According to SASR sources, special forces troopers are not happy with the footwear they’ve been issued, particularly when it comes to the rugged conditions operators face in Afghanistan.

Apparently, the issue boots lack the heel support and other features necessary to stand up to the punishment they’re put through, and as usual that leaves the soldiers buying kit on their own.

With a pair of proper go-fasters costing upwards of $200 U.S., it’s a good thing the MOD is looking into the matter and hiring consultants to help find a better design.  Hopefully this will end up being one less piece of kit the troopers have to purchase for themselves.

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