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ELITE DESERT Ws

Perfect in use. ELITE DESERT Ws

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units. The lightweight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insulating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breathability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the antistatic and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

Certified working boot according to DIN EN ISO 20347:2012
Code: O2 HI CI HRO FO SRC

EU declaration of conformity (220878–0410-elite-desert-ws.pdf) EU declaration of conformity (220879–0410-elite-desert-ws-wxl.pdf) EU declaration of conformity (220878–0731-elite-desert-ws.pdf) EU declaration of conformity (220879–0731-elite-desert-ws-wxl.pdf)

Weight: 1270 g/Pair (UK 5)
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Use your ELITE DESERT Ws for , , and

  • pixabay_humvee-2552749

    The right comrade in every situation.

    Patrols cover a limited area. They are used to conduct exploration, reconnaissance or security missions. The location and length of such missions vary tremendously, a fact that places tremendous demands on mission equipment, particularly the footwear. Challenging terrain (like the Hindu Kush mountain range in Afghanistan), frequent kneeling as well as good mobility and responsiveness require tough, but lightweight boots that offer moderate sole rigidity and provide solid support to the ligaments and tendons.

    • Stable upper
      The stable upper provides the support required during abrupt movements.

    • Moderate sole rigidity
      The boot’s moderate sole rigidity supports the foot without hindering movement.

    • Comfortable
      The snug boot remains comfortable even when it is worn for an extended amount of time.

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    Turns every landing into a pleasure.

    Parachuting involves a range of different jumps from aeroplanes to introduce troops to areas of operation. Such missions can involve jumps made at low altitudes with round parachutes that open automatically or military freefalls with parafoils and occasionally heavy rucksacks. Parachuting places some special demands on footwear worn during such missions. Important features include closed hooks to prevent the hooks from becoming caught in suspension lines, good heel cushioning and a stable upper to prevent injuries during landing.

    • Stable upper
      The stable upper design provides stability during landings.

    • Closed hooks
      The closed hooks prevent them from becoming accidentally caught in parts of the parachute.

    • Good heel cushioning
      Good heel cushioning reduces stress during landings.

  • United States paratroopers airborne infantrymen in action in the desert

    Perfect in use.

    Desert warfare is a military assignment carried out in very arid regions where the temperature fluctuates sharply. The objective of desert missions is exploration, reconnaissance, security or combat in very arid regions. The terrain is frequently very dry and dusty, while the temperature of the ground will rise and fall sharply. These are qualities requiring heat-dissipating materials and good breathability to regulate the temperature of the footwear. The boots must have soles that offer good grip in dust and sand as well as a stable upper to prevent wearers from turning their ankles on terrain covered by deep sand.

    • Heat-dissipating and very breathable
      The material’s heat-dissipating and very breathable qualities provide comfort even under such demanding conditions.

    • Good grip in sand and dust
      The good grip in sand and dust provides reliable momentum on challenging terrain.

    • Stable upper
      The stable upper offers good support and protection from turned ankles in deep sand.

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    Perfect in use.

    Combat deployment is a military assignment conducted in an active war zone. The combat mission is designed to fend off threats as well as to restore and maintain public safety. The terrain can vary greatly, depending on the area of operation. It may range from urban areas to remote locations with rough terrain. The ideal footwear for combat missions has a stable upper that supports the ankle and provides a high level of comfort even during extended engagements. A robust fabric provides the required durability, even under adverse conditions.

    • Stable upper
      The stable upper provides the support required for demanding situations.

    • Very robust
      The very robust boot is designed to handle long, demanding combat missions.

    • Comfortable
      The boot is also ideal for extended periods of wear thanks to its high level of comfort.

ELITE DESERT Ws

VIBRAM® MVS Your connection to the earth

The ELITE DESERT Ws comes equipped with a Vibram® sole. The Italian sole manufacturer has been one of the leading brands of high-quality soles for many years.

The rectangular profile design of VIBRAM® MVS provides exceptional support and very good grip even on challenging terrain. Its ideal rolling properties are produced by its stud arrangement and its self-cleaning sole profile. The sole design of the VIBRAM® MVS combines heat- and cold-insulating qualities. It is antistatic and resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat as well.

VIBRAM® MVS

TWO ZONE LACING The shoes fit correctly as a result

Thanks to the two-zone lacing system used in the ELITE DESERT Ws, the forefoot and upper have their own separately adjustable lacing zones. As a result, the shoe can be individually adapted to the anatomy of the foot and laced in different ways for ascents and descents.

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units.  The lightweight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insulating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breathability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the antistatic and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units. The lightweight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insulating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breathability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the antistatic and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units.  The lightweight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insulating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breathability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the antistatic and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units. The lightweight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insulating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breathability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the antistatic and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

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WOMEN LAST Adapted to the anatomy of women’s feet

To ensure perfect fit, the lasts used for ELITE DESERT Ws have been specially designed with the anatomy of women’s feet in mind. The last plays a key role in the ultimate fit of a boot. Women’s feet have less volume than men’s feet. As a result, the instep height and the ball area of these lasts have been altered.

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units.  The lightweight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insulating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breathability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the antistatic and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units. The lightweight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insulating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breathability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the antistatic and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

CLOSED HOOKS Hold without a snag

The ELITE DESERT Ws is equipped with lacing hooks with a closed design. They guide the laces very securely and keep them from getting caught upon contact with objects.

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units.  The lightweight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insulating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breathability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the antistatic and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units. The lightweight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insulating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breathability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the antistatic and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

TEXTILE LINING The lightness of summer

The textile lining in the ELITE DESERT Ws is pleasantly lightweight. The textile material is durable, easy to care for and comfortable.

  • Light and robust
    Shoes lined with textile material impress users with their light weight. The material is also very robust and easy to care for.

  • Optimal comfort in summer
    Shoes with a textile lining are very popular during the summer because they offer the best comfort. Their wide-meshed feature facilitates good air circulation.

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units.  The lightweight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insulating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breathability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the antistatic and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

The women’s version of the desert specialist: The ELITE DESERT Ws was specially developed to handle the tough terrain and conditions of desert regions. The MID-CUT model was designed for use by NATO forces. In the years since it was created, the boot has been worn on missions conducted by a large number of armies and special-forces units. The lightweight boot applies its optimised rubber mix and the profile of the outsole to provide maximum slip protection. The heat- and cold-insulating sole complex of the certified model is also resistant to oil, petrol and contact heat. In combination with the boot’s durable fabric lining, the suede-leather upper delivers a high level of breathability. This ensures that the boots are pleasant to wear even in areas with extreme climates. Made of tough suede leather and equipped with a two-zone lacing system, the antistatic and resoleable ELITE DESERT Ws is a pleasure to wear throughout its long service life.

Technical data

Nimi

ELITE DESERT Ws

Article number

220878 0410

Sole

VIBRAM® MVS

Very good grip combined with functional details. Lisää

Proven Vibram® rubber sole from a high-quality provider from Italy.

The sole meets the highest anti-slip standards. Slip protection depends primarily on the design and rubber compound of the outsole. The shoe provides optimal slip protection on slick, wet and oily surfaces, as well as good grip on terrain.

Midsole

100%
Polyurethane (PU)

Polyurethane (PU) is a soft plastic that has very good cushioning properties and is usually used in the midsole as a result. Through the use of PU, the soles become lightweight and functionally flexible.

Insole

Approx. 5%
Mesh

Mesh is a material that consists of many evenly spaced holes. It is usually made of polyester or nylon and basically a lattice-like material that is created by interwoven threads. Thanks to its special design, the man-made fibre is particularly permeable to air, has special moisture-regulating qualities and is easy to care for, breathable and crease-resistant.

Approx. 95%
EVA

The acronym “EVA” stands for “ethylene-vinyl acetate”. It corresponds to an elastomeric polymer that is used to make plastic materials. The EVA material creates soft and flexible qualities. It is primarily used in the production of shoe and shoe midsoles to provide step cushioning. Various degrees of rigidity can be achieved on the basis of the thickness employed.

Upper material

100%
Suede leather

Suede leather comes from the flesh side of the hide. It has a looser fibre structure, a quality that creates a velvety surface and a light pile. Suede leather is particularly durable and open-pored. Depending on the desired look, suede leather can remain untreated or be oiled or waxed.

Lining material

100%
TEXTILE LINING

A textile lining is pleasantly lightweight. Lisää

Functions

Lasts specially adapted to the anatomy of women’s feet. Lisää

The forefoot and upper area can be laced in varying degrees of tightness. Lisää

The shoe is equipped with lacing hooks with a closed design. The laces are guided securely and cannot slip out of their hooks. Closed lace hooks minimise the risk of the shoe getting caught on objects. Lisää

Footwear stiffness

As a result of its construction, the footwear exhibits a strong resistance to bending.

Upper height

Upper height measurement according to DIN EN ISO 20347:2012: 150 mm
Design according to DIN EN ISO 20347:2012: B (Boot Low)

Weight

1270 g/Pair (UK 5)

PPE Regulation

Please note that if it is intended to use the purchased products as personal protective equipment in accordance with Art. 3 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/425 (PPE Regulation), the user is responsible for checking the products for the presence of a corresponding certification (see technical data of the product). If the product lacks a certification required for use as personal protective equipment as defined by the PPE Regulation, the product may not be used as personal protective equipment or only for non-professional purposes.