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Combat Flipflops – The ‘AR’ Pre-Order

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014


Combat Flipflops currently has the ‘AR’ Flop available for pre-order on their website.

Putting the “Combat” Back in Combat Boots

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

In addition to the announcement that US Army is transitioning to Coyote colored boots, they’ve made another revelation.

It looks like SMA Chandler’s crusade to police up the Army’s boots is going to affect the Coyote swap. Although no details have been released, all new Coyote styles in Coyote color sold through AAFES will have to meet as-yet-published performance guidelines under the new UQCP for Uniform Quality Control Program.

The concept is that any optional wear footwear will have to be submitted for evaluation and then carry an “approval”. The intent is noble; any footwear a Soldier wears should be able to live up to its name of Combat Boots. In short, no more garrison boots.

Obviously, details are scarce. The real question is if this is going to hurt or help Berry compliant producers. On one hand they will be the only ones getting the certification. This assuredly won’t be offered to non-Berry boots. On the other, we know that offshore boots will continue to be sold and worn without the additional cost associated with the certification.

Coyote Boots It Is! US Army to Change Boot Color Beginning in May

Monday, November 10th, 2014

At the recent DoD footwear meeting Army and DLA informed the companies that supply footwear about their intent to change the boot color from the current desert tan to Coyote which will work better with the new Operational Camouflage Pattern.

Contracts for issue boots are being modified and you should start seeing these available through Clothing Sales in May to coincide with OCP ACU availability. A wearout date for the current tan color has not been formally announced but is expected to be o/a 30 September, 2018.

Vans Syndicate DEFCON – Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro “S” In MAS Grey

Monday, November 10th, 2014


DEFCON has just released details on their upcoming shoe collaboration with Vans and London Bridge Trading, Inc. This new limited edition variant of the Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro “S” features premium pig suede, MAS Grey ballistic textiles, and a rugged reverse waffle tread outsole.

MAS Grey has a dark grey-green hue, and was first applied to USSOCOM’s FR Dry Suit, used by US Navy SEALs. Later, LBT load bearing systems and armor carriers in this color.


The Sk8-Hi Notchback Pro “S” will be available exclusively from Vans Syndicate retailers starting November 15th.

The History Of The Vans DEFCON Syndicate Brand

Sunday, November 9th, 2014


On the official Vans Syndicate blog, Vans has released a history of the DEFCON brand. DEFCON is a frequent collaborator with Vans Syndicate. They started their camouflage shoes packs in the mid 2000s and were the first in footwear to work with Crye Precision directly for a MultiCam shoe. We’ve covered their AOR-inspired camouflage shoes in the past. Check out the post through the link below. It’s a pretty good read, and you get to see a few images of their releases through the years.

Also, from what we’ve heard, there’s a brand-new limited edition shoe coming out under the DEFCON line. What could it possibly be? Stay tuned for further details!

Salomon S-LAB

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Here we get to take a look inside Salomon’s Skunkworx shop, also known as S-LAB, where they develop their highest-quality products.

PenCott Boots from Helikon-Tex

Monday, October 27th, 2014


Helikon-Tex introduces PenCott GreenZone versions of the Mojave desert boot this week.

Combat Boots, They’re Made For Combat

Monday, October 20th, 2014

From our friends at Do You Even Airborne Bro?

AUSA – Rocky Updates Jungle Boot

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Based on feedback from the field, Rocky has updated their Jungle Boot, introduced about 18 months ago.


In addition to the no-snag lacing they introduced last year, they’ve replaced the 550 cord laces with FR laces that don’t absorb water.


They also slightly modified the balance of Cordura and leather area coverage to enhance breathability and they’ve incorporated a more durable ankle reinforcement.


The biggest upgrade is in the sole. The older sole is on the left and the new model which incorporates a distinct heel is on the right. They also depended the lugs and made the gaps wider to more easily deal with mud.

The Air Force Twist – Sage Green Boots with MultiCam

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

As we see MultiCam being worn more and more at home station by Airmen, we’ve begun to notice that it is being increasingly worn with Sage Green boots rather than the Tan models worn in theater.


Here is a great example as members from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron carry the POW/MIA Flag from the 24-hour vigil run at Marek Park track to the POW/MIA recognition breakfast held at the Rocker NCO Club Sept. 19, 2014 on Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristine Dreyer)