Development of an Integrated Lightweight Combat Boot

Period of Performance: 01/01/1989 - 12/31/1989

$385K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Ro-search, Inc.
Po Box 188
Waynesville, NC 28786
Principal Investigator

Abstract

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LIGHTWEIGHT, WATER PROOF, FLAME RESISTANT, COMBAT BOOT, SUITABLE FOR ALL-SEASON WEAR IN TEMPERATURE CLIMATES. THE BOOT WILL HAVE A PUNCTURE-RESISTANT, TRACTION, MUD-SHEDDING SOLE AND WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH DETACHABLE, INTERCHANGEABLE BOOTIES FOR CHEMICAL THREAT RESISTANCE AND COLD WEATHER WEAR. AFTER REFINEMENT OF THE PROTOTYPE AND DEVELOPMENT OF PATTERNS, DIES AND MOLDS, THE PROJECT WILL INCLUDE TRIAL PRODUCTION IN THRITY-THREE (33) SIZES, AND DEVELOPMENT OF MANUFACTURING METHODS AND STANDARD PRODUCTION COST DATA.