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The Wetting of Combat Boots - Wet Grass Versus Puddles.
DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)
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Studies described show that subjects wearing combat boots and socks get their feet wetter when walking through wet grass than through puddles due to the abrasive action of the grass which cuts away the water-repellant outer layer of the boot. Further, it was found that guttated water does not wet new or silicone-coated leather any more than distilled water dew and so does not account for the wetting of boots in grass. Author
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