The Jungle Boot Makes A Comeback

The Army's classic Jungle Boot dates back to nearly WWII, and it's gone through a lot of iterations over the years.

The Jungle Boot Makes A Comeback

The U.S. Army's Jungle Combat Boot (left) and the Vietnam-era Jungle Boot (right)

It doesn’t matter if you wore a pair yourself or saw them in a war movie — the classic U.S. Government-issue Jungle Boot in OD green is iconic. But most people don’t know that the search for a jungle boot started during World War II. 

As early as 1942, the Army was experimenting with “Tropical Combat Boots” featuring canvas panels on the uppers to replace leather in order to increase breathability in hot, wet environments and promote drying. Interestingly, even these...

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