Army boots are military boots designed to be worn by soldiers during actual battle or battle training. Army boots have been built and designed to give the soldier good grip, great stability and good foot protection in rough conditions and different terrains. Generally the boots have been made of leather that is being treated and worked so it comes durable and waterproof. At the present, they have been starting to use different technologies from civilian footwear to improve the ventilation, make them lighter and more durable. With the development and use of different materials there have been developing different categories for the army boots:
JUNGLE BOOTS-Jungle boots are army boots that have been designed to be used in tropical or jungle environment where the conditions are hot, wet and humid. Jungle boots have ventilation holes and canvas upper to aid ventilation and moisture control. Regular leather army boots would be uncomfortable to wear in these conditions. A first pair of jungle boots weighed approximately three pounds.
TANKER BOOTS-Tanker boots are army boots that have been designed to be worn by soldiers who serve on tanks. The tanker boots are fastened with leather straps, which wrap around the ankle and buckle near the top because the laces may become undone and then entangled in the many exposed, moving parts of a tank. Made out of leather only so if the soldier is exposed to the fire the boots won’t melt. The all-leather construction of tanker boots prevents absorption of chemicals and oils used in tanks. Tanker boots disadvantage is that they will give less ankle support than regular laced up army boots.
JUMP BOOTS-Jump boots are army boots that have been designed for the soldiers who are assigned to the air forces and are paratroopers. The jump boots are fully laced from the instep to the top and give better ankle support than regular army boots. They are little higher to prevent the dirt and mud entering the boots. They are made out of smooth leather and have toecaps and heel counters.
Army boots are also very fashionable footwear and more and more people wearing them as everyday footwear because they are very durable, comfortable and suitable for different conditions and terrains. The army boots have a longer lifespan than regular footwear so you get more for your buck. Now they can be purchased from any good sized shoe store, military surplus store or from online store.
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