Footwear manufacturer McRae Industries Inc announced on Tuesday that its military combat boot contract with the US Government has been extended by three months in a deal worth at least $6.2 million and as much as $13.1m.

The North Carolina-based company said the contract extension is for a maximum of 216,000 pairs of boots and a minimum of 103,676 pairs consisting of the three current styles of direct moulded sole boots covered by the contract.

It added the boots are scheduled for delivery during the company's first and second quarters of fiscal 2003.