Army Completing Testing for Jungle Boots Designed for Pacific | Military.com

The U.S. Army has said it wants to expand its reach into the Pacific and soldiers hope that includes a new boot designed for tropical environments versus the arid and mountainous climates soldiers faced in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Service leaders are testing equipment designed for these jungle conditions to possibly update the gear issued to soldiers. Chief among these programs is the Army boot.

Soldiers like Sergeant 1st Class Desmond Politini, who completed jungle training in Malaysia this past year, said Friday at a Pentagon meeting with reporters that the service-issued boots failed to perform well in the jungle climate.

via Army Completing Testing for Jungle Boots Designed for Pacific | Military.com.

Of for crying out loud. Just buy the old 70s/80s version and save some damn money. They were great boots.

3 thoughts on “Army Completing Testing for Jungle Boots Designed for Pacific | Military.com”

  1. When LeMay was trying to get SAC on its feet at Offut, he desperately needed living quarters. The Air Force wouldn’t let him do things in a manner that would yield both the benefit he needed and save money. No, he had to allow some contractor to come in and make 200%. You’re seeing the same thing here, just with boots.

    I never used Jungle Boots in the manner envisioned by the Army. They were very popular among us caver types with the Cave Research Foundation. I wore out two pair and loved the things.

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