Soldiers to test new jungle boot with booby trap protections | Army Times | armytimes.com

U.S. soldiers in Hawaii will soon test Rocky Brands’ newest jungle boot, a model that company officials say is more comfortable and provides better protection against booby traps.

Students in the Army’s jungle school will begin wearing Rocky’s Enhanced Jungle Boot in January, said Mark Dean, Rocky’s vice president for commercial military.

It’s the latest test for the Army, which is hoping to select a new jungle boot as it increases its presence in the Pacific. At present, soldiers wear “hot weather” Army combat boots in jungle environments, boots that were phased in to replace Vietnam-era jungle footwear. Officials believe that hot-weather boots breathe better than other Army boots but do not dry or drain as quickly as they require.

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Protection Against Booby Traps: A view of Rocky Brands' new Enhanced Jungle Boot. US soldiers are expected to wear-test the boot in January.

Can’t we just bring back the old green (and very cheap) jungle boot?

5 thoughts on “Soldiers to test new jungle boot with booby trap protections | Army Times | armytimes.com”

  1. “Faster, lighter, flame-resistant laces. The S2V version had thicker laces, Carpenter said, that required two or three pulls for a soldier to tighten. The new version can tighten with one pull.”

    Were the troops really having difficulty tying their boots? If so, the problem was probably more than just the laces.

  2. I’ve gone through several pairs of jungle boots from1968 to the present. I even wore them during my 20 yr. law enforcement career. They’re great on dirt or asphalt as well a inside on tile or terrazzo. Great traction and comfort.

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