Under Armour boots are known for reliability and durability without breaking the bank. That’s why the Valsetz and the Stellar are two of the bestselling boots in the GovX catalog. But those are boots anyone can wear, no matter what your job is. Active duty US military servicemembers, however, must follow certain rules. (Yes, the US military has a bunch of rules and regulations governing footwear. Shocking, I know.)
If you’re in the US Army, join us as we take a look at two AR 670-1 Under Armour boots.
Under Armour – UA Tac Loadout Shoes
This military boot is reliably crated out of rugged roughout leather, with a durable upper that only CORDURA can provide. Weighing in at just 17 ounces per boot, they’re amazingly lightweight for an on-duty boot. And the ultralight Micro G EVA midsole is comfortable all day long and doesn’t feel heavy on the foot.
As a combat boot, the UA Tac Loadouts perform admirably. The world famous Vibram outsole is here, the same outsole you’ll find on hiking boots, made of a MegaGrip rubber compound that offers traction on all kinds of terrain.
Everyone knows military boots can get funky, even if all you’re doing is administrative work on base. Fortunately, these Under Armour boots have an anti-microbial sockliner that defends against odor-causing microbes, keeping your boots fresh after prolonged use.
Everything about the UA Tac Loadout boots are designed to support your mission. A reliable stride, superior ankle support, and a lightweight design that fits and feels great all day long, this AR 670-1 uniform compliant Army boot is all about going the distance.
Under Armour – Micro G Valsetz Leather Tactical Boots
This is the bestselling Valsetz, now brought up to code to meet AR 670-1 uniform standards. The military-ready version of the Valsetz offers the same reliable comfort and performance as the widely available version, preferred by police officers and first responder nationwide.
Roughout leather also makes an appearance here, combined with 1000-denier nylon for a soft, lightweight, and breathable boot ideal for both combat and desk duty.
While the UA Tac Loadout has the heel pull-loop for easy on and off, the Valsetz goes one step further. They added a loop on the tongue for even easier access. A nice little touch you’ll find yourself after days and days of getting in and out of your boots at the beginning and end of the day.
The Insite Contoura Support footbed gives extra comfort with shock-absorbing foam, meaning this boot reduces fatigue during both standing on your feet for hours on end or rucking over tough terrain. Speaking of traction, the oil- and slip-resistant rubber lug outsole gives an extra level of confidence in inclement weather, with sure footing on a variety of surfaces.
Weighing only 16 ounces per boot, it’s another lightweight entry in Under Armour’s collection of Army compliant tactical boots.
You can’t go wrong with either the UA Tac Loadout or the Valsetz. Both are reliable on-duty choices for men in the US Army. Lace up with either of these boots no matter what your mission is, and let us know how you like ’em in the comments below.