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I'm sure this question has been asked before. I'm due to start with btp in January and have been told that I need to buy my own boots.

I'm looking for recommendations on what people have brought.

I have looked at altberg p1. Along with the newer style blueline boots. Unfortunately no where has them in stock to try on.

I manage to try on a pair of magnum viper Pro  in millets which I have heard mixed reviews about on how long they last. 

 The cost varies amongst boots. Which I don't mind. Just looking to get a pair that will last me for years

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4 hours ago, sparky1292 said:

I'm sure this question has been asked before. I'm due to start with btp in January and have been told that I need to buy my own boots.

I'm looking for recommendations on what people have brought.

I have looked at altberg p1. Along with the newer style blueline boots. Unfortunately no where has them in stock to try on.

I manage to try on a pair of magnum viper Pro  in millets which I have heard mixed reviews about on how long they last. 

 The cost varies amongst boots. Which I don't mind. Just looking to get a pair that will last me for years

You will have to go far and wide for somebody not to recommend Altberg, they are absolutely fantastic boots and very well known within the police. 

I have the P1 Aqua's, I've had them 5 years now and they are still like new! Only way I can describe it is it's like wearing a really comfy hi-top trainer. 

If you're able to get get to their store in Richmond, they offer 10% (possibly 15%) off to serving police officers/staff. 

I've previously had a pair of Dewalt boots which were really good too but when I joined I was told I couldn't wear steel-toe-capped boots. 

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Many thanks for your reply. 

I'm leaning towards the altberg p1 over other brands. Have also just looked at the warrior microlite. 

Unfortunately its a 10hr round-trip drive to the store. Will give them a call when they open on the 5th.

How true to size are they. I'm normaly a 9 in  trainers. And the same in timberland boots and work safety boots

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1 hour ago, Ether said:

Aku’s are the future, like trainers.

Aku's ? Never mind. Found them

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3 hours ago, sparky1292 said:

Aku's ? Never mind. Found them

Amazing boots and the gotetex lined ones have done me well around the world in dry and wet. 

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Salomon’s are very good - they’re basically trainers! 
 

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On 27/12/2021 at 17:02, sparky1292 said:

Many thanks for your reply. 

I'm leaning towards the altberg p1 over other brands. Have also just looked at the warrior microlite. 

Unfortunately its a 10hr round-trip drive to the store. Will give them a call when they open on the 5th.

How true to size are they. I'm normaly a 9 in  trainers. And the same in timberland boots and work safety boots

When I rang them - albeit 3+ years ago now - I gave them my Force and collar number and they gave me a discount. Must have been about 25% maybe more. Boots Cost less than £80, are like slippers, waterproof, don’t rub and are still like new bar wearing on the sole and a scratch mark I can’t remember how I did.

A mate of mine is due to retire soon and has had something like 4 pairs throughout his full 30 year service.

I wouldn’t have anything else.

For God’s sake don’t buy magnums.

 

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On 02/01/2022 at 15:53, POM0272 said:

When I rang them - albeit 3+ years ago now - I gave them my Force and collar number and they gave me a discount. Must have been about 25% maybe more. Boots Cost less than £80, are like slippers, waterproof, don’t rub and are still like new bar wearing on the sole and a scratch mark I can’t remember how I did.

A mate of mine is due to retire soon and has had something like 4 pairs throughout his full 30 year service.

I wouldn’t have anything else.

For God’s sake don’t buy magnums.

 

 

On 27/12/2021 at 19:02, Ether said:

Aku’s are the future, like trainers.

Aku's ?

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I will be ringing altberg store on Wednesday when they are open again. Now to decide between p1 peacekeepers. Blueline. Or warrior  microlite. Don't think I will go for aqua boots as will rarely be out of train station. And not running through fields

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On 03/01/2022 at 21:12, sparky1292 said:

I will be ringing altberg store on Wednesday when they are open again. Now to decide between p1 peacekeepers. Blueline. Or warrior  microlite. Don't think I will go for aqua boots as will rarely be out of train station. And not running through fields

What did you end up going with?

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3 hours ago, XA84 said:

What did you end up going with?

I went  for altberg peacekeepers.

Followed recommendations of people allready in the job.

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1 hour ago, sparky1292 said:

I went  for altberg peacekeepers.

Followed recommendations of people allready in the job.

Glad to hear it, you won't go wrong with them. Everyone whose everyone recommends them as they are the best out there. 

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18 minutes ago, XA84 said:

Glad to hear it, you won't go wrong with them. Everyone whose everyone recommends them as they are the best out there. 

Yeah heard so many good things.  Got to bull them up when they arrive. I know altberg say to use there own products. Not sure if there own gloss will put the shine on. That's being looked for

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