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The Rocky C4T is Back

Monday, March 29th, 2021

March 24, 2021, Columbia, South Carolina

For seasoned service members, the Rocky C4T Trainer was a tried-and-true staple that many relied on as their day-to-day boot. It has been a few years since it was last available, but Rocky worked hard to once again achieve Army 670-1, Air Force AFI 36-2903 and TAA compliance with the new Rocky C4T Gen 2 Boot. US Patriot Tactical pushed for its revival and is now the exclusive seller of this fan favorite.

The boot is as advertised – lightweight, great ventilation, and comfortable. Designed for rigorous training, the game-changing Rocky C4T Gen 2 Boots allows you to move light-footed while providing outstanding support and keeping your feet safe under tough conditions.

The Rocky C4T has an 8” boot height and a rubber outsole that is abrasion, oil and slip resistant. They are durable because of the full-grain leather with 600 Denier Cordura and includes speed eyelets, 550 cord laces with NATO hooks, and they’re also water-resistant.

Available now – $154.99

Purchase the Rocky C4T Gen 2 Boot: www.uspatriottactical.com/rocky-c4t-gen-2-boots/rcky_RKC099

For Unit/Department Sales, contact:

[email protected]

The Ninjas by Combat Flip Flops

Friday, March 26th, 2021

Are you kinda a ninja? Get one step closer with these swagger daggers: The Combat Flip Flops Ninjas.

Developed by a team of historians, craftsmen, and weapons experts, the Ninjas pay homage to warriors that won without making a splash.  Constructed with modern techniques, the poplar platforms are slippered to your feet with tubular nylon and cotton, coated in darkness, and deliver Karma at 90fps.

Sign up to receive the first run. Delivering Spring 2021.

The Ninjas by Combat Flip Flops

$64.99

www.combatflipflops.com/ninjas

The Oakley Elite Assault Boot

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Oakley worked hard to create a comfortable and lightweight boot that could be worn for long periods of time, and it paid off with the Oakley Elite Assault Boot. Great for active duty or outdoor adventuring, these boots are AR670-1 and AFI 36-2903 compliant, durable, and designed to provide quality ventilated support.

The construction of the Oakley Elite Assault Boot provides maximum durability while maintaining a lighter weight. The Vibram Litebase technology reduces the thickness of the sole without compromising durability and reduces weight while maintaining the traditional characteristics of a military boot. Maintain a full range of motion and mobility while marching or hiking long distances, and like the Oakley SI Light Assault Boot, the Elite is precision-engineered – from the sole to its molded EVA insert – to transition across variable terrains. They include a breathable 8” Cordura upper that is abrasive resistant, paired with the Vibram SPE Midsole specifically crafted to provide Oakley’s signature cushioning while giving you support and protection from all types of terrain. Combined with Oakley’s Lace-Lock system, it’s now possible to achieve comfort and durability for long periods of time.

This military boot packs a lot of protection and is perfect for anyone who wants a lighter boot at a fair price – USPatriot.com lists the boot for an incredible price of $165 – this is the best we could find anywhere online. Oakley has a long term partnership with US Patriot to serve their customers with the gear needed from head to toe.

Limited Edition One More Wave Floperator

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Introducing the Combat Flip Flops Limited Edition “One More Wave Floperators.” Only 200 Available

One More Wave is a national Veteran Support Organization healing Veterans through via the surf community.  One More Wave provides veterans with custom surf equipment designed to fit their unique needs.  Support their initiatives through purchase of these limited edition Floperators.  Learn more about OMW at www.onemorewave.com

If you’re a lower leg amputee and want to rock the flops, check out the Amputee Retrofit Strap.

$49.99

www.combatflipflops.com/onemorewave

About One More Wave

One More Wave provides wounded and disabled veterans with customized surfing equipment and community. By equipping veterans and connecting them to our global community of surfing volunteers; OMW enables the veterans to achieve surf therapy all over the world.  For more information, visit the website www.onemorewave.com or email [email protected]

About Combat Flip Flops

Combat Flip Flops is a veteran-owned small business manufacturing footwear and clothing in conflict and post conflict areas to promote security through business.  Profits fund women’s education in Afghanistan, clear landmines, and support domestic Veteran Charities.  For more information, visit the website www.combatflipflops.com or email [email protected].

Fort Bragg Warfighter 21 – Rocky

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Rocky offers a version of their popular S2V boot which features 600 grams of 3M Thinsulate Ultra thermal insulation for cold weather wear. ADS Offers this boot on the DLA Cold Weather clothing BPA. Units and agencies can procure Rocky Boots by contacting ADS Inc.

Legend Compression Wear – Foot Sleeve for Plantar Fasciitis & Achilles Tendonitis

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

The LEGEND Foot Sleeve provides 30-40mmHG of compression to mitigate the effects of Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis.

Developed to relieve those symptoms associated with Plantar Fasciitis/Achilles Tendinitis. The progressive pressure design improves blood circulation and stabilizes ankle and Achilles tendon.

The open toe design can be worn alone or under your socks. They are super comfortable, promotes healing and helps to prevent injury while in the field or on the beat.

LEGEND Compression Foot Sleeve for Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Pain, Foot and Arch Pain, Swollen Feet and Achilles Tendinitis. Top choice for Athletes/Runners, Military and Law Enforcement, Made in the USA; Sold  in Pairs or Single Plantar Fasciitis Sleeves

IMMEDIATE RELIEF: Our medical-grade graduated compression foot sleeves work by stretching the plantar fascia on the sole of the foot to provide fast relief of chronic heel, arch and foot pain. They reduce swollen feet and promote healing through improved blood flow to your muscles.

SUPPORT: LEGEND Compression PF Foot Sleeves provide total ankle and arch support & stabilization. The light-weight design allows them to be worn alone or under your socks day or night for maximum comfort.

RECOMMENDED: For foot and heel pain and injuries associated with running, long distance walking/hiking, high-impact activities, pregnancy, travel and those on their feet all day including: Nurses, Military Personnel and Law Enforcement. The LEGEND Compression Foot Sleeve can be worn before, during and/or after your activity to help prevent injury and relieve chronic heel/arch and foot pain.

MADE IN THE USA: Buy from market leading LEGEND brand sold to military, law Enforcement, Running /Sports customers.

INNOVATIVE DESIGN: Super Comfortable, Open-Toe Sleeve, Progressive Pressure Technology, Durable/Breathable, Moisture Wicking, Heel Pocket for Perfect Fit, Washable, Content: 70% Nylon, 20% Spandex, 10% Polyester

THERAPEUTIC: Relieves Heel Pain, Prevents Injury, Reduces Swelling & Chronic Foot Sole Pain, Promotes Healing and Blood Circulation, Treats Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis.

SKILCRAFT: Our packaging has the SKILCRAFT label showing LEGEND’s support for jobs for the blind.

Product Description:

Available in pairs and single sleeves, Sizes S-XL, Unisex, Color: Black

Size Chart

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. The inflamed tissue runs across the bottom of the foot. Symptoms include stabbing pain near the heel. Achilles Tendinitis is an injury of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. It’s common in runners and with high impact activities (Ruck Runs) often carried out by the Military and Law Enforcement. Our LEGEND® Compression Foot Sleeves are a solution to these problems.

Proper Sizing: Measure circumference around the arch of your foot and shoe size for proper fit; Aim for middle of the arch measurement range in the size chart as main sizing criteria when selecting size best for you.

Benefits At a Glance:
• Relieves Heel, Arch & Foot Pain
• Top Choice for Military and Law Enforcement
• 30-40 mmHg (Firm) Medical-Grade Graduated Compression
• Reduces Swelling and Foot Sole Pain
• Durable and Breathable
• Moisture Wicking
• Wear Day or Night
• Maximum Comfort for All-Day Wear
• For Runners, Rucking, high impact activity
• Can Be Worn Before/ During and After Activities for Maximum
• Effectiveness
• Open-Toe Design
• Helps to prevent Injury
• Promotes Healing & Blood Circulation
• Graduated Compression/Progressive Pressure Design
• Heel “Pocket” Design for Perfect Fit & Greater Comfort
• Supports and Stabilizes Heel, Arch & Muscles
• Light Weight Design- Wear Alone or Under Socks
• Machine Washable
• Contents: 70% Nylon, 20% Spandex, 10% Polyester
• Made in the USA in our North Carolina Mill
• SKILCRAFT®- Supporting Jobs for the Blind

Visit us at www.legendcompressiontactical.com and www.legendcompressionwear.com

For ordering in formation call 336-859-0226 or email [email protected]

McRae Footwear – Terassault 2 Boot with Gore Extended Comfort Technology

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Nestled not far from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, McRae Footwear’s commitment to putting boots on the feet of US service members goes back to the Vietnam War, when they began making jungle boots. Today, they continue the tradition. Their T2 series is the latest in hot weather boots and a new model, the Ultra Light Extended Comfort Temperate Weather Combat Boot features a new Gore-Tex membrane which increases breathability.

That name is a mouthful, but this is one heck of a boot. Although there may be lighter Gore-Tex lined boots out there, they aren’t constructed like this. What’s more, this an AR 670-1 / AFI 36-2903 compliant boot.

The elephant in the room is that many feel Gore-Tex lined boots are feel hotter than standard boots so they will forego the protection afforded by the membrane. What they really mean is they feel “clammy” and understandably so, since for decades the standard Gore-Tex lined boot construction has included both a lining material along with foam.

The US Army’s first general issue boot with a Gore-Tex lining was the Intermediate Cold/Wet (ICW) Boot which dates from the early 90s. Many called it the “Balkans Boot” because it was first issued en masse to troops heading to peacekeeping duties in the Former Yugoslavia. It was made from full grain leather and featured a foam and knit fabric lining. Later versions transitioned to Tan suede.

The relative humidity inside that boot is 70% which is going to make your feet feel clammy. Most modern Gore-Tex lined boots still use similar construction to this older government design. The relative humidity inside the new McRae boot is just 40%. That’s a significant reduction, but how did they get there?

Working with WL Gore & Assoc, McRae took a minimalist design approach. Right off the bat, the boot they chose to integrate the Extended Comfort Technology into is a hot weather boot. Next, they eliminated all of the extra material used to line boots. There’s zero foam in this boot. That makes it lighter and more comfortable in heat and humidity. This membrane is much more like the Gore-Tex jacket you wear on your upper body with the membrane bonded to a lining which helps wick moisture.

Additionally, the T2 Boot is comfortable right out of the box. Their goal was to offer running shoe level of comfort and these boots are both lightweight and flexible. Much of this has to do with their sole system which is comprised of a Vibram PolyUrethane/Rubber outsole with low density/Ultra Light Weight PU midsole.

The upper is pretty standard. It’s a combination of Coyote colored Cowhide Suede and 1000D Cordura like most modern combat boots. There’s also a simple, flat collar at the top so there’s no build up of material against the calf and the loop actually works while pulling them on.

These are boots are made in the USA, but the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Range membrane which is used in these boots hails from WL Gore & Assoc’s operation in Germany. Although it’s been quite successful in Europe, this is the first time this particular material has been integrated into a boot intended for wear by US service members. This means the boots are not Berry compliant, but rather TAA compliant. That doesn’t restrict individual purchases, but it does make a difference how a unit or agency would order large numbers.

One of the things I really like about these boots is that they come out of the box with Teraloc Laces, which many of you will recognize as “sausage” laces. There’s laces seem a bit stretchy and feature intermittent thick and thin sections to aid in keeping the laces tied because the thicker sections won’t slip through knots in the thinner sections. I often spend the extra money to retrofit boots with them.

The low density, removable footbed is Mil-Spec and worked for me, but consider that if you swap them out for something different, it may change the fit.

Sizes offered are 5 – 12, 13 R and W. An interesting note, due to the standard issue military footwear last, which is essentially the foot shape model used to size boots, McRae recommends boots should be purchased a full size smaller than casual shoes. However, I received mine in my standard size and wear thicker socks with boots and the fit is what I expect from commercial footwear.

McRae also offers a non-Gore-Tex lined version called the Ultra Light Hot Weather Combat Boot-Coyote complete with integrated water drainage, as well as a steel toe version. I am amazed at how light the steel toe model is. Like the Gore-Tex version of the T2, they are also AR 670-1 compliant. They are also Berry compliant.

One last note. As of right now, the Ultra Light Extended Comfort Temperate Weather Combat Boot from McRae is intended for non-aviation use only. It has not yet been awarded Safe-To-Fly approval.

Although categorized as a temperate boot, I can see this as an all season boot for many, depending on where they are located. The increased breathability means wearers don’t have to sacrifice a waterproof membrane in hot weather and this flexibility will extend wear into cooler and wetter seasons.

mcraefootwear.com/product/t2-ultra-light-extended-comfort-temperate-weather-combat-boot

OrthoLite Creates World’s First and Only Aerogel-Infused Open Cell PU-Foam

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

AMHERST, Mass. (February 25, 2021) – OrthoLite®, the industry leader of branded, high performance and comfort footwear solutions, unveils OrthoLite O-Therm™, an innovative new thermal insole technology that sets a new standard in cold-weather footwear protection. O-Therm offers all of the known benefits of open-cell PU-foam, while combining the world’s lightest and most insulative cold barrier protection. This technology is only possible with O-Therm’s proprietary aerogel’s unmatched thermal properties and is unrivaled in any other footwear offering. For the consumer, this means your feet will stay warmer, you can stay outdoors longer, feel more comfortable, perform better and go farther in cold weather conditions.

O-Therm is the first and only aerogel-infused, open-cell PU foam. This new technology creates a thermal barrier that blocks the cold and maintains footwear temperature regulation. Using an advanced aerogel, the world’s most insulating material, the proprietary combination of materials in O-Therm delivers unmatched thermal insulation and all-day comfort underfoot for cold-weather protection.

“OrthoLite’s proprietary aerogel is O-Therm’s secret sauce,” explains Rob Falken, Vice President of Innovation at OrthoLite. “Our advanced aerogel traps micro-pockets of air without the need for loft, and it won’t lose its effectiveness when compressed under foot. OrthoLite’s aerogel is unlike any other aerogel solution in that it is nano-porous inside of a multi-porous structure, and that creates a supreme thermal barrier which blocks both cold and heat. In addition, O-Therm’s advanced silica aerogel powder is the lightest man-made material, weighing in at only three times the weight of air,” Falken notes.

O-Therm advanced aerogel is also exceptionally hydrophobic, which means it repels water and moves moisture away from the foot to provide a drier, more comfortable shoe environment. Exclusive to OrthoLite, this proprietary advanced aerogel requires no special handling or encapsulation – a world’s first.

OrthoLite worked with third-party thermal test laboratory, New York City-based Vartest Laboratories, to quantify the thermal performance of O-Therm aerogel insoles under extreme cold conditions -78°C (-108°F). The third-party test results validate that O-Therm is a breathable thermal barrier that is 54% more effective on average in comparative testing to other thermal insoles when tested at -78°C (-108°F).

O-Therm retains all of the comfort and performance benefits of OrthoLite open cell PU foam. O-Therm is a 2mm base-layer thermal foam that can be combined with a wide range of OrthoLite top-layer foams to create a custom insole solution tailored to a broad range of footwear categories, including: outdoor, casual, work, ski and snowboard, fashion, and other cold weather footwear categories. The innate thinness and moldability of O-Therm also makes it an ideal thermal barrier solution for footwear linings and strobel layers—bringing unsurpassed cold block technology without adding bulk or weight.

“We are proud to introduce this new thermal innovation to the footwear industry,” says John Barrett, President of OrthoLite. “We see tremendous potential in the market—in cold weather footwear applications and beyond.”

As a vertically integrated U.S. company with facilities around the world, OrthoLite collaborates with its brand partners to create and produce custom insole formulations that deliver unrivaled comfort and performance. For additional information on the new O-Therm technology, please click here.