Thorogood's 1274 Series boot honors Detective Jason Weiland—who was killed in the line of duty in a city near the company's longtime headquarters—and all fallen officers. The company donates a portion of proceeds to C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors), a national non-profit organization providing support to surviving family members, significant others, and affected co-workers of police officers killed in the line of duty. The boot was named as a tribute to Detective Weiland's bravery after his badge number, 1274. The 1274 Series is designed to provide all-day, lightweight comfort and multi-terrain flexibility for law enforcement outside of tactical situations.
Several years in the making, 5.11 Tactical's A.T.L.A.S. (All Terrain Load Assistance System) footwear series is designed to enhance agility and stability while at the same time adding cushion support.