With my Danners looking a little the worse for wear I’ve been looking on and off for a replacement pair of boots for when the time comes and they finally leave me for that big boot graveyard in the sky. Last year I bought a pair of German Army Para Boots online I bought a size 12 (took ages to find someone with a size 12) they arrived I was happy until I put them on they were HUGE, so I sent them back and remained on the look out.
Last Sunday I found a pair of Haix High Liability Grade 1 used for £35, now I’ve always been sceptical of buying “used boots” I hear people say they’re great already broken in etc. BUT to my mind they’re broken in for someone else’s foot……….. regardless I thought for £35 it’s worth the gamble:
Initial thoughts putting the boots on for some reason it felt like I was wearing a pair of platform shoes, I’m already 6’4” but felt like these added another inch or 2 (purely psychological I’m sure) psychological or not it took the first 30minutes until I felt comfortable walking.
Overall a well made comfortable boot, they have a nifty little locking mechanism for the laces on the one eye (In-between the 3 eyelets for the shoe and the 2 for the ankle support):
Some random pictures of the boots:
Remember these are Grade 1 used, there is every little sign of wear and tare the biggest give away was the wear on the heals: