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The Belleville Boots QRF Collection

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Belleville’s Glen Becker goes over the QRF line we previewed back in May.

Designed to address the infil & exfil operations of a Quick Reaction Force (QRF) team in mind, The QRF Series of boots offer a unique and purposeful option for when movement is essential. With design and performance influences from the outdoor trekking and approach shoe category, the QRF Series integrates an aggressive, lace-to-toe closure system; an integrated medial side fast rope channel with high friction rubber for controlled descent; and low drop soling system to enhance performance in multiple environments.

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In addition, the QRF series includes:

-An exclusive long-wearing RAKKASAN rubber outsole for enhanced slip resistance and grip

-Removable, dual density Ortholite® footbed with high rebound memory foam and heel cup stabilizer

-An aero-spacer hydrophilic mesh lining for superior moisture management & breathability

The QRF Series is offered in 6 styles: 8” & 6” Coyote Brown; 8” Sage Green; 8” side zip, 8” waterproof & 6” Black.

You can check out the QRF line at www.bellevilleboot.com.

Combat Flip Flops Launches Unarmed Forces Footwear Line

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

By Combat Flip Flops
{Issaquah, WA} With the mission to “Manufacture Peace Through Trade” Combat Flip Flops released the newest line of products to the offering–Shoes. What began in 2012 as a small line of flip flops grew into a product offering of American made bags, Afghan made shemaghs, and Laos made UXO jewelry–made in conflict or post conflict zones. The Unarmed Forces footwear line offers a full four season offering while satisfying those that “don’t do flip flops.”

Although you can move at a higher rate-of-speed and are more equipped to defend yourself in shoes–the tagline remains, “Bad for Running, Worse for Fighting.” Each pair sold funds a day of school for an Afghan girl through Aid Afghanistan for Education.


Manufactured in an artisan factory in Bogota, Colombia, the Unarmed Forces footwear line ranges from the $44.99 slip-on IN·TER·VAL to the $119.00 full leather TAN·GENT. Available men’s sizes 7 to 15 and women’s sizes 5 to 11. The UAF line is offered in a variety of upper and outsole colors–suiting the daily needs of the Unarmed Forces. Casual, business casual, or just straight business.

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The UAF footwear is available for pre-order now and delivers Mid-November. All pre-orders wil receive a limited edition shemagh not available for purchase as a standalone product.

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Shop UAF here: www.combatflipflops.com/collections/shoes

Original Footwear Co., Now the Largest Mil-Spec Footwear Manufacturer to the DoD After Acquiring Wolverine Worldwide Factory

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Big Rapids, MI – October 4, 2017?The Original Footwear Co. acquired Wolverine Worldwide’s factory in Big Rapids, MI as well as the assets associated with the United Sates Department of Defense contract business on September 29, 2017.

The new facility will allow Original Footwear to expand their current government contract business. Additionally, the company has two other US facilities which are based in Morristown, TN and Puerto Rico.

“We are excited about the opportunity ahead.” said Kevin Cole, CEO of the Original Footwear Co. “We are bringing on 400 new employees to the Original Footwear team and we welcome them to the family.”

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A worker in the Big Rapids factory is seen conducting the waterproof test.

The Big Rapids factory has been in operation since 1948. With over a half century of technical expertise in footwear industry, the factory has the capability of producing up to 3,000 pairs per day. All factory workers will remain employed and continue operations under their new parent company.

www.originalfootwear.com

Snow Peak x Teva Hurricane XLT

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Offered in Men’s amd Women’s models, the classic Hurricane XLT features Snow Peak branding in Indigo Blue.

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snowpeak.com/collections/teva-collaboration/products/teva-snowpeak-hurricane-xlt-mens

O P Tactical – Altama Jungle PX Boots

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

The other day when we mentioned the reproduction, 1st pattern Jungle Boots, several readers were disappointed that their sizes weren’t available. As many of you agree with me that the green USGI Jungle Boot was the greatest issue footwear ever, I thought I’d share these babies, offered by O P Tactical. Granted, they have the padded collar, added in the early 80s, but this is still a great boot. One thing I really like about them is they’ve Replaced the old anti-punji stake metal plate with a LENZI non-metallic L-Protection anti-penetration board which uses pre-treated ceramic and high tenacity fibers.

Yep, that’s a genuine Panama Tread Direct Molded Sole. That’s becuase these are made on original Ro-Search machinery. Ro-Search was a business unit of Wellco Boots and Original Footwear owns both Altama and Wellco.

www.optactical.com/aljupxbo

Jayhawk Military Textiles – Repro 1st Pattern USGI Jungle Boots Pre-Order

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017


Limited Edition 1st Pattern Jungle boots! Available in whole sizes 8-13. Certain sizes are selling out faster than anticipated so make sure you reserve your pair today, this will be the only run they will ever make of them! It cost nothing until November 1st and you save $31! Find out more at:

jayhawkmilitarytextiles.com/pages/1st-pattern-jungle-boots

Vans – UltraRange

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

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Available in multiple colors, the Ultrarange combines Vans UltraCush Lite midsole compound as well as their LuxLiner sock-fit construction with seamless internals to reduce weight, rubbing, and hotspots, along with Vans’ Pro Vulc Lite construction and durable rubber reverse waffle lug outsoles.

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www.vans.com/shop/mens-shoes-shop-new-arrivals/ultrarange-nathan-florence-gray-black

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

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

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.