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Magnum Boots

Post by admiral » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:39 pm

Evening all now the proud owner of Magnum Panther 8.0 boots being a very new newbie - not started yet but I start trainig induction week at Buckley on 15 November, am I a bit eager to purchase or is it a wise move? Looking at the forum now after said purchase it seems the magnum have a bit of a bad press. What do you old sweats think? Answers need not be on a postcard on this occasion :slm:

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Re: Magnum Boots

Post by Burnlee » Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:39 am

I have only just pruchased a pair of Magnums, thought I would give them a whizz. Neer had them before as always used Altbergs, but a little pricey considering the job we do. For the past 2 years I have had a pair of Bates' which are very good and lasted till now, still got plenty of wear in them just not much tread.

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Re: Magnum Boots

Post by spike » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:05 pm

you cant go wrong with magnums,great for abseiling off the 5s landing

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Re: Magnum Boots

Post by Prae » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:00 pm

I've always had Magnums for about the last 10 years but the last 2 pairs I've had have ripped in the same place within a year, just on the inside of the right boot at the join with the sole. Not ideal when you're paying 80 quid a pair!

I suspect they're cutting corners nowadays to increase the profits on the boots. I won't be buying another pair.

I'm now wearing Goliath boots which are great quality and comfy as slippers.

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Re: Magnum Boots

Post by purplepig20 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:41 am

I'm now wearing Goliath boots which are great quality and comfy as slippers.

May I ask where you bought yours? Which type are they & how much? Sorry for all the questions, but will be starting soon & would like to have my shoe/boot situation sorted by then! I do have a pair of DM's but I can't wear them every day as they are a bit hard on my feet. My current job ensures that I'm constantly on my feet for sometimes 12 hours a day & for purely comfort reasons, I wear trainers. Therefore, I am used to very comfy shoes & to find some comfy boots would be brilliant! I know that I can't (and certainly wouldn't dream of it anyway) wear trainers as part of my new HMP uniform.

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Re: Magnum Boots

Post by phillio_jd » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:45 am

I got a pair of magnum patrol CEN boots for £35 on ebay, that includes postage. They are really comfy, not what i was expecting from a pair of boots.
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Re: Magnum Boots

Post by admiral » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:07 am

Hi purplepig20

Got my Magnum 8.0 Panthers from Army and Navy store they cost £60

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Re: Magnum Boots

Post by natf » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:35 pm

It seems that most people are choosing magnums, but are you allowed to wear any type of boot you want(within reason of course). I personally don't get on with magnums, but I will wear them if it's the only option!

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Re: Magnum Boots

Post by Carbon » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:40 pm

I see on the prison intranet they are now doing a shoe/boot survey.

Guess this is for the replacement of the boot allowance.

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Re: Magnum Boots

Post by Oldboy » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:51 pm

i priced some magnum stealths up for about 70 quid, i saw them in a hi-tec store at our local shoppping outlet they also said if you show them proof your an officer they will give you 10% off.
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Re: Magnum Boots

Post by purplepig20 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:34 pm

Oldboy wrote:i priced some magnum stealths up for about 70 quid, i saw them in a hi-tec store at our local shoppping outlet they also said if you show them proof your an officer they will give you 10% off.
Maybe I'll show them my contract............. I wonder would that be enough proof as we don't get ID until we actually start................ :slwh: :sltgn:

From what I know, Magnums make your feet sweat a lot, hence why I'm interested in another brand Like the Goliath ones Prae was on about. Not really digging the whole stinky feet thing!! :slwin:
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Re: Magnum Boots

Post by Prae » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:32 pm

Mine are the Goliath Tactical boots and I got them from Gladstoneboots.com.

They were £39.99 but I don't see them in their catalogue anymore.

Here's a link to the manufacturers site: http://www.goliathboots.com/index.php?p=76

Really good boots with loads of ventilation.

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Re: Magnum Boots

Post by smcukle1990 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:48 am

Ive got an old set of my RAF issue boots (from when i was a cadet) at home which you can pick up dirt cheap and once youve worn them in a bit they are really comfy but as mine have had it now after years of running in fields through knee high mudm water and general c*** i need a new set and am looking into a set of magnums however after reading this i may look into a set of goliaths, many thanks all :)_
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Re: Magnum Boots

Post by cahill » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:42 pm

http://www.getthelabel.com/fcp/product/ ... /-/11/3932

these are good boots, last a lot longer than magums

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Re: Magnum Boots

Post by purplepig20 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:47 pm

I don't like buying shoes online as I find that I'm a different size with different brands. I actually need to try them on physically in a shop first. Does anyone know of a good store in the London area (or even up as far north as Luton) to have a look in?
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