Made For Excellence
The Side Zip Duty Boot is the tactical boot you can trust to perform with excellence. Constructed to protect and support your foot, and built tough enough to withstand even the greatest demands of your job. With full grain leather at the toe for maximum shine and durability, a premium YKK side zipper, and 8” shaft for optimal support, you will have a boot that works as hard as you do.
- 45% full grain leather, 20% PU covered leather, 35% synthetic
- YKK side zipper
- 8 inch height
Full Grain Leather Toe
Polishable top quality leather provides durability and performance for the toughest toe possible.
Stitched Rubber Outsole
Rubber for strong grip is stitched to the boot upper for long-lasting durability.
Heel Strike Window
With boots that are designed like running shoes, the heel strike window gives the user more cushioning while reducing impact on the feet and body while in motion.
As far as comfort goes I am not overly impressed. I pulled the insoles on the second day in the hopes to enhance comfort, even with thicker insoles the toe box is a bit sloppy fitting. Not horrible, but wider than my normal. They actually feel better standing than driving. I am road Commander, so I am driving more than standing.
The leather on my non-gas peddle foot broke/ bent oddly after a few tours and starting wearing a blister in my left foot so that reveals the price point reality of these boots. Durable, comfortable, inexpensive - you only get to pick two at this price. These seem to be the durable and inexpensive selection.
I've had them on now for 48 hours a week for going into my second month and the irritation on the top of the left foot issue is fading and there are no real signs of tread or leather wear. There is some fraying of the the inner liner around the ankle and some light creasing on the outside edge of the left boot leather. Features wise, you would be hard beat to find a better boot, if you are more comfort oriented (Size 13 anyway) this is probably not the answer.
Construction, Finish and fit are above standard for what I would expect from a boot of this type at this price. I have paid more for less several times in the past. The boot feels light on my feet but offers plenty of support and traction. I have used these for several months now on patrol and with SWAT. There was almost no break in period and they were very comfortable right out of the box. Its the little things make this boot stand out from similar boots from other companies- The lace stash pocket built into the tong of the boot for the laces to hide in- amazing. The little lip on the heal to assist in getting them off- great. The stash pockets on the side- good for a small knife of extra set of rubber gloves. The rubber on the toe of the boot is stitched to keep it form pealing off- unlike my last boots.
This was my first (of may purchases to come) from First Tactical.
Great product. keep up the good work
they also come with free shipping and return.
these are the boots. get a pair. like I've said about their other products, its quality.