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Army Mountain Combat Boot Chosen? Not Yet

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

As reported last month by Kit Up!, the Army is close to making a call on mountain boots. After years of relying on a variety of commercial mountain boots, none were designed specifically for use in combat operations. On Monday, Natick’s contracting team awarded $8.6 Million for a GSA purchase to Danner for Mountain Combat Boots. Does this mean that the Army has made a decision in their quest for a Mountain Combat Boot?

Filling a niche below full leather or plastic shelled mountaineering boots but beefier than standard combat boots, they are intended for troops who find themselves scrambling in rocky terrain. Troops in Afghanistan have been trialling candidate boots from Danner, Belleville, and Wellco and the PEO-Soldier stated that they were close to making a decision.

Another clue pointing to the Danner selection may have also emerged. Although you can’t completely rely on this, photos released Monday of a Soldier clad in OCP (MultiCam) and the latest version of the IOTV also featured the Danner boot.

Photo PEO-Soldier

UPDATE: Although we queried PEO-Soldier on the subject they haven’t commented yet. Hopefully, we will see something on this soon. PEO-Soldier let us know that this purchase was solely to support Rapid Fielding Initiative (RFI) requirements. They went on to inform us that they are still testing and evaluating the candidates. So, as we see it, the war continues to go on and troops still need boots. It’s just that RFI has chosen that those boots come from Danner and not the other candidate vendors. Interesting…

Tactical Research by Belleville Introduces The MultiCam Kiowa

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Responding to a request within the community, Belleville Shoe Company utilized its new “Tactical Research” brand to develop their top selling “Kiowa” assault boot in a coloration that features olive, flesh-out suede leather perfectly matched to MultiCam®.

Belleville's Tactical Research Kiowa in MultiCam

As with all “Tactical Research by Belleville” styles, the new boot will feature the proprietary TR-1 foot support insole; an anatomically shaped, removable footbed that offers the performance features of expensive, after-market insoles.

In appreciation to their customers and our readers, Belleville is pleased to offer $20 off the regular retail price to the first 50 customers who call and mention that they saw this article on www.soldiersystems.net. Regular retail price is $109.95, but with the discount, the cost will only be $89.95 which includes FREE CONUS shipping. The phone number to call and place your order for the MultiCam® Kiowa is 1-800-376-6978.

Tactical Research Kiowa in Multicam

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Here is a sneak peak of the Multicam variant of the new Kiowa boot from Belleville’s Tactical Research.

Tactical Research Kiowa in Multicam

I have seen the Multicam Kiowa in person and in sunlight the suede actually color matches the Olive in the Multicam pattern.

Available in the near future from Tactical Research.