Military Videos to Start Off Your Week

Hey, patriots. Mondays are never fun. Mondays mean back to work, back to the grind, and the end of the weekend. Thankfully, we’re here to get you started off on the right foot. Here are a few military videos that will get you started off on the right foot this week – or at least smiling once you finish that first cup of coffee.

Also, be sure to give thanks to a little known but still very important division of the military: marine work dogs.

New Converse Velocity UltraLite Trainer Military Combat Boots

Converse Velocity UltraLite Trainer Military Combat Boots

Converse Velocity UltraLite Trainer Military Combat Boots

When it comes to military boots, we know what you’re looking for. When you’re looking to suit up for duty while keeping your footwear lightweight and comfortable, you need a pair of boots that can wear like a sneaker but still keep up with you – and your mission. Luckily, we’ve added a great new line of miliary boots from Converse that are perfect just for helping you suit up. Converse Velocity UltraLite Trainers are some of our newest arrivals, and man, when we tell you they’re comfortable, we mean it.

These boots weigh less than two pounds a pair, come in composite toe varieties, have a removable F2A dual density polyurethane cushion insert, a dual density outsole, nylon mesh lining, and an EVA cushion midsole with rubber grip tread. Each pair is 100% non-metallic and is made from leather/1000 denier ballistic nylon, so you know you’re getting one tough pair of boots. Side air vents keep you cool and the lightweight make means that these boots can go with you comfortably all day long.

They’re flexible and are made for keeping your feet dry. Lots of protection and available in men and women’s sizes in black, sage green, and desert tan, Converse Velocity UltraLite boots are the perfect combat boot for hot weather days. Check ‘em out. We’ve got a whole selection of these boots for you to choose from:

Have questions about sizing or ordering of Converse Velocity UltraLite Trainers? Give us a call and we’d be happy to help you out.

What Would Captain America Wear?

Aww, yeah. Captain America is on the move.

Aww, yeah. Captain America is on the move.

Recently, I got the chance to see Marvel’s The Avengers in theaters (if you haven’t gone to see it yet, definitely do so – it was great!). But it got me thinking – if Captain America, a.k.a. Steve Rogers, was to take a gander around PatriotSurplus.com, what exactly would he buy?

Well, patriots. We’ve put together a shopping list for those who want to channel their own inner Captain America. Here’s what we think the first avenger would buy from our selection:

WW II Vintage Khaki Sweater: Steve Rogers looks good in pretty much everything. Really, with guns like those and his charming good looks (as portrayed by actor Chris Evans), there’s no way that Captain America would show up to save the world without looking polished. Staying true to his own style, we think he’d love this WWII Vintage Khaki Sweater. Made from 100% knit cotton, this basic yet super soft and well-made sweater would be a staple in Captain America’s closet. It’s simple, clean, and has a classic, old-fashioned look that’s big in the guy’s fashion scene right now. He could wear it with trousers and of course, his leather jacket on cold days. Elbow patches, a button placket, and ribbed cuffs, collar, and waist give this sweater a flattering fit.

US Army WWII Commemorative Zippo Lighter: Made in the USA, this commemorative WWII Zippo lighter would be found in any WWII veteran’s pocket, including Captain America’s.

Vintage Canvas Explorer Shoulder Bag: Captain America’s got to carry stuff too – just like the rest of us. When he’s not toting his shield, he can carry around his S.H.I.E.L.D. files in this vintage-style canvas messenger bag with leather straps and plenty of storage.

WWII Olive Drab 1/4 Zip Acrylic Commando Sweater: Let’s say Captain America wants to head out for the day. You know, grab a beer with the guys, maybe go on a date with Scarlett Johansson, you know – the usual. For that, we think he’d pick this Olive Drab 1/4 Zip Acrylic Sweater. It’s a bit more updated but still has a look that’s classic and true to his all-American sense style. It’s really comfortable and models the US military commando sweater from WWI and WWII. An 11 inch brass neck zipper, triangular leather accent patch, and suede type patches on the elbow and shoulders add just the right amount of character. Works great with jeans and is all around, a solid casual sweater.

Oscar Mike Vintage Army T-Shirt: Uncle Sam has been making heroes like Steve Rogers join up since he first appeared in those recruitment posters. In this vintage-style military tee, Uncle Sam’s image is featured on a super soft, well-made shirt that we know Captain America would approve of. Best of all, it’s a shirt from Oscar Mike, which means a percentage of the proceeds goes to benefit disabled veterans through the Oscar Mike Foundation.

Army Grey Physical Training T-Shirt: Everyone loves a classic and that goes especially for Steve Rogers. Captain America would wear this Army t-shirt while busting through yet another heavyweight bag during his daily workout. You know, that’s just how he rolls.

What do you think the great American superhero would love about Patriot Surplus?

Patriots: Have You Added Us on Facebook Yet?

Chances are, you’re probably logged into Facebook. Whether you’re farming, creeping on a classmate’s photos, or just updating your status, there’s one place on Facebook that we’d love for you to visit: the official Facebook page of Patriot Surplus.

What will you find there? Well, it really depends on the day. Some days, we’ll be posting military news. Other days, we share jokes, inspirational sayings, photos, or videos. And of course, we always keep you posted on any events happening in our store, new items, big developments on our site, sales, coupons, etc…you know the drill.

But besides all of the things that we post, the most important element of our Facebook page is you. That’s right. You. Our customers, our friends, and our supporters. You are what make it possible for us to do business and we love when you take the time to stop in, say “hello”, and share your experience with us. Think of our Facebook page as just another area of our storefront. You can pop in, chat with us, and share your perspective along with our other customers (trust us – we get GREAT conversations going on FB!).

If you haven’t added us on Facebook yet, be sure to check us out here: http://www.facebook.com/patriotsurplus