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Belleville Boot Company is introducing the newest Marine Expeditionary Footwear – the 510 MEF – representing a breakthrough in combat boot technology and one of the lightest boots authorized for Marines to wear.

Belleville Boots

Fusing a moccasin-like Strobel constructed upper to an ultralight polyurethane (PU) midsole, the 510 MEF proves to be one of the lightest, most flexible, and most durable combat boots on the market.  Designed to perform; the 510 MEF maintained stability, durability, and comfort across the multiple environments tested by Marines.

51 MEF

In addition, the 510 MEF features:

  • Cool-Mesh hydrophilic lining to wick moisture away from the foot
  • Long-wearing Vibram® 100% rubber outsole
  • Low-density PU midsole to minimize weight and enhance shock absorption
  • Berry Compliant / USMC Certification #001375

Marine Corps Certified Boots

The 510 MEF will be available in most Marine Corps Exchange stores (MCX) late February 2022 as well as online at

Belleville Ultralight Boots

For more information about the Belleville 510 MEF boot, visit; connect on Instagram @bellevillepublicsafety.

About Belleville Boot Company:

Since its founding in 1904, Belleville Boot Company has been equipping America’s servicemen and women with high-performance, duty-specific boots.  Operating 4 factories in Illinois, Arkansas, and Missouri, Belleville continues to be the oldest and one of the largest suppliers to the US Military and LE communities.

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  1. Nope. Doesn’t come in black. Dye generally doesn’t work well on suede and man-made materials.

    • Another Art says the same! Not a gun or an action involving a gun.
      I will say that the continued service to our armed forces is commendable.

  2. For boots and shoes I switched to Thorogood a couple of years ago. Happy with the quality, durability, and comfort. Made in the USA.

    • Check the box/label on that country of origin. About 5yr ago Thorogood moved production of all their rubber fire boots and but one model of their leather fire boots to chicomland. So HELL NO.

      PERHAPS they still make other styles in the US.

  3. avatar Geoff "A day without an apparently brain-damaged mentally-ill demented troll is like a day of warm sunshine" PR

    Some nameless person (Staff Writer) says that boot is the cat’s ass and I should buy it?

    *Zero* fucking credibility, just like someone who tries (and fails, miserably) to hurl laughable little ‘insults’ at the good people who regularly comment in TTAG… 🙂

    • But but but…The Roman Legions of old conquered most of the known world wearing Belleville Sandals .

    • Lol. You’d be a nonsensical buffoon too if, like Geoff the (vaxxed and boosted) Florida Pervert, you’d never been with a woman in the biblical sense.

      • avatar Geoff "A day without an apparently brain-damaged mentally-ill demented troll is like a day of warm sunshine" PR

        Anyone who calls themself a ‘true alpha male’ is no alpha male. It makes you a beta male, with nothing between your legs… 🙂

    • avatar Geoff "A day without an apparently brain-damaged mentally-ill demented troll is like a day of warm sunshine" PR

      Yeah, noticed that… 🙁

  4. Glued? So basically good for the mall walk. But has a soldierboy imprint, so all the larpers will love it. 😄

    • Are any of them sewn anymore? Used to be able to see the stitching. But now they all seem to be glued together. Especially the light weight variants. Probably why people say they feel like sneakers…because they are now made the same way.

  5. Is it available in narrow width sizes (like a B)?

    If not, hard pass.

    If there’s too much drop from heel yo toe I can fix that with insoles, but if it’s too wide there’s no way to get proper support and it will wear prematurely.

  6. Curious.

    During the early days of the Vietnam debacle it was determined that the boots needed wider lugs on the sole. The original lugs were very similar to what these boots sport. Because the original lugs easily caked up with mud, we went to a much wider lug, with fewer of them.

    Haven’t kept up with changes to combat gear for the military. Are we planning to fight wars only in the desert, or urban areas? Or is the military issuing boots suitable for whatever terrain? How many pairs of boots will the warfighter be required to upkeep?

    • The more “modern” tread patterns seem to be standard on issue boots. I had opportunity to look at two hot weather (no manufacturer ID) and one temperate weather (Altama) recent issue (Coyote color) boots and all three are sporting vibram soles similar to the ones pictured in this article.

      Don’t know about mud, but in dry, wet, and snow, the vibram soles work fine IME, as long as the tread isn’t worn down. Obviously not as good as a pattern made specifically for the environment you are in at that moment, but conditions are rarely that static. Boot tread is no different than tires. You won’t know there’s a difference until you go from worn down tread, to new.

  7. Poor humans, I did get a locust thorn bust off in my foot once, took about two weeks before it festered up and I could chew it out.

    • avatar Geoff "A day without an apparently brain-damaged mentally-ill demented troll is like a day of warm sunshine" PR

      There are times I wish I could dig a burrow and hide like a marsupial… 😉

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