Magnum Boots – The updated 2016 (almost) definitive guide to fit

My definitive guide to the fit on the Magnum range has proved to be one of our most popular blog posts and clearly helpful for you guys, so I’ll continue to update it.  Since 2014 when I last posted the Magnum range continues to change year on year, so here’s our feedback on the fit for Magnum’s latest offerings, based upon our experience here in Cop Shop UK offices, and the ‘feet on’ experiences of our local Kent officers.

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As ever, the Magnum range continues to evolve and develop with new technologies, and as ever foot shape can have a big impact on the comfort of a boot, even if you have picked the top-of-the-range Magnum with luxury footbeds and memory foam. For those lucky enough to be able to visit us at our warehouses in Ramsgate, come on down, there’s never a better alternative to trying a few different styles on!  For everyone else, I hope this helps you out …

First of all we can’t create a boot blog without mentioning the Panther (8″ lace and side zip versions).  This boot continues to be a best seller, for value for money as well as for comfort, and I don’t see that changing any time soon.  The Panther offers a regular fit suitable for most feet and similar width-wise to the Classic, although for those with narrower feet I’d urge you to move to the next paragraph :)

The Viper range continues to be popular, and is a fantastic mid range Magnum with a smooth full grain leather upper and M-pact footbed technology for comfort.  A good step up from the entry level Panther boots, and super lightweight in the leather and nylon versions … One thing of note since the Viper was introduced – this boot is a total hit with the ladies.  It has a style and regular to slimness of fit that seems to suit the female foot (or the narrower man’s foot) well in most cases.

For those looking for a regular to wider fit in a mid range Magnum, the new Lynx range has proved popular.  Again, a better quality of leather and the M-pact footbed and superior internal padding is standard with the Lynx.  The addition of a 6″ ankle version is also a bonus, since lightweight modern ankle styles seem to be thin on the ground!

Shortly to be added to the range, and probably the most exciting thing Magnum have done in a while to be honest, is the all new Strike Force boot.  Due Aug/Sept time the Strike Force will be a top of the range fully waterproof boot with new Michelin grip soles and some super cool styling.  Having seen the samples, this is a really nice looking boot!  There is also the introduction of a revolutionary material Armourgel, a self regenerative impact/energy absorbing gel added to the ankle areas to protect the wearer from injury.  Equally importantly this boot looks to be a similarly generous width fitting as the old non-safety Stealth range, and so should be an attractive option to many more Magnum fans.

For those that need safety (steel or composite toe cap) boots, there’s also some good news – the introduction of the Sitemaster and Roadmaster styles has made Magnum comfort a far more affordable option, and they’ve been a total hit for this reason alone.  Both Sitemaster and Roadmaster feature composite toe cap and sole protection meeting European safety standards, and taped seams to offer good waterproofing as well, and from £49.99 this is truly a bargain …

So there we have it, bang up to date and into 2016, and although never a guarantee of success with mail order purchasing, I hope this information continues to offer a helping hand in picking a boot that’s right for you!

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