Surplus JUNGLE BOOTS with the Panama tread pattern can't be beat. You can get them from Brigade QuarterMasters: http://www.actiongear.com/cgi-bin/tame.exe/agcatalog/index.tam or The Cavalry Store or Ranger Joe's. Civvie style, you can't go wrong with either Danner or Bates brands especially in a low quarter or lightweight day hiker. Trust me, I used to be an Infantry Captain and made my living on my feet and in the mud. And never EVER go cheap on footwear or socks or you'll seriously regret it. Back in 1980, I spent $199 on a pair of Chippewa -40's and never looked back. I was always dry and toasty no matter where I toddled around Washington state!ramtough47 said:Hey everyone give me some advice on foot-wear for the range,IDPA matches going to shooting schools,etc,etc,etc... I'm looking for something that will be comfertable,lightweight,have good traction, and look good. I'm not interested in a combat boot or a Swat boot or a boot the 101st airborne uses to jump out of planes with.I also would like to not have to go get a small loan to pay for this foot wear.Oh yeah,i have tennis shoes[and they are good ones]but i'm looking at something similiar to a low cut hiking boot.Let me here what you got.