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Details On The New Altama Exospeed Ii Tactical Boot Lineup

The EXOSpeed II replaces the original EXOSpeed I product line, Altama’s very successful combat boot series developed and issued in the early 2000s. Altama’s new EXOSpeed II line focuses on its predecessors best features and adds numerous comfort advancements along with a new updated look.

First off, the new EXOSpeed II weighs in at a mere 18.4 ounces per boot for a size 9. This is extremely light knowing that some other combat boots come in at upwards of 10 ounces over this weight per boot . This featherweight quality makes for a military boot that is ideal for marching, running, jumping, and almost any type of heavy physical activity and operations. This boot achieves this by utilizing light, yet durable suede leather and 100% Cordura nylon upper and a compact, triple density EVA midsole.

The EXOSpeed II series also receives high marks in the comfort department. Many comfort features have been built into this boot such as an inner air mesh lining for ventilation and moisture control on the side of the upper as well as a second ventillation area in the ankle area for absolute maximum air flow. This is an ideal boot for hot weather. For maximum cushioning, the EXOSpeed II utlizes a double density EVA footbed with additional shock padding in the heel and forefoot areas. It feels much like an athletic shoe with a soft heel to toe impact during high impact activity. Another comfort attribute worth mentioning is the contoured foot last, where the sole of your foot contacts and shapes with the top of the midsole. Altama engineers were generous enough to design a contoured foot last that hugs the foot’s contours which prevents your foot from slipping, thereby reducing rubbing and blisters. These comfort features should ultimately reduce fatigue and enhance performance in the field.

Foot protection is pretty minimal but understandable since by design, the EXOSpeed series has always been a lightweight combat/tactical boot intended for soldiers required to do extensive marching, running, and physical activity. Soldiers looking for safety toe protection may want to consider a different boot.

Other qualities worth mentioning are the composite construction of the boot and open-sole pattern. No metal parts exist in the EXOSpeed II. Even the lace guides are made of high impact nylon composite which makes this boot safe for electrical hazard settings. The open tread pattern of the non-marking rubber outsole prevents debris from being trapped in the lugs.

Overall, Altama’s new EXOSpeed II series has received a wave of excellent reviews from troops in the field. Comfort during extended duty wear and minimal break-in period seem to be the most mentioned. After our thorough review, we believe the EXOSpeed II line is a winner.

Unlike the Original EXOSpeed series available in desert tan only, the EXOSpeed II comes in black full grain leather with a polishable toe, desert tan and sage green specifically for Air Force ABUs. The Altama EXOSpeed II is currently available at MilitaryBootsDirect.com.

About MilitaryBootsDirect.com: MilitaryBootsDirect.com is an online store that offers a wide variety of specialty combat boots intended for military and tactical applications. Some of our product categories include Uniform Approved Boots, Combat Vehicle Boots, Waterproof Combat Boots, Flight (Aviator) Boots, and Jungle Boots. We take pride in the fact that our goal is to match up our customers with the right fitting combat boot for their exact military or tactical application.