Altberg Defender Boots

A few weeks back the Lowa desert boots were covered on the blog, this was the first in a mini-series of posts over the coming months covering some of the different boots used in the last ten years by the British military. When the British Army adopted the new MTP uniform it looked to replace its boots to match. Initial trials boots were in a muddy green colour, but it was quickly decided that brown was the best colour to choose and soldiers would be offered a choice of makes and models so they could chose boots that best suited them. Tonight’s boots then are a pair of Altberg Defenders and are one of the most recent patterns of boots to be given to troops:imageThe boots are made of brown leather and are a high-leg style:imageThe boots come in a large cardboard box, wrapped in tissue paper to protect them:imageIncluded in the box are a range of care leaflets and information for the user:imageThe user’s guide has detailed information on how to look after the boots and size them:imageimageimageimageThe boots are made of an Anfibio leather which is water repellent and the high leg design features a heavy duty tongue and lacing up the front:imageThe sole is very heavy duty with a multi-terrain rubber tread:imageThe manufacturer’s name is embossed into the leather on the ankle:imageFurther details are printed inside the boot and a white label has the /|\ ownership mark and NSN details on:imageThe boots are available in both Male and Female versions and in both MOD brown and black. Sizing also comes in both medium and wide fitting so there are a dazzling array of different NSN numbers for all the variants:

NATO Stock Numbers

Defender – Boots Combat High Liability – Male, Brown

PLN: 771

Male 5 Med 8430-99-512-2157
Male 5 Wide 8430-99-512-2158
Male 6 Med 8430-99-216-0801
Male 6 Wide 8430-99-216-0802
Male 7 Med 8430-99-216-0803
Male 7 Wide 8430-99-216-0804
Male 8 Med 8430-99-216-0805
Male 8 Wide 8430-99-216-0806
Male 9 Med 8430-99-216-0807
Male 9 Wide 8430-99-216-0808
Male 10 Med 8430-99-216-0809
Male 10 Wide 8430-99-216-0810
Male 11 Med 8430-99-216-0811
Male 11 Wide 8430-99-216-0812
Male 12 Med 8430-99-216-0813
Male 12 Wide 8430-99-216-0814
Male 13 Med 8430-99-216-0815
Male 13 Wide 8430-99-216-0816
Male 14 Med 8430-99-216-0817
Male 14 Wide 8430-99-216-0818
Male 15 Med 8430-99-216-0819
Male 15 Wide 8430-99-216-0820

Defender – Boots Combat High Liability – Female, Brown

PLN: 772

Female 3 Med 8435-99-216-0821
Female 3 Wide 8435-99-216-0822
Female 4 Med 8435-99-216-0823
Female 4 Wide 8435-99-216-0824
Female 5 Med 8435-99-216-0825
Female 5 Wide 8435-99-216-0826
Female 6 Med 8435-99-216-0827
Female 6 Wide 8435-99-216-0828
Female 7 Med 8435-99-216-0829
Female 7 Wide 8435-99-216-0830
Female 8 Med 8435-99-216-0831
Female 8 Wide 8435-99-216-0832
Female 9 Med 8435-99-216-0833
Female 9 Wide 8435-99-216-0834

 

Defender – Boots Combat High Liability – Male, Black

PLN: 775

Male 5 Med 8430-99-512-2161
Male 5 Wide 8430-99-512-2162
Male 6 Med 8430-99-383-2463
Male 6 Wide 8430-99-383-2464
Male 7 Med 8430-99-383-2465
Male 7 Wide 8430-99-383-2466
Male 8 Med 8430-99-383-2467
Male 8 Wide 8430-99-383-2468
Male 9 Med 8430-99-383-2469
Male 9 Wide 8430-99-383-2470
Male 10 Med 8430-99-383-2471
Male 10 Wide 8430-99-383-2472
Male 11 Med 8430-99-383-2473
Male 11 Wide 8430-99-383-2474
Male 12 Med 8430-99-383-2475
Male 12 Wide 8430-99-383-2476
Male 13 Med 8430-99-383-2477
Male 13 Wide 8430-99-383-2478
Male 14 Med 8430-99-383-2479
Male 14 Wide 8430-99-383-2480
Male 15 Med 8430-99-383-2481
Male 15 Wide 8430-99-383-2482

 

Defender – Boots Combat High Liability – Female, Black

PLN: 776

Female 3 Med 8435-99-383-2483
Female 3 Wide 8435-99-383-2484
Female 4 Med 8435-99-383-2485
Female 4 Wide 8435-99-383-2486
Female 5 Med 8435-99-383-2487
Female 5 Wide 8435-99-383-2488
Female 6 Med 8435-99-383-2489
Female 6 Wide 8435-99-383-2490
Female 7 Med 8435-99-383-2491
Female 7 Wide 8435-99-383-2492
Female 8 Med 8435-99-383-2493
Female 8 Wide 8435-99-383-2494
Female 9 Med 8435-99-383-2495
Female 9 Wide 8435-99-383-2496

 

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