Let’s review the Altama OTB Maritime Assault Boot (Buy on Amazon) from Altama. No, it’s not a Chuck Taylor Converse – it’s a special-purpose boot originally made for the US Navy Seals. They wanted a shoe that fit and worked like the Converse shoes (i.e. a very simple design) but wanted something that could be used in amphibious operations. These are sometimes called tactical chucks for that reason. Luckily for the rest of us, these shoes can do a lot more than that – and they look good doing it!