Military boots also named as combat boots or tactical boots used to be worn by soldiers during actual combat training as opposed to during parades or other ceremonial duties. Modern combat boots are designed to provide a combination of grip, ankle stability, and foot protection suitable to a rugged environment. Both the mordern military boots and the traditional ones are hard wearing. The mordern combat boots win popularity among the youngsters not only because of its high wear asistance but also of the cool style of its design. The most hot dress-up today is a pair of jeans matching with a pair of military shoes. Military boots are traditionally made of hardened, and sometimes waterproofed leather. Today, many combat boots incorporate many technologies originating in civilian hiking boots, such as Gore-Tex nylon side panels, which improve ventilation and comfort. They are also often specialized for certain climates and conditions, such as jungle bootsdesert boots, and cold weather bootsranger boots as well as specific uses, such as tanker boots and jump boots. During the 1980s, military boots were introduced into China from western world and gradually recognized as a symbol of fashion by Chinese youngsters.