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US Army Seeks Novel Materials/Components/Designs for an Improved Hot Weather Army Combat Boot

Although the US Army has made great strides in working with industry to offer a new Jungle Boot, they aren’t resting on their laurels. In fact, they’re already looking to improve the design. In late May, the the Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center released a request for information to industry for Novel Materials/Components/Designs for an Improved Hot Weather Army Combat Boot.

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The primary goal of this RFI is to identify footwear vendors capable of manufacturing prototypes. Responses are also requested from footwear component manufacturers whose product may provide one or more of their requested capabilities. Interest is specifically in responses defining component materials, constructions, and/or footwear designs that are optimized for use in a hot weather environment (where temperatures range from 50 to 120°F), with a special interest in materials/designs that reduce footwear weight and increasing comfort.

The linked pdf describes the types of prototypes they are seeking.

Interested parties should visit www.fbo.gov.

3 Responses to “US Army Seeks Novel Materials/Components/Designs for an Improved Hot Weather Army Combat Boot”

  1. Joey says:

    How about a Cold weather boot that doesn’t allow your toes to fall off??? I’m pretty sure we got plenty of hot weather gear!

  2. bulldog76 says:

    oh you mean materials thats Salomon boots and other have been using for years