Footwear is intended to provide comfort for wearers and protect human feet against harsh conditions. However, appropriate footwear for military uses has been one of the most important concerns for a long time period. Unlike civilian footwear, military footwear is required to be used for a wide range of activities. In order to meet a number of key requirements in one type of military footwear, many compromises have to be made because the requirements usually conflict with one another. This chapter summarizes the key requirements for military footwear used in various environments, such as cold-wet and hot scenarios. In addition, the role of textiles in a footwear system comprising socks, insoles and liners is described. Finally, future trends of military footwear are discussed.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Footwear Design and Manufacture|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Sept 2013|
- Cold injury
- Moisture management
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