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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.

US Army Seeks Novel Materials/Components/Designs for an Improved Hot Weather Army Combat Boot

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Although the US Army has made great strides in working with industry to offer a new Jungle Boot, they aren’t resting on their laurels. In fact, they’re already looking to improve the design. In late May, the the Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center released a request for information to industry for Novel Materials/Components/Designs for an Improved Hot Weather Army Combat Boot.


The primary goal of this RFI is to identify footwear vendors capable of manufacturing prototypes. Responses are also requested from footwear component manufacturers whose product may provide one or more of their requested capabilities. Interest is specifically in responses defining component materials, constructions, and/or footwear designs that are optimized for use in a hot weather environment (where temperatures range from 50 to 120°F), with a special interest in materials/designs that reduce footwear weight and increasing comfort.

The linked pdf describes the types of prototypes they are seeking.

Interested parties should visit www.fbo.gov.

USMC Awards Sole Source Contracts For Cold Weather Boots And Socks

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018


Marines will stay warm during ambient cold weather operations with new boots and socks.

Marine Corps Systems Command intends to award sole source purchase orders for two types of Intense Cold Weather Boots and Intense Cold Weather Socks to improve Marines’ performance in cold weather environments. A total of 2,000 boots and 50,000 pairs of socks will be delivered from four vendors by Sept. 28.

“Based on market research, industry days and events such as Modern Day Marine, we narrowed our decision for the orders down to two companies for cold weather boots and two for socks,” said Todd Towles, program analyst for the Clothing and Equipment Team at MCSC.

There are currently no Marine Corps issue boots designed for use in the -20 to 20 degrees Fahrenheit range. The Temperate Weather Marine Corps Combat Boot was designed for a temperature range between 20 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and the Extreme Cold Weather Vapor Barrier Boot was designed for a range between -65 to -20 degrees Fahrenheit.

U.S. Marines and Sailors clean up trash before leaving their campsite at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif. Marine Corps Systems Command intends to award sole source purchase orders for two types of Intense Cold Weather Boots and Intense Cold Weather Socks to improve Marines’ performance in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. James Treviño)

This effort to acquire the cold weather boots and socks will help MCSC evaluate commercial off-the-shelf solutions and offer the potential to reduce or eliminate the current environmental protection gap, said Towles. The socks will have much higher wool content than the polypropylene wool socks Marines currently use. Additionally, the Clothing and Equipment Team is hopeful the new gear will offer increased water repellency, comfort and insulation in extreme cold weather environments.

MCSC’s Program Manager Infantry Combat Equipment will conduct a field user evaluation December 2018 through March 2019. The team will gather input from Marines as they wear the ICWB and ICWS prototypes at the Mountain Warfare Training Center, Fort McCoy and Norway.

Feedback regarding fit, form and function will be collected along with how well both prototypes of the ICWB and ICWS perform in sub-zero temperatures.

“The Army is conducting evaluations with similar boots and socks, so there is potential to have some consistency with our results and products,” said Lt. Col. Chris Madeline, program manager for ICE. “Marines will keep the prototype boots through the duration of testing. Once data is collected, it will inform future acquisition decisions and allow the Corps to purchase boots and socks that bridge the gap between the existing cold weather boots.”

The Clothing and Equipment Team falls under Program Manager Infantry Combat Equipment at MCSC.

By Kaitlin Kelly, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication | Marine Corps Systems Command

Editor’s Note: The Intense Cold Weather Sock Contract was awarded to FITS Technologies and Ellsworth & Co. The Intense Cold Weather Boots will come from Belleville Boot Co and Dannebrog Boot Co.

Rampart Range Day 18 – Salewa Ultra Flex Mid GTX

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

New for 18, the Ultra Flex Mid GTX from Salewa uses Gore-Tex extended comfort combined with a speed lace design.

The MICHELIN technical performance outsole utilizes a compound unique to Salewa. Their SALEWA 3F System connects the instep area with the sole and heel, ensuring ankle support, flexibility and a precise fit and they top it off with an Ortholote footbed.

Offered in sizes 7-13 and 14.

Salewa footwear are available to Canadian Military and LE customers through Rampart Corp.

White’s MP Service Boot – TAD Edition

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Triple Aught Design has been teasing a new leather project as a Foundry Project, for several days now.

Turns out, it’s their first Foundry Project collaboration and first entry into footwear. The Foundry is home to Limited Run projects like special colors or materials.

I asked TAD’s Phil Adams about the project and he said this:

White’s Boots is one of the oldest made in USA companies, founded in 1853, making boots since the civil war.  They still do it like they used too, even today.  100% by hand.  Then there’s TAD, one of the newer brands on the block trying to do it the same.  Made in USA.  Small batches of high quality goods that last a lifetime.  So the merging of the two brands for a project seemed like a perfect fit.  Like playing ball with your great grandfather and allowing him to still teach you a thing or two.

The boots launch next Tuesday and orders will be open for just four weeks.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as the Boots are crafted completely by hand, in White’s factory in Spokane, WA, to TAD’s specs, and to the specifics of the customers order.  Truly custom for each customer.  MSRP is $595.

Stay tuned via their Newsletter for notification on the project activation.