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Belleville Ice Bridge Boot Challenge at ADS Warrior East

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Visit Belleville Boot Company at ADS Warrior East in Booth #1517 to take the Ice Bridge Boot Challenge.

This year at the ADS Warrior East Expo, Belleville Boot Company has partnered with VIBRAM® to introduce the new groundbreaking outsole technology specifically designed for wet ice to be used on Belleville’s newest cold weather boots.

Designed with a thermochromatic lug that senses when temperatures drop to 32°F / 0°C, Vibram’s Arctic Grip technology provides superior grip on slippery wet ice.

To test this advanced cold weather gripping system yourself, Belleville invites you to booth #1517 to “walk the walk” and take the Ice Bridge Boot Challenge!

SSD Exclusive – Belleville Unveils “Burma” – New Ver 2 Jungle Combat Boot

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

The “Burma”, Style# 901 V2

Belleville Boot Company has been contracted to provide 400 pairs of its new, lower profile Jungle Combat Boot (JCB) to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii where members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (25th ID) and cadre of the Jungle Operations Training Center (JOTC) will be targeted to test and evaluate the “Burma” boot.

Named in memory of the famed Marauders of the 5307th Composite Unit, whose actions in the Burma jungles during WWII are legendary; this “Version 2” has been updated from Belleville’s first JCB submission to the Army to include critical enhancements that were suggested from soldiers who performed the original wear tests.

Key design and performance criteria goals were to:
• Reduce overall weight (compared to the Version 1 JCB)
• Reduce thickness/height of the polyurethane midsole
• Enhance drainage
• Minimize water pick up/absorption of upper materials
• Maximize dry out time
• Provide traction and grip in wet, muddy environments

The Burma boot features:
• Full grain, flesh-out, waterproof leather (coyote color)
• Medial-side and Lateral-side drainage perforations
• The Vibram® Panama II outsole with MEGAGRIP® compound
• Enhanced cushioned insole with drainage channels
• State-of-the-art, polyurethane direct injection construction

In addition to these features, the Burma is also built on the same last as the U.S. Army’s Hot Weather Combat Boot, Temperate Weather Combat Boot, and Intermediate Cold/Wet Boot…insuring a consistent fit across all of the Army’s issued boots.

Belleville is slated to deliver these 400 pairs on 30-OCT-17 and will also offer the Burma 901 V2 for sale later in the fall through AAFES Military Clothing Sales and AAFES on-line.

Tactical Research by Belleville Announces the Release of Its New Line of Quick Reaction Force (QRF) Military & Public Safety Boots

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Belleville, IL. May 15, 2017 – Tactical Research by Belleville® introduces a new & unique boot series for the both the Military and Public Safety markets that addresses the needs and actions of rapid responders frequently involved in developing situations – the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) Boot Series.

Designed to address the infil & exfil operations of a Quick Reaction Force (QRF) team in mind, The QRF Series of boots offer a unique and purposeful option for when movement is essential. With design and performance influences from the outdoor trekking and approach shoe category, the QRF Series integrates an aggressive, lace-to-toe closure system; an integrated medial side fast rope channel with high friction rubber for controlled descent; and low drop soling system to enhance performance in multiple environments.

In addition, the QRF series includes:

-An exclusive long-wearing RAKKASAN rubber outsole for enhanced slip resistance and grip

-Removable, dual density Ortholite® footbed with high rebound memory foam and heel cup stabilizer

-An aero-spacer hydrophilic mesh lining for superior moisture management & breathability

Available June 2017, the QRF Series will be offered in 6 styles: 8” & 6” Coyote Brown; 8” Sage Green; 8” side zip, 8” waterproof & 6” Black

For more information about the Tactical Research QRF Series, visit

Warrior West – Belleville Quick Reaction Force

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

This is a sneak peek of Belleville’s new Quick Reaction Force line under their foreign sourced, Tactical Research brand. There is some climbing shoe DNA in this line, with to-toe lacing and full rubber toes. The sole also has a fast rope instep. In addition to the more traditional Black, Coyote and Sage, there is a more low-viz two color Bark/Sand option, which I prefer.

Belleville – Exodus 451

Monday, May 9th, 2016

During last week’s Warrior West I got to check out a new hot weather boot from Belleville. The Exodus 451 incorporates Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Technology.

This new construction is radically different than what you are used to with Gore-Tex lined boots. In the past, they used a bootie shaped liner that was sewn into the boot. With Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Technology, the membrane is laminated directly to the boot’s outer material, mimicking the construction of outerwear. The result is a boot that is lighter, cooler to the foot in hot weather, and more breathable.

Initially, the Exodus 451 is offered in Black, but a Coyote version is on the way.

Warrior Expo – Belleville / Tactical Research

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Belleville recently added a new boot to their Tactical Research line called the MINI-Mil Transition boot.


Last year, Tactical Research unveiled the MINI-Mil boot, inspired by popular minimalist running shoes. It only features a 2mm heel to to drop making it a very flat boot. FR folks who aren’t used to barefoot running, this was a bit too much so TR came up with this new model. The MINI-Mil Transition offers a 6mm heel to toe drop which feels more “natural” for those wearing traditional combat boots. It remains a lightweight boot at 15.5 oz per pair. However, whereas the MINI-Mil features an unlined upper, the Transition model incorporates Aero-Spacer breathable, hydrophilic mesh lining. Additionally, this 8″ high boot is AR 670-1 compliant. Offered in Tan and Coyote, full sizes 6-14 (R&W) and half-sizes 6.5-11.5 (R&W).

Belleville Introduces New “Safe-to-Fly” Boot

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Meet the Sabre Flight Boot from Belleville and it has been certified by the United States Air Force as “safe-to-fly”.

Belleville Flight Boot

Not only is the boot very sleek, light, and athletic in appearance, it is also loaded with high performance components and features that make it ideal for use by aircrew members.

– The exclusive Vibram IBEX outsole was designed for superior performance in SERE-type situations
– The sleek, low profile design of the outsole provides for improved feel and interaction with aircraft pedals
– The long, flat lug surfaces are enhanced with sharp, leading edges…providing for both superior slip resistance and grip on all types of surfaces
– A Gore-Tex membrane provides for 100% waterproof protection
– The lace-to-toe design and aggressively scalloped eye rows form a closure system that allows for a highly customized fit
– Meets or exceeds the standards set forth by PD 77AESG-06-01

Belleville to be Awarded Contract for Mountain Combat Boot

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

During the PEO Soldier media round table earlier today, COL William Cole PM Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment, stated that the Army has finally chosen a design for the Mountain Combat Boot from Belleville under the Soldier Enhancement Program. As the REF continued to purchase the Danner candidate boot, this news comes as a bit of a surprise since Danner looked like the “shoe in”. The boot is designed as a mid height alternate to the standard issue combat boot and better tuned for use in Afghanistan’s terrain where Soldiers often have to scramble up and down steep rock faced slopes. According to COL Cole a contract award for 25,000 pairs is forthcoming.