This boot has been an exercise in diligent product evolution. Originally a Fox product, the Combat has been continually improved and updated to increase performance and keep up with the Shift brand image while maintaining a competitive price. At this point, the boot shares only it’s sole and medial plastics with it’s original self.
The new shin plates (shown below) as well as the calf plates were modeled in Solidworks. Special attention was paid to “doming” the shin plate for added rigidity and to allow for greater foam thickness for better comfort.