We’re already big fans of GoRuck gear (who wouldn’t be?), so we’re excited to see them add some rucking boots to their already-great lineup. The GoRuck MACV-1 Rucking Boots are based on the classic jungle boot, worn for so long by the US Army, but brings it into the 21st century.
They started with a full-grain leather upper, paired with ultra-tough 1000D Cordura, and 2” ankle webbing, to create a tough, strong, supportive boot that will keep your ankles safe on any terrain. They gave it a suede heel counter and put all on a lightweight EVA midsole with a “high traction rubber” outsole, for a durable, light, comfortable boot. Inside is their Workhorse insert, which uses a dual-layer compression foam to pad your feet and protect them on long, arduous days. It’s made with triple-stitches for a long life, and each boot weighs only 14 ounces.
Other cool features GoRuck built in include rubber lace caps, 3mm speed laces, and drain holes, as these boots are NOT waterproof. Like old jungle boots, the MACV-1 lets water right in, which might suck sometimes but also allows them to breathe comfortable in hot weather. For that reason, we probably wouldn’t wear them in the winter, but for summer weather – your feet will stay cool.
Throw in the GoRuck spear on the sole and you’re ready to do some serious rucking. These boots are suitable whether you’re jumping out of airplanes (really, they’re “Special Forces Compliant”) or just going on an all-day hike (and want the lightest boots possible). And since they’re GoRuck, you know they’re built to last and ready for anything.