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This American boot just kicked your ass back to Russia!
The Soldier stomping on a Heavy

The Mantreads are a community-created secondary weapon for the Soldier. They are a pair of dark brown tanker boots.

When equipped, the Mantreads reduce the knockback received from damaging weapons (including airblast) by 75%; this does not apply to the player's own weapons and so does not impede rocket jumping. In addition, whenever the player lands on an enemy, if the fall was long enough to cause fall damage to the player, the enemy is dealt 10 damage plus triple the fall damage the player would normally have received, and the player takes no fall damage. The fall does not have to occur from rocket jumping in order to deliver damage. Successfully landing on an enemy is indicated by a unique sound, a unique particle effect, and the Soldier's view appearing to shake. The Mantreads do not take effect if the player lands on a building. While blast jumping, air control is increased by 200%.

Damage and function times

See also: Damage
Damage and function times
Shot type Impact
Damage type Falling (maximum of 3500 Hammer units / s)
Base damage 100% 10 damage + 3x potential fall damage per player with Mantreads
Values are approximate and determined by community testing.

Item set

Main article: Item sets
The General's Formals
Item icon World War Wednesday Bundle.png

No effect



See also: Crafting


Refined Metal Gunboats Mantreads
Item icon Refined Metal.png + Item icon Gunboats.png = Item icon Mantreads.png
Class Token - Soldier Slot Token - Secondary Scrap Metal Possible Results
Item icon Class Token - Soldier.png + Item icon Slot Token - Secondary.png + Item icon Scrap Metal.png =
Item icon Buff Banner.png Item icon Gunboats.png Item icon Battalion's Backup.png Item icon Concheror.png
Item icon Mantreads.png Item icon Reserve Shooter.png Item icon Righteous Bison.png Item icon B.A.S.E. Jumper.png
Item icon Panic Attack.png

As a crafting ingredient

Mantreads Gloves of Running Urgently Ali Baba's Wee Booties
Item icon Mantreads.png + Item icon Gloves of Running Urgently.png = Item icon Ali Baba's Wee Booties.png
Refined Metal General's Formals weapon Possible Results
Item icon Refined Metal.pngx4 + Item icon Mantreads.pngItem icon Disciplinary Action.png =
Item icon Armored Authority.png Item icon Fancy Dress Uniform.png
Mantreads Reclaimed Metal Rocket Jumper
Item icon Mantreads.pngx3 + Item icon Reclaimed Metal.png = Item icon Rocket Jumper.png

Strange variant

Strange ranks

Rank Kills Name
0 0 Strange
1 1 Broken-In
2 3 Scarcely Worn
3 5 Mildly Minatory
4 7 Crushingly Crushing
5 10 Inauspicious
6 14 Profoundly Penumbric
7 18 Sufficiently Eclipsing
8 23 Truly Tenebrific
9 28 Spectacularly Fell
10 35 Fashion-Splattered
11 50 Wicked Stinky
12 75 Positively Planar
13 99 Totally Comfortable
14 100 Face-Flattening
15 150 Rage-Inducing
16 250 Server-Clearing
17 500 Epic
18 750 Legendary
19 784 Australian
20 850 Hale's Custom

Update history

June 23, 2011 Patch (Über Update)
  • The Mantreads were added to the game.

June 27, 2011 Patch

July 28, 2011 Patch

  • Fixed a damage calculation in the Mantreads on Linux server, which could cause a physics crash.

March 22, 2012 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

March 4, 2013 Patch

November 12, 2013 Patch

December 20, 2013 Patch

  • Professional killstreak Mantreads now generates proper effects when on a killstreak. These effects do not stack if another killstreak effect weapon is active.

March 12, 2015 Patch

  • Fixed a dedicated server crash caused by a Soldier with Mantreads landing on a player with the Warlock powerup equipped.

October 20, 2017 Patch (Jungle Inferno Update)

  • Changed attributes:
    • +75% push-force reduction now includes airblast.
    • Increased air control when blast jumping by 200%.
  • [Undocumented] Changed backpack icon.

October 27, 2017 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Fixed The Mantreads not properly granting airblast resistance.

November 1, 2017 Patch

  • Fixed the Mantreads description for reduced airblast vulnerability.

March 28, 2018 Patch

  • Added a unique particle effect whenever a player performs a "Stomp" attack on another player with the Mantreads.


  • The Medic achievement Medical Intervention can be earned with the damage dealt from the Mantreads.
  • In some instances, the Mantreads only do 30 damage upon a successful landing.
  • The Mantreads deal an additional 10 damage along with the triple fall damage to players, although this is not mentioned in the item's description.
  • Rarely, the Mantreads can stomp twice in one fall.
  • While jumping using the Cow Mangler 5000, there is no third person stomping animation, resulting in a reference pose.
  • While falling from a high place with a melee weapon out, the Mantreads stomping animation uses the animation for the Rocket Launcher.
  • The Mantreads do not appear when inspected from the backpack menu.
  • Mantreads damage can be "transferred" if the enemy landed on also has the Mantreads equipped and is standing on a friendly player. The damage, meant originally for the enemy player, is then multiplied again and dealt to the friendly player that they are standing on.[1][2]
  • The -75% reduction in airblast vulnerability attribute has no effect while airborne.



  • The item's name is a play on words of "man" and "treads", which are a kind of boots worn by travelers, military personnel etc, according to what they plan to walk on (snow treads, mountain treads, etc). In this case Mantreads.



See also