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Contract Bundeswehr Desert Boots for the Hot and Arid Climate, Sandy-Colored (Wüstenstiefel der Bundeswehr - Kampfstiefel) from "Baltes"

The outsoles of these boots are made of polyurethane, a composite material, consisting of isocyanate resin and a mixture of high molecular weight spirits. They are of medium hardness, sand-coloured, lightweight, durable and resistant to wear. According to the requirements of the Bundeswehr Regulations for the footwear design and materials, the outsoles are to be anti-static ("Antistatisch"), oil-and petrol (gasoline)-resistant ("Oel-und-Benzinfest"), acid and alkali-resistant and abrasion-resistant.

The manufacturer's logo is indicated on the heel and on the sole, as well as the specific boot sizes in the "Mondopoint" and European systems. Sometimes, the logo is not indicated.

The boots top is made of composite materials (49% - leather (suede) and 51% - reinforced polyamide (Cordura), the mesh insole: 100% polyamide).

The composition of these boots is as follows:

- The toe and the counter, the welts with speed-lacing eyelets and backside strip are made of hydrophobic sand-coloured suede (black leather is used for jungle boots to be described below);

- The tongue and the upper are made of lightweight and breathable material - Cordura (polyamide), with padded collar on the top of the boots;

- The reinforcing backside inserts, also protecting the malleolus bones are made of sand-coloured suede (thick dark olive coloured Cordura is used for jungle boots).

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