Men’s 8” Waterproof Side Zip Duty Boot

Style: 165003

Price: $129.99

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Men’s 8” Waterproof Side Zip Duty Boot

Style: 165003

Price: $129.99

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Water Repelling And Reliable

  • Product Details

  • The Waterproof Side Zip Duty Boot is the tactical boot you can trust to perform with greatness and keep you dry. Constructed to protect and support your foot, and built tough enough to withstand even the highest demands of your job. With lined leather, premium YKK® side zipper, and 8” shaft for optimal support, you will have a boot that serves as hard as you do.

  • Specifications

    • 45% full grain leather, 20% PU covered leather, 35% synthetic
    • YKK side zipper
    • 8 inch height

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  • Innovative Features

  • Waterproof Membrane Lined Construction

    Tightly seamed construction keep water out and feet dry.

    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.

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4.6 out of 5, based on 10 reviews
Ray from Wisconsin on Mar 26, 2018
I've bought two pairs of these boots. One pair back in 2015 and another in mid-2016. Currently (March, 2018), I still wear the boots I purchased mid-2016, but they definitely need to be replaced. For the first 6 months, I've never worn a pair of boots that I liked better. I recommended these boots to another co-worker at our PD and he liked them for the first 6 months also. They have an athletic feel, the heel is quiet for tactical situations, and it fits their scorpion boot knife very well. On both pairs of boots, the pull loop broke within 3 months (as well as on my co-worker's boots). After about 6 months, the boots make your feet sore and don't seem to get broken in as well as name brand competitors (that you do have to pay a lot more for). The boots aren't squeaky on tile like 5.11 boots are. The boots shine up well, but they scuff up easily. I bought the boots back when they were $80 and for $80 I would say there isn't a better price/boot out there. At current listed price of $120, I'm gonna look at Under Armor/Danners to get a longer comfortable life-span out of them. I gave them a 4 star because they are a good company and they are continuing to get better. They need to correct the pull-loop issue and put more into longer lasting, more comfortable boot if they are going to charge $120 or greater.
Barry B from NJ on Jan 07, 2018
I've always been pretty happy with First Tactical Products.
Positives: Big toe box, waterproof, side zippers for easy off and on, knife pocket on boots, sized well, look good with uniform pants.
Negatives: The insole provided was not very comfortable. I switched it out with an insole from a pair of my running sneakers and it was much better. While the boots are waterproof, they are not terribly well insulated for cold weather. Wool socks are a must. I wish First Tactical made a boot with waterproofing AND a safety toe. Unfortunately, I had to choose between one or the other.

Boots broke in after 3-4 shifts. I've had them for a month; so far so good.
Dan from Pennsylvania on Apr 04, 2017
Assigned to Patrol and have worn many different brands of boots. These boots are outstanding and shine up quite easily. Would recommend to anyone for duty use.
John from Iowa on Mar 30, 2017
Simply a must get boot for the price! I have pretty wide feet and this fit my standard. The boot is very true to size and the insoles are comfortable. As for the 8inch, it was fairly comfortable for my large calves. The sole is very grippy and claims to be slip resistant which I have not tested yet. One complaint I do have is on the side of the boot where I put my Scorpion Tanto knife it tends to slip out of the little flap that holds the clip in. I would like the boot even better if it was more hard and reinforced leather so it wouldn't bend. Overall nice affordable boot!
Kris Lore from Arkansas on Feb 03, 2017
I purchased a pair of the Waterproof Duty boots for my husband for Christmas. He loves them. Says they are the most comfortable work boots he has ever worn. Thanks
Pete from Arizona on Jan 22, 2017
Love these boots. I'm having in issue with getting my ankle holster to fit properly. Any ideas?
Danny from Houston, TX on Nov 12, 2016
First off, let's get the reasons why I'm giving it a 4 of 5. I ordered the 8" @ 10.5 and noticed that the material that prevents water from entering the boot is only aprox 5.5" from bottom sole(to each their own if that's an issue). As a fireman, I prefer protection a little higher. The other reason is that I have big calves and the 8" comes up too high for my legs. Again, this is more personal issue than a problem. I ordered the 6" instead(wish 6" came in waterproof) and will use them while on the ambulance for more comfort. Other than that, this boot is awesome. You get so many features for a great price...
-Wide toe box
-Side zip
-Laces pocket
-Side utility pocket
-Comfortable sole
-Good Warranty

Time will tell on durability, but once I receive my 6" boots, I'm looking forward to putting them to the test.
Norman White from Massachusetts on Aug 28, 2016
Great boots, correct fit, little to no break in period. Only negative is the sole is not a non-slip sole, would be the perfect boot with non-slip sole.
Andrew Reuther from Durham NC on May 24, 2016
The men's 8” water proof boot are amazing. I have had them for about 6 months now and they are still amazing. They are the best boots I have ever owned. They are light and comfortable with little to no break in period. You can get a good shine on them and they are holding up great. The soles of the boots are holding up well compared to several other companies boots I have had. As a police officer comfort and durability is everything. I have nothing bad to say about the boots. I do have to say the customer service is lacking. I have reached out by email several times and heard nothing back. I asked about a few things about different gear they have and questions about the boots (I currently own) and I heard nothing. I also purchased these boots when they were running an offer for free socks. When I tried the promo code it did not work. When I sent them an email about the problem I heard nothing. Other than the customer service issues the products First Tactical has are better than any other company I have ever tried.
Jeff Wollam from Tennessee on Apr 20, 2016
I was amazed at how comfortable these boots were right out of the box. Normally it takes awhile to break in new boots, even days and your feet are sore. After three hours my feet were very comfortable. After speaking with sales rep Larry Mullins, I found out even more features about these boots and was even more impressed. Tomorrow will be my first full 24 hour shift wearing them. So far, I'm very satisfied. I'm also impressed as to how quickly the order was processed and shipped. Thank you.