Tanker boots are commonly used by military personnel who work closely with tanks and other large vehicles. Tanker boots are ideal for these situations because of their leather strap feature. Because tanker boots do not have laces, tanker boots are less likely to interfere with operation of these military vehicles. Now, tanker boots have become a common fashion statement outside the context of military boots.
Laces of standard military boots would often get caught in the moving parts of tanks. To avoid these serious concerns, military tanker boots were created. Tanker boots are designed so they could come undone easily, in the instance that the wearer happened to get entangled in a moving machine. Fastened with leather straps which wrap around the upper part of the boot, military tanker boots are much easier to remove.