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Kick It

Reviewing: Original S.W.A.T. Classic 9 Inch Black  |  Rating:
peregrinus By peregrinus on
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A year ago, I was looking for a sturdy new boot to wear with my uniform. After comparing several brands I settled on the Original S.W.A.T. 9 inch classics, in black (also available in tan).

The boot is made of soft rubber sole, leather body, with 1000 denier nylon sides. Sizing ranges from mens 7 to mens 13.

The classic 9 inch provides great ankle support for cross-country travel, while feeling like a good pair of running shoes. Very lightweight, with a flexible sole.

I wore these boots for the better part of a year. I found the sole wore down fairly quickly after daily wear, which is the downside to having such a soft rubber sole.

The leather is highly polishable, and very resistant to cuts and abraisions. My pair has survived mountains, fields, swamps, razor wire, extended "walks" and other such fun things.

I find the boots very comfortable. The break in period was so short, and I have yet to get a blister while wearing these boots, even after normally blister-inducing hikes and runs on varried terrain.

My one gripe with the boot is the durability of the tread. The treadign is quite fine, which makes it very prone to easy wear, as well as damage from outside sources.

Overall, for the price (affordable), this is a boot greatly suited for work as a military, police, security, or even hiking boot. I would highly recommend it for anyone on their feet all day.