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Tecnica Launches New Footwear In The US And Tactical Users Should Take Note

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Custom fitting has been available for ski boots for years. Now, Tecnica is bringing their Thermoform system to hiking boots built with an anatomic last Custom Adaptive Shape. Just like it sounds, the boot is heated to make the C.A.S. Components pliable and then the boots are custom molded to the wearer’s feet.

You’re now getting a first look at this new technology.


The first Tecnica product line for the outdoor market is called FORGE. Tecnica guides the development of FORGE and other, future products with three pillars:

A new and unique design approach that combines style with versatility. Our goal is to always ffer the best performing footwear in each category with an extremely versatile and visual appeal. Footwear that progressive outdoor enthusiasts will want to wear beyond their intended use.

A revolutionary 360° t concept that offers great out-of-the box fit with Tecnica’s proprietary C.A.S. Technology, a complete, real time, in store customization solution. “The first shoe shaped for you.”

All Tecnica footwear will do more. A progressive mindset will be used on the design of all our shoes to create products which can be used in a variety of activities, terrain and conditions.

C.A.S. consists of a footbed and upper. The footbed works in concert with the upper’ arch. The upper also features a customizable heal cup and ankle pads.


Additionally, Tecnica abandoned traditional tongue designs to introduce an innovative overlap collar.


Kevlar loops take the place of metal hardware to form the self locking lace design that doesn’t creep while moving.


Finally, the FORGE line features a triple density EVA midsole and Vibram Megagrip outsole.


Offered in Men’s and Women’s versions, there are two styles. Both are lined with Gore-tex, but one has a Nubuck leather face (FORGE) while the other is a high tenacity face fabric (FORGE S).





As you can see, in a edition to a custom fit, Tecnica also offers colors useful for tactical applications.

Due to the technical requirement of properly fitting and customizing the boots, they will initially, only be available at select brick and mortar retailers.

The FORGE line will be available starting February 2018.

CANSEC 2017 – Lowa Task Force Camino GTX Coming Soon Exclusively Through Milbrook Tactical

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Millbrook Tactical worked with Lowa to introduce a Task Force variant of the popular Camino hiking boot. In addition to producing it in Black, they also made a change to the sole.

UPPER: Nubuck Leather
FOOTBED: Balance Comfort
MIDSOLE: PU with SPS Cushion & Fluke Technology
STABILIZER: 5mm Nylon Heel/3mm Forefoot
WEIGHT: 1550 grams

Coming soon, exclusively to Millbrook Tactical.

Rampart Range Day 2017 – Aku Pilgrim HL GTX

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

The Pilgrim HL GTX is a Gore-Tex lined, high leg version of the popular mid-height, unlined Pilgrim DS boot. Offered in Black and this Brown variant, they are sized 7-12 half sizes and 13.

Available through Rampart.

Tactical Research by Belleville Announces the Release of Its New Line of Quick Reaction Force (QRF) Military & Public Safety Boots

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Belleville, IL. May 15, 2017 – Tactical Research by Belleville® introduces a new & unique boot series for the both the Military and Public Safety markets that addresses the needs and actions of rapid responders frequently involved in developing situations – the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) Boot Series.

Designed to address the infil & exfil operations of a Quick Reaction Force (QRF) team in mind, The QRF Series of boots offer a unique and purposeful option for when movement is essential. With design and performance influences from the outdoor trekking and approach shoe category, the QRF Series integrates an aggressive, lace-to-toe closure system; an integrated medial side fast rope channel with high friction rubber for controlled descent; and low drop soling system to enhance performance in multiple environments.

In addition, the QRF series includes:

-An exclusive long-wearing RAKKASAN rubber outsole for enhanced slip resistance and grip

-Removable, dual density Ortholite® footbed with high rebound memory foam and heel cup stabilizer

-An aero-spacer hydrophilic mesh lining for superior moisture management & breathability

Available June 2017, the QRF Series will be offered in 6 styles: 8” & 6” Coyote Brown; 8” Sage Green; 8” side zip, 8” waterproof & 6” Black

For more information about the Tactical Research QRF Series, visit www.bellevilleboot.com.

Altama’s OTB Maritime Assault  Boot Wins NAUMD’s Best Footwear Innovation Award

Sunday, May 7th, 2017


OTB Maritime Assault Boot, Winner of NAUMD’s Best Footwear Innovation Award


Morristown, TN – May 5, 2017 Since its first public appearance at SHOT Show this past January, the Altama OTB Maritime Assault boot has been widely discussed at tactical gear shows worldwide. The OTB Maritime Assault Boot was designed specifically to replace the old school canvas style shoes commonly used by Navy SEALs during OTB operations. At first glance, the OTB Maritime Assault Boot looks like a typical sneaker, however closer review will show what makes the shoe worthy of elite operators.

Strategically placed drainage ports at the forefoot flex points of the boot helps water drain immediately after exiting the body of water. The water friendly materials feature low absorption and faster dry times. The SEAL rubber sticky outsoles allow for extra grip on slick surfaces and full length one piece ABS shank provides stability and support – making it easier to climb caving ladders. The slim design is specifically for the boots to fit into dive fins used by militaries worldwide. Inevitably, the OTB Maritime Assault has already adopted the nickname “Combat Chucks.”


“We are honored that our boot won the Best Footwear Innovation Award at NAUMD. We want the OTB Maritime Assault Boot to be known as the most badass sneaker in the world,” said Kevin Cole, CEO of the The Original Footwear Co. The OTB Maritime Assault will be released in low cut and mid height versions. The boots will initially be available in Black, Coyote and Original Multicam®. Cole said, “We’ll be releasing more colors at a later date.”

Customers can expect to the OTB Maritime Assault boots on shelves and online beginning in August, 2017.


Warrior West – Belleville Quick Reaction Force

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

This is a sneak peek of Belleville’s new Quick Reaction Force line under their foreign sourced, Tactical Research brand. There is some climbing shoe DNA in this line, with to-toe lacing and full rubber toes. The sole also has a fast rope instep. In addition to the more traditional Black, Coyote and Sage, there is a more low-viz two color Bark/Sand option, which I prefer.


Propper Awarded New Army Boot Contracts

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

St. Charles, MO — Propper International has won two new contracts to supply hot weather boots to the United States Army and the Afghanistan military. The new three-year contract was awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency after an extensive bidding process.

The boots will come in two colors: tan for the US Army and black for the Afghanistan military. The contracts, totaling just over $48 million, will run through fiscal 2020. The boots will be manufactured in Propper’s Puerto Rico facilities.

“The new boot contract extends Propper’s five-decade commitment to those who serve,” said Anderson Ward, SVP of Global Supply Chain Operations for Propper. “We are proud to continue the long-standing tradition of supplying our fighting forces with dependable and rugged gear.”

Propper has proudly supplied the US military with uniforms and gear since 1967. Today Propper is the country’s largest supplier of ACUs and BDUs.


Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo – Stabil Grippers

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

I’ve shown you Stabil Ice removable outsoles in the past for use on snow and ice. Manufacturer Stabil also offers Stabil Grippers, to help keep you on your feet on slippery, wet surfaces, like found at swimming pools and maintenance facilities as well as at dining facilities and hospitals.

They slip right over your standard footwear and are easily removed when not needed.

Stabil Grippers are available to government customers exclusively through ADS.