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The KS90 boots, made by different manufacturers feature various lacing system eyelets, made either of steel and bronze, black painted or unpainted (shiny stainless steel).

The information about the Swiss military boots manufacturers are stamped on the boot's tongue, in two lines. The top line indicates the boot's size in millimeters (e.g. 295 - according to the "Mondopoint" system),, width (e.g. 7), and Swiss military contract number. The chart size of European and Swiss boot sizes is listed in the table below:

Groößentabelle Stiefel / Schuhe
Schweizer Armee Größe250255260265270275280285290295300305310315320
EU Größe38394040414242,54344454646,5474849

The bottom line indicates the manufacturer, among the most common names are: "MINERVA" and "BALLY", more rare are such names as "LOWA", "RECK", "DEON", "ELGG", "VELTHEIM" ( "Aeschlimann"), "RAICHLE" ( "Mammut") ...

The soles of Swiss army boots are composite in construction and consist of polyurethane and nitrile rubber, the marking on the out-sole indicates the manufacturer ( "DAG", "gg", "Maloy", "Astra" etc...). The tread pattern is a Swiss licensed modification of conventional "Vibram" soles. The edge of the boot's welt is covered with protective rubber strip.

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