Hiking boots : Special Air Services Regiment

Accession Number REL30748
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Uniform
Physical description Leather; Rubber; Gore-Tex; Steel
Maker Zamberlan
Place made Italy
Date made c 2002
Conflict Afghanistan, 2001-2021

Pair of suede leather and Gore-tex ankle boots with black rubber toe caps. Each boot has five pairs of riveted steel eyelets and three pairs of steel hooks to retain the black nylon laces. The ankle support section is made of dark brown leather. A brass plate impressed with the word 'GORE-TEX' is attached to each boot at the outer ankle. The manufacturer's name 'zamberlan' is impressed into the suede of each outer heel, and also appears as a raised rubber image in black, white and red on the tongue. The soles are of black rubber, over an inner layer of brown rubber. Both sections of the sole are marked with the trade name 'vibram'. The boots have removable insoles, and are lined with Gore-tex fabric. A sizing label is sewn inside the top of each boot.

History / Summary

Example of boots worn by members of the Special Air Services Regiment serving in Afghanistan during the War against Terror in 2002.