I'm thinking about getting a black pair of combat boots. My style isn't goth but it's not super preppy, it's kind of edgy. Guys, do you find them attractive or what?
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Combat boots can signal a very adventurous and or an active girl and I personnel find that attractive. As someone who has worn combat boots for years, I definitely recommend them, however I would recommend the Tan/Coyote brown color since those tend to be more universal for not only terrains, but tend to go with jeans and some other clothing styles, not all. You'll also want to stay away from the black leather boots because of scuffing. a pair of the black leather Altama's will leave very noticeable marks and then there's having to shine the leather to make them look nice.
The tan boots are "Rough out" style, meaning the rough side of the leather is on the outside. Scuffing them won't leave very noticeable marks and you don't need to shine them. The more modern tan ones are also in my opinion better designed for all the extreme movement one needs to do in combat such as running and climbing. The brands I recommend are Bellville, Danner's, Cochran, and tactical research. I have a pair of boots from each company and all are excellent quality and the manufacturers are well established.
Very durable, boots were designed to take one hell of a beating and still remain flexible enough to run in.
The tread is meant for rough terrain and is decent in urban environments.
Little bit of weight so you have excellent footing on soft terrains such as mud and or sand.
Can work all year round, even in snow, just need to layer up with warm socks. Many boots even come with a gortex lining. I've stood in puddles over the top of my foot for as long as 20 minutes and water never got through, keeps your feet dry.
Combat boots come with a steel, PVC or reinforced heel/Toe depending on the style and manufacturer, so if you drop something heavy on your foot for whatever reason, chances are good your toes will be uninjured.
Combat boots and cost as much as $200 (without tax) for a good pair that will last.
During the summer, combat boots can make your feet sweat a lot, make sure you hydrate, you don't want heat exhaustion, trust me. Even more so if you have gortex lined boots like I do. It rains a lot where I live mostly without warning, even in the summer so I've had to wear them even during hot weather.
Donning and doffing. Boots aren't always the easiest or fastest to get on and off so in an emergency situation they might be a hindrance.
Weight. A single boot can weigh 2-3 pounds ( 0.90-1.36 kg) which may not sound like much but if you are not used to it, will feel like a couple of weights on your feet every time you take a step. More weight you have on your body means the faster you wear your self out in the long run.
Sorry for the long winded explanation, hope this helps :)