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SSD Exclusive – Belleville Unveils “Burma” – New Ver 2 Jungle Combat Boot

BELLEVILLE JUNGLE COMBAT BOOT
The “Burma”, Style# 901 V2

Belleville Boot Company has been contracted to provide 400 pairs of its new, lower profile Jungle Combat Boot (JCB) to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii where members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (25th ID) and cadre of the Jungle Operations Training Center (JOTC) will be targeted to test and evaluate the “Burma” boot.

Named in memory of the famed Marauders of the 5307th Composite Unit, whose actions in the Burma jungles during WWII are legendary; this “Version 2” has been updated from Belleville’s first JCB submission to the Army to include critical enhancements that were suggested from soldiers who performed the original wear tests.

Key design and performance criteria goals were to:
• Reduce overall weight (compared to the Version 1 JCB)
• Reduce thickness/height of the polyurethane midsole
• Enhance drainage
• Minimize water pick up/absorption of upper materials
• Maximize dry out time
• Provide traction and grip in wet, muddy environments

The Burma boot features:
• Full grain, flesh-out, waterproof leather (coyote color)
• Medial-side and Lateral-side drainage perforations
• The Vibram® Panama II outsole with MEGAGRIP® compound
• Enhanced cushioned insole with drainage channels
• State-of-the-art, polyurethane direct injection construction

In addition to these features, the Burma is also built on the same last as the U.S. Army’s Hot Weather Combat Boot, Temperate Weather Combat Boot, and Intermediate Cold/Wet Boot…insuring a consistent fit across all of the Army’s issued boots.

Belleville is slated to deliver these 400 pairs on 30-OCT-17 and will also offer the Burma 901 V2 for sale later in the fall through AAFES Military Clothing Sales and AAFES on-line.

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10 Responses to “SSD Exclusive – Belleville Unveils “Burma” – New Ver 2 Jungle Combat Boot”

  1. Strike-Hold says:

    Well that’s interesting…

    Seeing the waterproof rough-out leather was a “Whaaa?” moment. It’ll be very cool if it works.

    I wonder how troops will feel about that webbing reinforcement across the ankles though. That central stitch used to aggravate the hell out of my ankle bones on the original jungle boots.

  2. Jack Boothe says:

    I have been in jungles on three continents and in Hawaii and Polynesia, I don’t remember seeing much desert tan coloring in any of them. Is there a good operational reason why the boots are desert tan and not green (like the Vietnam era jungle boots) or black?

    • Mario Garcia says:

      I was thinking the opposite, I like that color. It reminds me of mud which is everywhere in the wet jungle. More of a coyote brown than the desert tan.Green would obviously be a good option too. Either are better than the old school black in my opinion.

      • SSD says:

        “Old school black” Old School is OD Green uppers.

        • Mario Garcia says:

          Yep, that’s right. Green uppers and black leather for the old boot. That OD green color on this model boot would be effective with no black, all green. Doubt it matters much though.

    • SSD says:

      Same reason the Army changed the jungle boot to all Black. It’s still a uniform item and the Army wears Brown boots now, just like in WWII.

  3. Mac says:

    Jack, in my experience the colour of the boot is pretty well irrelevant when actually used in the jungle – it’ll be covered in mud within 10 minutes.

    I presume they went for the brown/tan colour just for visual consistency when been worn as a garrison uniform.

  4. bob says:

    I hope the soft leather is so waterproof that the evil leather-cracking silts and crap dont split it to peices like every other soft leather/suede type ‘jungle boot’. Im suspiciously cautios for now… the Salomon jungle boots dont even last 6 months befor they break up.

    • Buckaroomedic says:

      Good point, I wonder what the life expectancy of these new jungle boots are? Six months was about it for the original jungle boots when I was in Panama.

  5. Darkhorse says:

    Green. Jungle. Boots.

    Hard to beat!