Army looks to give its old combat boot the boot

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The Army is testing new combat boots in a push to better compete with the more comfortable commercial brands favored by many soldiers for their lightness. Here, a soldier from the 1-114th Infantry Regiment stands in the mud holding 7.62mm ammunition during training on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 6, 2018. (MATT HECHT/U.S. ARMY)
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The Army is testing new combat boots in a push to better compete with the more comfortable commercial brands favored by many soldiers for their lightness. Here, a soldier from the 1-114th Infantry Regiment stands in the mud holding 7.62mm ammunition during training on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 6, 2018. (MATT HECHT/U.S. ARMY)

Army looks to give its old combat boot the boot

by: John Vandiver | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: January 12, 2019

The Army is testing new combat boots at select boot camps in a push to better compete with the more comfortable commercial brands favored by many soldiers for their lightness.

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Soldier Center in Natick, Mass., has developed prototypes that soldiers will wear at three different basic training and active duty sites during the next four months.

“Soldiers live in their boots and many will tell you that there is no piece of equipment more important to their lethality and readiness,” said Al Adams, a team leader at the Army’s soldier center, in a statement. “A bad pair of boots will ruin a Soldier’s day and possibly result in injuries, so we really believe that each of these prototype boots have the potential to improve the lives of Soldiers.”

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