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ARMY BOOTS OF THE WORLD. REVIEWS
Polyurethane soles have greater flexibility and less weight, but their cushioning feature is worse, as compared with rubber soles.
The leather of the Israeli boots is usually very stiff. Unlike American ones, the IDF boots require manual softening, for example, by hammer-tapping, having put a piece of wood on the opposite (inner) side of the boots leather.
Among the contract manufacturer of Israeli military boots one can't help mentioning:
"NOGA - EINAT"
"Hamegaper" (with "Ro-Search" logo), "ELBA" and some Kibbutz-based workshops (e.g. Northern Israeli Kibutz "Dafna", which specialize in producing boots for the IDF.
Israeli army boots, with some modifications and refinements were made on the basis of the United States Army combat boots, the most advanced model at that time, with "Chevron" ("zig-zag") tread pattern, which had been produced by the famous American boots companies, such as "Addison", "McRae", "Wellco" and many others.
These boots have long been out of circulation in the American military, and since 2005 the U.S. Armed Forces do not use shiny black leather polished boots, which require cleaning and cream-polishing.
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