5.11 Tactical Series Available Here
Category: Apparel
Subcategory: Footwear
Average Rating:
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Developed with 5.11's Shock Mitigation System, this lightweight side-zip boot is perfect for high-impact everyday wear. It features a hidden side pocket and a curved YKK zipper for easy on and off capability.What is the 5.11 Shock Mitigation System? This unique foot comfort system is incredibly lightweight and offers superior compression and rebound resulting in comfort, stability, impact absorption and optimal SPEED. Engineered with feedback fro

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    mike911, Tue, 24 Apr 2007 00:55:09 UTC.
    1st review

    Side zip boots are great. They are very light and comfortable.

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    tlwinkles379, Tue, 24 Apr 2007 19:16:18 UTC.

    I love these boots. I have 1 pair for off-duty and 1 pair for on-duty. My oldest pair are about 2 years old and I have only replaced the insoles. No better boot on the market.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 18 May 2007 06:00:34 UTC.

    These boots are so comfortable for their price......better arch support than some others offered.

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    lbutler226, Wed, 23 May 2007 04:41:02 UTC.

    While I find these boots easy to put on with the zipper and comfortable to wear, I dislike the ankle support. They have been blamed for a couple of injurys during foot pursuits at my department. Your boots should be an asset in your duty, not a liability, and we can never count on where our watch will take us. If your main concern is price, these boots are very reasonable.

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    rsingley79, Fri, 25 May 2007 13:11:43 UTC.

    I love these boots... Light, comfortable, easy to put on... What more can I say. I also like the hidden pockets on each boot. It allows me to store an extra cuff key or some money from my wife...

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    DWHodges, Thu, 05 Jul 2007 19:45:05 UTC.

    This is a great fit, light weight comfortable boot that is very affordable. Great side zip design makes it easy to take the boot on and off. Boot also holds a great shine for those who like to keep their boots polished.

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    WarPig, Tue, 10 Jul 2007 22:30:20 UTC.

    I got into a foot pursuit the first night I wore these boots. I found them to be extremely comfortable and light as I chased down a shoplifter. I was looking forward to putting the boots through there paces. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be as, I captured the thief less than two blocks away...

    Great summer boots....

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    brandonelkins, Thu, 16 Aug 2007 03:05:26 UTC.

    I have now had two pair of these boots. These boots are really comfortable and convenient. However, this is the 2nd pair that have also torn near the sole. They are falling apart and this time I ordered a pair of Danner's. Hope they work out better. Still a decent boot.

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    SPSGT11, Sat, 18 Aug 2007 10:47:30 UTC.

    A good value for the price but have had a few problems. Almost as soon as I started wearing them the velcro tab securing the zipper came off, but I have had no problems with the zipper. I have a wide size and the sole just won't stay secure. I have gaps between the leather and rubber sole from the toe half way back the side. I expected a little better from 5.11

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    liablemtl, Wed, 29 Aug 2007 14:55:59 UTC.

    These are pretty decent boots for the price. They're lightweight and comfortable - even for my big Fred Flintstone like feet. The only problem I've found is that the inside behind the heel is starting to tear after only 8 months of service.

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    LAWN4ZER, Tue, 04 Sep 2007 20:55:25 UTC.

    I have had these for about 1 1/2 years now, great confort, great support, easy on/off, going to upgrade to tthe HRT boot. I like the canvas toe on the HRT. In the line of duty my current boot has had the toe ripped up pretty good. The first pair I had the velcro ripped off the side in the first 3 months went back to the 5.11 dealer and spoke to them. They called 5.11 and they replaced my boots free of charge.

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    pshelton9967, Wed, 12 Sep 2007 02:14:43 UTC.

    I'm on my second pair and could not be happier. These are the best boots for the money.

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    BigBossMan, Mon, 08 Oct 2007 11:14:22 UTC.

    I work in corrections. When I come to work in cold weather these boots get stiff as a board. When I am doing cell checks at night it sounds like a nazi storm trooper marching around because it takes forever for them to soften up. They also have less grip when they are cold. I couldn't immagine wearing these on street patrol in cold weather, the bad guys would say "Here come the nazi's again !" Insoles only lasted about 6 months then were flat as pancakes.

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    RBALLARD, Mon, 08 Oct 2007 14:05:42 UTC.

    i love my 511. liht weight , dont slip , easy on easy off

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    jeff191, Fri, 12 Oct 2007 20:38:29 UTC.

    Good boot and very convenient to slip on and off. Does lack in comfort a bit but makes up for it with light weight and waterproof ability, which has been tested several times.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 15 Oct 2007 01:27:32 UTC.

    Great boots, lightweight, cofortable, easy on/off, very stable sole, only issue i have had is the do not hold a shine at all.

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    kevw25, Tue, 16 Oct 2007 04:38:48 UTC.

    Never felt a more comfortable boot, and I love the zipper. I hope they hold up, But I haven't had much trouble breaking them in.

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    mtbonavy, Thu, 18 Oct 2007 11:01:42 UTC.

    pretty good pair of boots. i would buy them again.

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    radbat, Sat, 03 Nov 2007 18:57:07 UTC.

    I really like these boots. I've worn Rocky 911's for about 15 years and bought these when they had a "5.11 Day" at the uniform shop. They are comfortable and make me about an inch taller which is great since I'm vertically challenged. I'm thinking about buying a tan pair for hunting.

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    cwallace, Tue, 06 Nov 2007 03:22:28 UTC.

    Best pair of boots I have ever owned. Our dept used to purchase only Rocky boots, I got tired of them falling apart during the first year of service so i went out and purchased my own. I love the feel and support they provide. The price makes them even better

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    smackey, Tue, 06 Nov 2007 03:31:12 UTC.

    These boots are a great match for me. Everyone's feet are different and different boots work better for different people. I will continue to wear the 5.11 boots until I find a better suit. Belleville also works great.

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    jabro77, Sun, 18 Nov 2007 18:58:59 UTC.

    Love these boots, the side zipper is great. Very light weight and not heavy after a 12 hour shift.

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    Rescue_911, Tue, 22 Jan 2008 03:31:10 UTC.

    This boot has the advantage of the side zip but was uncomfortable compared to other's I have tried on in the past. The main thing is the ankle support and this boot has caused me to have rollovers onto my ankle when pursuing an individual or running.

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    jmoberly, Wed, 13 Feb 2008 03:47:33 UTC.

    Very easy to put on and take off because of the conveinent zipper! Easy break-in period. Only cothe stiffnes when it gets cold out!

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    DOHare, Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:09:33 UTC.

    Very poor ankle support, sole fell apart, sent them back, switched to MATTERHORN'S.

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    ahumphries, Sun, 17 Feb 2008 00:54:38 UTC.

    Best Boots I have ever owned. I have had other boots dry rot at the base. 5.11 A.T.A.C. are worry free.

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    djs2v, Tue, 19 Feb 2008 02:26:29 UTC.

    Very good boot. Light weight and comfortable.

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    JHester, Fri, 22 Feb 2008 05:28:09 UTC.

    Good boot. Quick break in period (one 12 hour shift). Fits great and is comfortable. My only complaint is that my first pair had some stiching prolems where the boot meets the lace area. I tied them tight and then used the zipper and it was a little tight at this point when stressed and came un stiched.

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    CBone8408, Sat, 01 Mar 2008 23:49:12 UTC.

    Awesome boot and when paired with the insole it is extreamly comfterable. On my second pair and won't give them up for anything!

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    Grafton817, Wed, 05 Mar 2008 06:19:38 UTC.

    I am on my second pair of this style boot. Like: Light weight, easy on and off, durable, "hidden" pockets, looks, non-slip/squeak. Dislike: the leather is seperating from the rubber on the toes. This has happened to both pairs I have owned.

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    rghstkcwby, Tue, 25 Mar 2008 22:04:45 UTC.

    love this boot...ahve 2pr switch out and alternate days......dont think ill ever own anything else!

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    Deputycw, Wed, 26 Mar 2008 12:01:25 UTC.

    Great boot! 5.11 apparel has out lasted all of my other gear.

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    lawdog86, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 04:29:34 UTC.

    Very comfortbable boot. Combines the look of a tactical boot with the light weight feel of a shoe. I've worn this boot all throughout my academy training and I have not had any problems with them. Side zip is also very nice.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 02 May 2008 21:05:43 UTC.

    love them!!!very comfortable and very convienient.....BUT not much ankle support..broke my ankle in them about a week ago....

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    bigwillie, Wed, 07 May 2008 06:08:29 UTC.

    good boot soft sole makes for comfy feet even on the long days

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    403police, Mon, 19 May 2008 10:20:10 UTC.

    A good durable boot

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    Anonymous, Tue, 10 Jun 2008 06:24:17 UTC.

    The most comfortable boot i have ever worn. Lets see how they hold up after a month

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    Oreto401, Sat, 14 Jun 2008 03:17:50 UTC.

    Comfortable and sharp....

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    dragon1900, Tue, 17 Jun 2008 17:07:30 UTC.

    great boot. very comfortable.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 22 Jun 2008 21:47:26 UTC.

    Very Nice

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    Dogslayer, Sat, 05 Jul 2008 19:25:26 UTC.

    Great boots,fit great,feel good what else can you say!

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    WPD1435, Tue, 15 Jul 2008 15:17:26 UTC.

    THis has been the best pair of duty boots I have ever worn. They look good, hold up well and last forever.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 09 Aug 2008 03:56:37 UTC.

    very comfortable, but mine did not hold up very well, plus they were to warm for me.

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    anderbishop, Mon, 01 Sep 2008 17:19:07 UTC.

    Didnt like them felt like crapy combat boots.

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    oficrgrazr, Thu, 04 Sep 2008 20:33:03 UTC.

    These boots are great! They are very comfortable and they take a beating. There is nothing better then chasing a suspect through the water at the beginning of a 12 hour shift and still having dry socks for the rest of the tour.

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    MaceMan, Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:58:32 UTC.

    This is my 1st pair. They are comfortable, and I like the fact that they are water proof.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 03 Oct 2008 17:21:54 UTC.

    Excellent Boots, Very comfortable and last better that other brands I have tried. XZip side makes them easy on/off and very waterproof.

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    chrisrpd638, Mon, 13 Oct 2008 05:57:01 UTC.

    I am a big fan of all of 5.11's gear. These boots are the best i have worn in the past 5 years. i am on my second pair. two thumbs up.

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    Jtccss3, Fri, 24 Oct 2008 21:10:20 UTC.

    I love my side-zip boots they are very comfortable and very good a lot of walking and even running.

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    A1852, Fri, 24 Oct 2008 21:20:09 UTC.

    Lightweight, durable, flexible. What else could a cop want? I keep my handcuff key/windshield breaker in the pocket. Just OUTSTANDING

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    TDL1537, Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:11:44 UTC.

    Very nice pair of boots. I have been wearing them for about two years daily for patrol and they are holding up very well.

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    BuffaloSoldier, Mon, 03 Nov 2008 02:23:48 UTC.

    These boots were comfortable the very first shift and I love the hidden pocket on the outside of each boot.

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    jpolice122, Sun, 09 Nov 2008 13:45:16 UTC.

    I recently purchased these boots and so far so good. Haven't had any problems. They are light and easy to move in. They even made room for my big size 13EEs. I hope they are as good as I have been hearing.

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    Solohammer, Wed, 24 Dec 2008 18:24:15 UTC.

    I'm on my second pair in three years. Good boot for the pavement and the desert, though you can feel the rocks through the soles. They take a good shine when needed and require little other care.

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    HEMY348, Wed, 31 Dec 2008 07:19:03 UTC.

    I'm on my third pair. Used to wear Rockies before they closed up shop in the U.S.

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    hinshaw, Fri, 16 Jan 2009 06:07:58 UTC.

    Some of the most comfortable boots I've ever worn! Allowed me to be on my feet for 10+ hours a day with little discomfort. Only downside is the zipper has somewhat come apart.

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    branchsw, Mon, 19 Jan 2009 23:49:26 UTC.

    great gear.

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    ccsolawdog, Fri, 23 Jan 2009 04:40:11 UTC.

    Absolutely love this boot! Extremely comfy and lightweight!

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    btrsch13, Thu, 26 Feb 2009 20:00:25 UTC.

    Great boot, not heavy, easy movement great pricing

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    majortripp35, Mon, 13 Apr 2009 09:32:45 UTC.

    I love these boots

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    Duke1282, Mon, 25 May 2009 00:35:56 UTC.

    Comfortable, but the side zippers broke after a year and a half.

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    glang, Sat, 15 Aug 2009 03:07:06 UTC.

    A very comfortable light weight boot, but does not hold up well. Mine tore on the side at the sole and the interior lining came completely apart in both boot.

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    icjpadgett, Wed, 09 Sep 2009 00:45:22 UTC.

    Very comfortable, but does not hold up too well. The side became unstiched after about three months.

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    RBB1982, Sun, 27 Dec 2009 04:40:39 UTC.

    These have been great boots. They got me through the abuse of academy with comfort and durability. Not too expensive, and really look decent when you shine them up. I will be wearing these on duty for sure, and would replace them with another set without hesitation.

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    bpeals, Tue, 09 Feb 2010 17:15:02 UTC.

    ok i cant find a review of these boots without the zippers(i hate zippers on my boots)
    these are very comfortable boots, however, i normally buy cheap boots, but i splurged and these 5.11s started falling apart with in 6 months. i sent an email to the company, and they took care of the issue but still doubt i would spend my money on another pair.
    cons-fall apart way to soon
    pros- stand up company to deal with.

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    oddjob, Tue, 13 Apr 2010 08:44:45 UTC.

    The boot is comfortable but they fall apart too easily. I bought the waterproof version but on the first rainstorm I discovered they were not as advertised. feet got soaked immediately when i stepped out to direct traffic at a T.C. Called 5.11. they were responsive replaced immediately but again not waterproof. Changed to Danners better product.

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    littlebit20, Thu, 05 Aug 2010 23:30:20 UTC.

    Freakin' love these boots. They are comfortable and supportive and have a 30 day return option if you hate them. Can't go wrong.

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    Cuffs710, Fri, 03 Sep 2010 12:42:05 UTC.

    One of the most comfortable pair of shoes/boots I own! Considering getting another pair for off duty. Love the hidden side pocket as well.

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    K9_91, Mon, 18 Oct 2010 01:27:18 UTC.

    Excellent boot for duty. Light and durable.

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