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Military / army boots

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Liz C, Aug 21, 2014.

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  1. Liz C

    Liz C Member


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    Hey guys, wanting a bit of your knowledge. i have been recommending a certain type of boot to my military and army clientel, as a replacement for their standard issue boots, also as i dont like any of the boot on the australian defence force 'preferred' boot list.

    the boots i have been recommending are now no longer available in Australia and need to find another alternative. What does everyone else suggest for their patients?

    The boot I have been recommending up until now is the Altama Exospeed 2, each boot weighing 540 grams, as apposed to the 2+ kilos per boot of the standard issue!!!!

    please help with other suggestions!

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. Liz C

    Liz C Member

  3. Leah Claydon

    Leah Claydon Active Member

    Hi

    I worked as a military podiatrist for 8 years, the boot the guys all wanted to swap out to was Lowa, which I just did a search for and they still do them, whilst on that website I tried to match your boot - check link below:

    http://www.patrolstore.com/Ops-Systems-Climate-6-Desert-Suede-Boots.html

    It's been 10 years since I left working for the army - boots have always been and issue - I remember trying to fit a Fijian recruit with size 16 feet - nightmare!

    Leah
     
  4. g'day , 511 tactical make a good boot..dealer/importer...bankstown NSW
    cheers
     
  5. Dr. Steven King

    Dr. Steven King Well-Known Member

    Aloha Liz,

    We have been developing some pretty cool advanced composite combat boots out here in the Big Blue on Maui.

    We have tested them for the US DoD and Army Medical Research and Materials Command for SBIR A11-109 "Advanced Composite Insoles for the Reduction of Stress Fractures."

    I would call upon you to consider the mechanics and importantly the materials of the system. Our soldiers currently require your best opinion. Please click on the advertising link here on Podiaty Arena or go to www.kingetics.com and read our research results posted under the MAREN tab, please.


    They should be availble on the website Kickstarter.com under Boots For Troops! this week.

    A Hui Hou,
    Steve

    Dr. Steven King
    Podiatrist and Pedorthist
    Maui Hawaii
    Managing Member Kingetics LLC
    Co-Principle Investigator SBIR A11-109 US DoD and AMRMC
    Voting Member Amercian Society of Testing Materials Committees
    -F13 Footwear Safety
    -E54 Homeland Security Applications and Body Armor
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