Archive for the ‘Boots’ Category

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.

Warrior East – Under Armour

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Under Armour is introducing an AR 670-1 compliant boot called the NFP. Although it’s not Berry compliant, it does combines rough out cow leather with 1000D Cordura upper. There’s also a padded area in the ankle for comfort and medial drainage ports. They finish the No Feel Pain with a dual denisty PU midsole.

Coyote, Black and Sage.

Arc’teryx Norvan VT Trail Running Shoe

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Arc’teryx is expanding their footwear line with the introduction of a trail running shoe, the Norvan VT (North Vancouver, Vertical Terrain).

Available with or without GORE-TEX lining, it incorprates their 360º Support System made of internal and external components such as to toe lacing which helps  position the shoe for a mid foot strike.  The Norvan VT has a 9mm drop and weighs 11 ounces.

Coming for both men and women, Spring 17 from


Monday, June 13th, 2016

Billed as ultraportable footwear, Skinners are a current Kickstarter campaign. They are shaped like a ankle high sock but with a rubberized compound on the sole and up around the heel and toe. This offers a grip and keeps you up off of the ground. Offered in Black with different colors of branding in several sizes.

La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX – Kryptek Highlander Coming In July

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

We first saw the Trango Cube GTX from La Sportiva in Kryptek Highlander at last Summer’s Outdoor Retailer. You might ask, “Why Kryptek Highlander?” and I’ll tell you what don’t know, but it is certainly better than their bright Yellow commercial colorscheme.  We just found out that it will be available here in the US starting 15 July, for $390 retail.

The Trango Cube GTX features a new seamless, waterproof upper with protective rand and direct-inject lacing system. Additionally, this Gore-Tex lined boot offers an integrated removable tongue made from a soft stretch fabric to increase comfort. They’ve also reduced the weight from previous versions, yet increased abrasion resistance. One of the ways they’ve reduced weight is with the La Sportiva “One” sole made by Vibram which offers a lower profile meaning lower weight.

Weight: 26.2 oz / 743 g
Sizes: 37 – 48 (half sizes)
Upper: QB3 Waterproof fabric/ Kryptek Highlander Print Cordura/ FlexTec2 fabric/ Thermo-Tech Injection
TPU lacing system/ PU Eyelets/ Vibram Rubber Rands
Lining: Gore-Tex Performance Comfort
Insole: 4mm graded Nylon
Midsole: PU in toe and heel/ EVA in the central zone and in the heel / TPU insert for rear crampon attachment
Sole: La Sportiva “ONE” by Vibram (exclusive) with Impact Brake System
Construction: Board Lasted
Last: Trango

Rampart Range Day – Belleville

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

For the patrol law enforcement customer, Belleville’s Tactical Research line has launched the “Fatt Maxx”. Corey Etheridge, Belleville’s Director of International Sales describes the boot as a marriage of a traditional combat boot and a feather pillow; LE officers standing on concrete and pavement really appreciate the emphasis on sole cushioning for anti-fatigue in the foot.

Belleville – Exodus 451

Monday, May 9th, 2016

During last week’s Warrior West I got to check out a new hot weather boot from Belleville. The Exodus 451 incorporates Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Technology.

This new construction is radically different than what you are used to with Gore-Tex lined boots. In the past, they used a bootie shaped liner that was sewn into the boot. With Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Technology, the membrane is laminated directly to the boot’s outer material, mimicking the construction of outerwear. The result is a boot that is lighter, cooler to the foot in hot weather, and more breathable.

Initially, the Exodus 451 is offered in Black, but a Coyote version is on the way.

Warrior West – Bates Introduces Two New AR 670-1 Compliant Boots

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Bates Footwear has introduced two new Coyote Brown, AR 670-1 compliant boots.

Cobra Hot Weather Jungle Boot

The 8″ Cobra features updated jungle styling with flesh out cattle hide uppers combined with abrasion resistant nylon panels. As you can see, they’ve perforated the leather to enhance breathability (looks like pinholes in the photo) and incorporated a low profile lacing system, The boot also features Bates’ anti-fatigue Endurance Performance System, a stabilizing nylon shank and a multi-terrain rubber lug outsole.

Ranger Hot Weather Boot

The Ranger Hot Weather also offers flesh out cattle hide uppers combined with abrasion resistant nylons panels. However, in addition to perforations in the leather in the instep area of the boot, the Ranger features to toe lacing.  Also, there is a stabilizing nylon shank, EVA foam midsole for custom and a rubber lug outsole.