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Osama Raid: The Boots Worn by SEAL Team 6

News  May 01 2012
 — By Nora Holloway
Osama Raid: The Boots Worn by SEAL Team 6

At Outdoor Retailer 2012, we took a look at the boot that was worn by a member of SEAL Team 6 during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound. Chris Miller, Vasque sales manager, explained the key features of the Vasque Juxt.

It’s no wonder that elite military operators wear this surefooted hiker—its sticky rubber sole provides ample traction on a number of surfaces. The Arc Tempo last creates an athletic fit that accommodates a higher arch while providing extra toe room. Especially helpful over technical terrain, this fit promotes agility and speed.

Made of EVA, the midsoles include a TPU plate that ensures stability. While its construction offers solid support, the Juxt is lighter weight; a pair weighs right around two pounds. The suede upper has a polyurethane coating for extra durability and water resistance.

If you want to see this piece of history in real life, it will be on display at the Red Wing Shoe Museum in Red Wing, Minn.

Have you heard of any other types of footwear or gear worn by the Navy SEALs?

(12) Readers Comments

  1. I own the Vasque Juxt as shown and the Merrell Sawtooth…both awesome, both for different applications. Sawtooths less like a running shoe, more like trail boot with awesome traction and support, great for being loaded down with gear.

  2. The gaiters are REI Trail Light

  3. Who makes the gaiters?

  4. Salomon Quest 4D GTX also worn by the SEALs.

  5. I heard of Asolo FSN95 GTX, Merrell Moab Mid GTX & Merrell Sawtooth worn by the Navy SEALs.

  6. Are these Berry Amendment compliant? I have a pair that was made in China.

  7. Mine were made in China.

  8. Are those an older style? I can’t find them in any other sizes.

  9. I’ve heard of SEALs using an array of footwear from Oakley Assault boots, Merrrell Sawtooths(which I personally own and highly recommend) to OTB boots. Footwear is personal and key to any mission which means having the correct pair of boots is essential

  10. I’m guessing that particular color scheme was custom made for them as it’s not available anywhere else.

  11. Wait until the SEALS take a couple of steps in DAMPS Technology Smart Boots.

    WALK THE WALK DAMPS MKIV Smart Boots http://bit.ly/hWThWf http://bit.ly/u3eyNJ http://damps.com #USA

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