To be honest, if GoRuck said they were working on tactical sock garters, we’d be interested. (They aren’t.) Founded by a Green Beret, the company has developed mountains of goodwill and legions of fervent supporters for making insanely indestructible and sharply designed packs and apparel. Now they’re about to introduce a lightweight, tank-tough, supportive boot built for demanding terrain and even more demanding wearers.
The MACV-1 is their first boot and they took four years to develop it. At just 14 ounces per boot, these are far lighter than any other boot like it. Stress points are triple stitched. Uppers are made from 1000D Cordura and full-grain leather, attached to the midsoles and outsoles with “diamond” strength adhesive. A dual-layer compression foam supports, while a TPU heel counter stabilizes your heel and eliminates hotspots. A wide toe box gives you extra flex while the 13mm heel lift gives you an ideal heel-to-toe drop.
Maybe the best part is the boots take no time to break in. Take them out of the box, on a twenty mile hike, and expect zero blisters. And of course, they’re Special Forces compliant. Available now for pre-order, GoRuck expects to ship the MACV-1 Jungle Rucking boot this October. We’re getting one in every color. (That color is black.) – $195
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