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OP Tactical Offering Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Mid Mesh

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

One of the biggest complaints I see in comments on posts about footwear is that they are too narrow. Jon at O P Tactical had mentioned to me his success with the Altra brand of shoe. I checked them out at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market and then bought a pair of Lone Peak 3.5 trail runners from REI.

Generally, if I’m on my feet all day walking, I wear a compression brace on my left knee. Wearing these, I didn’t need it.

I had to laugh at myself. They certainly offer a distinct aesthetic. I looked down and mentioned to my wife that they were shaped like the foot. Sure enough, right on the toe, it says “Foot Shape”.

At ORSM, I first encountered the Altra Lone Peak 3.5 Mid Mesh. The first thing that struck me was the Sand color.

Also, they are a Zero Drop shoe, which will be new for many.

Other features include the Gaiter Trap slots but I find them kind of superfluous, considering the shoe is mesh, so stuff is going to get in the toe box even if you’re wearing a gaiter.

As for the width of the toe box. This image compares them to Salomons.

O P Tactical also has them in Black.

I’ve already ordered a pair in Sand. Get yours at www.optactical.com/allope35midm.

Merrell Tactical Footwear Now Available At Tactical Distributors

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The new Merrell Tactical Footwear line we recently mentioned is now available from Tactical Distributors.

So far, there are Midheight and 8″ height models in Black or Tan.  Look for extended sizing and waterproof models as well.

www.tacticaldistributors.com/collections/merrell-1

New Propper Series 300 Berry Compliant Boot

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

St. Charles, MO — Propper International introduced their newest boot, the Berry Amendment and AR 670-1 compliant Series 300, a rugged mil-spec pair that stands up to the rigors of active duty in the toughest conditions.

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“Our extensive experience as a defense contractor helped us anticipate the needs of soldiers in the field as we designed the new Series 300,” said Joe Ruggeri, Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Product Development.

For 50 years, Propper International has made uniforms for the military. From the original Dixie cup caps for the Navy in 1967 to a full line of ACUs and BDUs (over 120 million strong), Propper has been synonymous with military wear for half a century.

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This is Propper’s third new AR 670-1 boot in 2017, coming on the heels of the Series 100 Waterproof in January and a new US Army contract in April.

Built in Propper’s Puerto Rico factory, the Series 300 features a Vibram® dual density rubber outsole with oil- and slip-resistant self-cleaning lugs made from V40 rubber compound permanently fused to a dedicated fast-rope slot.

The inside of the Series 300 is lined with a comfortable memory foam insert wrapped in an antimicrobial fabric cover to help reduce order buildup.

The upper is constructed from USA-sourced flesh-out cattle hide, mesh, and Dri-Lex® moisture management lining bound by quadruple stitching in stress areas, all tied together with a US MIL-SPEC speed lace system.

Learn more about the new Series 300 www.propper.com/footwear/propper-series-300-boot.

OP Tactical Has Altama Maritime Assault Boots – Low, In Stock

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

It seems like we've all been waiting with bated breath for Altama's new line of Maritime Assault Boots to hit the market, but they finally made it.

With Uppers made from 1000D Cordura, they are fin friendly and incorporate mesh drain holes. The sole system includes a removable Ultron PU insole, full-length one-piece ABS shank for stability and support when climbing a caving ladder, and sticky SEAL Rubber outsoles with a Panama tread pattern.

They are offered in MultiCam, Black and Coyote. These are full-size shoes (7-14) with no half-sizes, so it's best to size up.

So far, O P Tactical has the low top model in stock. Look around the web and you should be able to find the mid-top soon as well.

www.optactical.com/alotbmaaslow

ORSM 17 – Updated Guide Tennie from Five Ten

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Five Ten was colocated with parent company Adidas at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. 

The sole features Five Ten's famous Stealth Rubber but with a new midsole. Additionally, the heel cup comes up slightly higher and there is now a notch in the rubber rand around the toe to facilitate flex.

www.fiveten.com

ORSM 17 – LALO Tactical Jungle Boot

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

LALO Tactical is introducing their take on the classic jungle book. Offered with Black, OD, and Coyote side panels the boots integrate an interesting reinforcement to prevent ankle rolls. You can see the reinforcement in the photo and it works in conjunction with the laces to lock the heel in place and stabilize the ankle. 

On production models the drain holes on the on the instep will be eliminated due to the drainage built into the sole system.

The sole features the classic Panama tread and incorporates stippling at the instep for fast rope descents.

The boot will be manufactured in Cambodia, making them TAA compliant.

www.lalotactical.com

Quantico Tactical Thursday – The Ultimate Performance Combat Boot

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

McRae Terassault® T1 Hot Weather Performance Combat Boot

Quantico Tactical is proud to announce the availability of McRae Terassault® T1 Hot Weather Performance Combat Boots via our GSA Schedule, DLA TLS contract, in our stores and via our website.

McRae Industries introduced the Terassault® T1 in early 2016. The T1 is made in USA, Berry amendment and AR670-1 compliant. The T1 is the company’s first entry into high performance boots developed and made in the USA. T1’s progressive design is an evolution of the lessons learned from over 50 years of military boot manufacturing. The Terassault® T1 bottom platform has been developed to provide utmost traction and stability in almost any environment and improved shock attenuation over traditional mil-spec boots.

The McRae Terassault T1 Hot Weather Performance Combat Boot is the boot to fit your needs.

• McRae Terassault® T1 Hot Weather Performance Combat Boot (Coyote)
• 8” height
• Genuine cowhide suede and 1000 denier nylon upper.
• Breathable lining reduces risk of fungus and helps eliminate odor.
• Uniquely designed upper with forefoot seams facing back to reduce snagging and hanging in rough terrain/environments.
• Padded collar with tendon relief dip in back.
• Stitched toe and heel tabs to minimize risk of bottom separation. These are the areas of a boot most prone to begin to separate in hard wear.
• Cushion orthotic footbed — can be removed and washed.
• Sizes available: 5-12, 13 R&W

In hot, humid conditions much like what we are currently experiencing can be hell on soldiers’ feet. McRae industries, only 20 miles from Ft. Bragg, NC understands this fully. This ultra light, yet durable boot has functional flex points in front and back that allow articulation of the upper for greater Freedom of ankle movement.

The Terassault T-1 has been tested to great success by multiple military organizations. Many long-time adherents to other brands have described the Terassault as the most comfortable boot they have worn. Users have described the break-in of the boot as the shortest among boot brands they have tried.

McRae Footwear received its first United States Department of Defense contract for combat boots in 1967 and has steadily provided footwear to our military forces since that time. Over the years, McRae Footwear has proudly manufactured millions of pairs of combat boots for the United States Military that meet the specifications they have required.

McRae Footwear is committed to manufacturing high quality footwear for the United States Armed Forces for many years to come.

For more information about Quantico Tactical or the Terassault® T1 go to www.quanticotactical.com.

Warrior East 2017 – Footwear Preview From Salewa

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Over the past several years, Salewa footwear has become the choice of military, LE, and other tactical users. The Trooper (coming 2018) is the first dedicated tactical boot in their line.

The Trooper is an all Black model, based on the next generation of the Mountain Trainer Mid. However, Salewa has removed all of the metal, and the hooks you see on this prototype will be loops on the production model. Additionally, the Trooper is leather lined.

There will also be an updated version of the Mountain Trainer Leather. Like the Trooper, it will be leather lined.

It will incorporate a new outsole from Vibram.

Finally, Salewa is updating the Wildfire Vent with a wider toe box and forefoot and a new sole system from POMOCA, a name which you may recognize for their climbing skins. The outsole features a sticky rubber.

All three of these Salewa models will be landing in 2018.

www.salewa.us