Soldiers will be getting new boots to accompany the OCP ACU (Scorpion W2). William Layer of Army Public Affairs (OCPA) confirmed that the new OCP ACU boots will be produced in "coyote brown (coyote 498.)"
In November 2014, the Department of Defense announced that the Army would be making the transition to coyote brown boots by summer 2015. The main advantage of the new colorway is that it is more effective at providing concealment in a wider range of environments. This darker colorway also hides stains as well as wear-and-tear better than the current desert tan color.
The combination of tan 498 and coyote tan will make up the official new coyote brown colorway for ACU boots. There has been speculation that tan 499, the color currently used for findings (pulls, Velcro, zippers, etc.) on the OEF OCP (MultiCam) ACU, will be the tan component used on the new ACU boots. This is not the case. Instead, tan 498 is used for the outsole, laces, nylon and other nonleather components of the boots.The leather upper of the boot will be a coyote brown color.
Coyote brown OCP boots are available now as their release was meant to accompany the new pattern. In an official announcement made June 1, 2015, the Army revealed that coyote brown boots will be available for sale by August 2015. Leading boot manufacturers such as Under Armour, Reebok and Belleville already have styles available in the new color.
The Air Force followed suit with an announcement made Monday, May 14, 2018 that the branch would be replacing the digital tiger stripe Airman Battle Uniform (ABU) with the OCP uniform, including transitioning to coyote brown boots from sage.