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  • Minimalist Boots - have finally arrived!

    Minimalist Boots are here, and AR 670-1 compliant. Ordering today.

    http://player.vimeo.com/video/48874089?title=0

    Review posted below!
    Last edited by Wanderlust; 11-09-2012, 01:33 AM.
    "Go For Broke"
    Fat Kine-230/24% @ 6'2"
    Small Kine-168/9%
    Now- 200/8%
    Goal- 210/6%

  • #2
    Thanks for the link.
    Been looking for something like this for some time now.
    I'm trying to find them retail in my area so I can try them on before I buy.
    So far, no luck. But they're new, so they may not have arrived at my local army and navy store yet.
    They carry every Belleville boot except this one.
    I'll search a couple of other retail sites, and if I can't find them, I'll probably take a shot and order them online too.

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    • #3
      those look pretty good. i wonder how flexible the soles are...he didn't bend or twist them. still, i'd like a pair.
      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

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      • #4
        Those are awesome!
        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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        • #5
          Definitely a step in the right direction.

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          • #6
            I love them! I bought some minimalist boots from Merrell, but they are clunkier and more like snow boots (I live in WI). They did have some awesome tweed shoes so I got them, too. I was looking for water proof boots to walk the dogs in the winter so the boots will work.
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            • #7
              I'd like to see a pair in person. They look good to me. Nike offers their SFB which is based on their minimalist free technology. I have been thinking about ordering a pair for minimalist winter footwear but these boots are making me reconsider that...
              Last edited by Chris_H; 11-06-2012, 08:28 AM.
              Male, 32y, 6'0" tall
              SW 306lbs (6/1/12)
              CW 244lbs (1/17/13)

              BP down from 120/80 to 110/74

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              • #8
                Nice. I've been hoping to find something more like a casual/insulated boot, perhaps similar to a chukka, that has a minimalist sole for everyday wear. No luck so far though. My New Balance Winter Runs have become like a second skin the past several months in terms of working out, but they're too low for daily wear (pant legs drag).

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Chris_H View Post
                  I'd like to see a pair in person. They look good to me. Nike offers their SFB which is based on their minimalist free technology. I have been thinking about ordering a pair for minimalist winter footwear but these boots are making me reconsider that...
                  I have the SFB's and they are not minimalist, nice but not minimalist.

                  My pair should get here on Friday, I'll let you all know.
                  "Go For Broke"
                  Fat Kine-230/24% @ 6'2"
                  Small Kine-168/9%
                  Now- 200/8%
                  Goal- 210/6%

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Wanderlust View Post
                    I have the SFB's and they are not minimalist, nice but not minimalist.

                    My pair should get here on Friday, I'll let you all know.
                    That is good to know, I was discussing the SFBs with the local shoe store and they told me they were built on the Free technology and were minimalist. These Bellevilles are looking better not to mention cheaper too.
                    Male, 32y, 6'0" tall
                    SW 306lbs (6/1/12)
                    CW 244lbs (1/17/13)

                    BP down from 120/80 to 110/74

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                    • #11
                      The SFB still have an elevated heel (about 8-10mm) and still very cushiony. They do dry very fast and are light as hell. The Mini-Mils are the same weight as the SFBs.
                      "Go For Broke"
                      Fat Kine-230/24% @ 6'2"
                      Small Kine-168/9%
                      Now- 200/8%
                      Goal- 210/6%

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Wanderlust View Post
                        The SFB still have an elevated heel (about 8-10mm) and still very cushiony. They do dry very fast and are light as hell. The Mini-Mils are the same weight as the SFBs.
                        I appreciate the info. My decision just easier. I think the clerk at the store was telling me what I wanted to hear, but who can blame them for not knowing. There is an all leather SFB available, which is what I wanted. However, these Bellevilles are looking better.
                        Male, 32y, 6'0" tall
                        SW 306lbs (6/1/12)
                        CW 244lbs (1/17/13)

                        BP down from 120/80 to 110/74

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                        • #13
                          OK boots are here!!! First impressions, AWESOME!:

                          1) Very light, maybe 1oz more than the SFB
                          2) Very well "cut" i.e. large forefoot
                          3) Boot is stiff, like a boot (SFBs are like sneakers). This means it needs to break in, like real leather boots.
                          4) Quite supportive around the ankle, good for heavy loads
                          5) Ground feel is like a thicker version of trail gloves, it's pretty meaty and not as soft as minimalist shoes. This should make it awesome for rough terrain.


                          Sunday I have a 5 mile offroad "assault run," we'll see how they do considering they won't be broken in.
                          "Go For Broke"
                          Fat Kine-230/24% @ 6'2"
                          Small Kine-168/9%
                          Now- 200/8%
                          Goal- 210/6%

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                          • #14
                            I may have to order a pair of these on monday. Please post some pictures if you can.
                            Male, 32y, 6'0" tall
                            SW 306lbs (6/1/12)
                            CW 244lbs (1/17/13)

                            BP down from 120/80 to 110/74

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                            • #15
                              These look pretty solid ... wouldn't mind getting a pair for hiking ... wonder how warm they are? I am using Keen 15 wide boot and my feet are actually 14.5 and narrow so I get plenty of room for toe spread just not the minimalist angles. Thanks for the link!

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