Tactical Tailor

SHOP Show Raeford – Deckers X Lab

As we’ve mentioned in the past, Deckers X LAB is the “skunk works” or Innovation Lab of the Deckers Corp; the parent behind such brands as UGG, Hoka, and Sanuk.

They’ve also developed a new line of tactical footwear and prototypes of their upcoming DX-G8 (AR 670-1 boot seen above to the left) which were worn by the winning team at this year’s Best Ranger Competition. To the right is the Deckers X LAB DX-M4, a maritime assault boot.

At SHOP Show, we got a look at what’s under development. The A6-MP (Max Profile) is intended for wear while bearing heavier loads.

Another model, the A6-LP (Low Profile) features a Fast Rope Guard and was created as an assault boot.

As you can see, the A6-LP incorporates the same sole as the water shoe.

4 Responses to “SHOP Show Raeford – Deckers X Lab”

  1. mike says:

    Any idea if the water shoes shown at SHOP Show 2020 ever got produced?

    • SSD says:

      They’re coming out. They’re in this article. There’s a picture and everything.

      • mike says:

        I saw! But just because something is on a tradeshow table…

        I asked because I didn’t see them on the Deckers X website and the only Google results were your article or reposts of your article. On second inspection I see them on a section of the site that says “Coming January 2022”. Exciting!

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