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5.11 Rolls Out a New Range of Boots for this Season

October 20, 2017  | 

5.11 Tactical has a knack for listening to the end user when it comes to product development. Many of its products are born from those in the field or are improved upon based on feedback from the men and women serving the community or country. With that said, 5.11 set out to create a boot line that addressed the needs of an officer on the beat as well as the officer serving on a SWAT unit. They also were able to make boots for every budget without sacrificing quality. Here’s a quick overview of the new line.

Speed 3.0 Waterproof $129.99

The first interesting thing about this boot is that it features a Slipstream waterproof membrane that is low friction (less chance of blisters) and is breathable. They also claim this membrane is able to resist blood borne pathogens and has odor-control properties (we like the smell of that). Polishable leather toe and a side zipper for quick removal. The outsole has their classic aggressive sole pattern along with the Ortholite insole for comfort and improved performance. The Speed 3.0 Waterproof has the 5.11 ProFit which has more volume providing a generous fit. Available in regular and wide widths.


Halcyon Waterproof 6” $159.99


The Halcyon is focused on all-day comfort and has features that make those long shifts a bit more tolerable. The midsole is constructed from Maximus CMEVA which translates to more comfort and if that wasn’t enough there’s an Ortholite X-40 high-rebound footbed. The Slipstream waterproof membrane is also on this model. The Tac-lock laces are a nice touch providing increased stability. The fit on this boot is the 5.11 TacFit which has less volume but provides great feel. The Halcyon is also available in wide and regular widths.

XPRT 3.0 Waterproof 6” $209.99


The 5.11 XPRT uniform line is all about enhanced capabilities and the boot that was made in conjunction also radiates performance. This athletic inspired boot features the highest quality abrasion resistant leather with a polishable toe and the eVent membrane providing both waterproofing and blood borne pathogen resistance. Using a Vibram MegaGrip outsole this new boot provides some of the best gripping and slip resistance in both dry and wet conditions. The Ortholite Imperial footbed adds that extra layer of comfort providing higher energy return and less fatigue. They categorize the fit as the ProFit which has more volume. It also comes in two widths.

APEX Waterproof 8” $249.99

Everything but the kitchen sink has been thrown into this boot. The boot is constructed from polishable full grain leather and the sole features Vibram MegaGrip for increased stability and all terrain grip. Another key feature is that this boot can be resoled. The eVent membrane provides both waterproofing and blood borne pathogen resistance. There’s a D30 Lite EVA midsole and D30 Support foot bed for maximum comfort. Rain, sleet, snow and long hours on patrol, this boot seems destined to walk all over those obstacles.

The great thing about the new 5.11 boot line is that there is something for everyone. Here’s what David Hein, Vice President of 5.11’s Professional Division had to say about the new line of boots.

“5.11 continues to be the leader in innovation when it comes to tactical gear, uniforms and footwear. Stemming from our mission statement of “We are innovators who make purpose-built gear for the most demanding missions”, these new boots from 5.11 were driven by end users needing and wanting something better than they have today. 5.11 accepted this challenge and will continue to do so for first responders around the world.”

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