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best boots for PCSOs

Post by jay1 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:29 pm

Hi all i brought some magnum response boots in August,Started wearing them when i began training the end of sept.
I finished training the end of Nov, and have worn them for 3 seven day shifts. they are very comfy and i polish and look after them.
The problem is the leather is falling apart around the stitching, and pitting and holes are appearing on the leather, So i need to return them.

Has anyone else had this problem?

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Re: Magnum boots problems

Post by Arthur ASCII » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:21 am

I've been wearing Hi-tec boots on and off for 30-odd years, and I've never had a problem. It seems that you've purchased a "rogue" pair. Take them back to the retailer and do a swap.

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When you get your new boots home, apply a thick coat of Cherry Blossom Parade Gloss with a lint-free cloth, paying special attention to all seams and stitching. Then set the polish alight with a cigarette lighter. It'll seal the leather and seams making your boots extra waterproof and easy to polish on subsequent occasions.

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Re: Magnum boots problems

Post by jay1 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:37 pm

Thanks for the advice.
I phoned the retailer and they said bring them in which i will,but they no longer sell them.
Back on duty on the 29th and niton aren't posting out until the 4th mmmm could be a problem..

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Re: Magnum boots problems

Post by the dark lord » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:46 pm

I am disapointed with my magnums too, leaky, squeaky and have worn down REALLY fast.

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Re: Magnum boots problems

Post by Arthur ASCII » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:41 am

When you get a pair of comfortable boots that you're happy with, you can get them re-soled when they wear out. Cheaper than buying a new pair, and a good set of Vibrams will last a long time.

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Re: Magnum boots problems

Post by steven » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:30 pm

Got a pair of SWATS, Soles wore out within 6 months :sloop: :sloop:
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Post by mj12cz » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:17 am

I have to say I have had 4 pairs of magnums and the last pair have warn out quickly, one the sole has gone they started leaking badly and i got wet feet. I am disappointed with them. Going out today to find a new pair.
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Re: Magnum boots problems

Post by jules64 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:18 pm

So........ what is the answer then? Can anyone advise me on a good pair of boots please :slwo: ?
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Re: Magnum boots problems

Post by baronsmirnoff » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:11 pm

First pair of Mags were great next 3 leather split where you bend your foot just behind toes so got Mag shoes great very light weight reinforced toecaps far better than any boots.

Best boots I ever had were Doc Martins brought in 1976 wore on exicise in the army and they are still wearable today, sole wearing a bit thin to patrol in one of the PCs on my team wears Doc Martin shoe says better than any boot
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Re: Magnum boots problems

Post by jay1 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:06 pm

Got my boots swapped today, Got the same as my last ones as they were so comfy. Hopefully my last pair were just a dud pair.
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Re: Magnum boots problems

Post by typecastboy » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:04 pm

I've got Magnum Stealth 8 inch zip up sides, and they are so comfy, I've been wearing them a year now, and they are almost as good as the day I bought them. The leather is unmarked, the soles are hardly worn at all. Whereas elcapitan has SWAT boots, which I thought were better, but the leather on one boot has two holes in, one either side of where your foot bends at the toe, and the soles are so worn down. Maybe it's the way people walk that makes a difference, but I will certainly be buying Magnums again.
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Re: Magnum boots problems

Post by ruben » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:07 pm

best boots out there in my opinion are alt-bergs. rather expensive but they last years. my mate has a pair, they have lasted 7yrs up to now. they have been re-soled twice and they look good as new. they also do police discount if you ring up and order.

well worth the money and very comfy, waterproof to the top of the ankle and squeek free to. couldnt reccomend them enough!

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Re: Magnum boots problems

Post by Arthur ASCII » Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:28 pm

I'm wearing a pair of HanWag boots at the moment. They're excellent, but pricey.

You can find them here: http://www.armynnavy.com/catalog/catalo ... ts_id/3173

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Re: Magnum boots problems

Post by elcapitan » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:28 pm

The Magnums I have are terrible!! Cant fit in a Size 13 (too tight), cant fit in a Size 15 (too big), and Size 14 is ok round the toes but terrible round my ankles and shin. So wont be buying Magnums again.

SWAT boots have barely lasted a year...holes & bubbles seems to be the way forward for the big boats at the moment!

Need to find another pair, that will suit a big footed freak like me
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Re: Magnum boots problems

Post by Arthur ASCII » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:59 am

elcapitan wrote:The Magnums I have are terrible!! Cant fit in a Size 13 (too tight), cant fit in a Size 15 (too big), and Size 14 is ok round the toes but terrible round my ankles and shin. So wont be buying Magnums again.

SWAT boots have barely lasted a year...holes & bubbles seems to be the way forward for the big boats at the moment!

Need to find another pair, that will suit a big footed freak like me
I've got a couple of old canoes in my back garden that might fit you :slww:

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