Thinsulate Patrol Boots (Cadet Style)
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Thinsulate Patrol Boots (Cadet Style)

Product Ref: 00440.   Military Style - New
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Further Information
Further Information
  • Genuine 3M Thinsulate lining
  • Padded suede collar
  • Oil-resistant rubber sole
  • High-grip tread
  • Speed lace D-rings
A great all-round boot for light duties, these are comfortable and lightweight and offer good ankle support. Lined with Thinsulate material for warmth, they are suitable for most cadets.
The lining in these boots is genuine 3M Thinsulate material. Beware of cheaper copies with inferior insulation.
Q & A's
Q & A's
Q: can this boots be polished?
A: Yes they can.
Q: are the boots for women?
A: Yes, they are unisex.
Q: It has a thinsulate lining, so is it designed to keep your feet warm as I will not be able to wear warm boots doing Nijmegen.
A: Yes the thinsulate lining is there for warmth.
Q: I am a size 2, but the smallest size boot I can find is a size 3. How big will they be in comparison?
A: There tends to be around 1cm difference in the length between sizes.
Q: Are this any good for hiking
A: Yes, they have good ankle support and good grip.
Q: Will both black and desert coloured boots be ok in the snow?
A: Both have good grip on the soles and are thinsulate lined so will be suitable for snow conditions.
Q: iv got a wide foot would u say thay would bee any good four me
A: These are regular width, although they are a little over-sized.
Q: Do they have steel toe caps?
A: No they don't.
Q: are the boots aceptable on an assult course
A: Yes, they can be used for this purpose
Q: are these boots easy to run in ?
A: Yes, they provide good ankle support, but the fabric makes them quite lightweight.
Q: Are these boots full leather?
A: No, they have cordura fabric on the sides.
Q: Are these boots acceptable for the cadets?
A: Some cadet groups do allow these, but it is best to check with the staff at your group.
Q: I take a size 5 normally,should I take a 5 or are they quite big in sizes ?
A: These do come up a little big as it is assumed you will be wearing a thick sock with them.
Q: Are these boots fully waterproof?
A: No, only shower-proof.
Q: Will the toe cap become highely shiney when polished.
A: Using a polish such as Parade Gloss these boots can be bulled up to a high shine.
Reviews (any views expressed are solely those of the reviewer)
Not a good pair of boots
Had these boots for 3 weeks and both boots have now got splits in the middle of the soles so my feet get soaking wet I'm a security guard in tesco so all I do is walk and stand I did expect more from these boots and warn everyone not to buy
Pros: Ankle support , Comfort
Cons: Not waterproof, Don't last long , Soles split very easy
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: No
Follow-up by Meanandgreen: Sorry to hear about the problems you've encountered Andrew. Pease contact us directly so we can resolve this for you.
Reviewed by Andrew in Wolverhampton

Expectations too high?
I purchesd my 1st pair of these boots on the 10th May 2013 & after six months use they were shot and leaking in the heel area, so I purchsed another pair on the 8th Nov 2013 only because they are the comfiest boots i've used for work so far and they easily bed in, but these second pair are now leaking in the same place (right heel) and i have only worn them for 3 months. I work mainly indoors & sometimes walk to work. I won't be buying another pair any time soon, but i would & should expect more than 3 months wear.
Pros: Very comfy and light weight.
Cons: Absolute naff for work.
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: No
Reviewed by Og's in Lancashire

Very Good
Bought them the other day and they fit like a charm, I have been wearing them today and they didn't even need breaking in they feel as if they have been designed to be comfortable from day one of use. I aim to use them for drill and they certainly are outstandingly comfortable when walking in so I look forwards to putting them to good use. The fact they were at a reasonable price as well is astonishing as you would expect boots of this standard at greater prices.
Pros: Don't rub heals, Snug fit, Very Water resistant, Amazing Value, Ankle support
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Danny_Daemon in Wolverhampton

The delivery time was Good
Ordered Last Saturday Received Tues Morning Very impressed These are for my Daughter who has joined Air Cadets
Pros: none
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Glyn in Leicester

Great boots
Bought a pair of these as didn't want to pay the silly prices some boots command. I have to say they were comfy from the moment I put them on and didn't need any breaking in. I've worn mine while walking the dog, out on site and general wear. Very impressed so far.
Pros: Style looks good, Comfy, Great price
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels large
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Oliver J in Wigan

Not the best
I bought these as my first cadet boots they stated off well but couldn't be bulled up to much of a shine and they lasted a while but gave way and became really bad for wearing because during rain it soaks through and the leather around the toe area has cracked
Pros: Comfortable, Warm at first
Cons: Not good to polish, Not waterproof, Leather craked
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: No
Reviewed by Gingersheep in Carnforth

My boots of choice
I've just bought my second pair of these boots, and i wore my first pair pretty much constantly for a year. they were nice n warm during the winter months but not too warm during the ssummer , i think the balance is just about right. As for comfort, i think they are bang on. There are much more expensive boots out there and i guess you get what you pay for but i for one am very happy with my purchaes.
Pros: Lightweight, Warm, Cheap, Comfy
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Douglas in Bristol

Cheap and comfy!
I work as a security officer and so i am on my feet alot of the time. I bought these boots mainly because of the price but to be honest they are really comfy. they are quite high ankel but because of the fabric they are nice and lightweight and flexible. i wear mine every day to work and they havent let me down yet! i'll be back for antoher pair when these ware out.
Pros: Cheap, Lightweigbht, Comfy
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Claire in Lincs

Overall Not Impressed
I was a little aprehensive about trying an army type boot for the first time, but have to say they are one of the most comfortable bit of footware I have ever tried and given the price, expected them to last a good 8-12months. However after walking for 20mins to work & back each day, after 2months the tread is all but gone and both heels turned mushy then holes appeared. Although did not suffer from blisters the lining rubbed holes in all my socks. When I returned them, I was told you get what you pay for, he was dead right.
Pros: Smart Apperance, Waterproof, Secure Lacing, Suportive Ankle, Very Comfortable
Cons: None Durable Sole, Flimsy Heel, Rough Heel Lining
Would recommend: No
Reviewed by Kevin in Wolverhampton

Save your money
I originally bought these boots because I liked the support given by combat highs and thought they might be a lightweight alternative to my Danner Gortex for bushcraft and dog walking. Unfortunately within 3 wears one of the eyelets fell out and the material ripped. After the shop swapped for another pair I thought I was onto a winner the boots themselves are quite comfortable from the get go, then I wore them after rain. Just walking through wet grass my feet got soaked, the insoles felt like they'd sunk and have had to be replaced, I honestly didn't expect it to the point I went home and changed boots then walked exactly the same route wearing my Danner's which kept me dry and toasty.
Pros: Cheap, Initially comfortable, Lightweight,
Cons: Poorly made, Not water resistant
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: No
Reviewed by Smudge in Wolverhampton

A great Gig boot
A really good price for comfy, hardwearing boots which are just perfect for gigs and festivals (although I'm sure they are great for other occasions too!). I have several problems with my feet, and finding boots that are comfortable is a nightmare, but these are perfect.
Pros: Good price, Very comfortable, Sturdy and hardwearing
Cons: Backs need breaking in slightly
Would recommend: Yes

Excellent value
I'm tough on boots because of riding a bike - the instep and sole on the left foot always wears through from repeatedly changing gears. Not the Thinsulate patrol boots! They have stayed tough and sturdy over a good six months use. They show very, very little sign of wear and I can probably get another six months wear out of them I wasn't expecting much for the price, but like I say, I make tough demands on boots and have tried boots from £10 to £100 - all ended up in the bin after three months wear. I love these boots and will buy them again and again. I always recommend them to fellow bikers as being tougher than bike boots.
Pros: Great value, Comfortable, Tough, Durable
Cons: None!
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Bev in Midlands

Great boots but with limits
Bought a pair of these for my Son to use at cadets. Initially thought they were excellent, light weight & very comfy but once they did a river exercise & they got a proper dunking, then the leather became very weak and came away from the toecap. Overall, a good boot but not if you regularly get them soaked.
Pros: Lightweight & comfy
Cons: Will not take repeated dunkings
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Big Al in Bristol

Excellent multi-purpose boot.
I wear my boots when I go out on my motorbike and I cannot fault them. I have never had cold or wet feet and they are very comfortable. They look good and have never gave me any blisters. Excellent quality. Suitable for men and women.
Pros: Warm, Lightweight, Comfortable, Inexpensive
Cons: None
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Susanne Dawn in Galashiels

Fantastic boots
I Bought these boots for use at cadets and other outdoor activities and i am very pleased with them. Very high quality boots that i found very comfortable, and the insulative material kept my feet warm. I have had no problems whatsoever with these boots and i find it hard to fault them in any way.
Pros: Good looking, High quality, Inexpensive, Warm, Comfortable
Cons: None as such
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Sam in Willenhall, UK

Great boots
I wanted a pair of boots for work, but didn't want anything too heavy. The guys at meanandgreen recommended these as a lightweight alternative to some of the other combat boots they sell. They were also cheaper! I wear them every day and I find them to be very comfortable. Mine have shined up quite well too, I use parade gloss on mine as i find it brings them up well.
Pros: Good value, Comfortable, Easy to shine, Lightweight
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels large
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Ant in Devon

Fantastic boots.
I bought these boots to replace my old ones (general issue) and think that they are a very good boot. They're still being worn in, but they haven't rubbed nearly as much as my old ones did. The fabric looks like it will be difficult to clean, but I haven't been in that position. They haven't shined much yet, and are quite tricky to do up exactly how I would like, but they are incredibly supportive and comfortable. Definitely to be recommended.
Pros: Tough, Long-lasting, Supportive, Comfortable, Warm
Cons: Difficult to do up, Might be difficult to clean, Soles felt too thick at first
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Chris Ballard in Watford, UK

I recently bought a pair of these boots for my son who has joined cadets and he thinks that these are the best boots he has ever worn and would certainly have them again.
Pros: Don't rub, Comfortable, Perfect fit.
Cons: none
Sizing: Feels about right
Would recommend: Yes
Reviewed by Claire in Birmingham

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