This is pretty interesting, if of dubious use to conventional military personnel. Nike now has customizable Special Field Boots. You can choose materials (Suede and Leather) from the base, add in canvas for the upper quarter panel, and pick your colors too. From desert camo to regular “woodland camo” and even two-tone outsoles, you can color it pretty much whatever you want. Then they add in an ID feature with up to 12 characters on each boot.
“Gear left adrift is a gift” may be true in some places, but it’ll be hard to explain why someone is wearing boots with YOUR laundry mark on them. Doesn’t look like you will be able to use profanity on the boots, so some of the doorkickers will be unhappy, but such is life.
Hopefully before too much longer a couple of the boys will have the chance to check these out and we’ll be able to let you know how the quality is. (Pending comms with Nike and some time in the field.)
Thanks very much to the Predator Intelligence Blog for bringing this to the Kit Up! team’s attention. Good looking out.
If you want to try it, you can design your own boots at nikeid.nike.com.