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GORUCK’s New Boot Was Inspired By The Iconic Jungle Boot Special Forces Wore During Vietnam | Task & Purpose

GORUCK’s New Boot Was Inspired By The Iconic Jungle Boot Special Forces Wore During Vietnam | Task & Purpose

There are some things vets and civilians alike just have a soft spot for, like the Vietnam-era jungle boot: light compared to their World War II predecessors, soft and quiet, and not bad for going fast and hard in punishing climes. Or like the GR1, the venerable staple of athletic company GORUCK’s line of packs and sacks; founded by Army Special Forces veterans, GORUCK has helped make rucking the most accessible fitness activity since jogging.

Wouldn’t it be great if GORUCK made a boot to match its bags? Maybe one co-designed by the brains behind the iconic Reebok Pump and a living, breathing Special Forces veteran who returned to Vietnam for the first time in 45 years to make this pair of ass-kickers a reality?

GORUCK’s MACV-1 is a lightweight but surprisingly solid black boot made from durable full-grain leather inspired by the Vietnam-era jungle boots that members of Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG) adopted with the preferred “Panama sole” to shed weight and expel mud without sacrificing toughness. But GORUCK’s boot is also modernized for modern training and traveling, thanks to dual density Workhorse inserts and 1000D Cordura uppers, and special debris-averse laces.

Source: GORUCK’s New Boot Was Inspired By The Iconic Jungle Boot Special Forces Wore During Vietnam