A Brief History Of Desert Boots

Desert boots are combat boots that are particularly designed to help soldiers stay comfortable and safe during extremely hot desert environments. They should prevent sand coming into the boot as well as keep feet comfortable in extreme heat.

Originated from Vietnam war

The desert boots actually developed from the jungle boot used in the Vietnam war where the hot and humid weather made the standard leather boot too uncomfortable for soldiers, however, the vents in the jungle boot were created to let the moisture out would result in very sandy feet in the desert.


The disappointment and discomfort of these jungle boots when used in desert conditions were soon addressed and other areas of the boot were also starting to improve, such as changing the colour of the boot from black to tan to decrease the visibility in the desert and removing a steel plate in the sole, originally intended to protect against sharp objects on the ground, to reduce the heat captured by the desert boots and thus help soldiers balance their body temperature.

Increasing demand and advanced technology

In the past few decades there has been an increasing demand in desert boots which has led to the vast improvement in the technology used to develop the ultimate desert boots. Much time has been invested in creating a boot that is comfortable, highly durable, breathable without letting in sand, and treated with antibacterial protective.
If you are looking for a new pair of desert boots do make sure that you choose one that is durable and comfortable and can stand the test of time, especially if you are in the armed forces and will use this boot in combat. If your choice is based purely on design and following fashion trends you risk finding a boot that won’t meet your requirements and you’ll get disappointed.

The range of desert boots from Magnum Boots uses the latest advanced technologies to create the best possible quality each individual boot. Browse the range of desert boots today and make your decision.

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