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New Balance 6" Abyss USA

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  • This 6" mid-cut boot is customized to function both underwater and on land to accomodate a range of soldiers and missions. Portholes are built-in to the soles to assist with water drainage.


    • Fits in most XL fin foot pockets
    • Molded TPU eyelets for added reinforcement on top two eyelets
    • Large webbing loop in rear for ease of entry
    • Upper is built with an air mesh and thin, double-coated synthetic urethane to aid in drying and water release
    • Perforated PU insert aids in water release while a TPU shank adds protection. Both inserts are removable for a customized fit.
    • VibramĀ® sole unit with siped lugs for improved traction on wet surface
    • Berry compliant
    • Made in the USA

Reviews: New Balance 6" Abyss USA

5 out of 5

Reviewed by 4 customers

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  • Great Footwear

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/23/2014
    Reviewer: | Tallahassee
  • 5 out of 5 This is the second pair of these I have purchased. I bought the first pair in February of 2013, and have worn them every day since. Nearly a year later, they have no tears, rips, or holes. Other than being dirty, they show very little signs of wear, awesome USA craftsmanship. They are lightweight, comfortable, breathe well, and are a snap to get on and off. I purchased this second pair because of the low price, I'll keep them in the box until my first pair wears out, may be a while.

  • Easy on, easy off!!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/25/2012
    Reviewer: | Kennet Square, PA
  • 4 out of 5 Great boots overall!

  • Abyss improves on Ohdin in the Rough

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/16/2012
    Reviewer: | Tacoma, WA
  • 4 out of 5 Bought Abyss to replace well used Ohdin's. Abyss is better suited to rough terrain with heavy pack. Maked a great "out of the canoe, into the water, over the trail and back in the boat" shoe. Getting you feet wet is an essential part of good canoe tripping and the Abyss lets you do that and still have superior ankle support and footbed protection in a light weigh quick drying boot. Easier on and off than the Ohdin and a little better fit, but the Ohdin has a micro razor-siped sole and is better on smooth wet surfaces - read "landing craft and assault boats." Both great boots, well thought out, well executed, good value!

  • Excellent in the water or in camp

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/8/2012
    Reviewer: | Corvaliis, OR
  • 5 out of 5 This boot meets all of my needs paddling in remote areas where landing and lanching can be a major challenge. The laces can be loosened to allow your foot to slide in easily so your booties or dry sox don't bind your toes. You can then tighten the laces to a comfortable fit and long hours of paddling. The soles grip nicely on both rough rocky beaches or in slippery conditions. The boots drain quickly for a smooth transition from water to the beach.

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About New Balance 6" Abyss USA

  • Created for the waterborne operator, the Abyss is specially designed to provide exceptional traction, breathability and water release. Its slip-resistant sole unit compound has siped lugs that are made to improve traction on wet and dry surfaces. In addition, the sole features rubber technology that reduces that dreaded squeak. Supporting its dual functionality, it has side port holes that drain excess water when transitioning to land. Composed of airmesh and a double-coated synthetic urethane, the upper dries fast and is breathable. Formerly known as OTB, New Balance Tactical has definitely come up with a boot for those not afraid to get their feet wet.

About New Balance Tactical

New Balance Tactical collage For over 100 years, New Balance has been creating innovative footwear and clothing for athletes. It was only a matter of time before it went even further and released high quality options for servicemen, public safety employees and elite operators. Previously branded as OTB, its New Balance Tactical products perform in adverse elements, while incorporating important features such as a non-restrictive fit and lightweight comfort. In addition to utilizing superior materials, each piece is designed to withstand prolonged exposure to various environmental factors. Committed to providing the edge in survivability, New Balance Tactical strives to produce performance shoes, boots and clothing for those who need to be mission-ready.
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