For over three years Bates has worked closely with the U.S. Special Operations Command on a domestic footwear solution specifically engineers for war fighters operating in advanced mountaineering and high altitude combat operations.
The Tora Bora™ Alpine Combat Boot incorporates proprietary design and manufacturing from two of Wolverine World Wide Inc's divisions: Bates (leading worldwide provider of military and law enforcement footwear) and Merrell (leading worldwide provider of hiking and outdoor footwear). The Tora Bora will provide war fighters with a technical boot suited for mountaineering and high altitude combat operations and is produced in the USA.
With its cutting edge technology and premium grade materials, the Bates Tora Bora™ Alpine Boot offers total performance for a broad range of temperatures and fierce environments. This boot provides stability and traction needed to navigate through extreme terrains including deep snow pack, arid desert sand, muddy slopes and sheer rock face. Made with Wolverine Performance Leather and SuperFabric® upper materials with a Gore-Tex® lining, the Tora Bora™ Alpine Boot is durable, extremely well insulated and waterproof to keep your feet warm and dry. An X-Static® lining provides anti-microbial and odor eliminating benefits. When dealing with ice and snow, the Vibram outsole reduces build up and pyramid lugs work to increase traction. The Tora Bora™ Alpine Boot is Cramp-on compatible, providing optimum safety in snow and ice environments.