MACV-1 - Black Suede
MACV-1 - Black Suede
MACV-1 - Black Suede
MACV-1 - Black Suede
MACV-1 - Black Suede
MACV-1 - Black Suede
MACV-1 - Black Suede
MACV-1 - Black Suede
MACV-1 - Black Suede
MACV-1 - Black Suede

MACV-1 - Black Suede

Regular price $155.00
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Urban Jungle Boots - Ready When You Are

Inspired by Vietnam-era Jungle Boots worn by MACV-SOG and other Special Forces units in the 60's. Modernized to today's all terrain requirements of traveling, training, rucking - and assaulting.

 

Features
  • Suede Leather Upper: Suede leather & 1000D Cordura uppers with 2” nylon webbing for added ankle support - debris and rain stay out, your feet can still breathe.
  • Urban Tread Outsole: The thin rubber outsole provides maximum surface contact to ensure high traction and slip resistance, especially in urban environments. The outsole also wraps up at the toes for understated protection against aggressive terrain or when doing push-ups.
  • Wide Toe Box: Generous forefoot area lets your toes breathe. Over time and distance during any activity including rucking or traveling, your feet will swell. This extra space reduces the friction that can occur if your feet rub against the insides of your boot.
  • 3mm Speed Laces: Speed laces are 3mm as opposed to standard 5mm. Debris and mud doesn't collect on the 3mm laces like it does on the 5mm, the 3mm rinse off and dry faster, and they're faster to tie because there's less bulk.
  • Shielding Drain Holes: Keeps sand and debris out and repels moisture with every step. They expel water with old fashioned technology that just works - with every step, you push the water out the side of the boot.
  • Ankle Webbing: MACV-1's are suitable for airborne operations and maintain stability and support on uneven ground. The 2" webbing is sewn into the heel counter. When you lace your boots up with your ankle locked into the heel, the heel counter and the 2" webbing do not pull forward - this is by design.
  • Rucking Offset: The ideal heel-to-toe drop for rucking. 13mm offset reduces the strain on your achilles (and by proxy your ankle, knees, and hips) and helps to accomodate a natural gait in an unnatural world of asphalt and man-made surfaces.
  • The relationship between the EVA midsole and the rubber outer sole matters greatly to the performance of the boot - and the combined weight is a major factor in whether you want to wear them or not.
  • Premium Suede Heel Counter: Wraps a supportive, injection molded plastic heel counter. This combo stabilizes your heel as the suede leather prevents the kind of friction that causes hotspots and blisters.
  • No Spacer Mesh: Spacer mesh is soft, squishy, and feels comfortable to your hand when you touch it. But it’s a trap, literally. The first time spacer mesh looks at any kind of water, your boots get heavier and they stay that way. So we proudly do not use spacer mesh, end of story.
  • Custom Compression Insert uses a dense compression foam system that supports your entire foot from heel to toe - including contoured arch support - throughout the duration of your foot strike.
  • No Break-In Time: They're ready when you are, right out of the box.

All-Terrain Outsole

Lightweight

“Lightweight like a running sneaker, tough like an assaulter’s boot.” That was our mission and we were religiously committed to it. At under 14oz (28 oz/pair), MACV-1 is lighter than any footwear of its kind, ever.

Supportive

The insert supports your entire foot from heel to toe – including contoured arch support – throughout the duration of your foot strike. Plus 3mm offset reduces the strain on your achilles and helps to accomodate a natural gait in an unnatural world of man-made surfaces.

Tough

Special Forces grade materials, triple-stitched stress points, a durable EVA midsole and All-Terrain Outsole that thrive in all kinds of terrain. In Special Forces, adaptability is everything. If your boots or your ruck or your weapon fails, it’s a life or death kind of thing. 

45 Years Later

Back in Vietnam

MACV-1™, at some point, became the best story in the history of footwear because it’s not just about the boots. It’s about how we took Rich’s story, Rich’s 30 years of service in Special Forces that began in the jungles of Vietnam, and brought it to life, today.

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