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    By Leon 02/01/2012

    When I bought these boots I was not sure of what to expect. I had previously used Magnum as they were standard issue boots to patrol officers but they didnt offer me the flexibility I wanted. I then used Danner boots which whilst well built and waterproof felt like I was wearing a pir of concrete boots which certainly was noticeable during foot pursuits. I felt it was difficult to hitch my leg over fences due to the weight of the boot. It was after losing a foot chase one night my colleague told me about the Spider Elite 8.0. So after going in to a store and trying a pir on I was sold. The weight for both boots was astonishingly the weight of one Danner boot!! The ankle support was also spot on and after wearing for a couple of shits they were broken in nicely with no pains or rubbing reported. I felt like I had a spring in my step thanks to the Vibram sole and 3D inner sole which soon molded to the shape of my foot. Driving police vehicles felt like a dream now also as it feels like I am wearing a pair of trainers to work everyday. The styling at first didnt grab me but now I actually think they are on of the best looking boots on the market. It was only a couple of days later and I had my foot chase which was quite lengthy through a mixture of terrain and the boots did not disappoint!! It felt like I was wearing a pair of running shoes and needless to say I caught my suspect. A year on and these boots are still going strong. I am quite fussy about footwear and polish my boots approximately 3-4 times a week which I honestly believe prolongs the life of the leather and keeps them supple. My only gripe about these boots would be the lacing system which have a habit of coming un done quite often despite being done up tightly! They are also sometimes difficult to take off due to the lacing system but I refuse to use a side system as I have had bad experiences with them in the past. I hav thought about changing these lases for a standard boot lace but to be honest I will probably wear these boots into the ground and look to buy another pair. Recently I bought a pair of Spider Elite Urban 8.1 and was initially disappointed with them as they didnt feel as light or comfortable as the Elite 8.0 although the lacing system is easier to use so Magnum have listened to feedback from customers and adapted their product accordingly so thumbs up Magnum.

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