Yorum Ekle Stealth Force 8.0 SZ
Stealth Force 8.0 - A great all-round boot
By TuonoV 2/pm/2011
I've now been using the Magnum Stealth Force 8.0 Leather & Nylon SZ for a little over a year. My duties are a mix of mobile and foot patrol, so it was important that my boots are durable, comfortable to walk or stand in, yet also comfortable to drive in without sacrificing feel. Less important factors were them being waterproof, and warmth - in fact I get hot feet so the cooler the better.Paylaş
I'm very pleased with the Stealth Force 8.0. They felt very comfortable right away, meaning that they didn't need breaking in. They were not too stiff when new so I could comfortable walk long distances in them straight away. The leather was actually reasonably soft so I could also drive with them straight away.
The shape of the soles feel very natural to walk in - almost like a trainer. I actually claim that I can run faster in my boots due to the extra height than I can in my trainers! This shape (and in particular the curved edge behind the heel) allow very comfortable driving - as your foot can rock over the heel very smoothly giving more control. The boots are very comfortable and whilst I'd describe them as having a sturdy sole (as boots should do), they certainly don't feel it and do give your feet an easy time.
The sole claims to be designed for work in urban environments - with various additions such as an oil resistant rubber, section for climbing ladders and a section for climbing walls or fences. I agree with the claims - I have climbed ladders, been on rooftops, and have walked through oil patches and the boots are the best I've used yet. They aren't completely resilient to slippery conditions - so it's important not to get complacent, however they are certainly competant at displacing water or oil to allow a grippy footing.
Over the last years use, I have only had 1 issue with the boots. The issue was that edges of the rubber were beginning to unstick themselves and open up. This happened in 2 places on a single boot - on the right hand side (the middle part used for climbing ladders), and the curved part of the heel. As this happened on the same boot, it's possible that the extra stresses of driving with the boots (and using the right foot for constantly shifting between the brake and accelerator) has caused this. However I used a small amount of super-glue to stick these back on and they haven't shifted since.
I have managed to put a couple of small scratches on the leather, however this I put down to not polishing them as often as they should, particularly as I used the boots over the winter months for walking through the snow and ice which would have allowed more water through them than normal. However a polish later and they come back up to scratch, and almost completely hide the scratches.
Overall - they are a very good pair of boots, and as an all-rounder, they are the best I've worn yet. I could (and often do) wear them all day long with no pain at the other end whatsoever.