Military and tactical footwear specialist Warson Brands has launched a new line of waterproof footwear for hot weather in association with Reebok and Gore-Tex maker WL Gore & Associates.

Warson, Reebok’s military and tactical boot licensee, said the Reebok Krios series was the only tactical boot to keep feet cool and comfortable in hot weather, and dry in wet conditions.

Scheduled for a retail launch in the spring, the boot has fused protective layers to reduce bulk, minimise absorption and dry quickly, and absorbs 90% less water than non-waterproof boots, Warson said.

It also has a Meramax outsole to provide four times as much abrasion resistance than rubber, as well as a “rugged” nylon and leather outer shell.

“We’ve been collaborating for years with Gore to develop and test this product,” said John Duvic, Warson Brands corporate VP of product development.

“Our goal was to construct a waterproof, lightweight boot that is comfortable in hot conditions and strong enough for heavy duty use; the Reebok Krios achieves that goal.”