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Altama Maritime Assaults – Military Morons Edition

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

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Yesterday, I received this note from Military Morons.

As you may guess, the Altama Maritime Assaults have been my favourite everyday wear footwear, for many reasons.

A couple of months ago, I thought it’d be cool to have some Altama Maritime Assaults in an OD/Black colour scheme, inspired by the classic Vietnam Jungle Boots. I asked them about it and they liked that idea, and put in the order for the samples. I also requested that these come without the large pull loops in the back. They went a step further and put my militarymorons skull logo on my one-of-a-kind samples.

Whether these eventually become a collaborative special edition, or a standard colour offering from Altama, I thought you might like to throw these pics up on SSD.

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So what do you think? Should they produce a run of these Military Morons special edition Maritime Assaults?

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O P Tactical – Altama Jungle PX Boots

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

The other day when we mentioned the reproduction, 1st pattern Jungle Boots, several readers were disappointed that their sizes weren’t available. As many of you agree with me that the green USGI Jungle Boot was the greatest issue footwear ever, I thought I’d share these babies, offered by O P Tactical. Granted, they have the padded collar, added in the early 80s, but this is still a great boot. One thing I really like about them is they’ve Replaced the old anti-punji stake metal plate with a LENZI non-metallic L-Protection anti-penetration board which uses pre-treated ceramic and high tenacity fibers.

Yep, that’s a genuine Panama Tread Direct Molded Sole. That’s becuase these are made on original Ro-Search machinery. Ro-Search was a business unit of Wellco Boots and Original Footwear owns both Altama and Wellco.

www.optactical.com/aljupxbo

OP Tactical Has Altama Maritime Assault Boots – Low, In Stock

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

It seems like we've all been waiting with bated breath for Altama's new line of Maritime Assault Boots to hit the market, but they finally made it.

With Uppers made from 1000D Cordura, they are fin friendly and incorporate mesh drain holes. The sole system includes a removable Ultron PU insole, full-length one-piece ABS shank for stability and support when climbing a caving ladder, and sticky SEAL Rubber outsoles with a Panama tread pattern.

They are offered in MultiCam, Black and Coyote. These are full-size shoes (7-14) with no half-sizes, so it's best to size up.

So far, O P Tactical has the low top model in stock. Look around the web and you should be able to find the mid-top soon as well.

www.optactical.com/alotbmaaslow

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

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

THE MOST ANTICIPATED TACTICAL FOOTWEAR OF 2017

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

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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.”

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“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.

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ORWM – Altama

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

I was surprised to find Altama in the Mystery Ranch booth and even more surprised to get a sneak Peek of some new shoes being officially released at next week’s SHOT Show.

This is the Aboottabad (in honor of the location of UBL’s demise) series. It consists of a Trail Run Low and Trail Run Mid and a Mid to Heavy Weight Hiker.

All of the outsoles in this line get their DNA from the old Panama tread of the USGI Jungle Boot.

Here’s an OTB Maritime Assault Shoe in Low Viz colors.

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Sneak Peek – Altama’s OTB Maritime Assault Boot

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Look for the new OTB Maritime Assault Boot by Altama in both low and mid heights, with limited showings at OR for key SOF groups and a full launch at SHOT.

The Maritime Assault Boot is intended for all tactical water operations with a fin friendly fit, it will accept the toe box of just about all dive fins used by Militaries worldwide. High abrasion quick drying 1000D Cordura quarter panels are offered in both solid colors and Multicam. This is combined with air mesh linings which help wick away sweat and other moisture quickly from your foot. To further mitigate the effects of water, there is an Ultron anti-microbial PU contoured footbed which will not absorb water and the front non-metallic drain ports allow for water to drain easily when flexing the boot.

Low-profile laces will not cause pain from fin wear on long swims and the non-shine rust-proof lace hardware will not break on the go. Additionally, Altama integrates a full-length, one-piece polypropylene shank to procide stability and support when climbing a caving ladder.

Finally, Altama’s OTB Maritime Assault Boot incorporates SEAL Rubber sticky outsoles. The rubber compound was originally developed for rock climbing shoes and modified for wet tactical operations. SEAL Rubber is one of the stickiest, high traction rubbers on the market today.

Look for these and other new styles at SHOT Show.

www.altama.com

Altama Introduces Jungle II Boot at SHOT Show

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Altama listened to wearers of the classic US military jungle boot. As they worked to improve the boot, they concentrated in materials and kept the classic design. The resulting Jungle II boot improves areas of water absorption, puncture resistance, and comfort. They worked with US leather tanneries to significantly reduce the amount of water that is absorbed through the leather and replaced the steel plate with PunctureX material so now it covers the whole foot without any gaps. They also created a cushion-like midsole through a unique Dual Density Rubber (DDR) lasting. This process allows them to keep the rigid outsole but add comfort to the foot.

  

This video shows how it’s done.

So far I’ve seen Black and OD. Hoping for a Coyote model.

www.altama.com

TacticalGear.com – Altama Sale

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

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TacticalGear.com has bought out the entire remaining stock of Altama boots and are selling them at closeout prices, starting at just $50. While supplies last.

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