Training >> Browse Articles >> Corrections


Why Are Shoes So Important?

STL Joseph Garcia

Over the last year we have heard of operators blowing out their knees due to slipping on wet surfaces in their correctional facilities. We’ve heard complaints of “tactical boots” by companies that make other things beside shoes that are falling apart, slippery and or provide little to no comfort but look cool.

We tested a number of boots from a manufacturer which only MADE SHOES and not tried to be all things to all people. We wanted to go to the authority in boot manufacturing and design. What we discovered after careful examination is that many companies actually private label and spend little to no time actually developing boots.

After carefully checking references and talking to prominent podiatrists like Dr.##### of ######, we learned that a boot must incorporate specific footwear technology to perform in the demanding environments in which our soldiers and special operations personnel operate.

Matterhorn is the only boot that has been approved by the CERT Tactical Network and is exclusively used by Team US C-SOG. Teams around the world have specced-in the Matterhorn boot because of the cutting-edge technology upon which it’s built. A question was asked of the Matterhorn president: Why does he have cut up tactical pants and crushed glasses on his side table? He simply stated, “we only do one thing here and we do it right or we do not do it at all. We build footwear technology.”

Before the next time you shell out more than 100 bucks for your boots, you should check what is important to you: Happy feet or the company’s bottom line. At US C-SOG our teams have a solid reputation for using only the best equipment. We choose our operational gear not necessarily because it comes from a “name” company but rather because we train hard and we deploy in real-world operations. We know that our team better have equipment that works and gives our boys the edge in all combat operations.

PoliceLink School Finder

Save time in your search for a degree program. Use PoliceLink's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.

* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.