These boots are the most comfortable boots I've found. Great for law enforcement work. Before you purchase these boots you should now that they definitely suffer in longevity. I have had to replace my boots about once a year due to wear and tear. With other more durable boots available, there is one reason why I keep coming back to these boots...The comfort.
Most comfortable ever...
First off, excellent boots overall, these are easily the most comfortable boots I've ever warn. I've been wearing combat/tactical boots every day for the last 20 years. I've gone through many different brands/models over the years, and these are definately the best. The oil and slip resistant soles are great, ice hasn't even slowed me down much in these. The hidden pockets are a nice bonus, too. The zippers are great, I've never had a pair of side-zips that the zipper hasn't broken or gotten very sluggish, but this one still works like the day it was new. As a matter of fact, the only complaint I have is long term heavy usage. I started wearing these boot on an all day, every day basis, and after about a year, I noticed the sole had worn pretty well and the toes had started separating slightly. Now, after 2 years of wear, there is some serious toe separation, and the boots are pretty well worn out overall (except the zipper). I would like to see the boots perform slightly longer, with as much as I paid for them, but I am very satisfied, and will be buying another pair in the near future.
Best boots I've ever owned
I purchased these boots 2 years ago when they first came out and have never had any problems whatsoever with them. The zipper actually doesn't bust or have any jams, have had no problems with the soles and they still look like they're in good shape. I plan on buying another pair just like these from 5.11 when these go out in maybe another 2 years. I would highly suggest these since wear and tear is minimal. I use these everyday in the armored truck business and they still hold up with the tough conditions.
My soles began to come apart after 2 weeks.
I was very impressed initially with this boot. It had a good feel and easy break-in period, however after six months the soles started to split and peel off followed shortly after by the heel cup inside tearing away and the lining coming out. 5.11 needs to upgrade these before I would ever think of buying another pair.
Unexpected Comfort and Durability
These have got to be the most comfortable boots I have bought I have never purchased a pair of boots from 511 Tactical but after purchasing this footwear I will spread the word Thanks to US cavalry and 511 Tactical for great products and great service
- September 14, 2005