The new Black Nike SFB Field 8" Boot is now available!
Just like the classic Nike SFB Boot, the SFB Field 8" Boot is:
- Kevlar and rubber foot protection
After a time of being on the feet of numerous military personnel, Nike has meticulously made the latest addition to the SFB family.
Summary of New Features
- Stronger Around the Foot
- One Piece Outsole
- Longer Boot Life
- Increased Breathability
- Easier to Fit
- Improved Ankle Design
For a more details of our Nike SFB Field 8" Review, scroll down and read further.
Stronger Around the Foot
The rubber midsole is modified with a new strengthened streamlined design. The side panels are raised and ribbed to protect the sides of your foot and give you grip in sinking terrain. In addition, notice how the midsole is higher around the heel. This extends the life of the heel, especially when in contact to direct friction.
Look to the bottom sides of the Nike SFB Field 8" boot. Where there once was a critical point where the two synthetic leather pieces meet, Nike as removed those points AND extended the surface area of the breathable mesh. It's stronger and more breathable.
The strongest new addition is the one piece outsole.
One Piece Outsole
The one piece outsole covers the reinforcing front all the way around to the heel. With one piece of 0.68 hard rubber, Nike has eliminated weak points and extended the life of the boot. The design is phenomenal with traction where you need it the most. You have four different traction designs for 4 different functions on this one piece outsole.
The front rubber surrounding the toes is wider and higher. In addition, more rubber is applied to the corner area where the toes meet the ground, increasing the life of the boot where most front wear/tear is found. Notice the toe ridges are at a different angle from the toe ridges of Nike classic SFB. This angle gives you a stronger grip on terrain.
The mid area supports this grip with 0.44 sticky rubber and 2x the amount of lugs under the front half of the foot sole. The lugs are also more streamlined and laid out in a formation aligned with your natural walking pattern to give you better performance.
The most impressive new design is right under the arch. The shark teeth design extends to the side of the boot, really supporting your arch. This gives you an advantage in climbing ropes and ladders in any weather condition.
The heel has bigger and even deeper ridges to give you a stronger resistance against slipping on uneven declined terrain. Only one area is different: the "Heel Strike Zone." This is the outer heel where most wear/tear happen. Rather than ridges, Nike put a solid panel of hard rubber to extend the life of the boot.
Easier to Fit
Nike replaced the bottom lace holes with synthetic leather loops. Not only does this distribute the stress of the laces, the synthetic leather loops are supported by four more pieces of synthetic leather (two on each side). Notice how the direction of the laces is now upward rather than sideways – it makes lacing up much smoother and faster!
At the top of the boot, a loop has been added, making it easy for you to fit the boot and carry the boot. This is definitely helpful when you have your hands full.
Improved Ankle Design
The reinforced strip behind the ankle is now made of flexible cloth rather than the synthetic leather. This reduces stress on the ankles and moves easier with ankle maneuvers.
Nike took a look at where heat and moisture are trapped, and found ways to fix that. Nike has widened wicking panels on the boot tongue. Nike has also extended the breathable mesh surface area at the sides of the boot and top of the ankle. The new removable insert also has wider air vents.
Longer Boot Life
Nike extended the life of the boot by:
- More rubber to the front toe panel
- Stronger outer heel design where most boots wear down
- Outsole made of one piece of hard rubber
- Added seam joining the tongue to the boot
- Stronger breathable mesh panels at the boot tongue
- Improved lace loops, distributing stress from laces
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