Patrol Store stock a wide range of military boots and army desert boots in black and brown leather and desert suede for all army and military situations.
Top brands include 5.11 Tactical, Lowa, Meindl, Danner and Magnum to name but a few.
Whether you need full Gore-Tex waterproof boots or lightweight highly breathable footwear, the choice and range of modern military boots available to you is vast.
Military boots are designed to be worn by soldiers under combat conditions or during combat training as opposed to whilst on parade or other ceremonial duties.
Modern military boots are designed to provide a combination of grip, ankle stability, and foot protection suitable to a rugged environment. Traditionally, they are made of hardened, often, waterproof leather.
Several styles of combat boots incorporate many technologies originating from the civilian hiking boot, such as Gore-Tex nylon side panels, which improve ventilation and comfort.
Military boots are also often specialized for certain climates and conditions, such as jungle boots, desert boots, and cold weather boots.
Military Boots History
The first soldiers known to have been issued military boots were the foot soldiers of the Roman Empire. Roman soldiers wore hobnail boots, called caligae.
Fast forward several centuries to the English Civil War, where each soldier was issued three shoes or ankle boots. These boots were rotated after every march to ensure they received even wear.
Following the Restoration, shoes and uniforms followed the civilian pattern: shoes with buckles were used by most armies from 1660 until around 1800. Hessian boots were used by cavalry from the 18th century until World War I.
During the Napoleonic Wars, the British army began issuing lace-up ankle leather military boots that replaced the buckle shoes. These ‘Blucher’ boots remained in use throughout the 19th century and were used in conflicts including the Crimean War (1853-1856), the First Zulu War (1879), and the First Boer War (1880-1881).
These in turn were replaced by ammunition boots, which were used in a variety of similar patterns from the late 1880s until the late 1960s.
The ‘George Boots’ worn with the Officers’ dress uniform and mess dress are similar, but they lack the leather counter (heel cap) and toe case (toe-cap) and omit the hobnails and steel heel and toeplates.
Military Boots Today
Military boots have come a long way since the early day in terms of style, composition, weight and general usability. In fact they’ve come such a long way that there is now a market for fashion military boots!
One of PatrolStore’s most popular military boot is the Lowa Boot Combat GTX.
This boot is made with a higher leg than the Mountain and Patrol to give your lower leg and ankle more support and protection.
The Task Force army collection of Lowa Combat boots can be seen in use by members of all branches of the Armed Forces, specialist Police teams and those dedicated to the pursuit of an outdoor life anywhere.
Make no mistake, these Lowa Military Boots are hard-working boots that not only protect and support your feet and ankles, but do so with a superior level of comfort.
With no breaking in time you can literally hit the ground running. With both a black and a brown version of this boot available, there is a boot for you.
Lowa Boots are one of the few brands that can be re-soled, prolonging their life expectancy even further.
Military Boots UK Issue
British military boots have recently been featured in an advert for the British Army.
If you’re looking for cheap military boots, Patrol Store have several options for you that are hard wearing, practical and importantly value for money!
For more history click military boots history.
So whether you are after a pair of Lowas, Danners, Meindls or Magnums, PatrolStore offer a wide choice of military boots to suit your personal requirements and budget.