I wore these Rockys through Officer Training School and US Army Ranger School last year, and had no complaints. These boots are solid. What I like about these boots is the insole. The factory insole is extremely thick and provides ample padding for your foot. You won't feel this day to day but take these boots on a 10 mile ruck and you'll see what I'm talking about.
The downside with these boots is the suede. It stains easily. Not much you can do because suede desert boots are part of the ACU. My stint in Florida did a number on my boots, but only because of how suede does in wet, muddy settings. But I liked these boots so much that I bought another that I'm wearing in Afghanistan. I've been here for 5 months wearing them 12-15 hours every day and they've been great!
These boots are awesome. They are exactly like the description. Excellent service from Militarybootsdirect. They arrived in three days. These boots rock.
I bought these boots after reading some of the internet reviews. When they arrived, I took out my scale and weighed them. They came in at about 17 ounces for each boot, or roughly about 2.2 lbs for the pair. This was quite a bit lighter than my corcorans that weigh close to 4lbs for the pair so they are definitely light at about half the weight. Next, I tried them on and they fit tight but not too tight but provide free movement in the ankle area so they arent too restrictive of stiff like other boots I've owned. They feel like a solid boot. I've got one month before my deployment so I'll be wearing them to break them in before I go. The true test will be in the field but so far, they seem pretty good.
I received these boots while deployed here in Afghanistan. These S2Vs are pretty lightweight but the boot stitching began to come apart. The sole on the boot is too soft and so you feel whatever you're walking on. This makes you even more tired at the end of a day walking on rocks and debris. They scuff easily and the laces seem cheap and flimsy. The factory insoles that came with the boot were made of regular and didn't fit the boot so I had to cut them around the edges to make them fit the inside of the boot. This is unacceptable for a pair of $200 boots! This boot isn't worth the box it comes in.
These boots feel like my running shoes. Really comfortable. I read some reviews on the SV2 that said to order a half size larger but I should have ordered my running shoe size. These are about half an inch too big for me.
Easy to slip on compared to some other brands. i really like these for running. The sole and the upper part of the boot flex alot so they dont restrict at all when running. you barely notice you have them on.
I bought these because I have a lot of friends the own Rocky S2Ss and really like em. Maybe it was just a fluke on my part but I'm on my second pair of these boots. The first pair I bought were great. They were really, really light and gave good traction and ankle support. I really liked the low profile footprint that avoided me tripping on stuff like my issue combat boots. They also look super cool with how they "wrap" around your foot and look like some bad ass boots. They were fine for about 6 months and then one day when I was putting them on, the inside mesh on the left boot ripped and came apart from the boot inside. I contacted Rocky and after about a month they replaced them after I took pictures and mailed the boots back.
The second pair of S2Vs arrived in the same size 10 Wide and I put them on. After a couple of hours of wearing them I had to take them off because the left boot was digging into my heel area. I dont know if it was an extra piece of material that didn't get removed at the factory or if it was a manufacturing defect or what. So now I'm stuck with a pair of brand new boots that are essentially unwearable. Like I said, maybe my experience was just a fluke on my part since my buddies all seem to like their S2Vs. I still think Rocky makes great high performance products but maybe some of their quality control is lacking.
These Rocky S2Vs are a middle weight boot. I've had lighter boots in the past but they just didn't hold together. These boots seem to be the best combination of lightness and durability I've found. I've owned Bellevilles, Wellcos, and the Rocky C4T trainers and the S2Vs are still my favs. Mine have been going strong for over two years and have seen me through SOS and BOLC. Keeping them clean is a challenge because they're made of suede leather so the color has changed slightly but other than that, they are perfect.
I've had these for over a year and they've been great. Hands down the most comfortable combat boot I've owned. My Army issued ones were junk and clunky. With the S2Vs, I feel faster and more agile. I know I know, how can just a boot make a difference. I dont know if it does but it sure feels like they do. I'm definitely more confident when I'm on loose or rocky terrain that requires more balance and control.
I bought these for my son who is in the Air Force. He says he loves them and no problems.
I bought these for my son for boot camp. The Army is very particular when it comes to what type of boots you can wear. These were Army approved and my son says he likes them.
I ordered my same running shoe size and they were way too small. I'm a 12 running shoe and had to send them back and get a 13. Make sure you get the right size because it was a lot of trouble to pack everything back in the box, tape it, and have to drive 20 miles to the nearest post office.
These boots do give good support on the sides. I'm wearing them right now and they feel great. They give adequate support on the ankles as well. In my opinion, get the sizing chart of the Rocky site and print it out. Then order at least one size bigguer at least 1 size longer.