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  1. Miami Bad Boy BOSS

    Miami Bad Boy BOSS Oakley Beginner

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    Hey guys,


    I called up Oakley the other day and put in an order for the Tactical Six boots. I was going to go with the SI 8", but being that I'm in Florida, I wasn't sure if they would have been too hot. So does anyone wear the Tact Six, and if so, what are your thoughts and opinions?


    Thanks!
     
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  2. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    They do make Hot Weather versions of the SI boots. I wore my SI 6" and shoe through the summer and was fine. My 6" might be a hot weather I'm not sure, but it's a bit lighter weight than the shoe.

    I don't own the Tactical Six, sorry I can't help there.
     
  3. Miami Bad Boy BOSS

    Miami Bad Boy BOSS Oakley Beginner

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    Yeah I thought of going with the Tan colour, but I like the black version much so much more. I should have ordered the SI 8" first, then returned them, if I didn't like them, for the Tact Six, but ehhh... it is what it is now. If I don't like the Six, then I'll probably opt for the SI 8".

    Thanks for the post!
     
  4. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    If you're going for the TacSix, why not move to the SI 6"? I have 8" steel toes and my SI boots are 6", I definitely like the 6 more. I wear khakis and the tan looks better to me than the black.
     
  5. Miami Bad Boy BOSS

    Miami Bad Boy BOSS Oakley Beginner

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    It was due to cost more than anything else; I didn't see a legit reason to sped a $50+ premium for the SI 6, over the Tact Six. Since I wear a lot of black and dark blue jeans, the black shoes, I think, flow better.
     
  6. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Its funny, as much as I am into Oakley I dont own a pair of the boots. I have the 5-11 boots with the side zipper. I never liked the arch in the SI boots when I tried them on.
     
  7. InfiniteHero

    InfiniteHero Entrepreneur Premium Member

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    Side Zippers are for lazy people. Thats why the Military won't allow them.
     
  8. Miami Bad Boy BOSS

    Miami Bad Boy BOSS Oakley Beginner

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    I looked at the 5.11 boots, but the Oakleys won me over.
     
  9. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I realize that, but local government does so I will have to settle for that...... By the way, I will buy you your first pair of side zipper boots, when you decide to stop playing army men, and come work with me.....
     
  10. xtremehardy388

    xtremehardy388 Oakley Beginner

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    Or for first responders that need to take them off and jump in bunker gear...


    Anyway, I have 4 pairs of SI boots. The standard 8 inch has vents to allow for breathing. I use them while on duty.

    Danner's are the best, from what I hear.

    It all depends on what you're using them for. Military, Police/Fire/EMS, or rec/"air soft"