Still keeping an eye out for the Merrel Sawtooth’s, I ran across these new Oakley Basic Training Shoes in Desert. These are also in the Oakley’s Tactical Field Gear, like my Flak Jacket Boots, but which is different from Oakley’s S.I. (Standard Issue) Military Line.
Oakley’s propganda as follows:
When we engineered this performance tool, we looked past all the hyped-up claims of the industry, all the razzle-dazzle of bogus science and all the mutants on the market that pass for athletic shoes. We followed the physical training standards of the world?s most elite fighting units. Basic Training? is for those who cannot afford to compromise when performance is an absolute imperative.
What makes Basic Training? so different is the way it meshes with muscles in motion, supporting your bones and working with your anatomy, not against it. This design features a specially formulated midsole which stands up to the kind of pounding that crushes ordinary soles before your shoes even start to look worn. We even added moisture wicking in critical zones, so there?s nothing to distract your performance. If you?re serious about training, this is the level of technology you deserve.
- Lightweight microfiber and synthetic leather for maximized comfort, durability and support
- Versatile athletic performance in a rugged design that meets physical training standards of the world?s most elite fighting units
- Specially formulated midsole of lightweight EVA for responsive, resilient shock absorption
- Abrasion resistant rubber tread with balanced traction and low profile design for multi-terrain performance
Direct link to product: http://oakley.com/pd/5488/18803