25-year-old Kurdish marksman, looks at the bodies of IS militants

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Sneakers would maybe last you a week or two. Battle zones are rough conditions. Plus they offer no ankle support. And the footwear is put under incredible strain under the conditions these guys are fighting in. Most of what this is is urban combat for these guys.

Put on a what you think are a really good pair of sneakers, and go out to a intermediate to difficult level hiking area. Then go off the trail, don’t use the beaten path at all, or along a rocky river bank. Hike that for four hours for five days.

Then go find an industrial area that’s being demoed. And just walk and run and climb all over the place for four hours each day. Up and down stairs, over the piles of broken up concrete. Find some rail road tracks and run along side them on the rocks they use for the rail bed.

That would give you just a little taste of the urban conditions thees guys are fighting in. And hey, you’re not having to dodge bullets while you’re running. If your shoe comes off, you can stop, sit down and put it back on. Not look at it longingly from around a wall 100 yards a way, knowing you’re not getting it back.

It’s just a totally different world than what we’re used to functioning in in a normal life. Even the newer high tech. combat boots that are light weight, have better soles, and softer impact, fall apart pretty fast compared to what the normal life span is for a civilian shoe. Months are like dog years to a combat boot compared to the ‘walk down the street’ shoe you get at Foot Locker.

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