Accession Number:

AD0259328

Title:

TEST OF BOOT, SERVICE, COMBAT

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MARINE CORPS EQUIPMENT BOARD QUANTICO VA

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Report Date:

1961-06-26

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A troop test was conducted on four types of combat boots to determine which of the four would be most suitable for Marine Corps use. The boots tested were the standard Army boot standrd Marine Corps boot Army boot built on the Ft. Knox V last and the Marine Corps boot built on the Ft. Knox V last. The performance of all four types of boot was satisfactory, but the two types built on the Ft. Knox V last were superior. Concerning construction characteristics, the Marine Corps boot characteristics of flesh rough side of the upper leather outside and closure with a combination of hooks and eyelets was considered the most suitable for Marine Corps use. It is recommended that a combat boot with Marine Corps boot characteristics, built on the Ft. Knox V last, with minor modifications as described in this report, be adopted for Marine Corps use. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE