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OR Summer Market – Five Ten

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

First up from Five Ten is the Cat Burglar. It offers a climbing-inspired outsole as well as synthetic suede insoles for barefoot wear. Shown is Black/Night Grey.


The Cat Burglar is part of several new or improved models of the popular Guide Tennie from Five Ten. In addition to low and mid height models they’ve also introduced a Gore-Tex lined version.


You’ll also notice low and mid Camp Four including GTX model.

OR Summer Market – La Sportiva

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

La Sportiva has introduced new models which incorporate the Gore-Tex Surround technology which offers increased breathability for waterproof footwear.


In addition to the Gore-Tex Surround liner, the Core High GTX features STB technology which stabilizes the foot by wrapping the midsole and attaching it to the upper.


Here you can see a cross section of the Core High GTX.


OR Summer Market – Salomon

Monday, August 11th, 2014

New colors coming 2015 for the SpeedCross.


Under Armour – Men’s UA Mobtown Shoes

Sunday, August 10th, 2014


Under Armour’s Mobtown basketball shoe features a slim athletic cut designed to offer better mobility by eliminating the bulk of extra fabric. The camouflage upper, called Dune (it’s not licensed MultiCam, but it’s certainly inspired by Crye’s pattern), is made from water-resistant canvas. The ultra-soft collar lining and full-length Micro G sockliner make up the inside of the shoe.

Also available with a Black full-grain leather upper.

OR Summer Market – Lowa Boots

Saturday, August 9th, 2014


Although not part of the Task Force series, the new Innox GTX Low and Mid will be available in Coyote and Black. Spring 2015 from

OR Summer Market – LALO Tactical Footwear

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Offered in Tan, Black, Battleship and Coyote, the never before seen Commander is an 8″ tall boot from LALO Tactical. It will be available in a synthetic version with side zip as well as a Full Leather model.


Coming Spring 2015 from

OR Summer Market – Adidas Terrex XKING Prototype

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

This is a first look at a new shoe coming 2015 from Adidas Outdoor.


The XKING will feature a removable and swappable midsole/insole for different drops, fits and applications.


The XKING incorporates a full Continental rubber Outsole, speed lacing and EVA moldable tongue.



OR Summer Market – Salewa

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

All of these new models you will see here are coming Spring 15. I really like the direction Salewa is moving and their styles will fit right in with niche military/tactical users.


First up is the Alp Flow featuring WL Gore’s Surround Technology. It’s based on the best selling Alp Trainer and incorporated the Gore-Tex Surround into a full grain letter upper. They were the first brand to feature this technology and it’s already available in the Escape and Ramble. For the Alp Flow, they’re using radiator technology to leverage the Surround material to force the hot air out and allow cooler air in.


Next is the Redesigned Rapace GTX (left) and Mountain Trainer Mid GTX (right). The laces are all the way to the end of the toe box. Additionally, they’ve added the new 3-piece adjustable footbed. Finally, they’ve lined the entire heel cup and collar with Ortholite foam which molds to the wearer, offering a better fit. Notably, the Rapace is also crampon capable.


Finally, Salewa is introducing a pack range to North America. Known for so clean, technical designs in Europe, they’ve chosen 9 of their proven styles to bring here. We’re giving you a taste with this Crest 25. It’s a 25 liter, lightweight alpine pack. It offers a breathable close fitting back panel and a clean design. Don’t forget, there’s also an integrated rain fly.


Get Your Bates Recondo Jungle Boots Exclusively from Tactical Distributors

Friday, August 1st, 2014

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Bates Footwear recently debuted their Recondo jungle boot, developed for a specialized military requirement for a boot for hot, wet environments. Now, they are available exclusively from Tactical Distributors. They feature side panels in the MultiCam pattern which is also known in the US military as Operational Camouflage Pattern.

Über Leak of the Week – Episode 1

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014