NIKE’s lightweight SFB (“Special Field Boot” – not Special Forces Boot) in tan and black have been very popular with a wide range of users. Soon, they will also be available in “Coyote Brown” – although NIKE’s interpretation of CB actually looks more like an earthier mid-brown (which is an improvement in my opinion).
To meet the intense physical demands of First Responders and Military Personnel, the Nike SFB was built with the latest athletic footwear technology. Parts of the forefoot are puncture- and laceration-resistant, while the midsole is super-cushioned and extra flexible, ensuring a smooth heel-to-toe transition. While the directional-traction outsole features reverse edges and a slightly raised heel for better grip when walking and running downhill.
The SFB also features an anatomical sockliner that moves easily with the foot and adds support and cushioning. A special lock-lace system helps keep the foot in place and maintain a comfortable, customized fit during extended wear.
Synthetic leather overlays make the NIKE SFB tough yet bendy, allegedly requiring no break-in period. The sturdy outer shell is also designed to create a snug fit, protect against scuffing, and to help keep water out.
The NIKE Special Field Boot is made for hot weather. Breathable, quick-drying fibers work to keep the foot comfortable in warm conditions, and sweat-wicking materials help the boot dry out fast.
- Quick-drying synthetic leather overlays for durability and support
- Multiple ventilation zones that allow the boot to breathe and drain quickly
- Genuine leather footbed for durability, flexibility and comfort
- Nike Free-inspired outsole, designed for traction and a natural range of motion
- Sticky rubber forefoot lugs for exceptional traction on all terrain
- Weighs about two-thirds the weight of traditional boots
NIKE Co-Founder Bill Bowerman served as a member of the 10th Mountain Division in Italy during WWII – the SFB reflects and honors that heritage.
The Coyote Brown SFB is available to pre-order now on Extreme Outfitters website for the price of $139.99. Extreme Outfitters will begin shipping the boots in August 2012.