ACU Boots

Military combat boots are tough.  They are designed to be strong and rugged and are made to survive the harsh conditions a solider is going to put them though.  ACU boots lace up over and above the ankle.  This is to help strengthen and stabilize the ankle to prevent twists and sprains.  The boot is also designed to be comfortable to the soldier who is going to have to wear them for an extended period of time. The Army Combat Uniform specifications for the ACU boots are very specific. ACU boots have to meet the following requirements: Boots have to be at least 8 inches in height. Must be made from tan leather. Must have the rough side of the leather out. Have a plain toe. Have tan rubber outsole. No metal zippers, metal cleats or metal side tabs. It’s important to note that the ACU boot has no metal components.  This keeps the boot light and safe from electrical dangers. ACU Boots will vary slightly in style from manufacturer to manufacturer.  They just have to meet the official specifications to qualify as official Army Combat Uniform...

The Modern Army Combat Uniform (ACU)

Throughout the years, the United States Army has had a variety of different combat uniforms each dependent on the current circumstance or placement of the troops. The current combat uniform is known as the Army Combat Uniform. It is the newest adaptation from the former Battle Dress Uniform and the Desert Camouflage Uniform, which were both worn in the 80s and the 90s. As expected with a new class of uniform, there are many changes, and upgrades to the camouflage pattern on the new Army Combat Uniform. The camouflage pattern featured on this new uniform is referred to as the Universal Camouflage Pattern. Instead of different colors and different styles for different environments, this new pattern includes green, gray, and tan in order to work effectively in all environments. One color specifically omitted from the new pattern was black since it does not appear in nature, and it will show definitively through night vision. The colors that are used on the uniform are set into a pixel formation that allows the blended colors to become darker or lighter depending on the amount of sunlight in the area. Another significant step up from the previous uniform which was solely made out of cotton, is that now they are using a nylon-cotton blend that is said to provide more comfort for the soldiers. There are some important regulations that have been put in place for the new uniforms. Soldiers are not allowed to use a starch or any type of dry-cleaning process because it will affect the durability of the uniform. In addition, soldiers are advised to wash the uniforms using...