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DIY: Salomon Forces Quicklace Replacement

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

US Elite’s Warrior of Vendor Relations, Ed Castellanos, and Eastern Territory Manager of Tactical and Government Sales for AmerSports, Hugh Rickenbacker are together again for another video – and this time they’re talking re-lacing.

In this video, you’ll get step-by-step directions on how to replace the laces on your Salomon Forces boots.  All of the materials needed to complete this are mentioned in the video as well. Ed and Hugh also answer other popular questions we get asked about Salomon Forces.

For a limited time, you can take advantage of free CONUS flat-rate shipping when you use code SOLSYS at checkout.

Belleville Boot OCP Boot Transition Guide For Airmen

Friday, July 13th, 2018

SSD Sponsor Belleville Boot, created this handy OCP boot transition guide for USAF personnel.



Warrior East 18 – Belleville Boots Introduce Vibram’s Arctic Grip Anti-Slip Technology

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Belleville Boots is the first company to integrate a Berry Compliant version of Vibram’s Arctic Grip Wet Ice Tech.

Initially introduced the commercial market at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market a few years ago, the sole offers stability on ice as well as oily surfaces. The active components are a slightly darker brown in the photo below. The first boot with this sole will be the C775ST, a Cold Weather, safety toed boot with 600 grams of Thinsulate.

Coming 4th Qtr 2018 from www.bellevilleboot.com.

S&S Precision Shop Show – OTB Boots RIB Sandal and Abyss III Preview

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018


The RIB Sandal is a true boat shoe. Modeled on a rigid inflatable boat, it’s actually a recovery sandal, with its thick cushion sole and slide styling.


This is the third iteration of the shoe that launched OTB boots. Harking back to the brand’s roots of Over The Beach, the Abyss III features a sticky climbing rubber sole and rand, heel notch for fins, and knit construction upper.




Junglelites deliver 1 August.



Belleville Ice Bridge Boot Challenge at ADS Warrior East

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Visit Belleville Boot Company at ADS Warrior East in Booth #1517 to take the Ice Bridge Boot Challenge.

This year at the ADS Warrior East Expo, Belleville Boot Company has partnered with VIBRAM® to introduce the new groundbreaking outsole technology specifically designed for wet ice to be used on Belleville’s newest cold weather boots.

Designed with a thermochromatic lug that senses when temperatures drop to 32°F / 0°C, Vibram’s Arctic Grip technology provides superior grip on slippery wet ice.

To test this advanced cold weather gripping system yourself, Belleville invites you to booth #1517 to “walk the walk” and take the Ice Bridge Boot Challenge!

High Angle Solution – Brigantes Presents – La Sportiva Karakorum Evo GTX

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

When you are operating high in mountainous terrain you need a boot that you can rely upon.  One that you can confidently climb in and move aggressively over the most demanding ridges and mountains.

Light, technical, B3, crampon compatible boot it comes in at 1.750g (3.85lbs) for a pair of size 42 EU.  Made with 2.8mm Idro-Perwanger leather it is robust and hard wearing. With its Gore membrane it provides waterproof and breathable protection for your feet.  This combination of features makes it the ideal boot for mountain troops operating far in advance of conventional forces in all conditions be it snow or arid.

La Sportiva have a long tradition, starting in 1928, of building outstanding boots and making products that you can depend upon in the most extreme circumstances.  Based in the Dolomites they are ideally situated to design and build the best.

For more information get in touch by email on international@brigantes.com or for UK customers tribe@brigantes.com.  www.brigantes.com

GoRuck Launches MACV-1 Jungle Rucking Boot

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

A few years ago, GoRuck released a clothing line, designed for those who participate in their various events. The clothing was a great companion for their highly successful pack line. Now, they’ve introduced a boot.


GoRuck assembled a team of three Special Forces Veterans with experience spanning over five decades to create a boot worthy of the company’s name. Weighing in at 14 oz (per boot), these ankle height boots, like the GI Jungle Boots which inspired them, are not waterproof.


These boots are made for walking. Just take a gander at the construction features.


Offered in a wide variety of sizes from 4-14, the MACV-1 ships in October.


Salewa Mountain Trooper

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Based on the Mountain Trainer Mid Leather, Salewa’s Mountain Trooper is the same booth expect that it is all black, eyelets have replaced the lace hooks and there is no metal or wires.

I saw it during a recent trip to Canada for Rampart Range Day, where apparently there’s been some serious interest.