The guys over on 37signals picked up on an interesting tidbit in the all of the recent reporting on General McChrystal. It seems the choice of footwear among war correspondents are boots from R.M. Williams:

Among his peers, Dexter, who is writing from Kabul, is regarded as one of the very best (some would say the best) of the band of brothers and sisters who have gone to war with their pens and notebooks, their flak jackets and helmets and R. M. Williams boots (from Australia, and by habit heavily scuffed; they are as indispensable to this generation of war correspondents and photographers as the dangling cigarette was to the generation of Ernie Pyle).

R.M. Williams are known for their sturdy boots, and make a popular slip-on chelsea model. Their Rigger boots: