- Complies with AR670-1 Standards
- Coyote brown authorized for use with new Army OCP ACU
- AM-TECH® Direct Soling Technology: Outsole binds directly to the upper without the use of glue, creating an inseparable bond
- Removable polyurethane (PU) insole provides extra comfort and reduced impact on your feet
- Polyurethane outsole is slip-resistant, oil-resistant, and abrasion-resistant
- Plain Toe
- 100% Genuine Cowhide Suede Leather
- 1800 Denier Coated Oxford Nylon Fabric
- Breathable Knit Fabric Lining
- Polyurethane (PU) Outsole
- Polyurethane (PU) Insole
The AR670-1 Compliant Condor Jackson Coyote Brown Combat Boot is built specifically to meet army specifications and for use with Army OCP ACU. Constructed of incredibly durable 1800 Denier Oxford nylon fabric and genuine cowhide suede leather, the upper part of this boot is designed to be breathable in warmer climates. The removable single density polyurethane insole provides extra cushioning and comfort to protect against jarring impacts and absorbs shock as well as reduces fatigue from constant walking and standing. The direct-injected polyether polyurethane outsole is made by direct-attach soling construction which binds directly onto the upper without the use of hazardous adhesives and creates an inseparable bond to prevent outsole separation from the upper. The extreme lightweight polyether polyurethane outsole not only provides cushioning and comfort, it also provides slip-resistant, oil-resistant, flex-resistant and abrasion-resistant in any types of hostile combat environments. The athletic design of the sole increases flexibility and mobility in many different types of terrain and its multi-directional outsole tread sheds dirt and debris while ensuring traction for uphill and downhill safety and support on most any surface.
AR 670-1 Footwear Requirements
Boots Must Be 8 to 10 Inches High
To ensure that soldiers get the best protection when deep in action, the AR 670-1 requires all authorized footwear to be between 8 to 10″ in height. This ensures adequate coverage in any terrain as well as retained flexibility.
Boots Must Be Made of Tan cowhide Leather
While there are a lot of other leather types such as pigskin, none of them really meet the criteria of tough cowhide. This cowhide hide type of leather is not only far more durable than other types of leathers, but it also provides superior performance. For the exterior, the AR 670-1 requires authorized boots to be made of all leather material or a combo of leather and some non-mesh fabrics.
Plain Toe and Matching Sole
US Army authorized boots are required to have a plain toe as well as a soling system that matches the color of the tan materials. From the bottom, the outsole should not extend all the way up the heel or over the toe. Similarly, soleing materials that exceed about 2″ in height will not be permitted.
Authorized Outsole Materials
According to the AR 670-1, polyether polyurethane and rubber are currently the only outsole materials allowed on US Army boots. That’s because in addition to these materials being the only few that meet a need for extra durability levels, they have the strongest traction and resistance in all environments, conditions and temperature ranges.
The importance of having the right US Army gear cannot be overstated. However, soldiers also need footwear that offers as much comfort as it does protection. So while the Army itself encourages optional wear, it’s up to you to purchase boots that are AR 670-1 compliant.
Fortunately, most major footwear manufacturers have already released plenty of AR 670-1 compliant styles that make getting an authorized pair much easier. But then again, don’t be too quick to ditch your standard issue Army boots. The same AR 670-1 regulations require all soldiers and military personnel to have at least a single pair of each of the CII (Clothing Initial Issue) boots. This requirement incorporates both the US Army hot weather Combat Boot and the Army temperature weather Boots. As such, any optional footwear and authorized boots do not relieve soldiers and Army personnel of their said requirement to own one pair each or the standard issue US Army boots.