For Special Forces personnel, what could be better than wearing a boot inspired by one of the first battles in the war against terrorism in Afghanistan? The Bates Tora Bora Alpine boot is named after the 2001 capture by US military forces of a key Taliban stronghold, a cavernous area that was thought to be the foxhole of Osama Bin Laden.
The Tora Bora is a waterproof, insulated, high performance boot engineered for lightweight, flexible and durable functionality under extreme conditions. It also stands as a testament to the strength, endurance, tenacity and heroism of our fighting men and women by providing definitive protection for advanced mountaineering and high altitude operations, no matter where or who the enemy is.
Even better, this boot has been engineered in partnership with the US Special Operations Command for maximum protection, flexibility, maneuverability and durability in some of the most hostile operating environments on earth.
Just like the battle that inspired them, these boots are rough, tough and built for victory.