I am looking to buy some new boots for summer hiking (Greek summers).
We usually see anything around the mid 40c's here in summer but i'll be walking at night on the hottest days so expect to be hiking around the mid 30c's.
We have no rain for around 4 months of the year so they do not need to be waterproof, more important would be ventilation.
I want boots as it's extremely rocky here and would like some ankle support, i only have the use of 1 arm though so really don't want to be messing around with lots of lace holes like the Meindl desert boots.
The Lowa Elite desert boots look to be ok, but i'm not really a fan of MOD stuff as it tends to be manufactured down to a price, i'm happy to be convinced otherwise though.
I will have to order on-line so i would really appreciate some idea on sizing for your recommendation please as in my experience sizes differ dramatically over manufacturers and even the same boots.
I'm far from an expert, but I know that Alt-Berg do excellent boots all round. UK made, the quality is flawless, and mostly used by Police/Military and special forces. My bro is a Para and he swears by them, the mircolights especially for hot weather.
They do normal hiking boots, aswell as made to order boots. Worth giving them a looka!
The Meindl desert Fox, Hi Tec Magnum or Lowa desert Elite are all standard MoD issure for the desert theater, you get to choose 2 pairs.
There are many grade 1 and grade 2 surplus boots knocking about, but i really don't fancy wearing a squadies old boots.
Thanks for the response, the problem with the altbergs is the lace eyelets.
They use the hook system which is a nightmare to lace for me.
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