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Combat boots yes or no?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Curiousfox, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. Curiousfox

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    Well I have a fetish for combat boots, I'll buy every pair of sevens I find and then put several different colored shoestrings in them, some spikes,and etc. I don't look like someone who would need such high topped boots because they honestly don't see mud at all, but I love them!

    Well a gay friend told me that military boots were a no to gay men, is this so?
     
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    That's his opinion :slight_smile:.

    You can wear whatever the heck you want if it makes you feel good and attractive :slight_smile:. I find combat boots can be hot as heck on a big tall guy, as it gives off a dominant vibe. Coloured shoelaces wouldn't really dim that feeling, just shows that he is funny as well :slight_smile:.

    ---------- Post added 31st Dec 2016 at 06:03 PM ----------

    If you don't want to come across as dominant, then yeah, I can see how that would send some mixed messages. But still if it makes you feel good you will make it work the way you want to, have faith :slight_smile:.

    ---------- Post added 31st Dec 2016 at 06:07 PM ----------

    Also, hard to dance in combat boots, they kinda lock in your ankles :slight_smile:
     
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    As a person who wear boots 24/7 every season, I would say go for it! No one can go wrong with a pair of boots.
     
  4. Cinis

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    You never know when the zombie apocalypse is coming....so, yes absolutely ok!


    ( fine I admit..not a serious answer)
     
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    Absolutely okay. I wore mine all the time until my shoe strings wore out.
     
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    Absolutely. That's what I wear in the winter, especially, but I'll wear them whenever if I feel like it. I want to get a pair of yellow laces for mine, but it's hard finding them long enough.
     
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    No, you're only allowed to wear high fashion like Armani or you must hand over your gay card!!1!

    Although, seriously, you sound creative and I think you should show that off

    Wear whatever the hell you want as long as it's legal

    Hell, I'm a sadist and I'm more obsessed with being cute than intimidating
     
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    Well, shit, if that's a requirement I definitely have to hand mine over because I wouldn't know high fashion if it bit me in the ass. :roflmao:
     
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    PFFFFFTTTT! your friend is just being a typical fashion police.
    Wear em with pride. they look pretty damn cool. If I had boots that look like it could leave a big mark on your face if i kicked it, I'd definitely wear it. I wear boots all the time,
     
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    I would say no. I feel combat boots should be reserved for a) military related activities or, b) activities that are equivalent in strenuousness to "military related activities" performed outdoors. I believe that those who use combat boots outside of these parameters are taking a utilitarian item with a narrow "official" use and expanding its uses for "fashion" purposes; that such people want to make a loud fashion statement by their footwear choice and/or cling to the cachet that combat boots have (e.g. military/manly) in order to compensate for some self-perceived deficiency or cling to an ideal; or, they are utilitarian and you got them on sale at a military surplus and it was cheaper than actual work boots.

    Interestingly, I have several pairs of cowboy boots and they could be seen as making a fashion statement or I want to grasp on to some cachet that they have (e.g. rugged, manly, western, outdoorsy), but cowboy boots also have the added distinction of being civilian wear that is considered a "normal" and everyday item in even the urban regions of the south/southwest US.

    That said, studded combat boots with weird colored laces do scream punk-ish, anti-establishment to me and that's a definite no-no (for me) because it is too "high fashion"/avant garde.
     
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    All the more reason to wear them. In this age in America, outwardly anti-establishment is the way to go. :wink:
     
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    Shhhh combat boots are the best. Wish I had a pair, but I'm too chicken to change my style so much. (I'd also like to wear choker necklaces and cut my hair *sigh*) They also look great on almost everyone (imo a person gets 20% hotter if they're wearing combat boots)
     
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    I'm not a gay man but always, yes, to combat boots.:sunglasses:
     
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    Who even makes up these rules? If you like it wear!
     
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    If the boots fit then by gosh wear them! I love my Texas Steer boots.
     
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    I have a pair of combat boots that I had to get for a hip hop group. I occasionally wear them from time to time. Although now the heels are coming off and I have hot glued them plus taped them so many times. I may have to get a new pair soon. If I was you I'd wear them as they do look good in a variety of outfits. I also feel like wearing combat boots gives off the vibe that you don't care what others think, and I do like giving off that vibe sometimes so that's why I like having a pair.
     
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    FYI Goldangel,

    Instead of buying a new pair of combat boots, it is usually much cheaper to get your current ones resoled. Those of us who wear combat boots regularly hate to have to break in a new pair, but soles do wear out. So the best solution is usually to simply have our broken-in combat boots resoled regularly until/unless the pair of boots wears out.

    Just a thought.
     
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    Wear those boots. They make me think of my dad, he has many pairs in varying shades of black and green. I think they're pretty cool.