New boots on the ground

Metro Canada (Toronto) - - CANADA -

In the wake of a strik­ing new re­view of Canada’s mil­i­tary, and prom­ises of a 20-year vi­sion for the Cana­dian Armed Forces (CAF), the Depart­ment of Na­tional De­fence has con­firmed a new, high-tech, painstak­ingly engi­neered form of trans­porta­tion for sol­diers in the field. Af­ter years of nig­gling dis­plea­sure, CAF mem­bers can an­tic­i­pate a sigh of re­lief.

The depart­ment is buy­ing new boots. It’s been just three years since the gov­ern­ment signed onto $11.7 mil­lion in con­tracts for their cur­rent footwear. The new boots have elicited a range of


The older Gen­eral Pur­pose Boot is leather, black, and laced-up rather than zipped. The height of the boot has been raised to 9 inches to pro­tect the leg. as­sum­ing no sig­nif­i­cant de­lays, the depart­ment is aim­ing to de­liver 40,000 pairs by au­gust 2018. com­plaints, from ma­te­rial breaking down to zip­pers breaking apart.

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