How to Construct Sole System for Belleville Tactical Combat Boots
Belleville Boots use 2 different processes to manufacture the soles for their combat boots.
Cement Construction: this method of construction is typically used for running shoes. This process involves gluing the outsole directly to the leather upper of the tactical boot. Thus resulting in a lighter, more flexible boot, but the downside is that the boot cannot be re-soled.
VANGUARD Direct-Attach Construction: this high-tech method of construction involves melding the entire sole system to the leather upper of the combat boot. By pouring the cushioned midsole material into a mold, the sole system bonds to the leather upper permanently when it cools. During the cooling process a 100% rubber VIBRAM outsole is secured to the midsole. This produces a highly durable, flexible, and light-weight military boot, that can be re-soled.