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Reebok Expands Sublite Cushion Tactical Series with New Safety Toe Styles for 2019

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

St. Louis, MO (Dec 3, 2018) – Warson Brands, official licensee of Reebok for duty and uniform footwear, announces two new additions to its popular Reebok Sublite Cushion Tactical series of footwear for law enforcement and military professionals.

The new RB8809 builds upon the success of the Reebok Sublite Cushion Tactical series by offering a coyote brown version with composite safety toe and side zipper for wear with the new Air Force uniform. “With the Air Force transitioning to the OCP uniform, we wanted to make sure they had the option of wearing a composite toe and side zip version of our most popular military boot,” said John Duvic, VP of Product Development at Warson Brands.

Also new for 2019 is the addition of the RB8606, a 6-inch version of the Sublite Cushion Tactical featuring a composite safety toe and side zipper. “Because it is so lightweight, our Sublite Cushion Tactical boots have been popular among law enforcement professionals, and we had several requests for a safety toe version with a side zipper. The composite toe is still very lightweight, but adds a lot of protection,” says Duvic.

The RB8809 and RB8606 will be available for purchase at an MSRP of $150.00 and $160.00, respectively. Reebok Duty will display the full line of Sublite Cushion Tactical boots at SHOT Show booth #10179.

Reebok duty footwear and the Sublite Cushion Tactical series are available through select retailers throughout the United States. For more information on the Reebok Sublite Cushion Tactical, visit reebokwork.com/sublite-tactical.

Sorry Air Force, This Isn’t A Boot

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

I know some of you Airmen are trying to game the system, but despite being referred to as a “boot” by several of the companies which sell it, the Altama Maritime Assault – Low is not a boot. It’s a shoe.

The problem is that the latest changes to AFI 36-2903 (Air Force Guidance Memorandum, AFGM2018-03 to AFI 36-2903, Dress & Appearance), intended to guide wear of the Operational Camouflaged Patterned Uniform and accouterments, no longer stipulates a boot height. However, AFI 36-2903 does say that “Dress and personal appearance standards that are not listed as authorized in the publication are unauthorized.”

So give it a rest and get a pair of boots. You’ll just look like hipster in these with your pants hem rolled up.

Rocky S2V Styles Approved for Aviation Use by US Army

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Two of Rocky’s (NASDAQ: RCKY) popular S2V military footwear styles have been approved for aviation use by the U.S. Army, providing new sales opportunities for the company’s commercial military division. Both S2V styles conform to U.S. Army standards for safety and performance and are approved for use while performing crew duties, effective October 2018.

“Rocky has a long history of producing military footwear, and we continue to work with servicemen and women in each branch to create the industry’s most reliable, safe and highest-performing boots,” said Mark Dean, VP of Rocky’s Commercial Military and Pubic Service Divisions. “The aviation use designation for our Rocky S2V styles is attributable to the quality materials, durability and performance they provide to members of the U.S. Army.”

The addition of the S2V footwear to the Army’s approved for flight list opens new markets to the brand and makes a new option of premium footwear available to servicemen and women at bases with flight operations located throughout the world.

RKC050, the hot-weather version of the S2V, and RKC055, the cold-weather version, are fire resistant, water resistant and feature a proprietary high-walled Vibram outsole. RKC055 includes 400 grams of 3M™ Thinsulate™ Ultra insulation and a Berry compliant waterproof liner for optimal cold-weather performance.

Both styles are made from flash and water-resistant leather and 1000 Denier CORDURA®. Rocky’s Roll-Stop Ankle Stability™ system and the Rocky AirPort™ footbed with Aegis microbe shield make the S2V styles both incredibly safe and comfortable.

All of the styles are Made in the USA, Berry compliant and available in coyote brown in compliance with the Army’s uniform standards.

For more information on the flight approved S2V footwear and additional specific features for each style, visit www.RockyBoots.com.

Tecnica – Forge Winter GTX

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

One of the coolest things I learned about during last week’s Outdoor Retailer Winter Market is the introduction, in September 2019 L, of the Forge Winter GTX from Italian footwear manufacturer Tecnica.

As you may recall, Tecnica’s Forge is custom molded to the wearer’s feet during a process first developed for ski boots. Their Thermoform system features an anatomic last Custom Adaptive Shape. 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.

As you can see, they are all Black, without the color pop of the initial launch of the Forge. Additionally, in order to make the Forge more appropriate for winter use, Tecnica has integrated a Gore-Tex lining as well as Vibram Arctic Grip Sole. The Arctic Grip sole does an amazing job of keeping stable in ice.

The rest of the details remain the same. Kevlar loops take the place of metal hardware to form the self locking lace design that doesn’t creep while moving and the tongue overlaps to reduce hot spots.

www.tecnicasports.com

ORWM 18 – Salomon Sonic RA Nocturne

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

The Sonic RA Nocturne is a mid-height winter running shoe from Salomon. It’s getting a new All-Black paint job, but the printing you see at the heel is reflective for running safety.

It features Salomon’s Vibe Technology midsole construction with EnergyCell+ and Opal to “attenuate fatigue-causing vibrations for a cushioned yet responsive ride.”

www.salomon.com

Sneak Peek – DEFCON x Vans MultiCam Black Notchback Pro

Monday, November 5th, 2018

DEFCON is proud to announce the long awaited follow up to last years Vans® trio with an expanded capsule built around the new version SK8-HI™ NOTCHBACK PRO in MULTICAM® BLACK.

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Features:
• Premium Fire-Proof Warrior Suede®
• Water proof treatment on upper
• MULTICAM® CORDURA NYLON textiles
• DRi-LEX lining throughout
• Gusseted tongue
• Military detailing from DEFCON identity to BDU specs
• Custom Vans Ultracush HD footbeds w/ custom artwork
• Hesh Goat embossed heel stamp
• Durable reverse lug outsole and Knurled texture foxing tape

The Footwear is complimented by a range of apparel and accessories available exclusively at DEFCONGROUP.COM webstore which opens 0600 PST SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10th, 2018.

Half Gone! Altama x SSD x TD Limited Edition Maritime Assault Shoe Mid in Wolf Grey

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

The Altama x SSD x TD Limited Edition Maritime Assault Shoes released last Friday to raise funds for The Pararescue Foundation are half gone.

Wide sizes are mostly gone. Still instock are shoes in sizes, 7,8,9,9W,10,11,12,13.

For the full background, see the original story. For technical information and to order, visit www.tacticaldistributors.com.

$10 from every pair sold will be donated to The Pararescue Foundation.

Military Morons Limited Edition OTBs in Stock at OPT

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Inspired by the classic Vietnam Jungle Boots, the Military Morons Edition of the Altama Maritime Assault Boot is designed for tactical water operations while still great for everyday wear. A portion of the proceeds from this boot will be going to support the SOC-F.

Limited to 200 shoes, sold on a first come, first served basis.

www.optactical.com/alotbmaasmid1