Add a Review Stealth Force 8.0 SZ
By Zoe 13/01/2011
The Stealth II boots are a few years old now, but there are retailers out there still offering them for sale. You would be hard pressed to find a better boot in the same price category.分享 Share
I purchased these boots in March 2008 and have worn them solidly on duty for close to 3 years.
When deciding on which boots to purchase for my first day on the job I tried a number of other brands. I did the standard jump up and down, run around and I found that the Magnums outplayed the others on fit, comfort, weight and the most important of all to a girl, the looks. The stealth series won out on all points.
As a Police officer your footwear is hugely important to you. Whether you're running after an offender or clambering over rocks these boots keep you safe and upright. The athletic styling give these boots a light feel and enable you to run freely. They don't make a loud clomping noise like other boots which is a good point when you're trying to make a quiet approach.
I prefer the 8" boots as you have the added protection for your ankles. They can help to prevent ankle roll over and also protect and defelect outward trauma (such as dog bites!).
They scrub up nicely and I've managed to get away with wearing them on parade numerous times. The toe and side of the boot is leather so a spit and polish brings them up nicely.
The side zip feels sturdy and hasn't failed me yet. Even when covered in mud and goodness knows what else, the zips have always worked. I like not having to lace up my boots every day. I can just jump into them and zip them up. Perfect.
The only downfall I found was the rear of the boot. The first part to give way is the point at which the ankle flexes (near the archilles). Magnum added a padded bit there as previous models found the leather to wear out too easily. The padded strip has started to dig inwards, although it doesn't hurt, it is a little annoying. Mind you, I've had 3 years out of them and that's the only negative I've found.
It does look as though the newer Stealth Force models have sorted this issue though with a broader padded area.
All in all, a great boot which has served me well. I will continue to buy magnum boots in the furture and I am looking forward to my new Stealth Force SZ CT CP WPi 8".