Boots as a weapon.

Discussion in 'Guns, Knives, Tools, Etc.' started by Para173, Oct 26, 2016.

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  1. Para173

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    When you are in a survival situation, you're in it from the ground to the top of your pointy little head. That's why I'm suggesting that some people might want to consider thinking about their boots as a survival weapon too. Here's the thing, a good pair of safety boots can have metal toes in them that can protect part of your foot in some situations. If you end up in CQB (Close Quarter Battle or hand-to-hand) fighting a pair of steel toed boots give you the edge to kick somebody in the shins, head or other parts of their anatomy and cause them wet themselves in pure pain. The neat thing is that nobody knows that you're wearing safety shoes/boots with steel toes or supports in them until its too late for them.

    Imagine you're in an urban area moving around and you have to use public transportation. Nobody working security would think anything about a guy having safety shoes on his feet going to work because so many tradesmen wear them every day. About the time some guy pulls out a knife and lunges at you, if you plant a size 11 docker on him, that might give you and other people time to get away without anybody being killed. It is something you need to consider if you are going to wear such safety shoes. Why are you wearing them? How will you use them? Have you practiced using them at home?
     
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  2. PriscillaKing

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    Ah, the famous Bovver Boots! I don't think I've seen them for sale in the U.S. but they do sound as if they'd "bother" a deserving person.
     
  3. jeager

    jeager Master Survivalist
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    Now that's thinking on your feet!
    (or with your feet)
     
  4. Mr Boots

    Mr Boots Expert Member
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    I am quite a good weapon................
     
  5. jeager

    jeager Master Survivalist
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    Funny.
    Good one.:D
     
  6. Arkane

    Arkane Master Survivalist
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    Down side is they do get heavy after a while!
    Every ounce on your feet = pounds on your back!

    The steel caps are good but regular boots are nearly as good but much lighter!
    Bugging out will be lots more walking than kicking so is that extra weight worth it?

    I have steelcaps I wear regularly but for walking and or kicking I go with the non steel and lighter boots
    I have been known to reinforce the boot tung with an extra strip of hard leather!

    Over the years at work I have had to kick quite a few dogs and steelcap or not a well aimed kick will kill them, even the big nasty trained ones!:D
    Six big kills with a single well placed kick steel cap or not mattered little!
    Defending a static position is where I would use steel caped boots but bugging out I would favour lighter boots!
     
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  7. remnant

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    Yea, boots are a good combat item but you have to know how to use them. For instance, if you are not good at delivering kicks, then they might not be of much assistance, so practice is required. I think the kind of boot that would incapacitate an intruder should be light but with a hard front core to deliver an impact. But make sure you withdraw your leg fast lest the boot be caught by your opponent and you find yourself on the ground!
     
  8. TexDanm

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    For years I wore steel toed engineer boots. They were great for bike riding and were also good for kicking people or stomping their feet.
     
  9. Old Geezer

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    I used to call my steel-toed boots my "magic dancing shoes".
     
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