Here are some product shots of the upcoming LALO tactical footwear line we showed you a few weeks ago.
LALO (pronounced lah-low) stands for Light Assault Lowviz Operator. This entirely new line of footwear is the brainchild of Navy SEAL Veteran Nathanael Roberti who was inspired by the memory of comrades lost in Operation Red Wings to provide purpose built footwear for the special operator. This video gives you a great introduction to what’s behind the brand and a few glimpses of what’s to come. Look for exclusive content from SSD soon featuring this new line of footwear.
So maybe Murdered Out Black isn’t your color? So how about a pair of Salomon Quest 4D in Absolute Brown?
This is the boot I have turned to for years when I am looking for something to deal with serious terrain. They are extremely lightweight and require little to no breaking time. The Quest 4D offers a great deal of ankle support and incorporates a Gore-Tex liner.
Previously only available from a TLS vendor for unit and agency orders the Absolute Brown color is now an exclusive from TD for commercial sales. It goes great with AOR, MARPAT, and OCP camouflage.
Combat Flip Flops is currently hosting a crowdfunding effort on Indiegogo. They are looking to raise enough dough to build and set up their Expeditionary Production Facility in Afghanistan. The Expeditionary Production Facility, or EPF, is a flip flop factory in a 40′ shipping container that can be delivered and set up to quickly establish a manufacturing facility in an area. The total cost for building the facility, shipping it to and constructing it in Afghanistan, hiring and training workers, purchasing raw materials for one year of production, and other expenditures is $500,000. They’ve even outlined the distribution of their funding requirements:
Fully funded, Combat Flip Flops’ EPF will provide:
Additionally, if this comes off, Combat Flip Flops will become the #1 footwear and #1 textile exporter of Afghanistan. Donate and/or spread the word, if you can and get in on some cool rewards.
The limited edition DEFCON X Syndicate AOR shoes have been released, and we managed to get a hold of pairs of both the AOR1 SK-8 Hi Notchback “S” and the AOR2 Old Skool Pro “S”.
The Sk8-Hi Notchback “S” features a reinforced tan Warrior Suede upper. The AOR1-inspired digital desert pattern is printed on ripstop panels. Additional features include the leather side stripe with nylon webbing, the gusseted tongue with Velcro patch, notch back heel, flipped waffle sole for grip, Dri-Lex lining, paracord laces, and a custom DEFCON patch.
The Old Skool “S” features a black Warrior Suede upper, paired with an AOR2-inspired digital woodland pattern printed on ballistic mesh panels. Additional feature include flipped waffle sole for grip, Dri-Lex lining, and paracord laces. The Old Skool “S” is designed mainly for skating.
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. www.defcongroup.com/
The Vans Syndicate line offers limited edition products available mainly through skate shops and specialty boutiques. A full listing of Syndicate licensed stores in your area can be found at www.vanssyndicate.com/
Latest and Greatest from the Canadian Army’s quest to find a boot that doesn’t fall apart and tear up Soldier’s feet.
Kodiak Group Holdings of Cambridge ON were awarded 2 contracts, and L.P. Royer Inc. were awarded one contract to develop what is called the ‘Land Operations Temperate Boot’ which is intended to replace the in-service combat boots used by the Canadian Army; Mk III Combat Boot, General Purpose Boot, and Temperate Combat Boot.
Apparently, as part of the development process an initial appearance survey was conducted; The boots had to look aesthetically pleasing to the soldier. One boot has the Canadian Armed Forces emblem embroidered on its tongue, the other has rubber mesh panels covering CADPAT AR fabric uppers.
Currently, the 3 boots are undergoing user trials for fit, function, and durability. If each boot scores a +60% acceptance rate during user trials, it will likely be procured, with the aim that all 3 boots be available through the supply system. The idea is to have a family of boots available to the service member, which they can choose which specific model they want issued according to personal preference.
Soldier Systems Canadian correspondent Levesque