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New boot flying off shelves at Marine Corps Exchanges

A new boot authorized for purchase at Marine Corps Exchange stores has proven to be so popular that it has sold out.

The Danner Reckoning 8-inch Coyote Hot boot has been authorized for purchase and wear by Marines, said Barbara Hamby, a spokeswoman for Marine Corps Systems Command. The boot is not a seabag issue.

The initial order of 655 pairs of boots quickly sold out after becoming available in West Coast exchanges starting on June 28 and East Coast exchanges starting on July 18, said Bryan Driver, a spokesman for Marine Corps Exchange.

Another 1,200 pairs of boots have been ordered from Danner. Each pair retails for $199.99.

MARCORSYSCOM certified the boots for sale on Feb. 9, Hamby said. The move comes as Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller has been pushing to make more boots and other footwear available for Marines.

The Marine Corps is also testing new combat and jungle boots because Neller wants “Marines to have ­multiple options for high quality, affordable boots,” his spokesman Lt. Col. Eric Dent told Marine Corps Times in April.

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