3 Badasses We’d Love to Outfit

Alpha Leather JacketIf you know us, you know that we have an appreciation for those who perform extraordinary feats – and do so with swagger. Badasses may be plentiful, but there are a few that stand out in our mind as some of the coolest people on the planet. These are the guys – living or dead – that we would LOVE to outfit. Seriously. How awesome would it be if any of these guys wore our gear?

Here are some serious badasses who we’d love to outfit.

Joseph Teti: Of “Dual Survival” fame, Joseph Teti is a veteran of the US military and the US government special operations units, or more specifically, a former Force Recon Marine, Army Special Forces Green Beret and a former operator in a highly classified government counter-terrorist. He’s a soldier and a survivalist, so naturally, he’s high on our list of people we’d love to grab a beer with. Joseph, we know you’d love our MultiCam and A-TACS gear. Please, please, please. Call us.

Teddy Roosevelt: Who GOT SHOT while giving a speech – and FINISHED THE SPEECH? You’re damn right that our 26th President did. In 1912 while campaigning, Roosevelt was shot in the chest. The bullet passed through a thick copy of his speech and his steel eyeglass case and was lodged about 3 inches into his chest muscle. Concluding that it couldn’t be that bad because he wasn’t coughing blood, he chose to speak for 90 minutes – then went to the hospital where it was discovered that they couldn’t safely remove the bullet. He carried it with him for the rest of his life. His opening comments? “Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.” Add in the Rough Riders, the boxing, and the Ron Swanson-esque mustache and you’ve got one of the biggest badasses in history. Mr. President, we think you need a nice, sturdy pair of ass-kicking boots. We recommend a classic, like Danner boots, for you, Teddy.

Steve McQueen: He wasn’t called “The King of Cool” for nothing. Steve McQueen was best known for flicks like Bullitt, The Getaway, Papillon, The Towering Inferno, The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and The Thomas Crown Affair, not to mention, the TV series Wanted: Dead or Alive where he played a bounty hunterHe competed in off-road motorcycle racing, collected classic motorcycles, and considered becoming a professional race car driver. Oh yeah, and there’s that ridiculously awesome Ford Mustang GT 390 from Bullitt, too. For Steve McQueen, we’d love to suit him up in one of our sweet Alpha leather jackets. He’d make this already cool staple even cooler.

Have another badass you’d like to recommend we outfit? Leave us a comment!

Reebok Military Boots: Well-Suited for Any Tactical Athlete

Reebok BootsWhen you think of Reebok, you probably think of sneakers, right? Think again.

Reebok, a division of the Adidas Group, has taken the next step towards providing quality footwear for all types of athletes – including those of the tactical persuasion. If your job requires you to be on the move, able to adapt at any moment, and pushes you to your limits for speed and agility, Reebok wants to serve your needs with its selection of military boots, duty footwear, and work boots. After all, your job demands more of you – why shouldn’t you demand more from your boots?

Reebok boots feature electro static dissipating DR Dual Resisotrs, internal Flex-Met metatarsal guards, injected EVA outsoles, Foot Force Insoles and a durable construction that makes them not only comfortable but also able to meet or exceed ASTM safety standards. Craftsmanship, patriots. Pure craftsmanship.

Patriot Surplus is proud to carry Reebok boots in a variety of styles to suit the needs of any tactical athlete. When you need to gear up, check out Reebok’s line of tactical boots, work boots, and duty footwear in our selection. We offer great pricing, and hey, if you want to know more about Reebok and how it goes from sneaker to military boot without missing a step, give us a call or talk to us on our Live Chat and we’d be happy to answer your questions and give you more info.

Basic Military, Combat, or Hiking Boot Care 101

Military Boot Care

Military Boot Care Kit by Kiwi

Boot season seems to go year round, but now is the time when your boots usually get the biggest workout. From tactical exercises to outdoor adventures, it’s important to have your boots ready to go, no matter what mission you may be sent on. To keep your boots looking in their best possible shape, be sure to follow some of these basics of boot care. Cleaning up your military boots, combat boots, or hiking boots has never been easier than with these tips.

Here’s what you need to keep in mind when caring for your boots:

For Olive, Sage Green, and Desert Tan Military Boots and Tactical Boots: Start by brushing off any excess dirt with a soft bristle brush. Then, use warm water and a soft brush to clean any nylon fabric. Do not polish these boots or use any kind of soap! Once you’ve given them a good cleaning, let them air dry naturally. Do not expose to intense heat* to make them dry faster – they’ll be fine on their own.

For Black and Brown Military Boots and Tactical Boots: Start by removing dirt with a soft bristle brush and then, buff the leather with a high quality polish. Apply the polish directly to the leather and then buff until it looks uniform. However, be careful – excessive polish can affect the breathability  so use a little bit at a time. If there’s nylon fabric, use the soft brush with warm water approach to get it clean. Do not add polish to the nylon fabric! Finally, let the boots dry at room temperature naturally. Do not expose to intense heat* or use soap on these boots.

  • NOTE: What’s intense or excessive heat? Military boots and tactical boots should not be exposed to any outside heating source to dry, as it may damage the materials. Do not try to get your boots to dry faster after cleaning by using a hair dryer, heating vents, stoves, etc.

For Hiking Boots, Work Boots, or Hunting Boots: Clean your boots after every hike if you can. To do this, use a soft bristle brush to remove any excess dirt or debris. Then, use warm water and a soft brush to clean. Be sure to remove the insoles or inserts to help with faster drying. Do not expose to any intense or excessive heat – only let these boots dry naturally. If needed, you may want to add a waterproofing treatment to restore water resistance of your hiking boots or work boots or hunting boots over time. Do not use soap on your boots to clean them!

Additional Tips: Need a tougher cleaner than just warm water? Do not use soap to clean your boots. Instead, use a water-soluble cleaning product only – and use sparingly. Depending on what type of boot you have, you also want to consider using a conditioner (used with full-grain leather boots to keep the leather from appearing cracked or dry). As always, follow the manufacturer’s directions for any care or cleaning.

Need supplies to clean up your boots? Patriot Surplus has you covered with the essentials – brushes, polishes, cleaners, and conditioners – that are designed specifically for military boots, leather boots, hiking boots, work boots, and combat boots. Check out all of the must have cleaning supplies for your boots here: http://www.patriotsurplus.com/military-gear-footwear-footwear-accessories-shoe-care-accessories.html

Introducing Bates Boots

Bates Mens Tropical SEALS DuraShocks Black Boots

Bates Mens Tropical SEALS DuraShocks Black Boots

We’ve been expanding our selection of law enforcement gear for quite some time, conscious that those brave men and women in uniform need solid gear that they usually have to search high and low for just to get a great deal. We want to make it easy for those who serve – in all occupations -to find what they need to suit up. We’ve long been a provider of military gear, but for those in law enforcement, Patriot Surplus is now the new – and most awesome – kid on the block for police boots, uniforms, and more. That’s right. We’re the kid with the really awesome Trapper Keeper. And stickers. Badass stickers.

But anyways, back to what we REALLY want to talk about. Bates boots.

We’ve just added a bunch of Bates boots to our selection. Bates is one of those brands that just knows what a patriot needs to serve. It offers a full line of boots for police officers as well as military personnel, so you know you’re getting a brand that’s built around the principles of quality and precision you’ve come to expect from your footwear. In fact, Bates boots have been around for decades and are known for their performance, long-lasting comfort, and durability. Bates boots are pairs that serve with honor and integrity – just like you.

Patriot Surplus is proud to carry Bates boots in options for the soldier, first responder, law enforcement professional, or hiker. Heck, we even have Bates dress oxfords that go perfectly with your dress uniform. No matter what you have in store for that day – or for duty in general – Bates boots will keep you ready for anything. After all, there’s a reason that Bates is known for being “HONOR BOUND”.

Check out our selection of Bates Boots today.

Hunting Season Savings

Mens Rocky Bearclaw3D Insulated Gore Tex Hunting Boot  9276. Buy Rocky Boots at Patriot Surplus.

Mens Rocky Bearclaw3D Insulated Gore Tex Hunting Boot

That’s right, patriots. I’m talking about one of the best times of year: hunting season. It’s right around the corner, but of course, I have to ask the question: are you prepared?

If you’ve been putting off getting your gear together for this year’s upcoming season, now is the best time to start getting what you need. At Patriot Surplus, we’ve been working on giving you an awesome selection of hunting clothing, boots, and accessories to get you equipped. Plus, we’re offering some awesome pricing and savings deals to help you get an even better price on all of the essentials. For example, if you’re on our newsletter list, you’ve already seen our coupon deals for Danner and Lacrosse boots. Keep your eyes open, patriots – there may be more coming your way!

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Remember – if you need hunting gear, get it from Patriot Surplus. We’re veteran owned, veteran approved, and we’re hunters, too!

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.

Rambo’s Guide to Shopping for Military Boots

Strong. Resourceful. Ready to kick ass.

These are the traits we think of when we hear the name, “Rambo”. But wait a second. What if Rambo was shopping for boots? I mean, c’mon. If Rambo REALLY needed boots, you know he’s probably just fashion them out of a wild boar. He’d tan that hide with the fury of a 1,000 suns and stitch pure fear, yes, FEAR, into the insole. But hey, sometimes even the greatest of heroes can appreciate convenience offered by ready to wear military boots.

If Rambo were shopping for military boots, we think these would be the tips he’d follow:

Choose boots that accentuate your ridiculous muscles. They don’t have to fit big or be physically big, but they need to LOOK big. Have them match the guns or whatever. You’re going into battle – and you need to look good, dammit. Choose something with a bit of style, you know? You can go for the classic jungle boot or bring your ass kicking into the 21st century with some of the latest military boots from Belleville, Altama, or Converse. Oh, and don’t forget about Rocky boots either.

Choose boots that fit well. If you’re going out into the jungle to battle a terrorist threat, you need a pair of boots that can keep up with you. Find a pair that’s not too tight and not too lose, and most importantly, comfortable, something you can walk in for days if needed. Take advantage of comfort features built into the boot and state of the art footwear technology. Trust us – a good pair of boots can go a long way. Luckily, we have plenty of boots to choose from so you can always find the best pair.  Plus, if you’re not sure on sizing or the way these boots feel and fit, you can always consult our product descriptions or give us a shout. We’ll let you know what you can expect from your boots.

Choose boots that can tackle the terrain. The jungle or the Pacific Northwest. It’s all the same to you. You need boots that can tackle the terrain and be made just for you and whatever sort of trouble you like to get yourself in. When shopping for boots, take a closer look at the features built in to the boot to make sure you’re getting one that can keep up. Pay attention to things like tread, strength, venting, waterproofing, resistance to blood borne pathogens, and abrasion resistance.

You’re one man, but you can take out an army. At Patriot Surplus, we’ll make sure you have the right boots to do it.

Check out the military boots in our selection. Not sure what Rambo would pick? Well, you can always send us a message or give us a call and we can guide you toward the perfect pair. We’re veterans too, and although we may not look like Stallone, we know our boots.

We’re Back in the Studio, Baby! More Patriot Surplus Video Product Reviews

Happy holiday season! Before Christmas, our guy Patrick was busy in the studio putting together video reviews of the Belleville Flyweight, as well as some of our other popular items. Well, the presents are opened and Santa is kicking back with a cold one in the North Pole, but we’re still working hard in the studio to give you the best product reviews of some of our favorites. Here’s what we’ve been up to in the past few weeks:

The Maxpedition Sitka Gearslinger is a roomy backpack designed for easy access to a concealed firearm, as well as its other compartments. The straps are comfortable, you have an elastic cinch to secure additional items on a hook, and there are also pocket spaces for water bottles and other gear. Oh yeah, this is definitely a hero’s bag (watch the video and you’ll see what we mean.

The Maxpedition Monsoon Gearslinger is available in six colors and is perfect for hikers, military personnel, and the average person alike. PALS webbing makes it easy to hold several attachments and lots of storage pouches give you all the space you need to pack along the essentials, like water, a knife, or your cell phone. All around, it’s a solid bag for anyone who wants a better way to carry his or her gear.

The Belleville Tactical Research TR960 boot comes in three styles and are ideally suited for law enforcement professionals. Specialized units such as SWAT, Drug Enforcement, and Border Patrol are all big fans of this boot since it’s comfortable, durable, and can stand up to all sorts of terrain.

Oh yes, and let’s not forget about the famous Blooper Reel. :)

Belleville Flyweight Boots – In Stock and Same Day Shipping

Back on October 19th, we introduced you to the Belleville Flyweight boot, the hottest garrison boot out there.  This is the latest boot in the Belleville Shoe Tactical Research line.  It is one bad ass boot folks.  When I say it is light, I am not kidding.  Weighing in at a mere 1.5 to 2.5 pounds per pair (size makes a difference), these are a winner in my book when it comes to a garrison boot.

There are three layers of cushioning comfort for superior shock absorption and come  with some truly innovative design features that add both comfort and stability to your step.  As follows:

  • Medial side air vents to keep your feet cool, dry, and comfortable
  • A highly breathable unlined upper
  • An athletic feel and fit.  Essentially, this boot feels like a sneaker.
  • Double and triple stitched seams for enhanced durability.  Solid tack points at all the important seams ends.
  • Tough VIBRAM premium rubber outsole
  • Built-in VANGUARD Sole System for high performance

We carry the Belleville Flyweight Boot in both Sage Green and Desert Tan, so you can choose the pair that best suits your tastes – or the requirements of your uniform. Did we mention that this boot wears like a sneaker but performs like a champion?

Now, I’ve tasked our employee Patrick with helping us sell all these boots that we just unloaded off the truck.  Let me tell you, he is a little less than pleased with his new found accommodations!  For the last few days, we locked him in the warehouse and told him he isn’t allowed out until every last pair is shipped!  Check out his video from inside the warehouse.  We’ve surrounded him with every single box of flyweights and he isn’t allowed out until further notice.  So come on folks, help set Patrick free!  Use coupon code “freepatrick” and get an additional 10% off the boots!

Small Business Saturday Savings: An Exclusive Patriot Surplus Coupon Code Inside

Small Business Saturday

Small businesses are a big deal to us. After all, we’re one of them.

As you know, small businesses do a lot for the community. They boost the economy, create jobs, and help bring people together. They also offer high quality products that a lot of the big box stores don’t. At Patriot Surplus, we’re proud to be a small business and this year, we’ll be participating in Small Business Saturday.

Held on November 26 this year, Small Business Saturday is a chance for you to take advantage of great deals while shopping small in your community. Take time this weekend to stop into our Carlisle store location or shop online with us. Either way, you’ll be supporting small business.

When you stop into our store or shop with us online on Small Business Saturday, you can take advantage of our already deep discounts on military gear and footwear, but this year, we’re giving you a little something extra.

We’re offering 10% off all boot lines (excluding Altama and Belleville) on Small Business Saturday. It’s a one day only deal – just enter in “smallbizsat” at the checkout to save 10% off your boot purchase (excluding Altama and Belleville). It’s that simple. You’ll be saving and shopping small – two things that make for the best holiday season ever.

So if you’ve been waiting to buy Dad a new pair of Danner boots or a pair of Rocky boots for yourself, now is the time to shop and save. Mark your calendar for November 26 and use our coupon code “smallbizsat” at the checkout to save 10% off all boot lines (except for Altama and Belleville).

Thank you for your business. We hope you’ll join us this weekend as we shop small together.

Want to learn more about Small Business Saturday? Check out the official Small Business Saturday Facebook Page.