Footwear manufacturer Danner has received a $4.9 million delivery order to supply boots to the United States military.

The company, a subsidiary of LaCrosse Footwear Inc, will begin shipping the Desert Arcadia boots in first quarter 2004.

The boots, designed to perform in desert combat conditions, will be manufactured at the company's ISO 9002 facility in Portland, Oregon.

"We are honoured to have been chosen to supply Danner boots to the US military," LaCrosse Footwear CEO Joseph Schneider said.

"For years, Danner boots have been worn by elite military and police units around the world because of their exceptional quality and performance."