Belleville desert tan military boots were developed several years ago to keep up with the changing uniform requirements of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. All Belleville desert boots are made from 100% cowhide suede leather and nylon Cordura to resist tears, punctures, and rips. The entry-level 390 DES and 300 DES ST were designed specifically for the hot dry desert climate of the Persian Gulf. Both models feature online uppers for maximum breathability and gusseted tongue to keep debris such as sand and dirt out of your boot. several higher-end models feature Gore-Tex waterproof technology and insulate insulation for extreme cold weather environments. Non-conducive steel toes are available on several models for military soldiers operating in environments with foot hazards.