Archive for the ‘Boots’ Category

Rocky Elements Of Service Collection Now Available

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Rocky is adding to its line of duty footwear with the launch of Rocky Elements of Service, a new collection designed to deliver a versatile set of high-performance footwear options to those who serve our communities every day.

“Duty and military footwear is a part of Rocky’s DNA, and we’re proud of our latest launch, Rocky Elements of Service,” said Kate Robey, marketing manager for Rocky. “The Elements of Service collection has footwear perfect for the varied roles and responsibilities of our civil servants.”

The collection includes three new styles: an oxford, a six-inch lace-up and a lightweight, five-inch lace-up that each offers a variety of features and options.


The oxford, RKD0028, features an aggressive EVA/rubber outsole for durability, cement construction for flexibility, a polyurethane footbed for all-day comfort and a synthetic upper for a clean, stylish look. The oxford has a MAP of $79.99.


The six-inch lace-up, RKD0029, has a leather upper, flexible cement construction and an oil- and slip-resistant rubber outsole. The MAP for RKD0029 is $109.99.

Lightweight Five-Inch

RKD0032 is the lightest lace-up option with an abrasion-resistant toe and heel guards, interior mesh lining for comfort and an aggressive EVA/rubber outsole for traction. The MAP for RKD0032 is $89.99.

For more information on the Elements of Service collection or other Rocky products, visit

US Elite Offers Exclusive Discount On Lowa Boots To SSD Readers

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Get the Lowdown on Lowa Boots. U.S. Elite has the inside scoop on what makes these first class, handcrafted boots so incredible. Check it out now!

Extra bonus for Soldier Systems fanatics! Get an extra 15% off on your Lowa purchase by using coupon code “SLICK84YH9” at checkout. Coupon code expires Sept. 5.

Salomon Giveaway at US Elite

Monday, August 15th, 2016

May the Forces be with you. Enter now to win a pair of FREE Salomon Forces from U.S. Elite. Two lucky winners. Sharing gets you a higher chance of winning! After all, in our experience there is no such thing as luck.

No purchase necessary. US only, 18+. Valid until 8/24 at 11:59PM EST.

ORSM – Salomon Water Shoes

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Salomon is very popular with SSD readers and they showed two new water shoes for 2017.

First up is the S-Lab XA Amphib. Unfortunately, S-Lab shoes are limited production so you may have difficulty finding this runner/water shoe hybrid.

Salomon also displayed the upcoming Crossamphibian Swift M which is a lighter weight alternative to the current Crossamphibian. Also, notice the tape lacing system.

ORSM – Acrux SL Leather Shoes from Arc’teryx

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

As they did last year with the Bora Mid, Arc’teryx is introducing a leather version of the Acrux SL approach shoe. They feature 1.5mm split suede leather, air permeable 3D mesh and and integrated sticky rubber toecap.  Shown are  Deep Iguana/Antique Moss above and Totem/Shark below, sizes 7.5-12.5 and 13.5 for men.  Women’s version are in different colors and sized 4.5 – 9.5.

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ORSM – Cairn Trail from Bedrock Sandals

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

The Cairn Trail sandal from Bedrock Sandals is gaining a lot of interest.

They are a simple, lightweight alternative for those who prefer sandals in the outdoors.

Over the course of my few days at OR, I noticed several people wearing them and across the board, they all raved about the comfort.

Here is a shot of the adjustment system which works in conjunction with an adjustable buckle on the opposite side to make them easier to don and doff.

The Carin Trail exclusively features the sticky Regolith Vibram sole.

Bedrock Sandals are a made in the USA and are guaranteed for the life of the Vibram soles. If the sole or straps break during that time, they will repair or replace them for free.

ORSM – Lowa Updates Coyote Color For Zephyr OP

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Available later this month, the new Coyote color for the Zephyr OP is more accurate for US military than their previous color which will no longer be offered.

Bates Footwear – Terrax3 Hot Weather Composite Toe Boot

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Bates Footwear exhibited this AR 670-1 compliant boot at Warrior East. It is also Berry compliant, manufactured from flesh-out cattle hide and Cordura upper with a polyurethane cushion midsole with stabilizing fiberglass shank and direct attach Vibram Trident rubber outsole. It also features a composite toe (ASTM F2413-11 Rated).

Offered in M 7-12, 13, 14, 15 and EW 7-12, 13, 14.