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Vietnam Era Jungle Boot Style #7189

Average Rating: 4.9 / 5 out of 16 reviews - Write a review

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Fit is consistent with standard issue military footwear. Boots should be purchased a full size smaller than casual shoes.



BottomRubber Panama DMS outsole to exact spec used in 1967. Molded on original press equipment.
ComfortRemovable/replaceable polyurethane footbed.
UpperBlack Full-grain leather and heavy weight olive drab cotton duck as used in original boot.
Closure SystemNylon coated speedhook & eyelet lace system.
VentilationNylon coated brass drainage vents in inside arch for rapid drying in wet conditions.
OriginMade in USA
SizesSizes available: 5 - 12, 13 R & W
DescriptionBack by popular demand, this is an authentic version of the original Jungle Boot as used during the Vietnam era. We still make it with the vulcanized DMS Panama outsole on the original equipment McRae used when the boot was a contract/mil-spec item. These boots, (also in alternate color combinations) remain popular due to their great durability, comfort, value.


Average Rating: 4.9 / 5 out of 16 reviews - Write a review

By: Jacob (Verified Purchase) on Nov 16, 2019 at 09:54 pm
Rated: 5.0
I never review things, so these have to be good if they can get me to do that. <br /> <br /> Ordered these a bit ago to replace my Rothco ones (yuck), got them a day later and was very happy with them.<br /> <br /> Extremely comfortable once broken in. After walking for upwards of 20 miles a day at my job, I get no discomfort after being on my feet so much. Outstanding quality and I will most definitely buy from this site again.
By: David (Verified Purchase) on Oct 06, 2019 at 08:25 pm
Rated: 5.0
My original pair from the Marine Corps finally wore out after almost 30 years and I was happy to find these to replace them. Like the originals, break in takes a while but once broken in they are awesome. I use them when training mantrailing K9’s in wet, swampy areas — there is no better boot for this.
By: helenslack (Verified Purchase) on Sep 26, 2019 at 05:56 pm
Rated: 5.0
The Marine Corps was kind enough to share a pair of boots like this with me 47 years ago. These are a close to the original as you going to get. The lacing however is improved.
By: Jason (Verified Purchase) on Jul 19, 2019 at 12:56 am
Rated: 5.0
I had of pair of these even I was younger and I lived then but the heel of the boy would rub really bad on my heel, tore me up a few times. They may not have been the size I needed not sure, but I saw these were back out and decided I wanted to try them again. Got a pair at a army surplus I visit alot and tried then on, so comfortable I decided I was going to give them another go. I have had them for about six months now and I just started really wearing them everyday about a week ago, being a truck driver I thought they might get uncomfortable. Will I was wrong the more they break in to my feet the better they fill. Thank you from bringing this amazing boots back, I love mine.
By: Alex (Verified Purchase) on Jun 20, 2019 at 03:23 am
Rated: 4.0
Awesome boots, but very tight to get into. I hope this changes over time but will probably not. The boots are well made, if they would fit better I would get another pair.
By: Matt Overton (Verified Purchase) on May 14, 2019 at 02:58 am
Rated: 5.0
These are excellent boots. Very similar to the ones we wore in the 80’s and early 90’s. The original jungle boots we had, didn’t have the speed lace system, like the later black issue boots. But besides that, very nice boots.
By: Marion Watts (Verified Purchase) on Feb 01, 2019 at 09:42 pm
Rated: 5.0
Great boot. Makes an old soldier feel young again. May even help to keep Kiwi in business. I hope that you keep making this great icon.
By: Frank (Verified Purchase) on Dec 16, 2018 at 10:02 pm
Rated: 5.0
By: Perry (Verified Purchase) on Aug 02, 2018 at 01:08 pm
Rated: 5.0
Got my Jungle boots and love them same size as the Cordura Green McRae Jungles used to make. Hope you go back to the Green Cordura as I feel it last longer and don't fade. Wish there and was a updated one with the softer dual pattern Vibrams .
By: Helmut (Verified Purchase) on Jul 20, 2018 at 03:46 pm
Rated: 5.0
Save wherever you can, but NEVER EVER save on your footwear! These boots are the real deal, durable and the most comfortable I ever had. They are perfect for long walks or marches and will keep your feet protected and dry even in hot weather. <br /> <br /> In the Vietnam era, most of these boots had a steel shank for spike protection. According to a flyer that comes with the boots, McRae is also producing the steel sole version again by special order. So if that's something you need, give them a call!
By: Eric (Verified Purchase) on Jul 06, 2018 at 04:23 pm
Rated: 5.0
I bought these boots for building portage trails up in Quetico Provincial park and the Minnesota parks where our feet were wet nearly constantly and they held up incredibly well from sharp rocky landings to portaging through chest deep moose muck. they were just as comfortable wet as they are dry and I am the only guy on the crew who's boots were not falling apart by the end. I still wear them for hiking and they are like slippers, I've never worn a more comfortable and durable boot.
By: Eddie (Verified Purchase) on May 08, 2018 at 12:24 pm
Rated: 5.0
Thank you McRae Footwear for bringing back this boot. Got my first pair from Uncle Sam back in 1968. This is the real deal in a Jungle Boot. Light weight and good support. This Old Man has Happy Feet again.
By: Ward Stone (Verified Purchase) on May 03, 2018 at 03:15 am
Rated: 5.0
Great boot; it's the real deal! I feel so lucky that McRae reintroduced this boot. The Army's current issued hot weather boot is horrible for wearing wet and walking long distances. These reintroduced 1967 jungle boots wear just like the originals -- they are perfect for wearing in water and walking long distances. They are also great for warm dry environments. There is no other footwear that provides the protection and comfort of these boots. Thank you McRae -- I needed these boots; you have made me and my feet happy. I am a healthy, physically fit, and active 65 year old Army veteran.
By: George Washburn (Verified Purchase) on Apr 30, 2018 at 03:25 pm
Rated: 5.0
I wore boots nearly identical to these in the Army Infantry back in the 1980's. Still the most comfortable boots I've ever worn. Once broken in they feel like slippers and they are light and airy. The only difference in these is the addition of speed laces (a good thing) and the newer footbed (also a good thing). I just ordered a pair of the all leather combat boots that are similar to these and I'll probably order some more jungles before they stop making them!
By: Matthew Brewer (Verified Purchase) on Apr 06, 2018 at 02:28 am
Rated: 5.0
Great boots! Excellent quality! Excellent durability! Wear mine at work. Bulk fuels tank truck driver. Excellent grip on the soles and the panama sole sheds mud with ease. Lightweight and very comfortable. Made in USA! Customer service at McRae Footwear is excellent. 100% satisfied and proud to wear my McRae Jungle Boots! Thanks McRae!
By: Steven (Verified Purchase) on Feb 24, 2018 at 03:51 pm
Rated: 5.0
I ordered my jungle boots and got them within 2 days, all I have to say is these boots are the best I have ever worn!! Love them!!!