ROCKY® S2V 8'' Vented Military Duty Boots for Men
Definitely worth the Break-in
The break-in period was a little painful, particularly at the Achilles' tendon, just as the other reviews have suggested. I almost gave up on them, but then... they evolved into war machines.
These boots have served me well for 3 years. They gave me the support I needed for all my endurance training at the tactical level, and wearing these provided me with the decisive maneuverability needed in combat.
Don't give up during the break-in...Rock it!
December 10, 2014
Excellent boot but wears out fast
I bought a pair this summer and while they're my favourite boots since the old Oakley Stealth's the sole wears very quickly if you do a lot of urban walking (2-3km / day). I'll have to replace them far too soon while the Stealth boots lasted at least two years of Spring / Summer / Fall. I was expecting more from Vibram rubber.
December 9, 2014
Government (GSA) contract equals subpar product
I was issued these boots for deployment in Afghanistan. After doing nothing but walking around the FOB (on gravel, mud, dirt terrain) for 5 months in these the seams (NOT high wear area) have split and come apart with no abrasion to them on the upper and the lacing eyelets have rubbed and cut through 3 pairs of laces on the right boots. Glad I didn't have to pay for these...they squeek loud enough to remind me of that every step I take with these boots on. Lucky for my I was issued two pairs of boots, and the others of a different brand have held up perfect for all my outside the wire missions.
April 17, 2014
Great all around boot
The S2V is a versatile boot. Whether you want to wear them in the garrison environment as your every day boot or beat the heck out of them ruck running for hours. Break in time is non essentially non existent. Only complaint is that the soles will rub down to nothing over a couple years. I can see the sole of the shoe from a hole in the heal
November 9, 2014