Daily duty footwear with new GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort laminates –
the ideal solution for military professionals working in warm/hot environments
What are the challenges facing soldiers on peacekeeping missions? Heat, sand and dust certainly don't make these challenges any less daunting. In recent years there has been a growing demand for solutions that also offer protection against the risks associated with waste water, undesirable liquids, sludge and waste materials.
A solution is provided by the portfolio of GORE-TEX® daily duty footwear for use in hot and dry and in hot and humid climates. At the core of these boots are the new GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort laminates that come without insulation. Not only are they durably waterproof, they are also extremely breathable and therefore specifically engineered to meet the needs of military professionals working in hot environments under enormous physical strain. The Desert GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort product portfolio features 3 boot types aimed at different operational scenarios:
- The “High Liability” boots are suitable for multi-day missions over harsh terrain carrying heavy loads. Equipped with a highly breathable laminate, these boots provide enhanced stability and plenty of support.
- “Tactical” GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort footwear stands for a lightweight, agile boot that also delivers optimum climate comfort - ideal for shorter missions carrying lighter loads in warm and hot climates.
- The “Patrol” boots are the ideal solution for everyone with heightened expectations regarding breathability performance. A highly breathable 3-layer laminate (Ret < 6) is used without a separate inner lining. This is the first-of-a-kind and quite different to the membrane-based boots typically used by the armed forces today. This construction means that the boots hardly take up any water, dry more quickly and with a weight of < 600 grams per boot (size 42) are extremely lightweight.