GORUCK

MACV-1

$195.00

EXPECTED SHIP DATE: OCTOBER 2018

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Description

Jungle Rucking Boot

You live in your boots in Special Forces. You’re geared up with everything you need for days on end, moving all the miles. The terrain you face is arduous, and varied - jungle river crossings, steep ascents, and rocky fields lead to cities where you move house to house, door to door, rooftop to rooftop. One second you’re silent on overwatch - the next you’re sprinting toward the objective. It’s life or death and you have to adapt to the ground truths, all the time. 

 

 

 

Pre-Order Information

FREE MACV-1™ Black Leather Patch

We spent the past four years focused on getting this one pair of boots right. What's another couple of months?

  • Estimated to ship in October 2018
  • Free USA shipping to the lower 48 on all MACV-1™ pre-orders
  • Every pre-order comes with a free MACV-1™ black leather patch
  • Free returns within 30 days of delivery to you, however our return process does not support exchanges (you must place a second order). If you anticipate a return due to sizing we recommend you order both sizes now to secure your preferred size. For more information on sizing click here.
  • Pre-sale period ends in October. We cannot ensure availability for all sizes after the pre-sale period.
  • MACV-1™ pre-orders will ship out in the order they are received.
  • Limited Edition MACV-1™ T-Shirt available for pre-order. Shop here.

 

PRIMARY FEATURES

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No Break-In Time
They’re ready when you are, right out of the box. Pictured in Sapa Valley, northern Vietnam. Brand new pair 20 miles earlier, no hotspots, no blisters.
Premium Suede Heel Counter
Wraps a supportive, injection molded TPU (Thermo-Plastic Urethane) heel counter. This combination stabilizes your heel as the suede leather prevents the kind of friction that causes hotspots and then blisters.
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.
Full-Grain Leather Upper
Premium full-grain leather & 1000D Cordura uppers with 2” nylon webbing for added ankle support - debris and rain stay out, your feet can still breathe.
3mm Speed Laces
Speed laces with 3mm laces 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 repel 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. Here’s how this works. 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. But as you tighten them down, this process locks your heel down and shifts the freedom of flex to the forefoot. Which is where it should be.
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.
Lightweight EVA Midsole
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.
High Traction Rubber Outsole
The thin rubber outer sole adds traction and durability with understated protection at the toes of the boot for when you’re rucking in rocky terrain or doing push-ups.
Rubber Lace Caps
Rubber cap on shoe laces for advanced toughness - doesn’t crack like those cheap clear plastic ones.
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.
Workhorse Insert™
The MACV-1™’s Workhorse Insert™ is not your normal worthless flat cheap single foam insole. The Workhorse Insert™ uses a dual layered compression foam system that supports your entire foot from heel to toe - including contoured arch support - throughout the duration of your foot strike.
Adhesive System
The non-diluted adhesive system that bonds the outsoles to the midsoles and the midsoles to the uppers is strength tested at upwards of 12.5 kg of precision applied force, which is considered a “diamond” shoe within the industry. For reference, the industry standard is 2.8 - 3.5kg. Our adhesive system ensures that the boots thrive no matter the abuse thrown at them.
No Break-In Time
They’re ready when you are, right out of the box. Pictured in Sapa Valley, northern Vietnam. Brand new pair 20 miles earlier, no hotspots, no blisters.
Premium Suede Heel Counter
Wraps a supportive, injection molded TPU (Thermo-Plastic Urethane) heel counter. This combination stabilizes your heel as the suede leather prevents the kind of friction that causes hotspots and then blisters.
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.
Full-Grain Leather Upper
Premium full-grain leather & 1000D Cordura uppers with 2” nylon webbing for added ankle support - debris and rain stay out, your feet can still breathe.
3mm Speed Laces
Speed laces with 3mm laces 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 repel 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
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. But as you tighten them down, this process locks your heel down and shifts the freedom of flex to the forefoot. Which is where it should be.
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.
Lightweight EVA Midsole
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.
High Traction Rubber Outsole
The thin rubber outer sole adds traction and durability with understated protection at the toes of the boot for when you’re rucking in rocky terrain or doing push-ups.
Rubber Lace Caps
Rubber cap on shoe laces for advanced toughness - doesn’t crack like those cheap clear plastic ones.
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.
Workhorse Insert™
The MACV-1™’s Workhorse Insert™ is not your normal worthless flat cheap single foam insole. The Workhorse Insert™ uses a dual layered compression foam system that supports your entire foot from heel to toe - including contoured arch support - throughout the duration of your foot strike.
Adhesive System
The non-diluted adhesive system that bonds the outsoles to the midsoles and the midsoles to the uppers is strength tested at upwards of 12.5 kg of precision applied force, which is considered a “diamond” shoe within the industry. For reference, the industry standard is 2.8 - 3.5kg. Our adhesive system ensures that the boots thrive no matter the abuse thrown at them.

Proudly NOT Waterproof

Your feet need to breathe, especially while moving. Waterproof boots act as a microwave for your feet after they’re shrink wrapped in plastic - so your feet sweat more and the waterproof boots trap it in. If rainwater, river water, or water from an alley puddle get in from the top, there’s nowhere for it to go. This will not work out well for you - you’ll get pruned skin and eventually blisters that will form and then rip off, exposing raw, red skin - it’s everything bad you don’t want. In Rich’s words, “waterproof boots are good if you wanna kick your feet up around a campfire that you drove to, or if you’re a prison guard in Siberia. Otherwise, stick to boots and shoes that can adapt to whatever environment you find yourself in.”

Tip of the Spear

To create the boot at the tip of the spear in Special Forces, today — that was always the goal. And guys in Special Forces don’t give a damn whether a pair of boots is Army compliant or not. They want the best boots they can find, period.

So MACV-1™’s are proudly Special Forces compliant. That means you can travel, train, and ruck in them in any environment in the world. And if assaulting is one of your duties, well, you can do that in ‘em, too.

 

 

Proudly NOT Waterproof

Your feet need to breathe, especially while moving. Waterproof boots act as a microwave for your feet after they’re shrink wrapped in plastic - so your feet sweat more and the waterproof boots trap it in. If rainwater, river water, or water from an alley puddle get in from the top, there’s nowhere for it to go. This will not work out well for you - you’ll get pruned skin and eventually blisters that will form and then rip off, exposing raw, red skin - it’s everything bad you don’t want. In Rich’s words, “waterproof boots are good if you wanna kick your feet up around a campfire that you drove to, or if you’re a prison guard in Siberia. Otherwise, stick to boots and shoes that can adapt to whatever environment you find yourself in.”

Tip of the Spear

To create the boot at the tip of the spear in Special Forces, today — that was always the goal. And guys in Special Forces don’t give a damn whether a pair of boots is Army compliant or not. They want the best boots they can find, period.

So MACV-1™’s are proudly Special Forces compliant. That means you can travel, train, and ruck in them in any environment in the world. And if assaulting is one of your duties, well, you can do that in ‘em, too.


 

4-Part Construction - It's Science.



STORIES

Creating MACV-1™

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MACV-1™ Features Explained

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Back In Vietnam, 45 Years Later

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What Size Am I?

MACV-1™ runs true to size with a wide toe box, which allows your toes to spread out over time and distance. We've found the fit to be similar to Chuck T's if you keep in mind the MACV-1's wider forefoot area. If you're unsure of your size we recommend going a half size up since your feet will swell when rucking or traveling and you probably won't be wearing cheap thin socks (merino wool recommended).

UNISEX SIZING

The MACV-1™'s wide toe box, locking heel counter, and contoured arch support via the Workhorse™ Insert make for a truly unisex boot. Sizing begins at M4/W6 to allow for a full range of women's size options. See the size conversion chart below to find your size.

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Availability:
EXPECTED SHIP DATE: OCTOBER 2018
Weight:
1.70 LBS
Weight (One Size 9 Boot):
0.86 lbs (13.79 ounces)
Dimensions (Size 9):
12"L x 4.25"W x 6.5"H
Shaft Height:
6"
Upper Materials:
Full-grain leather & 1000D Cordura
Lacing System:
6 eyelets with speed laces / 3mm laces with rubber caps
Drain Holes:
Yes
Last:
Neutral last (straight from heel to toe)
Type:
Neutral with significant support and stability
Midsole:
Lightweight EVA
Insole:
Workhorse™ Insert included
Outsole:
High traction rubber
Offset:
13mm
Color:
Black
Scars Guarantee:
No Scars Warranty. Defects in materials or workmanship are covered and will be replaced.
Made in USA:
No
Manufacturer:
Made in Vietnam
Care Instructions:
Remove insert. Hose them down thoroughly and let air dry (won't take long). Do not use washer/dryer - it's easier this way. Polish for bar ops and long term care.