boots weigh 1.2 lbs. each
Slightly heavy at 2 lbs. each
Not a good cold weather boot choice
9-Danner Men’s USMC Rat Temperate Boot
Danner Men’s Usmc Rat Temperate Boot,Brown,3 RAre you a US Marine that’s interested in some durable, ultra-supportive and comfortable footwear?
Then you may want to take a closer look at these US Marine Corp approved combat boots. They will hold up well for you under any weather conditions and will help you comfortably go across all types of terrain too.
These military boots were developed by Danner working side by side with Marine Corp personnel. There are many great features that were added to this boot design as a result of that collaboration.
Some of the outstanding features on these boots include a GORE-TEX waterproof/breathable membrane and a comfort-enhancing polyurethane coated/leather covered toe and heel.
Even the outsole technology on the USMC Rat Temperate Boot is of superior all-weather quality. Unlike some types of rubber boot soles, its Vibram 360 sole with Dri IceÂ™ technology maintains good traction even when the weather is extremely cold.
These boots are a little bit to the heavy side but most Marines are willing to trade that for their durability, foot protection, and all-weather comfort.
Speed lacing eyelets
GORE-TEX waterproof/breathable membrane
Polyurethane coated/leather covered toe and heel
Vibram 360 sole with Dri IceÂ™ technology
3 lbs. all-weather/all-terrain boot
These are a heavy boot
Some will find them too warm for hot weather use
10-Magnum Men’s Elite Spider Boot
Magnum Men’s Elite Spider 8.0 BootMagnum is a reputable manufacturer that makes a lot of popular boots. This 8” high mid-calf military boot from them is no exception. It’s built to hold up well under extreme conditions and it’s also designed to enhance performance and comfort when you are wearing them.
The Magnum Men’s Elite Spider 8.0 Boot is loaded with comfort features. These include such things as its breathable aero-mesh lining that also has moisture-wicking properties.
There is a removable sockliner too and several areas designed to cushion shocks as you are walking or running.
This combat boot also has a Vibram rubber sole that will give the user superior traction even in adverse conditions. Its suede and denier nylon uppers add to this boot’s durability and good looks.
8” high mid-calf boot
High traction Vibram rubber sole
Suede and denier nylon uppers
Breathable aero-mesh/moisture-wicking lining
Contoured removable sockliner
Each boot weighs just less than 2 lbs.
These are hard to get into without almost complete unlacing them
The padding in the upper is a bit much