Boots are made for walking
I rated these boots almost five years ago. I have to say there is not a better boot. US Calvary continues to provide top rated Military equipment at very affordable prices. Why shop anywhere else for your military needs I don't. In the past ten years I have worn these Desert Storm Altama boots from U.S. Calvary and they have been the best boots ever. On the very first day till now they are just as rugged and comfortable. I have handed down my older boots to co workers who really love them also.Why would anybody shop any where else but U.S. Calvary for fine quality products.I just ordered another new pair. I can't wait to get them to show them off. This is by far the best varity of military wear available. I have been a U.S. Calvary customer for ten years and plan to continue. Retired Federal Govt. Facilities Engineer Burt O. Keeney Lexington, S.C.
burt - November 10, 2013
Altama Desert Boot is the only boot for me...
I originally bought these boots for summertime, as I'm a mechanic and am outside a LOT.
My family is also a bunch of Dune-Ratz, so keeping the sand out is a must!
I wear my Altama's EVERYWHERE!
They really do walk like tennis shoes, and don't give you boot fatigue, like some stiffer soled boots do.
All in all this boot gets a 10/10 from me.
A great all around pair of boots. :D
michael - January 24, 2012
Boots on the Ground
In the past five years I have worn these Desert Storm Altama boots from U.S. Calvary and they have been the best boots ever. On the very first day till now they are just as rugged and comfortable. Why would anybody shop any where else but U.S. Calvary for fine quality products. I can't wait to get my new pair to show them off.This is by far the best varity of military wear available. I have been a U.S. Calvary for five years and plan to continue.
Retired Federal Govt.
Burt O. Keeney
burt - January 7, 2012
These were the first boots i was issued. they were so good i wanted to get them resoled, due to the 3 years i wore them. Unfortunately these cannot be resoled to to their lack of a midsole. Also the lack of the midsole makes them more prone to give you impact blisters (as opposed to friction blister). Throw in some insoles, you'll be alright.
Jeffrey - September 22, 2010
Good airflow but rubs me wrong
I got these boots as I am out in the heat all day and needed a way to keep my feet cool. These boots excelled in this, however the lower leather is folding in a bit causing it to rub on my ankle just below the joint. I wore these for about 5 hours and didn't do much walking and have rubbed my skin raw in spite of wearing thick wool socks. I'll try different insoles to raise my foot a little and see if that helps but I have doubts. For the price I would expect a little more thought into wear the leather and textile meet, perhaps extra stiffening??
Jim - July 13, 2010
best military boots i have ever had
i bought this boots a few months ago they feel like tennise shoes. they are durable as they can come. i bought a pair alatama back befor acu s when you had to polish them they where the best pair boot s i ever had in black leather. but the desert jungle boots are much more tennise shoe like and feel lighter as well and just a durable almost just the soles show little quicker wear but much more durable than the new high speed style of tennise shoe like combat boots and more comfart in them. as well they breath way better wich is a big thing when you are light infantry or in the sand box
aaron - June 21, 2009
i have had these boots on all three of my iraq tours. the one problem is that they wear out pretty quick,but they are light and have great air flow this boot is all around performer!
matthew - June 28, 2008
Now That's What I'm Talking About!
If you are like me, and have had many pairs of jungle boots before, you will certainly be able to recognize quality when you see it. The imported brands look like the real thing,but do not wear or last like it. The domestic brands like Altama wear and last very well, but I think when you put on a pair of these Altama Desert Boots you will say to yourself, Oh Baby! These are the real deal!
Robert - April 24, 2008
CPL. Lewis - U.S. ARMY
These Desert boots are the only pair i've never had to break in to feel comfortable in. They are the most comortable pair I own. Altama Boots are the best for the money.
Zachary - October 22, 2007
THE REAL HIGHSPEED
I WAS ISSUED THESE BOOTS WHEN I DEPLOYED WITH THE MARINE CORPS IN 2003 THEY STOOD THERE GROUND AND WERENT TO BAD LOOKING IAM NOW IN THE ARMY AND I WAS ISSUED ALL THESE AWKWARD LOOKING HIGHSPEED BOOTS I JUST TEND TO STICKING TO WHAT I KNOW WORKS THEY WORKED BACK THEN SO I KNOW THEY LL WORK NOW
richard - August 20, 2007