The Philippine Army (PA) has said that its "Hukbong Katihan Boots" (Kubar) are now being tested operationally by Scout Rangers based in San Miguel, Bulacan.
"The 'Kubar' boots are now undergoing operational testing. Soldiers wearing them are being made to march in rough, muddy, and mountainous terrain to determine if they are durable enough for field use," Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato said.
Once the "Kubar" passes this series of tests with flying colors, the boots will be ordered and distributed to line units, he added.
The PA earlier announced that it will be acquiring 79,066 pairs of jungle olive green "Kubar" boots for the use of its soldiers.
Detoyato said the "Kubar" boots were inspired by the latest athletic shoes and military boots construction technology.
He added that the boots offer protection, maximum stability, and comfort in actual combat training and operations.
There are three color options for the finished "Kubar" boots and these are urban black, jungle olive green, and desert Mojave khaki.
Detoyato said that after a series of research and consultations with the best shoe manufacturers, and the test and evaluation conducted at the Research and
He added that the PA believes that soldiers deserve only the best so that they in turn can provide excellent service, especially in performing their duties in combat- related missions.
This project is in tune with the Army Transformation Roadmap, which is geared towards making sustainable impact not only on the Army’s systems, processes and organizational capability, but more importantly in the individual soldiers.