Oakleys are good boots but have a real soft sole so good for Urban stuff but probably not the best boot if you're going to be out in the GFs and wadis. To go along with that if your an engineer your probably going to be carrying some pretty heavy stuff, not a lot of ankle support in the O's either. As I mentioned earlier, quite a few of the guys wear Meindls(Desert Fox I think) which are really good, hiking boots (Hanwags) and the Lowa boots (2 different desert models I believe). Not a salesman,lol, and guys obviously have preferences, those just seemed to be the boots of choice with the guys I saw.
Anyhow you know more about what you'll be doing over there than I or maybe you had those boots last time over there, I'm just throwing out my 2 cents.
I cannnot wear these boots peroid.I asked a few of my troops as well who have gone out and bought boots at the PX instead.
The common problem being the plastic inside rubbing the outside of the ankle enough to leave large scab's at the end of a work day.With blood showing through the combat sock (ARID).They are heavy,and I found them way to warm.
Prior to leaving for deployment a General (I really don't know who he was honestly...and didnt care at the time)asked us to raise our hands for the troops wearing them.Only one guy raised his hand out of 200.
I wore my old desert boots over and switched to Converse once in country.80ish dollars and they are like wearing shoes,plus gives me the ankle support I needed in that terrain.
Boulet desert boot's are rarely seen on troops outside the wire,they seem to be worn around a lot in KAF.
I never even brought the Boulet boots with me; I wore one pair in Edmonton and they were fine for the first few days but after a while, it seems they stretched and felt really "roomy," especially around the ankle and heal. Plus they felt too thick. I stuck with an a pair of US Bellevilles and a pair of Miendls.