Since its founding in 2010, San Francisco’s Triple Aught Design has established itself as one of the premier purveyors of mission-capable military-inspired goods. From hard-wearing writing implements to specially-engineered outwear, the brand’s expertise seems to know no bounds.
With the launch of its ‘Ghostwing TRS Mid-Top’ boot, TAD is taking its tactical proficiency to footwear for the first time ever — and boy have they delivered. Designed to combine the lightweight performance of an approach shoe with the all-day comfort of a court sneaker, they feature a 200D ripstop nylon upper with a welded PU-reinforcement for added support. Elsewhere, you’ll find a dropped heel collar for maximum agility, an open-cell PU footbed for breathability, as well as a custom-developed foam tongue for a secure-yet-unobtrusive fit. Riding on a Vibram Megagrip outsole, it even comes with an anti-clog lug profile to easily shed dirt and mud. They’re available in black, ‘Chimera,’ ‘Combat,’ and ‘Gunship’ — each with stealthy non-reflective finishes. You can pre-order them now for $175.