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Now Available – Altama x SSD x TD Limited Edition Maritime Assault Shoe Mid in Wolf Grey

Soldier Systems Daily has teamed up with Altama to introduce the limited edition Soldier Systems Classic version of the Maritime Assault Mid in Wolf Grey.

Last year, Soldier Systems Daily founder Eric Graves visited the Altama factory in Tennessee and was very impressed with the work being done there. He spoke with Original Footwear owner Kevin Cole about an idea he had been mulling over to raise money for military charities.

The concept of Soldier Systems Classics is simple. Combine old and new into a product which is branded with the Soldier Systems Classic logo. That could be an old design made from new materials or colors like Wolf Grey, or a new product with a heritage paint job like WWII Marine camouflage. Any funds raised by SSD are donated to a deserving charity.

Altama had just introduced the Maritime Assault Shoe which was designed by Eric’s old friend Dan Ellis. They reminded Eric of a modernized version of the sneaker inspired jungle shoes of World War Two and a deal was struck. Altama would introduce a new special color for the Maritime Assault Line and would manufacture 300 pair which included the Classics version of the SSD logo. Eric would select a deserving charity.

Eric is a retired US Air Force Intelligence Officer who served at the 21st & 23rd Special Tactics Squadrons as well as the 720th Special Tactics Group.

For the first Soldier Systems Classic fundraiser, he wanted to identify a charity which is very focused on the community it supports and is effective in delivery of support and services. He asked some of the men he had served with and they suggested The Pararescue Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.

The Pararescue Foundation is the only entity dedicated to exclusively support US Air Force Pararescue and Combat Rescue Officer service members, veterans and their families.

Their mandate:
• Relieve the physical and psychological demands of service
• Provide tragedy, transition, and education assistance
• Honor the commitment and sacrifice of those who live by the motto:  “That Others May Live”

Last but not least, SSD turned to Tactical Distributors to handle the sale of the shoes. 10% of the proceeds of the sale of these shoes will be donated to The Pararescue Foundation.

The shoes are limited to 300 pair. Once they are gone, they are gone forever.

Visit www.tacticaldistributors.com to learn more about the shoe and to order your own pair.

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13 Responses to “Now Available – Altama x SSD x TD Limited Edition Maritime Assault Shoe Mid in Wolf Grey”

  1. Darkhorse says:

    These look awesome man! Good job to both you and Dan!

  2. Justin says:

    This is bad ass!

  3. TheFull9 says:

    Aaaaand ordered. I double-triple checked my sizing so I really bloody hope I’ve got the conversion and everything correct because by the time they get here there’s defo not gonna be any stock left to try and swap! Ha, all gravy though, been waiting for these since they were first mentioned here.

    Without even getting in to the high pedigree of the design and the manufacturer, just as far as everyday life goes it’s weirdly hard to find any trainers these days that don’t have stupid white soles that get stained the second you wear them anywhere. Fingers crossed I get along well with them in which case I’d definitely pick up a black pair down the line to replace some of the Salomons that have utterly failed me in all sorts of ways.

  4. Kyle Kata says:

    4 color logo on the tongue… not my thing, but pretty cool on the rest of it.

  5. Iheartptbelts says:

    Damn, just ordered a pair of the MM edition shoes, now these drop. Nice to see Altama is expanding the line a bit.

  6. jjj0309 says:

    Any plan for low height?

  7. Elliott Tolbert says:

    Excited to see this at such a great price too! Curious if anyone has heard anything about the Carlos Ray Jacket.

  8. Sasquatch says:

    Snagged the last pair of 13W! I was just in time.

  9. Jk says:

    Been using the low version in tan both on the range and for general duty use. Great pair of shoes for duty use when you don’t need to rock boots. I added superfeet insoles, I wear a 9.5 and ordered 10’s.. fit great

  10. Sully says:

    Worked with Eric back in my ST days. Great to see this effort is going well. Just ordered two pair will let you know.