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March 01, 2006  |  by - Also by this author


5.11 Tactical
The three lines of 5.11 Tactical footwear are all lightweight and have been designed for duties from foot patrol to special operations. Each line has features specific to a duty function such as carbon based rubber that minimizes slipping and squeaking and is oil resistant; waterproofing; or a blood borne pathogen resistant lining. Features common to all three boot lines are injection Phylon in the mid-sole to make the boot light weight and comfortable; full grain leather to maintain high quality finish; and the 5.11 Tactical Series Shock Mitigation System to protect an officer’s feet and legs.

Click here to visit 5.11 Tactical online

Bates Uniform Footwear
Bates’ new GX-4 and GX-8 waterproof, lightweight uniform boots feature Gore-Tex waterproof lining and full-grain leather and ballistic nylon uppers to handle inclement weather. A full-cushioned, removable insole combines with a lightweight, shock-absorbing midsole to keep feet comfortable on the longest of days. Durable oil- and slip-resistant Ulra-Lites Xtreme rubber outsole will provide grip and stability on any terrain.

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BlackHawk Industries
The first products available from BlackHawk Products Group’s new BlackHawk Warrior Wear division for military and law enforcement are four boot models: the Light Assault Boot, the Tactical Response Boot, the Black Ops Boot, and the Desert Ops Boot. The Tactical Response Boot is a heavier duty boot with a Vibram outsole in “Trek” compound for good traction and stability in urban environments. Constructed with an OrthoLite custom molded footbed, a durable, breathable lining, and a fiberglass shank, the Tactical Response Boot is designed for SWAT professionals yet comfortable enough for all-day wear. The boot upper is comprised of Cordura and high abrasion leather for durability. All boots will be available in May of 2006.

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Corcoran-Matterhorn Shoe Company
The eight-inch leather Mach boot from Matterhorn is made for durability with full-grain glove cowhide, a 1200-denier Cordura tongue, and a composite shank. A padded collar and removeable Dryz moisture- and odor-control shock-absorbing cushioned inserts enhance comfort, while a non-metallic lacing system and Scrambler dual-density outsoles make your job easier.

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The Telson GTX features the most recent in a long line of technical innovations from Danner. The patent pending EXO is a new platform that combines quality and durability with the performance of an athletic shoe. The EXO eliminates the standard shank system used in conventional boots and replaces it with an exoskeleton chassis that improves overall athletic performance. To improve comfort, the Telson GTX features a lace-to-toe system that allows for the most precise fit. The boot also utilizes abrasion resistant material to protect the boot and the wearer from the daily rigors of uniform duty. The Telson GTX will be available in six- and eight-inch models in Spring 2006.

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LaCrosse Footwear
The Taser from LaCrosse Footwear is designed to meet the demanding needs of uniformed duty professionals. The LaCrosse Quad Comfort platform has proven a comfortable platform that doesn’t sacrifice performance, which is why it serves as the foundation of the Taser boot. The Quad Comfort platform provides comfort and stability through a multi-layer system that positions cushioning material right where it is needed most for maximum relief and reduces foot fatigue. The core of the Quad comfort provides support while maintaining lateral stability and torque needed for firm footing on any surface. LaCrosse has a variety of Taser styles with different features to meet users’ needs.

Click here to visit LaCrosse Footwear online.

Hi-Tec Sports (Magnum)
Built in the USA, the Magnum 8-inch Mirage boot features a full-grain leather and nylon upper. A vented fiberglass shank provides increased breathability, while a contoured removable sockliner provides added comfort. Goodyear welt construction and a slip- and oil-resistant lightweight rubber outsole with injected EVA midsole complete the package. The Mirage is available in medium and wide widths.

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Lowa Boots
The Lowa Renegade ll GTX Mid boot is lighter weight than classic Task Force boots and is constructed using a water-repellant smooth leather upper combined with Gore-Tex lining. The supportive yet flexible upper provides out-of-the box comfort and is easy to break in. It features Lowe’s proprietary Viral Vialta outsole/midsole package. LOWA and Vibram have worked together to develop this lightweight and easy-to-walk-in sole that provides traction and stability. Its direct-inject PU midsole
provides comfort and cushioning.

Click here to visit Lowa Boots online.

Original SWAT Footwear
The Original S.W.A.T. air boot collection has re-designed uppers and added features. Both the Air 9” Side Zip and the Air Trainer Lo models are built on PU midsoles with S.A.S. (Stable Air System) pressurized air pillows for superior cushioning and shock absorption. The Air 9” Side Zip has a modern athletic profile in leather and nylon, with a YKK side zipper and Velcro tab. The zipper has an internal leather gusset to keep out debris. The Air Trainer Lo also has a re-engineered, sleek upper design, and a handy heel pull-tab. New details on both models include logo’d lacing hardware and reinforced toe scuff-guards. The inner liner has been improved with an extra-durable moisture-wicking fabric. Both models are available in black.

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Rocky Shoes & Boots
Rocky’s BOA 2186 model is an athletic-inspired chukka made of black full-grain leather and breathable mesh. Its lightweight design, vented polyurethane insert, and tri-density “trail tread” outsole make the 2186 extremely comfortable. It features the new BOA coil lacing system, which tightens the boot in exact increments via a turn-dial that constricts a strong, ultra-thin steel stranded wire. This system locks the foot in place and eliminates the possibility of laces breaking or coming untied. The BOA system was also designed not to constrict pressure points in the foot, promoting better circulation and additional comfort.

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Thorogood Footwear by Weinbrenner
Weinbrenner’s eight-inch all-leather side zip in the new Thorogood Silencer series of boots features hand-sewn quality construction and a comfort-enhancing design. A padded collar and tongue, moisture-wicking knit lining, and a full-grain supersoft leather upper contribute to comfort. An energy return midsole combined with a shock-absorbing two-density polyurethane footbed provides cushioning and stores kinetic energy and releases it with a forward motion.

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