LALO Tactical BUD/S Hydro Recon Water Bootie: Amphibious Combat/Tactical Swim Boots with Fully Drainable Soles for Over-the-Beach Missions! (Video!)

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By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com

June 30, 2019

In DefenseReview’s (DR) reporting on the intriguing LALO Tactical sneaks (sneakers), we somehow (almost) forgot about this very interesting product, the LALO Tactical BUD/S Hydro Recon Water Bootie combat/tactical swim boots. Per the purveyor, the Hydro Recon Water Bootie sports a 1.5mm (milimeter) neoprene upper and fully-drainable perforated “bottom unit”, i.e., insole and outsole. So, “as fast as water comes through the top, it drains out the bottom,” LALO Tactical CEO Jay Taylor told DR.

There’s more: “The reason why we built this bootie was to be able to get in and out of the water, and on target and off target as quickly as possible. So, it gives you insulation when you’re in the water, it keeps your feet warm, but it allows you to get out of the water, get across the beach, and get back in the water as quick as you can,” says Taylor.

Colorways are Jungle Green and Black Ops (black, available this Fall), and current pricing is $140.00 USD. That’s pretty good, especially for such a high-quality, high-tech product designed specifically for military-combat scenarios.

The following information on the LALO Tactical BUD/S Hydro Recon Water Bootie comes directly from the company’s website:

Features and Benefits:

– Lightweight insulated 1.00 mm Neoprene
– Stability wrap to envelope foot for extra support
– Blade resistant and water repellent SuperFabric™ ceramic-treated textile overlay for abrasion resistance
– EVA heel counter for maximum stability and a secure fit
– Anatomical cuff designed for movement
– Finger loop for ease of entry
– Medial zipper
– Unique cleaver pattern rubber outsole PODs for increased traction
– Stability arch
– Perforated midsole for full drainage
– Cushioned EVA mid and outsole”

Defense Review digs these.

Company Contact Info:

LALO Tactical
2150 W Washington #208
San Diego, CA 92110
Customer Service Phone: 619-876-5256
International Sales Phone: 619-876-5256 Ext. 105
Customer Service Email:
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