Frequently asked questions about BfR combat boot
"Will BfR combat boots protect me from all anti-personnel landmines?"
"No! BfR combat boots have been shown to provide a substantial degree of protection against certain types of anti-personnel landmines at particular explosive charge sizes, the test was conducted under strict conditions where a test boot was blasted within the ball area and a test boot was blasted within the heel area. BfR combat boots may be less effective and/or not significantly effective against other types of anti-personnel landmines."
"Do you provide any guarantee that injury will not occur if a soldier wearing the BfR combat boot steps on an anti-personnel landmine?"
"No! Unlike "body armour" there is no internationally accepted standard test (at least to the best of our knowledge) for testing our boots. Just like no vest made by any manufacturer is 100% "bullet-proof", there is no way that we can claim that the BfR combat boots that we manufacture are 100% anti-personnel landmine-proof. Anti-personnel landmines are deadly weapons and we cannot and do not claim that the results of exposure to anti-personnel landmines will always be mitigated in a significant way by use of our boot.
Also, there is no way of knowing what type of anti-personnel landmine an infantryman will be exposed to. No two anti-personnel landmines have the same destructive characteristics and also in the theatre of war, infantrymen or civilians who step on an anti-personnel landmine may not experience the impact on the boot or themselves the same way as in the controlled conditions in a test protocol.
Our expectation is that BfR combat boots could mitigate, rather than eliminate, damage caused by certain types of anti-personnel landmines. The BfR combat boots provide better protection against anti-personnel landmines than standard boots."
"Will I walk away from the blast?"
"No! Although the sole of the BfR combat boot was not penetrated or severed under specific test conditions against certain anti-personnel landmines, injury will almost certainly occur, but might be mitigated depending on the type and positioning of the anti-personnel landmine."