Optional Boot Evaluation (IAW DA Pam 670-1) PEO Soldier, G-4 November 2014
The purpose of this document is to evaluate common optional boots for compliance with standards published in DA
Pam 670-1 and to ensure boots are made to a quality standard that ensures Soldier safety.
- The boots listed here comply with the standards of DA Pam 670-1 for optional boots. This is not an endorsement
of any boot, brand, or manufacture.
- This list of boots is not all inclusive or exclusive. Manufactures wishing to have their boots evaluated should
contact PEO Soldier.
- Verification is as of the date of this document. Manufactures are not obligated to notify the Army of changed to
design or product specifications. Soldiers should verify that all provision of DA Pam 670-1 are meet before
purchasing optional boots.
- Questions regarding Army uniform policy or wear guidance can be sent
DA Pam 670-1, Paragraph 20-3a(3) 3
- Boots must be between 8 to 10 inches in height and made of tan fleshside out cattlehide leather, with a plain toe
and a soling system matching the color of the tan upper materials.
- Rubber and polyether polyurethane are the only outsole materials that are authorized. The soling materials will
not exceed two inches in height, when measured from the bottom of the outsole, and will not extend up the back of
the heel or boot or over the top of the toe.
- The exterior of the boot upper will not contain mesh but will be constructed of either all leather or a combination of
leather and nonmesh fabric.
- Rubber or pure polyether polyurethane soles are the only outsole material that currently meets the need for
durability and traction on surfaces in multiple environments and temperature ranges. Other materials (that may be
of a lighter weight) may have significant problems in these areas.
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