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Category Tactical clothing
Subcategory Footwear
Model Waterproof
Brand Hi Tech
Cost 50 USD
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Creation date April 24, 2013
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History
Torture test
Specifications
Concusions
Pro's and Con's


History:

I bought these boots one year ago at Maxi Ica Stormarknad (Swedish supermarket), I was in fact very shocked when I found such an excellent brand of boots at your everyday supermarket, I tried these on, and they fit like a glove.

Torture test:

The "Torture Test" is in fact my usage of these pair of boots, the torture test included the following:

Walking in:
Sand
Water
Fire (stamping out fires)
Mud
Poop (horse poop, we have many horses)
Snow
Stone gravel

Climbing on:
Rocks
Ice
Buildings
Vehicles
Trees

Kilometers walked: 500

Coldest/warmest temperature of use: -30°C/25°C+

Results after complete torture test:

If you are as lazy as I am and only use a shoe-horn and skips untie the boots then the "hooks" that the shoelaces are tied to will bend up, these boots also exists in a loophole version, they cost a little bit more but the loopholes are much more durable then the hook version, I simply bended them down (as seen on picture) with a hammer and a solid platform (you can use anything that can force the hooks down).

These boots keept their extreme waterproof capability all the way through, even on the left boot that had some piece of leather loose, so there's a gap there, it did not decrease the boots waterproof capability the slighest, the leather may have been weakened after long exposion of heat (like a fire).
Leather hates heat and fire will destroy leather whatever brand the boot is from, a good advice is an old Swedish saying: Where butter melts, leater breaks! Simply store boots atleast one meter away from a fire.

The boots was cleaned by hot water and a rough brush, it did not catch a single scratch, it only took scratches from rooks or other solid surfaces.

Specifications:

Price: 399kr (60$)
Size:
EU: 47
US: 13
UK: 12
Internal paddings: Yes, designed for wearing one layer of thick socks.
External costumization: Very limited, accepts some anti-slip ice nail attachments.
Kilometers walked: 500
Waterproof: Yes
Time of usage: 12 months
Damages: Hooks bent, bent back, slight scratches from rocks, leather loose from the sole, did not decrease the boots waterproof capability.

Conclusion

These boots are a true workhorse that litterally destroys the saying: "You get what you pay for", it cost about 1/3 the cost of Magnum boots and it works in fact better then Magnum Spider 8.1, these boots have taken loads of preasure that would have made any other boot raise the white flag after 6 months, for only 60$ they truely are worth every cent you pay for!

While running in deep snow (30-45cm) I actually reached a higher speed level than when I ran with running shoes on a running track, these boots are an top-of-the-line grade boots that are worth it's ratings.

Pros:
- Extremely durable
- Waterproof
- Can be used in any temperature
- Light and strong
- Extremely reliable
Cons:
- Hooks are too weak, no big issue
- leather got loose from sole, don't keep leather too close to heat sources
- Very limited costumization externally
- Makes wearing normal shoes feel like fabric (this happens when wearing any boot for longer periods)
Esthetism rating: 10/10
Performance rating: 10/10
Precision rating: 10/10
Accessories rating: 5/10
Quality rating: 9/10
Overall rating:
9/10
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