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Serving the Defence Sector - Military Footwear

Military boots produced by YDS and Goliath Footwear

Capability to Supply

YDS have been successfully supplying military and security forces with quality made boots and footwear since1927. Today, YDS is now recognised as one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of military footwear worldwide, producing over 10,000 pairs of boots and shoes every day. 

Why YDS?

When it comes to manufacturing footwear, YDS has forged an industry edge due to its extensive history in military footwear and the continuous development of innovative processes that test for strength, durability and comfort. To keep a step ahead from its competitors, YDS continues to invest in world leading technologies such as GORE-TEX®, Coolmax and VIBRAM. As YDS manufacturing capabilities and facilities exceed such a high standard, YDS has the license to produce footwear with GORE-TEX® membranes.  YDS Boots use an injection process that bonds the sole to the uppers, ultimately giving the wearer a stronger, more durable boot when its needed most on tough terrain and all weather conditions.

Trusted Worldwide

YDS manufactures technical boots for the British army, having won the world’s biggest tender for army boots that was conducted by the British Ministry of Defence.

Military Footwear for all Terrain

Quality at the Forefront

Having been awarded international quality certificates such as EN ISO 20345 /20347, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, YDS exports its products to 55 countries

As Europe’s largest technical boot producing company, in line with our founding purpose and in line with the strategies we have determined, by setting goals, identifying and evaluating internal and external issues affecting the achievement of these goals, meeting the needs and expectations of internal and external parties, and managing processes from a risk perspective, We are committed to constantly improving the quality management system we have established in accordance with applicable customer and legal requirements.

Technology for High Performance

Choosing a Dual Density Injected Sole construction means you have a special application, for a job role that demands long lasting high abrasion resistance performance, flexibility and comfort. The injection method that squeezes the rubber material at high pressure into the sole mould at two different densities produces a permanent high strength bond between the upper and sole as the two parts are combined. 

YDS produces many different rubber compounds mixed with chemicals to produce the best performance for the application. The material has a heat resistance of 300C and benefits from having a long shelf life. There are different formulas for improved slip resistance, weight, flexibility and use at different global temperatures. 

GORE-TEX® Performance Comfort Footwear keeps feet dry and protected by being durably waterproof and breathable and is an engineered system which provides leading climate comfort. It is ideal for a wide range of conditions and outdoor activities.

YDS and WL GORE continue to work hard to develop footwear so that all the components work together, giving the wearer a quality system that offers 100% waterproofing and breathability.

To ensure the YDS military boot with a GORE-TEX®membrane is up to the task, it has to pass a 500,000 flex test underwater implemented by WL GORE. This is the equivalent of walking 50km; the membrane needs to pass this intensive flex test to confirm its quality. There is no other waterproof system that can offer this level of testing and assurance.

In an exclusive design for YDS® military boots, the Vibram® TC4+ reflects the quality high performance of YDS® footwear manufacturing. Vibram is the world leader in high performance rubber soles, targeted to the outdoor, work, recreation, fashion, repair and orthopaedic markets. Each new Vibram product is designed using only the latest designs and the best compounds for its specific use. New soles are always produced with three objectives: to guarantee the best performance, the maximum level of comfort and quality over time. These objectives are realized by the
stringent tests that are executed in the laboratory and in the field by the Vibram Tester Team. 

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