The Israeli army is planning to introduce a new version of its “flat sandal” worn by soldiers on the battlefield, as it looks to improve its image abroad.
In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, Israeli troops have been wearing black flats with a silver lining.
The military has now launched a campaign to develop a uniform for soldiers who are less likely to wear camouflage or other military uniforms.
It will feature a different design on the outside of the boot, as well as on the inside, and the design will be tailored to the soldier’s body type, said the IDF.
The new version will feature “a different design and look on the boot,” the military said in a statement on Monday.
Soldiers will also be given new military fatigues to wear on the front of their uniform, along with a new cap.
The IDF has been in talks with manufacturers to produce a uniform that would be more appealing to soldiers, while keeping its military colors.
“The IDF is determined to provide our soldiers with a uniform tailored to their body type,” the IDF said in the statement.
The ministry of defense said it would not release the final design until after the first military exercises in the coming months.