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We just got done talking to the guys at the Under Armour booth and found out that they are coming out with two new boots later this year:
Suggested Retail: $159.99
Suggested Retail: $99.99
We’re working on getting some more details from Under Armour and will update this post once we do.
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Our Under Armour rep just came in for a visit and brought some samples of the new UA Venom and Venom Low shoes. They are based on the Under Armour Valsetz that came out last year, but redesigned and rebranded as the Venom with a lower fit and sleeker style. They both use the UA Spine technology from Under Armour which provides a heavily supported ‘spine’ across the bottom of the shoe which allows the shoe to twist and move without sacrificing stability. We were really impressed with the UA Spine samples that we saw.
The Under Armour Venom features an Ortholite sock liner, Under Armour’s exclusive UA Spine technology, a lightweight design with superior protection and aggressive tread to provide superior grip without holding rocks or mud.
Here are some pictures we shot of the Under Armor Venom shoes:
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Bates just sent us some information on their new product line, and they have some great boots coming out later this year. Here is a breakdown of what you will be seeing soon:
The Bates Zero Mass is a lightweight low ride boot that features the Wolverine Warrior abrasion resistant and quick drying leather, a 10 degree heal to toe angle to provide stability and reduce fatigue and is constrcuted from lightweight non-metallic components. Available in black and desert tan, we should have the Bates Zero Mass available for shipping within the next few weeks.
The Bates Annobon is being called the ‘modern day jungle boots’ by Bates, and the nickname is justified. The Annobon features a lightweight and flexible exoskeleton with a perforated lining to give it a highly secure and stable frame with active ventilation. Built using a permanent bonded outsole with 360 security stitch, the Annobon is a extremely durable boot that will outlast most of it’s competitors. The lightweight design also features non-metallic hardware for security friendly environments. The Bates Annobon is expected to ship in October, and will be available in 6″ Black, 8″ Black and an 8″ Desert Sand Boot.
The Bates Brigade boots are a performance boot that is breathable, flexible and has a shock absorbing midsole and heel and toe rands for added protection. The Bates Brigade will be available in Black, Sage, Desert Tan and Coyote Tan.
Bates is also releasing some new styles of the Delta 8″ boots with ICS. They should be available for shipping within the next few weeks.
We found another great review of the new Blauer Boots. They give a detailed review of the break-in, sole, comfort / insulation and the BOA lacing system.
This was an easy decision to recommend these boots. I could have written this review after the second day but waited and wore them for two weeks in case there was a material quality problem or they started to show early signs of wear, neither became an issue at all. I have already spoken with our quartermaster to see about making these standard issue at my department. The price point of a little over a hundred dollars makes them an excellent buy also. I have already put my old boots out to pasture.
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Our friends at Propper just announced that they are coming out with a line of Propper boots and bags. Propper is an excellent line that is known for it’s quality and durability, so this announcement has us excited!
Combining thoughtful design inspired by hiking and athletic footwear and proven performance, every style in our boot collection is loaded with features that perform. From the Ortholite PU footbed that will not compress over the life of the boot to the breathable, moisture wicking upper, each boot provides comfort and protection that stand up in demanding conditions.
Here is a video showing off the features of their new boots:
We will be breaking down the boots individually in upcoming blog posts.
Propper’s new line of bags and packs features specialized carrying solutions for tactical situations and everyday use. Each bag provides the features you need without sacrificing style and comfort.
The new line features a nice assortment of tactical bags including a sling backpack, tablet case, active shooter packs and a pistol case. We will be posting more information on the bags as we get it.
The guys over at Load Out Room just did a great post going over the details and experiences they had with the new Blauer boots. It looks like the 6″ Clash were the boots they chose to feature.
My first test to break the boots in started off with a standard 12 mile ruck march, just as I did in Ranger Battalion over various types of terrain (concrete, mud, slight water submersion, rocks, etc.) If youve ever worn boots during a deployment or on a road march/hiking, the boot laces often loosen, snag, break, etc. Not the Blauer Boots. The way I put them on before walking out of the door in the morning before the ruck, stayed exactly the same throughout the duration of the event until it was time for me to take them off.
Read the full article over at Load Out Room.
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For pictures of the prototype desert tan boots: click here
We just received our first shipment of the new Blauer boots and have updated our site with pricing and the sizes that are currently available. All of the new Blauer boots feature their BOA lacing system which uses a turn dial and steel cables for faster equipping and removal and increased durability over standard laces and zippers. If you are local, come take a look at them in our Port Huron store. Otherwise click the images below to view them on our website.
Blauer’s new footwear line is here! These new boots feature a lightweight build that will keep your feet comfortable and dry all day long. The Blauer boots can go “toe to toe” with any of the current industry leading footwear, but hey didn’t just copy the industry mold when they created their boots… they completely revamped what you would expect from a patrol boot. Instead of laces, Blauer uses their BOA technology with integrated stainless steel braided cables for an exact fit and durable design. Their footwear also uses a hybrid outsole which gives increased comfort, traction and slip resistance.
Blauer Clash Features
The Clash Boot is the flaship of Blauer’s new footwear line. The Clash is a lightweight patrol boot that is weatherproof and ‘action ready’. The Clash uses a mixture of leather, suede and nylon mesh to give breathable boot with a modern professional look and polishable toe. Blauer built the Clash’s BOA lacing system with the toughness and technology to outlast any standard lace or zipper systems. The hybrid outsole also gives the Clash better traction and comfort over many of the competing footwear lines.
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Blauer Blitz Features
The Blitz boots share a lot of features with the Clash, with the main differences being the puncture resistant midsole and the rubber heel cage. It has premium waterproof full grain leather and suede with a waterproof membrane that will keep your feet dry in any kind of weather conditions.
The BOA Lacing System is a new technology which allows you to slip your boots on and off with just a turn of the dial. The ...... (read more)
For our 11th gift idea, we have the Z Series overshoes by Lacrosse Footwear. These overshoes are great for anybody on or off duty, as they fit over your existing shoes to protect them from weather and increase traction. They give you almost all of the advantages of wearing boots while staying in the comfort of your existing footwear. With winter closing in fast, Lacrosse overshoes are a great gift for when you are on patrol, to keep in your car for emergencies or for any occasion where you want to slip on some ‘boots’ for a quick errand outside.
The Z-Series overshoe rubber work boots are perfect for a muddy, messy jobsite. These overshoes are made of 100% waterproof, abrasion-resistant rubber and fit size for size over leather work boots. Traction comes from the self-cleaning chevron cleated outsole that won’t track mud or dirt.
New from Under Armour, the Valsetz Side Zip has been one of the most asked about Under Armour boots to be released since they first announced it at the SHOT Show last year. Under Armour has officially released it and we have them ready to ship. The Valsetz side zip features a fully contoured EVA midsole, a lightweight breathable upper and an Ortholite sock liner.
Our police and military customers had a problem. They needed a boot that was durable and rugged enough to put up with all terrains, but light enough for speed and maneuverability. UA took up the challenge, designing a running-shoe-tactical-boot hybrid. What you get is a boot we’re proud to get positive feedback about from the streets of Chicago to the hills of Afghanistan.
Blauer has a Desert Tan boot in the works, and we got ahold of a few pictures of their prototype. It looks almost identical to their 8″ Clash Boots, but we don’t know if it has the same features yet. We will keep you updated once we have a release date.
This picture gives a good shot of the BOA Lace System, which uses braided steel cables and a turn dial. This allows you to put the boot on and take off quicker than standard systems, and the BOA lacing system is guaranteed for the life of the boot.
The same leather and mesh pattern as the 8″ Clash Boots.
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For our 23rd gift idea, we have the Speedfreek boots by Under Armour. Also known as the Speed Freak or Speedfreak, these lightweight boots by Under Armour feature a waterproof Gore-Tex lining and a HeatGear OrthoLite sock liner, while maintaining enoughbreathabilityto keep your feet from overheating. Even more importantly, they feel like youre wearing a tennis shoe! And for protection they carry added ankle support, toe cap and enough traction to handle pavement or dirt with ease. All this combined with the fact that they are made by Under Armour sealed the deal, makes this a great Christmas gift!
The Under Armour Speed Freak boot features a waterproof Gore-Tex lining with the UA Heatgear OrthoLite sock liner for a comfortable and dry fit. It also has extra ankle protection, a toe cap and traction that is great for pavement or dirt. The Speedfreek is available in black or multicam. Made by Under Armour.
As part of our25 Gift Ideas for Christmaspromotion, we are going to be posting a new gift idea for your favorite police officer, fire fighter, EMT or military service member each day starting from Black Friday (November 23rd) through December 17th... (read more)
We just updated our Danner footwear line, adding all of their newest styles along with their Hiking, Hunting and Work boots.
Here is a breakdown of some of their new styles:
Danner approached the Tektite design as a challenge to find synergy between the fit of a sneaker and the strength of a work boot. Their realization came in two forms; the lightweight EXO platform design and the lightweight, highly breathable and abrasion resistant strength of Superfabric.
Challenging themselves to craft a boot with the lightweight performance of a sneaker, Danner developed the unique EXO platform system and wrapped it in thermoplastic polyurethane for durability and extra comfort. Integrated with our DT4 last, the Tektite provides a highly responsive, low profile athletic fit.
Understanding the need to develop a unity between strength and breathability, Danner engineered a way to craft the boot upper out of a Super Fabric material which provides extreme abrasion resistant strength in a highly breathable form and then lined it with GORE-TEX XCR which was engineered for added comfort and breathability while providing the same waterproof protection.
Danner’s lightest and most flexible tactical boot, the Melee features a unique outsole design. Their unique Melee outsole is constructed with a 360 pentagonal low lug pattern for grip in all directions, a rugged outer lug pattern with molded siping that disperses water and provides maximum surface contact and Danners patent pending VIA technology which provides a V-4 abrasion rubber compound in the medial side arch for fast roping control.
Designed as a vertical assault weapon, the Danner Flight Assault (DFA) features low oil content nubuc leather, a lightweight 1000 Denier nylon upper, a hexagonal low lug outsole with a patent pending Vertical Insertion Arrestor (VIA) technology insert which provides abrasion resistance and superior control in fast roping applications.
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