Hello and welcome to my latest review blog. It has been a while but hopefully, I will be reviewing more kit and toys very very soon. Anyway onto today’s review. I like any other airsofter found myself in need of some new kit, I needed some new boots. But where to get them from, there are many different companies out there in the airsoft world, I did my research and ended up going back to my favourite airsoft shop……….Patrolbase.
When I got there I had a large list of various airsoft bits and pieces but at the top of the list was the boots. They would have to be pretty good and comfortable. I understand that it just doesn't matter what uniform you are wearing nor what replica you are using because if your boots are not up to scratch then your day is over. I have used various walking boots I have also used actual military issue boots but I always found the boots hit and miss in there quality and comfort. That was until I found a range of boots from Viper Tactical.
So you went for some actual airsoft boots then?
Yep, like I said earlier I have used actual military issued boots and you would think these would be great, wouldn't you? Well, they were not the best for me. I bet they were great at allowing you to walk through a desert in Afghanistan but for me, they were not very comfortable. So I had a look through the range of boots from Viper Tactical at Patrolbase, I quickly noticed there the Elite range of boots and after holding them I noticed just how well built they were. They felt extremely well built and solid and on top of that, they were very light.
Now I don’t have feet like normal people, I have canoes so after finding the correct size for me I tried them on. They feel amazing, solid and not able to flex but they were new. I walked around the shop and the weight or lack of made me almost forget that I had these great big clod-hopping canoes on my feet.
So what about protection?
We all know that as airsofters our boots have to put up with lots of action and movement over rough terrain and they still have to give us protection. I have over the years rolled my ankles over hard unforgiving terrain and boy does that hurt. The Viper Tactical Elite boots have very good ankle support. They reach very high up your lower leg holding your feet in one place. They will be great at just walking around or launching an attack on an enemy position. They will work on a CQB site or a massive woodland site.
Bet they are not waterproof then are they?
Oh yes they are, now don’t get me wrong there are boots out there that will fend off more water then these but the Viper Tactical Elite boots will work in this countries wonderful winters when it's chucking it down, they will also cope with puddles and small rivers. The only time they will let in the water is when you are up to your knees in the stuff and then any boot would not cope with that.
Okay how much are they?
Patrolbase has them for £75, I think that is a great price for a great pair of boots. These things will last and take anything you can throw at them.