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S&S Precision Shop Show – OTB Boots RIB Sandal and Abyss III Preview

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018


The RIB Sandal is a true boat shoe. Modeled on a rigid inflatable boat, it’s actually a recovery sandal, with its thick cushion sole and slide styling.


This is the third iteration of the shoe that launched OTB boots. Harking back to the brand’s roots of Over The Beach, the Abyss III features a sticky climbing rubber sole and rand, heel notch for fins, and knit construction upper.




Junglelites deliver 1 August.


SHOT Show 18 – OTB Boots

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

OTB Boots is displaying their newly re-launched line in the S&S Precision booth.

OTB Boots is Back!

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

It is with great pleasure to announce that OTB Boots will re-launch right after the 2018 SHOT Show, with new product delivering in early March.


The original founder Dan Ellis was able to acquire the rights back to OTB in 2017. Dan has been busy working on a 2018 re-launch of some of its coveted models; same outstanding quality products with a new updated logo.

OTB Boots was always known to introduce market-changing innovations into footwear categories void of upgrades or technical advancements. This was demonstrated in OTB’s original model of the Abyss water boot that was developed in conjunction with the US Navy SEALs. Soon after, the popular DesertLite and JungleLite were introduced as some of the lightest boots in the field.

The JungleLite model has been re-engineered to meet AR 670-1 regulations yet still retain the superior support, athletic fit, and breathability not found in any boot on the market today.

OTB Boots will re-launch exclusively in March with US Patriot Tactical through their network of forty (40) stores and accompanying website. Sales and distribution will be managed by Black Lions Partners, a marketing and distribution company affiliated with US Patriot LLC. We are accepting new dealer inquiries for the second phase of shipments that will arrive in early Fall 2018.

You can view the new line up at

New dealer inquiries are welcome by contacting [email protected].

Insanity Ensues!

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

New Balance is offering the OTB Boots Bootistan in Tan for, get this…$59.99. That is $120.00 off normal retail.

The waterproof Bootistan mountain boot is lined with Sympatex and features a dual density Ortholite footbed covered with Dri-lex. Get yours before they are gone.

OTB Boots Updates Website

Friday, August 12th, 2011

OTB Boots has completely revamped their website. In addition to the new look, you will also see several new styles such as the TAB we mentioned last week as well as the Rappel that we debuted on SSD last Modern Day Marine.

OTB Tactical Athletic Boot

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Coming in under the radar is this new model from New Balance’s OTB Boots. The Tactical Athletic Boot (TAB) is built to AR 670-1 standards but designed for use as a trainer for events such as ruck marches, combatives training, obstacle courses, etc.

The TAB is available in Tan, with or without side zip and steel toe. They can be pre-ordered from AFMO or

OTB Rebranding

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Right before last year’s SHOT Show, OTB Boots was purchased by New Balance. Now, a year later, we go to SHOT Show and see a brand new booth with banners proclaiming, “OTB, in alliance with New Balance” and “N.Tel Intelligence”. From what we can gather, the OTB line of products, along with new clothing and athletic footwear specifically tailored for the military is being combined into N.Tel.

Essentially, the message is “Your Intelligence Drives our Intelligence”. For those of you unfamiliar with this notion it actually an extrapolation of the concept “intelligence drives operations”. This means that you can’t go kill bad guys if you don’t know where they are and New Balance can’t produce their products without the input of Elite Soldier Athletes. Makes sense to me. However, I’m not too sure on how the name will play.
The only thing missing now is a dedicated website.,check it before it transforms into something new.

Rappel On!

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

We spied these babies in the New Balance booth at Modern Day Marine. The Rappel from OTB Boots will be available in both low and high topped versions.

You may notice that the rubberized toe looks a little different than what you are used to. It’s because the rubber has been printed onto the toe which eliminates the glue and stitching that increases weight (and cost) and is vulnerable to wear. You will also notice the cut out breathing panels to increase airflow. Unlike other boots, the padding has also been eliminated from those areas.

While the low top version is a straight forward light hiker, the high topped variant sports a couple of features that make it a great candidate for a covert assault boot. The instep has integrated cleats to help retard descent while fast roping and the sides are covered in rubberized fabric that resists wear and increases friction.

Available early 2011 from New Balance’s OTB Boots brand.