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  • My Magnum Spider 8.0's
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    By robert 28/08/2011

    I bought my magnum spiders (not the 8.1 version but the version before [the Elite Spider 8.0]) back in march 2010 from a military shop in aldershot, the main thing that attracted me to the boots was the lightness and the trainer like feel of the product, as i was starting my All Arms Physical Training Instructors course at the time and the lighter the boot the better, due to the amount of running i was to be doing over the 10 week course. To start off with the boot was fantastic, i went on a 12 mile speed march on the very next day i purchased the boots and had nothing but slight rub marks on my feet, i honestly couldnt believe how great the boots were and how worth the money at the time i thought they were. After my 10 week physical course (in which boot runs were a common thing) the boots started to show a little wear and tear but nothing out of the norm, i returned to my unit full of praise for my new purchase however this praise was short lived.

    Two months later i was told i was to be deployed to Kenya for a months exercise, Kenya being quite a harsh dry enviroment for training but nothing i thought, that my equipment couldnt handle......... i was very wrong, my magnum spider boots started to fall apart at the seam's (literaly) the edges of my right boot started to unravel themselves, and even though i polished my boots everyday to keep the leather supple, large cracks started to show on the left and right of both boots near the ball joints of my feet. Needless to say i was not impressed with the durability of the spiders, as they only managed to last me FIVE AND A HALF MONTHS after purchase before they were totally unwearable. NOT IMPRESSED ONE LITTLE BIT !!

    I am fully aware that magnum have now brought out a new shape and style of spiders, and i would love to say i have the faith to part with my hard earned cash to buy a set, but im afraid after my encounter with the previous version i dont think this will be happening anytime soon. I am forced now to wear the only boot i consider to be good enough for all things physical which is the British Army issue jungle boot, i would love to proved wrong by magnum but i just refuse to part with the cash only to be dissapointed again.

    Yours sincerely

    Cpl Robert Gliniany

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