Footwear 2018

These boots are made to be rugged while keeping your feet comfortable all through your shift.

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(Photo: 5.11 Tactical)(Photo: 5.11 Tactical)

5.11 Tactical

A.T.A.C. 2.0 Boot

The 5.11 A.T.A.C. has been redesigned to be lighter and more comfortable, yet maintain its toughness and durability. A new air flow tongue and full-length dual durometer Ortholite footbed work to keep your feet cool, dry, and comfortable. The new Achilles heel flex zone has been added to provide more range of motion without compromising support. Other features include a full-grain leather toe, 840-denier nylon upper, and shock mitigation system to provide rugged protection, as well as a knife pocket.

(Photo: OD:30)(Photo: OD:30)


Black A3 Side Zip Boot

OD:30's A3 series was specifically designed for every mission: anytime, anywhere, anyplace (A3). OD:30 uses high-quality material at every stage of the manufacturing process, including full-grain leather, brass hardware, and 1,200-denier nylon. The company uses its direct attach manufacturing process to ensure long-lasting comfort while withstanding abuse, so the boot's sole stays where it's supposed to be—attached to the boot. OD:30 builds its boots to American military standards.

(Photo: First Tactical)(Photo: First Tactical)

First Tactical

Operator Boots

First Tactical's Operator Boots are made to be lightweight and breathable while maintaining the high level of durability needed for special operations. Featuring a Torsion Flex fiberglass reinforced composite shank that the company says is 75% lighter than steel, the Operator takes inspiration from athletic shoes to provide the flexibility and comfort you expect from a running shoe but with the durability of your favorite tactical boot. Other features include 100% synthetic suede, breathable textile air mesh, TPU "no sew" detailing, rubber outsole, and 7" height.

(Photo: Haix)(Photo: Haix)

Haix North America Inc.

Black Eagle Athletic 2.1 T Low

The newly designed Black Eagle Athletic 2.1 T Low features a super lightweight microfiber design made to be extremely breathable so your feet will stay comfortable indoors and out, even in hotter temperatures. On top of that, the smart lacing system lets you get in and out without ever again having to tie laces. The newly designed lace pocket is more streamlined to keep your laces tucked in and out of the way. Made in Europe.

(Photo: Propper)(Photo: Propper)


Tactical Duty Boot

Propper's side zip Tactical Duty Boot is designed to keep your feet comfortable and ready to take you into the toughest places with a professional-quality leather upper and high-traction outsole. Available in 6-inch and 8-inch versions.

(Photo: Reebok)(Photo: Reebok)


Sublite Cushion Tactical

The Reebok Sublite Cushion Tactical line of tactical footwear was designed for law enforcement and first responder professionals. It incorporates Sublite foam midsole technology to maximize cushioning while minimizing weight. The Sublite dual density foam midsole is made to provide lightweight cushioning for comfort and responsiveness. Deep flex grooves in the midsole allow for natural movement, letting feet bend and balance naturally. At the heel and toe are rubber pads for stopping power and takeoff propulsion. The 8-inch versions feature a side zipper, while the RB8806 model also provides waterproof protection.

(Photo: Ridge Footwear)(Photo: Ridge Footwear)

Ridge Footwear

Momentum 8" Tactical

The new Ridge Momentum tactical boot was built on an athletic last for speed, agility, and performance. The lightweight boot has a streamlined profile designed for dynamic movement. The form-fitting design of the Momentum reduces bulk and weight to add greater stability and performance. Exclusive features include a 90-degree heel for braking in rapid descents and ladder climbing, and a distinctive medial side grip arch for fast-roping and climbing. The debris-releasing open lug outsole pattern allows for easy cleaning. Side zips allow for easy on/off and the rubber outsole is oil- and slip-resistant.

(Photo: Smith & Wesson Footwear)(Photo: Smith & Wesson Footwear)

Smith & Wesson Footwear

Breach 8 SZ

The Breach 8 SZ from Smith & Wesson Footwear offers both durability and reliability. But these tactical side-zip boots are also made to be extremely comfortable for everyday wear. Features include leather-and-nylon uppers for added protection and comfort; a PU collar for easy cleaning; foam-padded collar and tongue for protection and increased breathability; gusseted tongue to keep dirt and debris out; EVA midsole for lightweight comfort and cradled support; steel shank for enhanced support; board-lasted construction for torsional rigidity to reduce foot fatigue; slip-resistant, non-marking rubber outsole, and 100% polyester laces.

(Photo: Thorogood)(Photo: Thorogood)


Veracity GTX

The Veracity GTX collection by Thorogood is designed to be durable and lightweight. These made-in-the-USA boots feature Gore-Tex and a removable, military-grade polyurethane footbed with a contour heel cup and built-in arch support for all-day comfort. Maneuver with confidence thanks to the oil- and slip-resistance of the Vibram cup outsole in these lightweight, flexible boots. Made in the USA by union labor. Available fall 2018.

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