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One of the most fascinating aspects of Oakley lies within their partnership with the U.S Armed Forces. Having worked closely together since the 1980s, the two have come up numerous technologies and products that help protect soldiers from certain dangers found in the battlefield. In the case of footwear, numerous designs and tests take their course until the product can be deemed worthy of the U.S. Elite Special Forces. This particular boot, the Elite Assault Boot, is a high-performance variant of what those highly trained soldiers don in the field, only this one was offered to the general public under Oakley’s Elite collection. The boot is comprised of a durable full-grain leather, a puncture resistant Vibram outsole, a moisture wicking liner to help provide climate control, and its panels are made of Carbonx CX, which provides heat and flame resistance while being rugged enough to be slash resistant.

Elite Assault Boot from OAKLEY on Vimeo.

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