Accession Number : AD0872714

Title :   Check Test of Tropical Combat Boot, DMS with Spike Resistant Sole.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 68-Feb 70,

Corporate Author : ARMY TROPIC TEST CENTER APO MIAMI 34004

Personal Author(s) : Martinez, Jorge L. ; Jendrisak, Edward A.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A Type I check test of the Tropical Combat Boot, DMS, Spike-Resistant, Man's Leather and Nylon Duck, was conducted. The test was to determine whether shortcomings found during the previous four-month engineering and service test of the tropical combat boot, conducted by USATTC had been corrected satisfactorily. It was concluded that shortening of the shank reduced the incidence of outsole cracking at the flex point but did not reduce the incidence of steel sole plate cracking; that the sole and heel bond to the upper and the knit of the heel to the sole are adequate and durable; and that the difference in the support afforded the ankle is not statistically significant in comparison with that provided by the previously tested boot.

Descriptors :   *SHOES, ACCEPTABILITY, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), PROTECTION, TROPICAL TESTS, TROPICAL REGIONS, TROPICAL DETERIORATION, SPIKES, WEAR RESISTANCE, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, BONDING, CRACKS, MOBILITY, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), JUNGLES, VULCANIZATION, VENTILATION, FUNGI, MOISTUREPROOFING, X RAY PHOTOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE