Sarkar Demining Over-Boots are designed to be functional in mud, sand and rocks. The protective over-boot can be worn over a standard combat boot or over most other types of blast boots.
Wearing both a blast protective boot and the Sarkar Demining Over-boot doubles the protection and this combination is used mostly when mapping or clearing mine fields.
Inside the polyurethane sole is a wedge-shaped attenuator constructed from stainless steel and aluminum honeycomb. The upward force of a detonation makes the stainless steel compress the honeycomb and thereby absorb energy that otherwise would continue into the foot. The thick polyurethane sole between the upper and the rubber cleats is of a special blend which can also absorb large amounts of force before being ripped apart.
This contributes to the hard force resistance in Sarkar’s Demining Over-boots. The use of polyurethane allows the sole to be thicker without adding extra weight. Because there is more distance between the blast and the foot, the blast’s force has more area to dissipate before reaching the foot and leg. The over boot has Kevlar 7 in the upper side panels to provide additional protection.
Even with protective footwear, injury to an operator’s foot and leg when stepping on a mine is in many cases, unavoidable. Sarkar products are designed to protect against the severity of the injury, which in the worst cases results in amputation. Our latest Gen 3 Over-boot has been successfully tested against 450 grams of C4 explosives.
- Heel to Toe Attenuator
- Rubber Reinforced Lugs
- Nylon Upper Reinforced with Kevlar® Lining
- PU Sole Construction
- Ankle Support System
- Kevlar Inners
- Successfully tested agaisnt 450 grams of C4