- Feb 11, 2018 -
As early as World War II, all the major participating countries, including the German, U.S., Soviet and even Japanese troops, heavily equipped leather shoes and military boots. After the end of World War II, the Western camp led by the U.S. military greatly expanded the technology of military boots so that it could overcome its own shortcomings to the greatest extent.
In the 1950s, the operational military boots of the U.S. Army were still cowhide. They were not only heavy, wearing very hard to walk on, but also had poor water permeability and could not effectively prevent skidding.
Since the beginning of the Vietnam War, the U.S. military has found such a futile military presence in the jungle water network in Vietnam. After a long period of research, the U.S. military equipment department launched a completely new version of the tropical war army boots. It is made of moisture-resistant nylon and leather, but also breathable holes and non-slip special soles, soles and even equipped with a thin sheet of steel, to prevent the complex terrain shrub foot injury. This tropical military boots in the Vietnam War reputation is very good, loved by the U.S. military.
In addition to tropical combat boots, the US military also has a series of mature military shoes and equipment. Such as the famous Desert Boots, which uses a soft rubber sole, the upper with a new zipper and special coating to prevent sand from entering. The heat dissipation and camouflage lines are very strong, especially suitable for combat in the desert, during the Gulf War also show great power.
In addition to these, the common equipment of the U.S. military also includes snow-insulated military boots. They use new synthetic materials and can keep soldiers' feet warm even at minus 25 to 60 degrees. They are anti-skid and anti-skid and can travel at high speed on ice and snow.
There are very practical American mountain hiking boots, lightning boots and so on.
For the U.S. troops, their forces have been fully mechanized and motorized. With the exception of a few mountainous and special forces, it is almost impossible for ordinary soldiers to walk long marches. For the combat need to walk a few kilometers to a dozen kilometers distance, boots are also fully capable.