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Crocs All-Terrain Atlas

Saturday, September 16th, 2023

If you’re looking for something new to sport around the cantonment area, check out the All-Terrain Atlas from Crocs with its shoe-like construction, all rubber MTN outsole inspired by the shape of the Rockies, and nylon webbed cross-strap with a magnetic pull release closure.

Also available in classic Crocs clog-style.


5.11 Tactical Releases New Footwear for Fall 2023

Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

COSTA MESA, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2023) – 5.11 Tactical, the global innovator of Purpose-Built Gear™, today announced the release of a wide range of new footwear for fall 2023.

“Footwear is an essential piece of gear for being comfortable, protected and efficient during any task,” said 5.11’s Brendan Rynne, Senior Category Manager, Footwear. “Our end users and product team also understand the importance, which is why we strive to design footwear that allows our customers to perform at their best in all aspects of life. Whether it’s in the gym, on duty, exploring a trail, or just day-to-day life, we want to offer reliable performance footwear that lives up to our Purpose-Built Gear™ motto.”

Fans of 5.11’s A/T Series® of footwear will be pleased to see the new A/T™ Trainer 2.0 ($110). An amazing choice for fitness training, hiking, or even as a duty shoe for bicycle police and other high-milage positions, it features a new, highly durable TPU exoskeleton as well as 5.11’s All Terrain Load Assistance System Technology plate for maximum support. Newly integrated mesh construction in strategic locations adds a nice touch of breathability and comfort to this durable and comfortable option.

A/T Trainer 2.0 in Black

A new option for training enthusiasts will also be offered by the Max Grip Trainer ($100) that’s built for breathability and durability while providing a stable platform during any workout. It features a protective TPU exoskeleton, a mesh upper to prevent overheating, and a new MaxGrip outsole designed to create a stable platform and reliable traction for any workout while also supplying comfort and cushioning from the midsole. The TPU heel reinforcement creates added durability to withstand the most intense training sessions.

Max Grip Trainer in Black / Titan Gray

The Foley Mid ($80) and Foley Low ($75) are new additions to the brand’s everyday-ready Norris family of shoes. In addition to improved fit and size extension to now offer wide shoes, both Foley styles feature a newly updated Vibram Hexgrip outsole providing better traction in all environments. Both versions also include increased cushioning and comfort with the addition of a drop-in X-40 Ortholite® footbed. They also have a ballistic nylon upper for added durability.

Foley Mid in Triple Black

Foley Low in Elmwood

Through utilizing end-user feedback, 5.11 designed the McClane Mid ($100) as the next generation of the Norris Sneaker family. Similarly to the Foley styles, the new McClane Mid features an improved fit and extended sizing to include wide options. The McClane features a new breathable tongue for all-day comfort and an updated Vibram Hexgrip outsole with better traction in all environments. The new drop-in X-40 Ortholite® footbed provides for more cushioning and comfort while the ASTM puncture-resistant board has also been added and certified to US standards.

McClane Mid in Elmwood

5.11’s first two AR 670-1 complaint boots have been introduced to the line for this Fall; the EVO 2.0 8” AR 670-1 and the Speed 4.0 8” AR 670-1. The EVO 2.0 8” AR 670-1 ($160) is equipped with Force Foam® cushioning and an Ortholite® footbed for comfort and support that endures. These EVO 2.0 8” Boots are Army Regulation 670-1 compliant for U.S. Army Wear with MultiCam and Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) uniforms.

EVO 2.0 8” AR 670-1 in Dark Coyote

5.11’s other AR 670-1 compliant option is offered in the Speed 4.0 8” AR 670-1 ($120). These lightweight boots provide outstanding features and value. Crafted with suede leather and 1200D nylon, Force Foam® heel cushioning, and an Ortholite® footbed, they will make sure feet are feeling good no matter the job. Additionally, the ASTM slip- and oil-resistant outsole is stitched for hard use and the brand’s heat deflect material helps shield feet from radiant heat from the ground. Like the EVO 2.0 8” Boots, these Speed 4.0 8” Boots are Army Regulation 670-1 compliant for US Army Wear with MultiCam and OCP uniforms.

Speed 4.0 8” AR 670-1 in Dark Coyote

For more information about 5.11 Tactical and its product offering, or to find a 5.11 Tactical store near you, visit www.511tactical.com.

GoRuck MACV-2 Boots

Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

GoRuck has released a new boot called the MACV-2 which features a more aggressive outsole.

GoRuck describes their sole by explaining that the forefoot rubber is formulated for increased grip with deep tread specifically shaped to grab the ground while shedding mud and debris. They’ve wrapped the sole up around the toes for additional protection against rocky terrain or when doing push-ups. The midfoot is formulated from a rock climbing compound and hardened for exceptional abrasion resistance which they say is ideal for fast roping. The heel is more dense and formulated for extreme durability with an expanded heel strike area that won’t break down over time or distance.

The MACV-2 features a 13mm heel-to-toe drop to reduce the strain on your achilles while rucking.

The boots have shielded drain holes like jungle boots. They also retain the nylon webbing ankle reinforcement. For further support, there is an injection molded heel counter wrapped in suede to reduce hit spots. Since these boots were made for rucking, they feature a wide toe box. Finally, the boots come with a dual density insert with arch support.

The MACV-2 is offered as a mid height boot in the classic Black and Green jungle boot colorway which they refer to as “origins” as well as Black and Coyote versions. It’s also available as a high top version on Coyote for uniform wear. Look for sizes 4-15.

The MACV-1 is on sale and still in stock in several colors and sizes.

Find the MACV series at www.goruck.com/collections/macv-series.

Exclusive OPT x Altama Maritime Assault Boots – Land Warfare Mod in Multicam Arid

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023

Exclusive OPT x Altama Maritime Assault Boots – Land Warfare Mod in Multicam Arid are available for the first time. These shoes have a few modifications that make them a better for non-amphibious ops while keeping the feel and form factor of the Maritime Assaults. The drain holes have been omitted to limit the ingress of water and debris, and the included insole is an anti-microbial foam with a fabric top for ease of use with socks, making them ready to go out of the box.

We are happy to bring these to the market with Altama. These are a limited run, get yourself a pair today.


T8 ANTHEM from Garmont Tactical

Friday, August 11th, 2023

Made in the USA, the T8 ANTHEM is an athletic, comfortable style, with lightweight soles and uppers assembled in Tennessee. Utilizing a traditional 1.8mm suede leather upper, and an abrasion resistant and breathable nylon fabric insert offering an athletic fit and feel. Additional features include Zama alloy hooks that provide a safe and reliable closure system. The Garmont® PU Footbed, combined with an injected PU outsole creates needed flexibility and lightness as well as comfort. MSRP $215.

Available now in size 7-14 in medium and wide widths.


Belleville – CANOPY Jungle Boots

Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

Belleville has brought back the classic green jungle boot but with some improvements.

Based on the iconic Vietnam-era boot, the recently released BV503PR / CANOPY Olive Drab features a dual density rubber outsole which provides better shock absorption and a new Puncture Resistant textile insole that provides superior puncture protection at reduced weight and increased flexibility.

You’ll find the tried and true Panama sole, designed to release dirt and debris as well as drainage vents and barrel lacing as found on later issue models.

Here, Belleville’s Glen Becker goes over the boot.

Offered in OD and Black sizes 4-14.


Nick’s Handmade Boots – Custom Configuration Tactical Boot

Monday, August 7th, 2023

The Tactical Boot by Nick’s Handmade Boots is customized for each buyer.

Everything is customizable, from the length and width, to the fabrics, to the eyelets, to the height. You can even select the type and shape of toe.

There are three choices for upper leather, in Black or Coyote.

• Classic MaxSupport work leather standard on our Builderpro models is 7-8oz of the most supportive leather available. While it may be accompanied by a longer break in time, this leather tannage will provide optimal support even after years of wear.

• 1964 Easy Break-in leather is a Nicks exclusive offering. Packed full of more oils, this leather is more supple and provides an easier break in than the traditional work leathers. Still weighing in at about 7-8oz in thickness there is no sacrifice on durability.

• Nicks WeatherShield leather is impregnated with a silcone solution during the tanning process, making it more water resistant than typical oil tanned leathers. The water beads right off of this heavy 7-8oz option.

Offered in 6″ or 8″ heights, the 8″ features a padded collared which is lined with a high performance Sunbrella® fabric that is long lasting, and tear resistant.

The Vibram’s Sierra Outsole is attached via 365 Stitchdown Construction. The mid-sole consists of a 8IR rubber midsole, with a military grade ployurethane wedge.

The interior of the boot features a full length 6-7oz veg tan leather insole, that will take the shape of your foot which can be removed when it wears out, or replaced with your preferred insole. 

You can also get a plain or capped toe, with or without safety options.


Brigantes Partner with Asolo to Modify the Highly Popular Fugitive GTX Boot for Military End-Users

Friday, July 14th, 2023

On-the-soldier equipment specialists, Brigantes, have collaborated with leading outdoor footwear manufacturer, Asolo, to develop a custom-modified boot, designed specifically for the military. A hugely popular choice with the hiking community, known for its impressive durability, water resistance and comfort, the Fugitive Tactical GTX is now available for immediate order through Brigantes. Purchase them here.

Established in 1975, Italian bootmaker Asolo is famed for pioneering the very first Gore-Tex lined mountain boot – an innovation which entirely revolutionised the outdoor footwear market. Priding themselves on their commitment to finding ‘the perfect balance between

tradition, quality and innovation’, Asolo’s range of technical outdoor footwear is consistently well received within the outdoor community. A brand known for its delivery of durable, high-performance shoes which stand the test of time, Asolo’s range also promises comfort and agility, ensuring that there need be no compromise for their customers.

Whilst long held in high regard within the armed forces community and a popular choice for military personnel serving in a range of operational environments, Asolo’s collaboration with Brigantes represents their first foray into custom-designed footwear specifically for military users.

With its robust durability, high-tech fabrication and superior grip in varied terrain, the original Fugitive GTX has already seen a lot of popularity amongst military personnel, which comes as no surprise. Made from a combination of 1.6-1.8mm water-resistant suede and high tenacity nylon, with a GORE-TEX performance comfort lining and an Asolo rubber outsole, the original model also features a high-tenacity nylon upper and a rubber toe cap for added comfort and protection.

The new custom-made Fugitive Tactical GTX features all of the performance and durability of the original model whilst incorporating some key enhancements. The primary differences are a new tactical colourway and an alternative lacing system for safer use with climbing ropes for military personnel. Technical key features of this model also include:

– Wider fit
– Outsole with self-cleaning lugs
– Fully laced eyelets all the way up
– Duo Asoflex technology – Two elements are bonded together to improve comfort and fit, the first element is constructed of a stiff material to provide the structure, and the second element is constructed of a softer material for shock absorption.

These carefully considered enhancements position the custom Fugitive GTX as a brilliant choice for military customers. Durability, enhanced grip and support with high-tech weather resistance and breathability unite with comfort and long-term wearability in challenging terrain, whilst the new custom colourway and lacing system offer the necessary practicality and security for armed forces personnel.

Graham Smith, Product Director at Brigantes, commented:

“Working with the Asolo team on this project has been great. The long-established Fugitive has seen use across various environments and units. Working together, Asolo and Brigantes have produced a version that is more suitable to the tactical space and brings a genuine, high-quality solution for the end users.”

The custom-designed Fugitive Tactical GTX is available for immediate order through Brigantes. If you would like to discuss your requirements with a member of their team, get in touch today.

Want to see the Fugitive Tactical GTX for yourself? Brignates are exhibiting at DSEI in London in September, where they’ll be showcasing their scope of core capabilities and product categories. Learn more about DSEI.