Quantico Boot Blog
There's a lot of “work” in deciding which Work Boot is right for you. No two boots are the same. Different boot manufacturers use different materials and techniques for making their boots, things that can have a significant impact on the durability, comfort, and use of the boot. Work Boots also have to meet the particular needs of the job. Safety Toes, Electrical Safety, Waterproof, Oil Resistance. Dozens of factors that affect which boot is the right boot for you.
At Quantico Boot, we want to provide as much information as possible to help you choose your Work Boots. Brands we feature here include Carolina, Danner, Matterhorn, and Corcoran. Some features are electrical hazard protection, steel toes, GORE-TEX waterproofing and Thinsulate insulation. Many of our work boots also feature specialty soles for certain work environments.
We are happy to share our knowledge about Work Boots with you here and hope you’ll take some time to browse our product information pages before visiting our online catalog.
We also know that we don’t know everything there is to know about these boots. That’s why we’d like to hear from you. We want to know what you do and what boots you’ve found that work or don’t work for getting your job done. If you’ve got an opinion about the boots you currently own, please take a minute and comment on the boot’s posting or, if you can’t find your boot, send us an e-mail with manufacturer, model and your comments.
Hit the ground running with the appropriate footwear! The fine men and women that serve our country deserve top quality boots that allow them both protection and efficiency. Regardless if the environment is a training atmosphere, or in the field near, or deployed overseas, proper foot attire can be vital to the success of the modern soldier and marine.
Boots for the military are part of the standardized uniform. However, the different types of boots selected can have a direct impact on performance. Think of it this way: if you were going to run a marathon, you wouldn’t slip your feet into a pair of sleek high-heels first. The arches of your feet need proper support, your ankles need to be tightly wrapped, and your toes need to be protected.
Boots used both in combat and in training throughout the military have been carefully designed to accommodate a very active person. These boots for the military cut down on ankle sprains, broken toes, and other injuries. They support our soldiers in much the same way our soldiers help us. Strength, fortitude, and dependability are some of the key factors that manufacturers use when designing these boots.
These worldly warriors are outfitted with top brands provided through Quantico Boot, such as the Belleville 340 DES hot weather and flight combat boot. This made in America military-grade boot is perfect for rough terrain with a breathable lining. The Danner 26027, also made in America, is a formidable piece of footwear that can be useful when treading rugged landscapes.
Quantico Boot has specific recommendations for footwear designed with individual service men and women in mind. For example, the Belleville 500 and 590 Desert Boots will always aid Marines.
If you are curious about what Quantico Boot can do for you and your loved one serving in the military, contact us today!
If you have ever had a great pair of boots, You know and understand what it is like when you have to let them go. It is not a good feeling and the longer you have them, the harder it is, But with proper care and boot maintenance, you might have been able to add a few years to your boot. Just like everything else all boots require some attention and support and they all need different amounts and types of care. At Quantico Boot, we sell boots that can last up to 20 years, but they require some maintenance and extra care. On this blog, we will talk about how to care for your boots whether they are Black Police boots, Combat boots, Hiking Boots or leather dress shoes.
Boots are made out of many different materials, and the care procedures are different for every kind. So one of the first steps is to determine what your boots are made of. Whether they are full grain leather, man made synthetic materials, rough side out leather or suede. We will talk about all the proper procedures for most kinds of boot material here.
Most boots you are going to want to apply some waterproofing and stain protector. And different boot materials take various types of waterproofing products better. For most types of leather, you want to use an oil based product, silicone and some waxes can clog the pores in leather and shorten the life of the boot. For Boots with synthetic leather use a silicone based waterproofing product. If the boot is both synthetic and natural leather make sure you follow manufacturers recommendation. And when ever possible check recommendations from boot manufacturer. And when waterproofing always pays close attention to the seams. This will help to keep boots waterproof, and some are even a protection barrier too.
Other recommendations to extend the life of your boots is:
- Waterproof the boots
- Keep the boots as clean as Possible
- Don’t store them for extended periods of time without wearing them
- Don’t let them stay wet for long periods and never dry with heat
- Always lace boots up when wearing them even if only for short period
- Make sure you use the right products for your boots to clean and waterproof
- A shoe tree is great if they do sit for extended periods of time
Most boots and leathers can be cleaned with a damp cloth or nylon soft bristle brush. Cloth or sponge for soft leathers and bristle brush for rough leathers. You should start by knocking off most of the dust and dry dirt. Then just wipe them down with the cloth using minimal water unless you know the boots are 100% waterproof. Take the removable insoles out and let them dry at room temperature do not heat them. Then you are going to want to seal and protect with a waterproofing product or maybe spit and shine.
Let customers speak for usfrom 133 reviews
Even though it said that the boots were on back order, I received the boots in under 2 weeks. They were even able to correct an incorrect size error I made with ease. I have no doubt I am coming back to this company for my next set of boots.
Boots came so quickly and are out everywhere else! I received a phone call because I messed up the shipping info and the staff member on the phone was so helpful and kind. Great company, I will definitely recommend to the guys I work with!
The stability and comfort and durability of Rats, the lightweight feel of Bates Lites. Its the perfect Hybrid. I honestly wish they were a little more conservative looking on the outsole, as not to look so army-ish. Rah.
We bought these boots for our daughter and had them shipped directly to her. Great product (she loves them) and fast shipping. Boots were delivered in two-weeks time!
The boots are great, the service was fast, and they kept me informed through the whole shipping process. I look forward to buying from them again.
I've tried a dozen other brands over the years, Nothing compares. I've worn these for the passed 18 years, they never let me down. Quantico Boot, Great boot Great service.
I was concerned about the fit and feel. When I got them, they were the perfect size and felt like putting gloves on my feet. Amazing boots.
These boots are like slippers. They are light and they feel like rat boots and bates lites combined. You do not need to break them in. They are true to size. 100% recommend.
They said back order...that was fast to be on back order lol
Thanks Quantico boots for delivering my mattethorn mt705 boots to Canada. You were a pleasure to deal with and the shipping was prompt.
Material feels comfortable and durable, insole and outsole have nice cushion to them. The sizing was perfect in them; I wear a 9.5 in both Nike and Danner. Lightweight, can't even feel them on my feet when running!
HIGHLY recommend getting these boots through Quantico Boot, especially if you have a very average foot size like me. You will get it quickest through Quantico Boot. If you are at TBS, order them to the store as it took very long for my platoon to pick them up from the mail room.
These boots feel like tennis shoes. Super light weight, bud durable. Took them out in the snow and when I was done my feet were completely dry. Highly recommend these boots to any Marine.
I’ve always loved my Danners but these new boots are amazing. It’s about time we got something a little lighter and sportier in the line-up. Went on a couple humps and a boots and utes run in the first week and they’re damn near running shoes; very light, no rubbing or hot spots.
Excellent boot. Definitely a step up from the previous lightweight boot on the market. Would definitely buy again when given the opportunity!
I have not had much chance to wear my new Matterhorn mining boots but so far I am very pleased with the fit and the quality. I had some issue with sizing as the Metatarsal guard had me exchanging for my first ever wide.
A more notable observation is the quality of the QB’s customer service. Selling something online and shipping it is not as real a test of a business’ customer service as is returning an item twice to get the right fit. I am very pleased with Quantico Boot’s rapid shipping, handling of my exchanges and refunds.
I will be looking to Quantico Boot first for future boot purchases.
I’ve used Danner boots for over 20 years as a police officer and Quantico had the lowest price, by far and there communication was great!
Customer service made sure to give me the best advice on how they fit (some boots run big in sizes so you have to order a size down, vice a versa) I ended up getting the boots earlier than promised. the size I ordered was on backorder, and the arrived 3 days earlier than what they said.
The boots listed Where out of stock when I initially ordered, the next morning I was notified my boots have shipped. Quantico boot did awesome at getting my size and shipping fast, boots where exactly what I wanted.
Bought boots for my nephew stationed in Okinawa. Even on backorder the boots were shipped in less than a week. 15 days later his boots were at the Post Office where he is stationed. Tracking was stalled only while in transit to over seas. Way speedier than expected and fulmy impressive. Boots are 'The Best & Light as a feather' according to my Marine!
Great boots . I work in Emergency Management and Homeland Security these boots fit all my needs in the office and in the field.
The boots fit really well and are very comfortable and durable. The customer service at Quantico Boot is also very outstanding.
My son loved the Marine Boots. they are very light weight and made exceptionally well. More importantly, I loved the personalized service that was shown me during the pruchasing process. If more companies were willing to make sure their customers are taken care of, like Quantico boots; there would be no reason for the BBB. Highly reccommend and will do business again. A+++ rating.
This was a Christmas gift from my son currently at the Basic School. He loves the boots! For me the customer service was outstanding.
son in the marines told me they boot were the best boot to wear when you are in the service, if he can put his life on the line I can make his life a little more comfortable
The boots were delivered extremely fast. Ahead of projection. The fit was fine. The entire experience surpassed expectations.
This boot is a superior alternative to the lighter weight Bateslites. More support, more traction, and more durable. Highly recommend
We are giving them to our grandson, Adam Eisenbarth, for Christmas. He will be leaving after college for officer training.
I’m a arborist, need a durable boot, these keep feet dry, pretty warm, but can deal with a lot of punishment. Take a while to break in but I’d recommend them to anyone
Just ran my CFT with these and maxed my score. Excellent boot! Light, comfortable and durable. I plan on purchasing a second pair.
The new Danners have lived up to the hype. No broke in time needed, thinking about getting a second pair to replace my old PT boots.
Although I have only worn them for a week or so, they are comfortable and fit well. I bought a size 9 men's and am normally a size 8.5 to 9.
The new Reckoning boots are bery comfortable and fit well. Being on my feet 90% of the time as a foot mobile Infantry Marine I know the importance of a good boot and would highly recommend this boot to anyone inthe infantry field. I would however like to see a winter boot in this style also and would gladly purchase them. The service I got with Quantico boot company was very helpful and will order from them in the future.
Bill.. Thank you for your quick service in getting the Danner Reckoning boots to my son. You made things incredibly easy and your service is commendable! I have referred you to all our friends.
The 590 was the first boot handed(shoved in my arms) to me by another recruit on Parris Island SC. I was discharged 10 years ago and very seldom have I worn another boot than the Belleville 590. I have always found them the most comfortable and the price point is right we’re I love it.
Most likely you are reading this review because you are a fellow Marine and you are looking for light boots that aren’t garbage. So far, they seem to fit the bill. Since I have only had them a few weeks, however, it is difficult to say how they will hold up over the long term. As a long time Danner combat boot owner, my hopes are high and the construction/fit seems up to snuff. That said, I would also like to address the matter of service from Quantico Boot. These guys are top notch and are unlike anything I have experienced as far as customer service online. Regardless of their price versus a competitor, I will be back just because I know those extra dollars are funding such a high caliber operation.
Amazing boots and fast shiping
They got the reckonings to me in a week even though they were back ordered.
Best boots i have ever owned, and the process of getting them from your web sight was quick and easy. Thank you.
Great product. Best service. I'm sure I'll buy again.