Oakley may be best-known for its sunglasses, but recently Oakley boots have gained popularity. This attention drawn to Oakley boots was spurned with the release of the motion picture Terminator Salvation.
Oakley has been around longer than most people realize — it was founded in 1975. It began by making motocross handle grips, and later goggles, made from a unobtanium material. When exposed to moisture, this material becomes tacky. Later, Oakley began making other sports products, including clothing, backpacks, and most notably, sunglasses.
The Oakley boots that have become so popular recently are those worn by John Connor (played by Christian Bale) in the newest Terminator movie. The S.I. Assault boots were designed in cooperation with the military for the Elite Special Forces. Since Terminator Salvation takes place in 2018, it would be fitting that Connor would be wearing boots that are relatively futuristic. These Oakley boots are not only futuristic looking-military surplus, but they’re design features the most advanced materials and the latest boot technology.
The boots have a comfortable urethane sole that absorbs any shock. The moisture-wicking liner on the inside will keep your feet dry and are made with a microbial material to prevent athlete’s foot. The outer part of the boots are made with real leather, and the bottoms are made with a polymer that provides great traction. These boots can handle the toughest terrains that soldiers will face, such as deserts, jungles, marshes, and mountains.
These Oakley boots are available in oiled-leather black, like the pair worn by John Connor. But you can also get them in tan suede leather, like the ones that current soldiers wear. The boots are available in different ankle heights: six inches and eight inches.
The Oakley boots from Terminator Salvation will suit whatever needs you may have, whether you’re hiking, working, going to the grocery store, or taking down some T-600 Terminators. If these boots are good enough for John Connor, the hope for mankind in the future, then they’re good enough for the rest of us.
Written by Craig Kent, member of the Best Military Surplus team.