Cadet Direct is excited to announce that the Elite Patrol Boot WP in MOD Brown or Black is now available for CCF contingents to pre-order – with the first deliveries expected in July/August 2016. Priced from around the £45.81 mark, the boot is intended primarily to meet the needs of CCF’s as well as Army Cadets and Air Cadets. The Elite Patrol WP has been designed to provide the performance more associated with high end brands such as Lowa and Alt-berg but at a much more affordable price. The boot has a number of important advantages over traditional cadet patrol boots. Firstly the genuine leather upper ranges from 1.8 to 2mm in thickness giving much greater protection from the elements than the thinner leathers normally used for cadet patrol boots. Furthermore the inclusion of a breathable waterproof membrane provides year round waterproof protection allowing staff and cadets to perform for longer in the field. A padded ankle collar and tongue give comfort and support, The non-reflective metal speed lacing system allows the Elite Patrol Boot to be put on and taken off much more quickly than a traditional 7 hole lacing system and also allows for the boots to be easily and quickly adjusted once training is underway. Many cheaper boots have insufficient shock absorption but the Elite Patrol features an EVA padded shock absorbing footbed which means it’s just as good for road marching exercises such as Nijmegen as it is in the field. An internal steel shank within the sole unit provides greater support on rough terrain and roads whilst preventing the sole from flexing for example when climbing over uneven ground such as rocks and boulders. Over time repeated flexing creates fatigue and foot pain but the rigidity of the Elite Patrol is designed to maintain the shape of the sole whatever the ground. Finally a combined PU/Rubber outsole reduces the weight of the boot while maintaining grip. A single pair of Elite Patrol boots weighs 1700g per pair (UK size 9). Sizes: UK Foot Sizes 3 to 13 (no half sizes).The boot is available in either MOD Brown or Black. To pre-order the Elite Patrol WP or for more information call Greg Potter at Cadet Direct on 01892 603 472. You can also see and compare our entire range of cadet patrol boots on the Cadet Direct website.