Austrian "Delta" Combat Boots
Austrian "Delta" Combat Boots
Austrian "Delta" Combat Boots
Austrian "Delta" Combat Boots
Austrian "Delta" Combat Boots

The Austrian "Delta" Combat Boots are a product of technology and lasting tradition from the land of the AUG.

Sometimes, all-leather combat boots just don't cut it. They get too hot, too heavy, and just don't fit in with all of your modern combat gear. These boots fit the bill for lightweight, noiseless, and flexible boots. They're on the bleeding edge of boot technology, packed with an impressive list of features.

These were made for warmer weather operations and training by Volkl Stump & Baier GmbH, specifically for the Austrian military and police forces, but in service with several more European nations. Production dates on our batch of Delta boots range from 2016-2018, but the company behind these boots dates back to the 1890s, and their factories also produced nearly a million boots per year for the USSR after World War II. After the Collapse of the USSR, the company moved to be one of the main producers of footwear for the German and Austrian Military. A lot of the boots we've sold including the Austrian Ranger boots and the KS2007s are also from Volkl. They have a long history making boots, and we have a long history of selling them because we love them.

Specs

  • Made with Polyurethane coated waterproof leather and waterproof CORDURA®Fabric
  • Breathable 3D mesh throughout boot
  • Abrasion resistant toe cap
  • Pull loop on the back of the boot
  • Abrasion resistant laces
  • Rust resistant metal hooks and loops
  • Ankle, forefoot, and tongue padding
  • Reinforced heels
  • Removable insole
  • Sole has injection-molded polyurethane for lightness and a nitrile-rubber mix, which makes it slip resistant and also resistant to oil, fuels, and acids.
  • Anti-static properties built in to the body of the boot; even when the soles are replaced or changed it retains its anti-static properties.

Sizing

Walk into any store that sells shoes and ask to have BOTH your feet measured.

If you plan to wear your boots with a thick insole and medium/thick socks, buy one size bigger.

For those with wide feet, you should follow your general style of fitting into normal shoes.

Recommended Aesthetic and Functional Practices

Speed Lacing

It is Ivan's opinion that tying your boots with a speed lacing method is superior to any external bow or knot.

It not only looks cleaner, but also minimizes the chance that you will trip, get your boots stuck, or have them untie because you used a granny knot like a child.

There is an assortment of different speed lacing methods that will have these three attributes in common.

  1. Very long laces (The excess in lace is necessary. If your boots come with normal-size laces, consider investing in longer laces)
  2. At least one full wrap of lace around the ankle
  3. Tucking all excess lace deep inside the boot

Here are video guides for two different styles of speed lacing. [Style 1] [Style 2]

Most of the boots comes with laces that are a little too short for most conventional speed lacing (it is still very possible if you copy the way it is laced in the photos, but it is not as sturdy or easy as it could be). Luckily good laces are inexpensive. Warehouse Ivan recommends you pick up some 87" or 92" laces (regardless of shoe size, it doesn't affect the lace length like you think it would)

Blousing and Tucking Your Trousers

If you are not going to tuck in your trousers when you tie your boots and you are wearing baggy pants, we recommend investing in elastic blousing garters / "boot bands."

It will look cleaner and keep your trouser cuffs out of the way.

Condition

While these are surplus boots, they are in excellent to like-new condition and are very recently made/issued. Expect to see very few scuffs or markings, and light signs of use on the soles.

Austrian "Delta" Combat Boots

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The Austrian "Delta" Combat Boots are a product of technology and lasting tradition from the land of the AUG.

Sometimes, all-leather combat boots just don't cut it. They get too hot, too heavy, and just don't fit in with all of your modern combat gear. These boots fit the bill for lightweight, noiseless, and flexible boots. They're on the bleeding edge of boot technology, packed with an impressive list of features.

These were made for warmer weather operations and training by Volkl Stump & Baier GmbH, specifically for the Austrian military and police forces, but in service with several more European nations. Production dates on our batch of Delta boots range from 2016-2018, but the company behind these boots dates back to the 1890s, and their factories also produced nearly a million boots per year for the USSR after World War II. After the Collapse of the USSR, the company moved to be one of the main producers of footwear for the German and Austrian Military. A lot of the boots we've sold including the Austrian Ranger boots and the KS2007s are also from Volkl. They have a long history making boots, and we have a long history of selling them because we love them.

Specs

  • Made with Polyurethane coated waterproof leather and waterproof CORDURA®Fabric
  • Breathable 3D mesh throughout boot
  • Abrasion resistant toe cap
  • Pull loop on the back of the boot
  • Abrasion resistant laces
  • Rust resistant metal hooks and loops
  • Ankle, forefoot, and tongue padding
  • Reinforced heels
  • Removable insole
  • Sole has injection-molded polyurethane for lightness and a nitrile-rubber mix, which makes it slip resistant and also resistant to oil, fuels, and acids.
  • Anti-static properties built in to the body of the boot; even when the soles are replaced or changed it retains its anti-static properties.

Sizing

Walk into any store that sells shoes and ask to have BOTH your feet measured.

If you plan to wear your boots with a thick insole and medium/thick socks, buy one size bigger.

For those with wide feet, you should follow your general style of fitting into normal shoes.

Recommended Aesthetic and Functional Practices

Speed Lacing

It is Ivan's opinion that tying your boots with a speed lacing method is superior to any external bow or knot.

It not only looks cleaner, but also minimizes the chance that you will trip, get your boots stuck, or have them untie because you used a granny knot like a child.

There is an assortment of different speed lacing methods that will have these three attributes in common.

  1. Very long laces (The excess in lace is necessary. If your boots come with normal-size laces, consider investing in longer laces)
  2. At least one full wrap of lace around the ankle
  3. Tucking all excess lace deep inside the boot

Here are video guides for two different styles of speed lacing. [Style 1] [Style 2]

Most of the boots comes with laces that are a little too short for most conventional speed lacing (it is still very possible if you copy the way it is laced in the photos, but it is not as sturdy or easy as it could be). Luckily good laces are inexpensive. Warehouse Ivan recommends you pick up some 87" or 92" laces (regardless of shoe size, it doesn't affect the lace length like you think it would)

Blousing and Tucking Your Trousers

If you are not going to tuck in your trousers when you tie your boots and you are wearing baggy pants, we recommend investing in elastic blousing garters / "boot bands."

It will look cleaner and keep your trouser cuffs out of the way.

Condition

While these are surplus boots, they are in excellent to like-new condition and are very recently made/issued. Expect to see very few scuffs or markings, and light signs of use on the soles.

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Sizing
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US Foot Size
12
Foot Width
Wide
US Size Purchased
12.5
How It Fits
Perfect
Conditon
As Described
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My New Daily Boots

My go-to boot manufacturer's quality went out the window so I needed to find something new.

I wanted:

-Durable

-Lightweight

-Breathable

-Low/no maintenance

-Ankle/Toe/Heel protection

-Removeable Insole (I use green superfeet)

-Oil/chemical resistant

-No scuffs on bathroom tile (Mom would be PISSED)

-Black

The fit is just like I expected. Normally I'd go with a 12 wide, so I tried the 12/12.5 and I am happy with it.

I wish I had bought a second or third pair while they were in stock. They seem very durable so they will probably last long enough for Ivan to bring another batch in, but I want to make sure I can continue to wear this model boot for another 10+ years. I'm also hopeful that they can bring in some of the other variants of this boot eventually.

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