Combat boots are military
designed to be worn by soldiers during
actual combat or combat training as
opposed to during parades and other
ceremonial duties. Soldiers have worn
boots in battle for much of recorded
history; early specialised boots included
hobnail boots of the Roman legions.
Modern combat boots are designed to
provide a combination of grip, ankle
stability, and foot protection suitable
to a rugged environment. They are normally
made of hardened and/or chemically-treated
and can be
waterproof. Variations on the basic
lace up combat boot have been designed
for special types of troops (tanker
and special environments (jungle
cold weather boots).
Recent combat boots are beginning to
within their side panels to provide
better protection and ventilation for
the skin of the soldiers who wear them.
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