Should You Buy Combat Boots for Everyday Use?

Are combat boots worth buying for wearing every day?

Military-style combat boots have been a favorite of many outdoorsmen for decades. Be they the rugged, hot, black leather boots from the Vietnam era or the modern well-ventilated tan designs that blend in better with dirt and brush, combat boots have earned themselves a reputation as reliable footwear. Combat boots can last through hundreds of miles of treacherous terrain with a heavy pack on your back. But are they truly any better than civilian-grade hiking boots that may come in a much broader array of fits and styles?

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I believe with the right insoles, you can wear combat boots daily without any issues.