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Marine South – 5.11 Tactical

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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5.11 Tactical has just introduced a lightweight, fast-running boot intended for use in tropical environments, the Skyweight.

Available in Sage, Black, and Coyote.

www.511tactical.com

Marine South – GovX/LALO

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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LALO’s on hand’s showing off their footwear line with GovX at Marine South.

www.lalotactical.com

www.govx.com

Canadian Army ‘Land Operations Temperate Boot’ Program – Soldiers Can Keep Old Boots But Need CO’s Permission To Wear Them

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

In a previous article, we mentioned that 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.

Well, according to Canada’s Department of National Defence, through ‘Ottawa Citizen’, those serving in the Canadian Army will be allowed to retain their current boots, with a catch: it will be limited to a local chain of command decision if soldiers will be permitted to wear their old boots when the new boots are issued.

It’s also worth mentioning that Soldiers will be issued two pairs of boots, either two pairs of one style, or one of both styles:

“The Kodiak Group Holdings boot is a lace-up while the L.P. Royer has a zipper as well as laces,” She [Chelsey McLellan, a spokeswoman for DND’s Materiel Group] noted. “Both styles will be a shade of brown as this has proven better in camouflage testing than a black colour. The suede-nubuck leather and textile upper materials are more comfortable and breathable than full grain leather previously used on in-service Land Forces footwear.”

Source: blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2014/03/26/each-canadian-soldier-to-get-two-pairs-of-new-boots-they-can-keep-the-old-boots-but-need-commanding-officers-permission-to-wear-them

Cabela’s – A-TACS AU Camo Trainer CT1 Boots

Friday, March 21st, 2014

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Exclusive through Cabela’s is a line of Trainer CT1 boots featuring A-TACS AU camouflage. The boots, which come in 3″, 6″, and 8″ upper variants, are lightweight and breathable, with 600D nylon uppers and Virbram outsoles with Cocoon technology – a built-in megagrip compound which add an extra layer of rebound and cushioning. The boots also feature moisture-wicking linings and padded spacer-mesh collars, as well as lace pouches.

Cabela’s – A-TACS AU Trainer CT1 Boots

AKU Boots Available Through Procurement Specialists, LLC

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Partlow, Virginia (March 13, 2014) – In response to increasing requests for on-line accessability, Procurement Specialists, LLC is proud to launch our E-commerce web site. We are currently featuring the AKU tactical and military footwear and have recently teamed up with Steve Reichert Training (SRT) to offer a 10% discount on all internet sales using code SRT10. Procurement Specialists, LLC is a full line quartermaster support organization and specializes in gear and supplies for the military, special forces, law enforcement, and first responders. We have been selling the AKU brand for a little over two years now and have a great track record of delivery and satisfaction.

AKU has been designing and manufacturing quality, long lasting boots for more than 50 years. Each of their tactical boots were developed after extensive research and input from the Operational communities. Their tactical boots are lightweight, durable and responsive in situations where gear is crucial for survival, not just performance.

The following AKU tactical boots are available through Procurement Specialists, LLC:

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NS564 BOSCO – The NS564 is the original boot designed about 13 years ago with input from both the USN and USA SOF communities. The construction of these boots guarantees their performance in extreme hot, humid and dry environments. This style was designed as an approach shoe and the Vibram SWOT outsole with a flat area at the toe makes them ideal for a variety of terrains. The rugged AIR 8000 synthetic upper makes them breathable, while the 360-degree abrasion-resistant rand minimizes wear and tear. The Sanifit lining provides superior moisture wicking that keeps the foot dry, and In combination with the lacing structure technology causes a better fit and reduces blisters. The NS564 as been field tested and is a good, all around low profile shoe good for pack loads of up to 50lbs. They come in both the classic Beige and an all Black versions.

NS564 Spider

NS564 SPIDER - The NS564 Spider was developed about eleven years after the original NS564. The only difference in the two boots is that the Spider has a slightly extended toe bumper for added grip in situations where that stability is a must. They feature all the same ‘out of the box’ wearability as the originals.

Aku Pilgrim DS

PILGRIM DS & GTX – AKU’s new Pilgrim tactical boots were developed by Trekitt Mountain Sports in the UK. Much like the original NS564 that was developed for US SOF, the Pilgrims were designed with direct input and requirements from the UK SOF community. These boots were developed to be able to carry pack loads over 55lbs and have a modified technology that still provides all-day comfort and improved impact absorption due to the Internal Midsole System. They also have the Vibram sole, but with a slightly deeper tread and modest heel. This design keeps the foot low to the ground for maximum stability. The design of the upper features additional flex points around the ankle which is essential when driving or kneeling, and the padded cuff makes the boot fit more securely around the ankle. Additionally, the Pilgrim models are a slightly taller boot giving added support to the ankle to allow for the heaver load adaptations. The Pilgrim DS is highly breathable and designed for dry, hot climates. The Pilgrim GTX features a Gore-Tex liner so it is ideally suited for wet, temperate climates. Both models come in Beige and all Black options.

Aku KS Leight

KS LEIGHT GTX – Like their counterparts, the KS Leight GTX was developed for the SOF community. With direct input from the Swiss, the Leights have been developed for the terrain and temperatures they were most likely to encounter. They are constructed with a full-grain leather shaft combined with a breathable fabric with Gore-Tex lining. They are an over the ankle boot and feature all the same great internal technologies AKU is know for in their mountaineering and military boot lines. Despite being designed for cold climates and being all leather, they are exceedingly light weight and extremely comfortable to wear.

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AKU Teams Up With Rampart International To Distribute Military And Tactical Boots In Canada

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Montreal, Canada (March 10, 2014) – AKU, designer and manufacturer of high quality outdoor, tactical and military footwear has recently teamed up with Rampart International, Canada’s leading supplier of operational equipment to distribute AKU boots to military, special forces, law enforcement, and first responder operators in Canada.

“AKU’s tactical boot line represents the company’s legendary heritage of technology, quality and innovation. We are proud to offer our customers the same boots relied upon by some of the world’s most elite Special Forces groups and militaries,” said Mike Klein, president of Rampart International Corp. “AKU is Rampart’s first boot offering; we had been searching for a brand that complements our existing spectrum of the world’s finest operational equipment. We will have the complete line of tactical boots in stock shortly; ready to ship across Canada with our famous $10 flat rate shipping.”

AKU has been designing and manufacturing military boots for the Italian and Swiss armies for more than 50 years. Developed in conjunction with U.S. Navy Seals and other international military organizations, AKU’s tactical boots are lightweight, durable and responsive in situations where gear is crucial for survival, not just performance.

The following AKU tactical boots will now be available through Canadian retailers:

NS 564 (BOSCO & SPIDER) – The NS 564 boots are AKU’s original special ops styles and were designed in conjunction with the U.S Navy Seals. The construction of these boots guarantees their performance in extreme hot, cold, humid and dry environments. The rugged AIR 8000 synthetic upper makes them breathable, while the 360-degree abrasion-resistant rand minimizes wear and tear (the Spider features additional toe protection). The Vibram SWOT outsole with a flat area at the toe makes them ideal for climbing and scrambling on a variety of terrain. The moisture-wicking Sanifit lining keeps the foot dry and reduces blisters.

PILGRIM DS & GTX – AKU’s new Pilgrim tactical boots provide all-day comfort and improved impact absorption due to the anatomically-shaped Internal Midsole System. The Vibram sole keeps the foot low to the ground for maximum stability and contact with the terrain and features a toe spring to allow for a smooth and comfortable gate. The design of the upper features additional flex points around the ankle which is essential when driving or kneeling, and the padded cuff makes the boot fit more securely around the ankle. The Pilgrim DS is highly breathable and designed for dry, hot climates. The Pilgrim GTX features a Gore-Tex liner so it is ideally suited for wet, temperate climates.

KS LEIGHT GTX – Another classic military boot from AKU, the KS Leight GTX is constructed with a full-grain leather shaft combined with a breathable fabric with Gore-Tex lining.

www.aku.it/en

www.rampartcorp.com

Warrior Expo – Belleville / Tactical Research

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Belleville recently added a new boot to their Tactical Research line called the MINI-Mil Transition boot.

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Last year, Tactical Research unveiled the MINI-Mil boot, inspired by popular minimalist running shoes. It only features a 2mm heel to to drop making it a very flat boot. FR folks who aren’t used to barefoot running, this was a bit too much so TR came up with this new model. The MINI-Mil Transition offers a 6mm heel to toe drop which feels more “natural” for those wearing traditional combat boots. It remains a lightweight boot at 15.5 oz per pair. However, whereas the MINI-Mil features an unlined upper, the Transition model incorporates Aero-Spacer breathable, hydrophilic mesh lining. Additionally, this 8″ high boot is AR 670-1 compliant. Offered in Tan and Coyote, full sizes 6-14 (R&W) and half-sizes 6.5-11.5 (R&W).

www.bellevilleboot.com

Combat Flip Flops Back In Stock

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

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Combat Flip Flop’s new Bogota, Colombia production is up and running, and as a result they’re flush with new inventory. All models and sizes are available, including the new Poseidon Blue flip flops.

As thanks to the SSD community for all of its support, CFF is offering free ground shipping on all US orders through Friday at midnight, EST. Use code SSDCFF when ordering to take advantage of the deal.

www.combatflipflops.com

Freewaters/SKD Tactical – MultiCam Scamp Sandals

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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The MultiCam Scamp is the result of a collaboration between Freewaters and SKD Tactical. The Scamp is the first commercial sandal with authentic, IR-compliant MultiCam material, featured on the soft webbing toe strap. It also features an ultra-comfortable footbed pattern licensed from Therm-A-Rest, akin to a Z Lite sleeping pad, which channels out water and air cools the foot. The strong, sponge rubber outsole provides grip and flexibility. Additionally, 1% of Freewater’s sales go to well digging projects in impoverished countries with areas without access to fresh water.

www.skdtac.com/Freewaters-MultiCam-Scamp-Sandal-SKD-Exclusive-p

Nike SFB 2014 Review On U.S. Patriot Tactical Blog

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

SFB 2014 vs Original

Nike has released an updated model of the SFB boot for 2014. U.S. Patriot Tactical has an in-depth review of the new boot along with a comparison to the original SFB. If you’re interested, you can find the review at the link below.

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blog.uspatriottactical.com/boot-shootout-the-original-nike-sfb-vs-the-new-2014-sfb