Back in 1999, Original SWAT started out to build a "better boot." Better meant more comfortable than any other; but it also meant meeting the highest level of performance under tactical and combat conditions. They did their homework. They used their lengthy experience; they tested and perfected; they did everything they knew to build a better boot. But until they had tens of thousands of satisfied wearers, the jury was out. Thousands have voted with their feet and trust Original S.W.A.T. In creating the Original SWAT brand, comfort and performance were the objectives. To squeeze as much out of each area without compromise is the boot maker's art.