The 10 Best Authorized Boots for Ruck Marching

Five Boots for 12-Milers

12-milers are boots that are best suited when carrying a strict 35 pounds over a single type of terrain, usually road, in a set amount of time. These are boots that you can run in with little or no risk to your ankle stability.

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Garmont T8 NFS Lightweight Boots
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  • AR670-1 compliant for US Army wear with multicam and OCP
  • AFI 36-2903 compliant for US Air Force wear with OCP

Garmont T8 NFS Lightweight Boots

Boots for 12-Milers

The Garmont T8 NFS Lightweight Boots (Coyote)is lightweight and comfortable, making it the ideal boot for use in a desert setting as well as in wet climates where boots may become heavily saturated. The suede leather upper has heavy duty nylon and polyester webbing incorporated to ensure superb ankle support throughout use. The rugged rubber outsole has dig-in tread to provide traction in every terrain. Garmont also fitted their innovative T8 NFS boot with a ball bearing instep which provides much needed support for superb stability.

Features
  • NFS "Need For Speed" design is the lightweight version of the original Garmont T8
  • Ultra lightweight multi-terrain design ideal for desert climates or wet conditions
  • Upper made from 1.6mm suede leather as well as 250gr nylon and polyester webbing for reinforced support
  • Heavy duty rubber outsole fitted with dig-in tread for traction in all terrains
  • Unique ball bearing placed in the instep provides stability and support
  • Closed hook metallic eyelets provide secure lacing for a snug fit
  • 8mm flat polyester laces are incredibly durable and designed not to fray
  • Reinforced lining made with high tech 320gr Texon Grid canvas for superb breathability
  • EVA midsole provides cushion for your feet and easily molds to feet for a custom fit
  • EVA insole is 2mm thick and provides extra cushioning for great comfort
  • PU breathable footbed keeps your feet dry
  • TPU heel insert has elasticity built in to distribute impact during duty
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Reebok Dauntless Boots
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  • AR670-1 compliant for US Army wear with multicam and OCP
  • AFI 36-2903 compliant for US Air Force wear with OCP

Reebok Dauntless Boots

Boots for 12-Milers

When you are out in the field you cannot afford to have inferior shoes. The Reebok Dauntless Boots (Coyote)is an excellent option for your tactical boot needs. Designed with tactical personnel in mind, it has strong characteristics that you are sure to notice and appreciate.

Features
  • 8 inch durable tactical boot
  • Constructed of cattle hide leather and ballistic nylon, with mesh lining
  • Removable insole with shock absorption
  • Air vents on sides to keep feet dry
  • Rubber outsole provides cushioned support and traction
  • NATO laces
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Nike SFB Field 2 8" Boots

Nike SFB Field 2 8" Boots

Boots for 12-Milers

The Nike SFB has been relied upon by soldiers and other service members for years: and now it’s back in black. The Nike SFB Field 2 8 Inch Boots (Black) is the new and improved iteration of the classic boot that Nike’s been fielding for a while now, a refined version to even better suited the needs of our nation’s military and police forces. This boot possesses the comfort of a Nike sneaker without sacrificing the durability, traction, and support that come with a traditional combat boot.

Features
  • The trusted build of the Nike SFB Field 2 with refined features for comfort, structure, and durability
  • Leather and mesh upper is quick-drying and breathable
  • Dynamic speed-laces for rapid on and off
  • 8” leather support provides ankle protection and structure without hindering mobility
  • Comfort sock-liner for improved feel
  • Aggressive traction pattern provides grip on multiple types of surfaces.
  • Rockshield puncture resistance to protect your feet against sharp protrusions
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Danner Tachyon 8" Boots
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  • AR670-1 compliant for US Army wear with multicam and OCP
  • AFI 36-2903 compliant for US Air Force wear with OCP

Danner Tachyon 8" Boots

Boots for 12-Milers

Whether you are an avid hiker, member of the armed forces or outdoor enthusiast, you need a great pair of boots that are capable of protecting two of your most important assets. Even the most fit and agile individual is at a disadvantage if they are not equipped with a sturdy pair of boots to get them through rough terrain safely and with minimal discomfort to their feet. Luckily, the Danner Tachyon Coyote Boot is built to withstand some of the harshest environments and taxing situations while still providing superior stability and comfort.

Features
  • Full rubber outsole
  • Footbed made from open cell polyurethane for enhanced airflow and durability
  • Upper made from flesh-out cow hide leather
  • EVA midsole for effective shock absorption
  • 8” height
  • Pentagonal lugs on rubber outsole for reliable surface contact
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Belleville Mini-Mil Minimalist Combat Boots
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  • AR670-1 compliant for US Army wear with multicam and OCP
  • AFI 36-2903 compliant for US Air Force wear with OCP

Belleville Mini-Mil Minimalist Combat Boots

Boots for 12-Milers

If you consider yourself a warrior athlete, the coyote Belleville Mini-Mil Minimalist Combat Boots (Coyote) was specifically designed for you. Each pair weighs less than 2 pounds, has a 2mm drop, and is highly breathable. Without a lining, this sturdy pair of boots dries quickly.

Features
  • Standard military height of 8 inches
  • Upper made with 1000 denier Cordura nylon
  • 100 percent leather upper construction
  • Shock dispersing, die-cut and 2 millimeter midsole
  • Rubber outsole resistant to oil and slippage
  • Triple and double stitched seams
  • Achilles support padding
  • A US Patriot exclusive product

Five Objective-Based Boots for Ruck Marching

These boots are what you would wear into combat. No, they're not ideal for a timed 12-miler or running through an O-course. What they are great for is getting you there, wherever there is, in the rain, sleet, hail, mud, swamps, wherever. They'll make sure you get to your objective to complete the mission. All of these boots perform to the highest degree in the field and are numbered in no particular order.

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Rocky S2V Special Ops Vented Military Boots

Rocky S2V Special Ops Vented Military Boots

Objective-Based Boots for Ruck Marching

With over 80 years of manufacturing experience, Rocky has a strong reputation for designing rugged work boots for all types of professional and recreational activities. The Rocky S2VCoyote Special Ops Vented Military Boots are cut from the same cloth, delivering high-strength protection and durability with U.S. Marine Corps-compliant construction for suitable use while on duty. These vented boots are designed to keep your feet feeling dry and cool during a hard day of work, with Dri-Lex lining that wicks away moisture when you start to sweat. Integrated S2V drain ports allow for efficient diffusion of water, and the anti-microbial Aegis shields prevent growth of odor-causing bacteria and fungi.

Features
  • 1000-denier Cordura nylon panels coated with polyetrafluoroethylene for extra protection
  • Eight-inch height delivers support to protect against painful ankle rolls
  • Lightweight instep panels provide breathability and comfort
  • High-wall vibram soles deliver flexible responsiveness to ease travel on rough terrain
  • Proudly made in the USA and compliant with Berry Amendment standards and;Authorized for wear with Navy Working Uniform NWU Type III
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Garmont T8 Bifida Boots
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  • AR670-1 compliant for US Army wear with multicam and OCP
  • AFI 36-2903 compliant for US Air Force wear with OCP

Garmont T8 Bifida Boots

Objective-Based Boots for Ruck Marching

The Garmont T8 BIFIDA Boots (Coyote)is designed to provide the best in durability and comfort throughout hard use while on duty. Constructed with an upper composed of split-grain leather and heavy duty DD grid materials, these boots are designed to be abrasion resistant while still allowing your feet to breathe comfortably. Fitted with a backward-sweeping design, these boots supply a snug fit that prevents blisters that can slow you down while on duty. The roller bearing hookless rigging-proof hardware reinforces the snug fit to ensure you receive the necessary support for your ankles, arches and shins. A ruggedly dependable Vibram Bifida sole completes the external design of the Garmont T8 Bifida compliant boot to provide multi-terrain performance.

Features
  • Split-grain leather upper with heavy duty DD Grid is abrasion-resistant and allows feet to breathe
  • Boot opening is made with a backward-sweeping design for a snug fit without additional padding
  • Roller bearing and hookless rigging-proof hardware supports ankles, arches and lower shins
  • Vibram Bifida sole is rugged and stable for multi-terrain performance
  • Tapered nylon woven footboard provides impressive stability and shock absorption
  • Ergonomic injected nylon footbed ensures stress-reduction on your ankles and knees
  • Footbed cup system utilizes a unique heel retention system which supports your body at all times
  • Insole is custom-designed to ensure a great feel and fit throughout use
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Oakley SI Light Assault Boots 2
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  • AR670-1 compliant for US Army wear with multicam and OCP
  • AFI 36-2903 compliant for US Air Force wear with OCP

Oakley SI Light Assault Boots 2

Objective-Based Boots for Ruck Marching

The Oakley SI Light Assault Boot 2 is built with mobility and protection in mind. An EVA midsole and outsole move naturally with your foot while providing plush shock absorption, and a lightweight Cordura® and breathable synthetic upper offers lasting, ventilated comfort. Finished with rugged nylon laces that stand up to rough wear, this tactical assault boot is designed to take on any adventure.

Features
  • 8 Inch Height
  • Molded EVA insert
  • Laces Made From 100% Braided Nylon
  • Slip Resistant Rubber Outsole
  • 1000D Cordura
  • Metal Speed Loop Lacing System Coated with Anti-IR
  • Injection EVA Midsole
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Belleville One Xero Ultra Light Assault Boots
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  • AR670-1 compliant for US Army wear with multicam and OCP
  • AFI 36-2903 compliant for US Air Force wear with OCP

Belleville One Xero Ultra Light Assault Boots

Objective-Based Boots for Ruck Marching

Authorized for wear with OCP uniforms for Army and USAF members, and multicamuniforms for Army members, the Belleville One Xero Ultra Light Assault Boots (Coyote)are designed for maximum mobility and portability. This model weighs approximately 20 ounces per boot, making it one of the lightest combat footwear options available anywhere. Brand new for 2015, this boot is engineered on the principle that being lightweight isn’t just a special feature—it’s a requirement for effective footwear. Despite its low weight, however, this model does not sacrifice comfort or cushioning, with shock absorbent padding and a single density molded insole.

Features
  • Coyote tan
  • Approximately 40 oz. per pair
  • American-made
  • Strobel stitching for durability
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Rocky S2V Enhanced 8 Inch Jungle Boot
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  • AR670-1 compliant for US Army wear with multicam and OCP
  • AFI 36-2903 compliant for US Air Force wear with OCP

Rocky S2V Enhanced 8 Inch Jungle Boot

Objective-Based Boots for Ruck Marching

Everything in the jungle is wet and hot, but that doesn’t mean your feet have to be. With advanced S2V Sieve technology, drainage vents, perforated Air-Port™ footbed, and Aegis microbe shield, the Rocky S2V Enhanced 8 Inch Jungle Boot moves air through to keep you cool while pushing water out to keep you dry. The flesh-out cattle hide and 1000D Cordura uppers are ultra-durable, tear resistant, and both stitched and cemented to the Vibram® sole for secure, long-lasting attachment. The sole features increased lug depth and breasted heels for extra grip on jungle terrain.

Features
  • Flesh-out cattle hide and 1000D Cordura uppers
  • Triple stitched for durability
  • Roll-Stop Ankle Stability reduces ankle injury
  • Fiberglass shank provides arch support
  • Vibram® sole with proprietary high walls are stitched and cemented to upper
  • Increased lug depth and breasted heel increase footing
  • Drainage vents with advanced S2V Sieve technology circulate air in and push water out
  • Dri-Lex® lining wicks moisture away from the foot
  • Aegis microbe shield protects against odor and bacteria
  • Rocky® Air-Port™ footbed cushions the foots and is perforated for air flow
  • Speed lace eyelets and NATO hooks for rapid donning

Army OCP Uniform Details

OCP uniform is authorized for year-round duty wear, when prescribed by the commander. Some combat uniforms are classified as utility uniforms, while others are designed for a specific function. See the full uniform regulations for uniforms currently classified as combat uniforms.

OCP Uniform Accessories

You should also note that the uniform regulations have been updated to clarify the wear of branch and senior enlisted leader collar insignias for command sergeants major and sergeants major. The WARTRACE wear policy for shoulder sleeve insignia has been removed.