Designed for Special Operations in cold, wet, and rugged environments.
The Griffon Combat GTX is constructed to be the go to tactical boot for cold climates. Currently the boot of choice of the Danish army. The waterproof Gore-Tex® Insulated Comfort membrane ensures that you can focus on your job and not your gear in adverse conditions. Designed from the ground up for tactical environments the Griffon Combat GTX combines a think full leather upper, fire-resistant stitching, and a high last cuff for added support under heavy loads.
Keep your feet warm and dry in all conditions with the GORE-TEX Insulated Performance Comfort membrane.
DAVOS RANGER SOLE
The Davos Ranger Sole is designed for the mountains made with a rubber compound is antistatic nitrile rubber, heat resistant in compliance with EN ISO 20345 clause 6.4.4. ( tested in accordance with the Iso 20344 clause 8.7 level 300 °C ) and POL Petrol Oil Lubricant resistant in compliance with Iso 20345 5.8.7 (tested in accordance to Iso 20344 clause 8.6.1)
AKU ELICA TECHNOLOGY
ELICA Technology ensures an anatomical fit to provide better stability and weight distribution across your boot sole to reduce pressure points and encourage better walking form.
- Lining Description: Waterproof GORE-TEX® Insulated Comfort
- Sole: Davos Ranger Anti-Static and Oil Resistant
- Footbed: AntiSlip PE Insole with Foil Insulation Layer
- Lasting board (stiffness): 6-4 MM Nylon, fiberglass & Anti-Puncture Fabric According to EN 12568:2010 for Stiffness and Protection
- Midsole: Die Cut EVA for Comfort and Weight Savings
- Upper: 2.2MM Full Grain Waterproof leather with Fire Resistant Stitching
- Weight: 860 Grams per Boot
- Made in Europe
Griffon Combat GTX
Overall very comfortable, however they aren’t
as warm at work in the snow as I excepted and the top two hook laces often come undone
Real high quality boots. The outsole grips well in cold weather, and seems to perform as well as most Vibram outsoles. The rand is lower than I’d like, but I understand having a polishable toe for a uniform boot. A lower rand will also make the boot more flexible. The upper is a nice smooth full grain leather, and the cuff is very soft. Both the sole and the upper were more flexible than I expected, so like the name implies, it’s much more like a combat boot than a mountain boot. The flexibility makes it much more comfortable for running, but obviously if you want an ultra stable mountain boot the KS Schwer would be a better choice. The boot is surprisingly lightweight, only 1675 grams for a men’s 9.5 US. Which is pretty impressive for an insulated 8” boot. The boot is much more roomy than other AKU offerings, it feels a full half size larger than the KS Schwer pair I have. If you’re thinking of going up a half size for thick socks, you probably shouldn’t. The lacing system is a bit odd, with a lace lock to control tightness over the forefoot, but then it doesn’t really have a corner hook to lock the heel to the back of the boot, it just has speed lace style eyelets above that. But again, just like the name says that’s a very common lacing configuration on combat boots. The top two eyelets are actually hooks instead of eyelets as well. I’ve sat for hours in temps around -5 Celsius with the boots, and I've been quite warm with a thick pair of socks. The Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort does a good job.
Overall, awesome pair of boots if you’re looking for something lightweight and flexible!