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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
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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.
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 Company 2.0 is the newest introduction to 5.11s Station line of footwear.
The 5.11 Company 2.0 station boots are a new and improved version of the traditional pull on boot that’s lightweight, supportive and cushioning.
The design of the Company 2.0 boot stays true to the traditional design of the iconic pull on station boot with clean and simple lines and a classic toe down. It’s updated from the inside out with more modern materials and construction details.
The key feature of the Company 2.0 is the unique 5.11 Quick Call Collar that uses a perforated neoprene that combines with the full grain polishable leather to provide a lightweight, supportive, cushioning upper that is second to none. On the heel is the 5.11 Kick Plate kick off plug to give you a natural landing target and reinforcement when taking off your boots.
The new comfort platform of the Company 2.0 boot uses our tried and true full length A.T.A.C. phylon midsole, new OrthoLite sockliner, and composite shank that work together to provide maximum cushioning, comfort and support for any possible situation.
The Company 2.0 boots are lightweight and comfortable, ready to wear right out of the box with no break in time needed.
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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.
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.