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Altama Original Ripple USA
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Height – 10” Weight per pair: 4.30 lbs. Sole Pattern – Vibram® Ripple Collar – Nylon Webbing Outsole – Rubber, Vibram® Ripple Design Midsole – Cushioned Polyurethane Removable Innersole – Cambrelle® Covered Molded Polyurethane Nylon Coated Brass Speedhook/Eyelet Lacing Made in USA
Reviews: Altama Original Ripple USA
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Reviewer: Chuck | Deployed
Make sure to get these a half a size smaller, I wear a 12 shoe but had to buy a 11 1/2 for these. My pair have been used in mostly deployment and some garrison. They are 7 months old and look like they could last at least another year. They are also 10" boots not the standard 8" and have helped keep sand out when stepping in soft pits.
-surprisingly comfortable, fits my foot shape nearly perfectly and the ripple sole adds a slight spring further helping with comfort especially on rough terrain and when carrying heavy loads.
-construction is tough yet requires almost no break-in time! I am yet to get a blister in these boots.
- the ripple sole grips sand, dirt, gravel very well. I didn't even notice how it glides over this kind of terrain till I tried my other boots and was sliding around in the sand and dirt.
- Made in the USA! It gives peace of mind knowing I helped even if a minute amount to help the economy for the country and countrymen I swore to serve and defend. It does matter!
- having 4 eyelets at the bottom half makes it easy when in a hurry to accidently get too tight a fit. When this happens the second eyelet from the bottom on my particular pair comes down and smashes the bootlace down onto the bones of my feet. It's not too noticeable at first till a few hours of wear and quickly escalates in discomfort
- there are no drainage vents (it rains in the desert too,) however you could also say it keeps the soft powdery sand from entering through the vents.
Overall: Good boot but could be improved, however the meat and potatoes are there. I recommend them and will be buying another pair when these ones wear out. I would give it 5 stars if it weren't for the eyelet problem I've encountered and the lack of drainage vents.
Love ripple soles
Reviewer: SGT C | North Carolina, USA
I've owned two pairs of these boots and I love the soles. My first pair, my ankles wore through on both sides after only 6 months ( half garrison, half Iraq ). Soles held up great! My second pair lasted me 8 months when alternated with another pair or two. This pair had no issues and saved my big toe when some razor wire cut through the leather. Boots are extremely heavy though and with such a tall sole, ankles can be rolled easily in uneven terrain. Sole isn't great laterally in slippery environments for obvious reasons. I would reccomend these boots but I have moved on from them. Hope this review was helpful. Go Army!
About Altama Original Ripple USA
Choosing a pair of Altama Ripple boots means experiencing the comfort expected from this trusted brand. Featuring a long-wearing Vibram ripple sole for improved traction on any terrain, these boots are made to handle the toughest conditions. This line is available in either tan or sage; both colors are uniform approved and are made right here in the USA. They are ten inches high and feature Cordura and suede on the outside. They have a nylon webbing collar and a cushioned polyurethane midsole. The removable inner sole is made from Cambrelle covered, molded polyurethane, which makes the Altama Ripple an excellent choice for those that are either in the military or law enforcement professions.
Altama is a leading provider of Mil-Spec boots for the U.S. Department of Defense. Founded in 1969, the Georgia-based company got its start by equipping soldiers with olive drab jungle boots during the Vietnam War. Four decades later, it continues to supply U.S. Military, federal, state and local agencies, military schools, police and Special Forces with aggressive, top-of-the-line footwear. In 2003, Altama gained more fans when it was the first to introduce its Original Ripple Sole Boots for civilian use. These combined elements provide the versatile support soldiers require when on duty in various types of environments.