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UK Gear’s training shoes were originally designed in association with the Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC). These elite fitness professionals were closely involved in the development and tested our products in some of the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. Only when approved by the Military do we consider our products... Built to survive.

Military-grade sneaks for the commando in you

>>01 December 2004

Now you can wear the same shoe as the in-your-face trainers in the British Army's Physical Training Corps. Oi!

UK Gear developed the PT-03 - named for the armed force's rugged "physical training" program - with the help of these demanding instructors.

Lt. Col, Phil Watkins, the Brit army's most senior physical training instructor, first wore the shoes six months ago for a double mountain marathon. He told Manchester's Guardian newspaper he is convinced they will be a success:

"I took them out of the box, put them on and whilst (whilst! Don't you love it?) they are not for fell running (translation: hill races), they performed well. Cross-country, they were superb. I didn't get a single blister."

He has been training in them ever since.

Cost: about $140 (80 pounds). Not available in America! (But you can order it on the Web: www.ukgear.com)