Even the most durable and hard-wearing military boots are susceptible to the damage caused by long-term exposure to the bacteria found in mud, which is why knowing how to clean them properly is essential. Giving leather boots a thorough clean is different from simply keeping them in good condition, as any protective sprays or wax treatments that have been applied will be removed and must be replaced to prevent boots from becoming damaged.
A number of different materials are used to create uppers for LOWA military boots. The choice of material and whether or not a combination of two is employed depends on what the boot has been designed for, however, leather is used more often than not. Leather uppers are popular for a number of reasons and have developed a reputation due to their aesthetic and functional properties. Having said that, there are a number of different options when it comes to leather uppers and each comes with its own unique benefits and properties.
Held on the 20th and 21st of September, the Emergency Services Show 2017 took place at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham and featured all the products, innovations and technologies an emergency service professional could ever wish to have. In addition to hosting over 450 stands exhibiting the latest equipment - including one manned by the Task Force Distribution team - a variety of demonstrations, workshops and seminars also took place during the ESS.
Like Penicillin and stainless steel before it, GORE-TEX® Fabric was an unintentional creation stumbled upon by father-son duo, Wilbert L. Gore and Robert W. Gore. Their discovery was made in 1969 when the two were working with rods of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and unexpectedly found that under the right set of conditions, the material could expand by up to 800% of its original size. This newly invented material, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE), is the foundation on which all GORE-TEX® Products are built.