Style of combat boot favored by U.S. Army paratroopers, featuring all-leather construction, a rubber half sole and a cap style toe. They are considered a step up in quality from the standard issue boots, and soldiers must puchase them with their own money. Soldiers like them because the smooth leather finish is easy to spit shine to a high luster and, besides, they just look high speed. The most popular brand is CorcoranTM, manufactured in the U.S.A. by the Cove Shoe Company of Martinsburg Pennsylvania. They are also pretty popular with punk rockers.