Gear: Belleville Tactical Research Paladin Boot (TR601Z CT and TR901Z CT)
Belleville Tactical Research Paladin Boot (TR601Z CT and TR901Z CT)Belleville Shoe manifacturing company
|Price:||110.00 MSRP cheaper at retailers|
|Average Rating:||(1 Vote)|
Tactical Boots by Belleville Shoes. Available in Sage Green (USAF) and black. -Non-metallic safety toe meets ASTM F2412-05 for -Impact and Compression and ASTM F2413-05 for Electrical Hazard -Side Zipper with overlapping closure -"Breathe Right lunar lining" -Silicone-molded heel and ankle stabilizer -Soft, EVA cushioned midsole -"TR-1" High Performance Insole
- SirBeavis, Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:11:15 UTC.
- 1st review
Bought these because of good past experience with Belleville products, even though I wasn't familiar with their "Tactical Research" line of boots. While I normally break in new boots by wearing them off duty around the house and stuff, I ended up wearing these for duty the day I got them since my other boots were either still soaked from the previous duty day or inappropriate for the cold snowy/wet conditions. I found the boots to be comfortable from the get-go and at the end of my 12 hour shift (about 14 hour shift with pre and post duty responsibilities.) I had no blisters, sore spots, hot spots, pressure sores or any of the normal stuff I associate with new boots.
I've worn them every other duty day for about 2 weeks now and have found them to still be comfortable with little to no break in issues or uncomfort. The outer material and zipper have proved to be decently water resistant (I haven't had to stand in a puddle with the zipper yet, but I had no leakage when walking through an over the deep ankle one.) and the soles have decent traction on wet/snowy/icy pavement. Additionally, unlike steel toes, the safety toe did not transmit/conduct the cold temperatures enough to be noticeable or uncomfortable.
For those who find the MSRP to expensive, I found them on sale at a popular online retailer and got them with shipping and handling under 100.00. Just for comparison, many equivalent boots sold by the popular "Gucci Tactical" brands have cost me 40 to 70 dollars more just for a name, sometimes with less functionality and material durability. All in all, unless these boots fall completely apart in a few months I'll be purchasing other products from this line, and I've already ordered another pair of these boots.
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