NOTE: Due to unexpected demand, we are out of size 12 Peacekeepers until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience.
One dread day the doctor looks into your fresh young face and says: “Miss (Son, Sir, Madam, etc) you have the knee joints of a person twice your age. We are booking you in for the operation”. We have seen thousands of soldiers with muscular-skeletal damage incurred far before its time. It’s the mileage. The wear and tear of pounding the ground. The leaping and the falling and the twisting. We can’t roll back the speedo but we can gear it down a bit. Here is a boot specifically designed for the one profession which is expected to run over broken ground whilst over-loaded with tools of their trade.
We wanted to make the very finest combat boot possible and so we turned to Weinbrenner Shoe Co of Merrill Wisconsin. They are one of the few boot makers to have kept the capacity to make boots by the classic Goodyear Welt system. The sewn (welted) midsole is the structural heart of a construction strong enough for speed and agility. It costs more to make, saves the wearer in durability and comfort. The Peacekeeper ‘last’ (the mould on which the boot is shaped) is Australian style. Broad forefoot, high volume, roomy instep, curved heel. The last is well suited for carrying heavy loads over rough terrain. It is very important to note is that we use a 3D last with a correctly contoured underside. WE DO NOT USE FLAT BOTTOMED LASTS. We have never, ever seen a flat bottomed foot.
- Goodyear Welt construction.
- Synthetic Shank to absorb shock and support the foot over broken ground. Provides torsion strength for ‘edging’ across slope. WE DO NOT USE STEEL SHANKS (IED hazards are not acceptable in a combat boot).
- Structural midsole with cork filler. Moulds to your foot shape.
- Thick slab of high density shock absorbing foam.
- Rockered last for proper ‘strike and roll’ when moving fast.
- Foot bed. Replaceable, high quality dual foam footbed.
- Snag free non-ferrous speed lacers.
- Tightly braided grass-seed resistant laces
- Rough out top grain leather upper in issue khaki colour.
- Heavy duty heel and toe counters. Heel cup is sewn in place to resist pronation and maintain proper joint (ankle, knee, hip) alignment.
- Ventilating, quick drying. Free-2-Air® lining.
- Vibram Sierra Outsole. Highly durable and heat resistant. Mountaineering grade grip.
Defence Endorsed Approved for Army wear by CA.
U.S. sizes 3 – 11 in half sizes. 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. Medium and Wide. Made on the classic CrossFire last to fit wide local feet. Plenty of room for orthotics, but have a look SuperFeet first.
Khaki (matched to ADF issue boot)
(Size 9) 1.6kg pr
We have good experience of fitting by mail. Trace around your foot with a sock on, draw a 20cm scale next to it . Put your name, phone number, favourite pair of joggers size and issue boot size on it. Note down the sizing as it is labelled in the shoe (typically US, UK, Euro). Post or fax to us with your phone number. Note on the tracing any medical or injury issues we should know about. We’ll call back and finalise fitting. On the rare occasion we get it a half size wrong, we will do a postal swap.
Care and Maintenance
- Try not to kick off one boot with the other. It may damage the heel counter and shorten service life. There’s a trick for removing the boots. Pull the top corners of the lacing apart. Then reach down to the laces crossing over the instep and hook these with your finger. Suddenly the tongue opens up to release the foot.
- Between missions, remove the foam footbed and allow the boot interior to breathe.
- Wash off heavy mud or clay before drying.
- Restore softness to upper with silicone treatment.
- No Dubbin.
- Sweat salts build up in the lining. Twice a year wash out the inner with fresh water.
- Dry boots overnight by removing the innersole and stuffing with crumpled newspaper.
- Don’t dry boots near fire.