From day one this boot fit like a glove. No need to really break it in. I have owned these for about 4 months and average about 7-10 miles a day in them. They are still just as good as day one.
I love the appearance and the long wearing upper and sole. I've had mine for about 8 months with little to no signs of wear. No squish to the sole either. The only downer is the pain that I experience in my heel after a long walk. Most of that was minimized by using an aftermarket cushion insole, but I'm not a fan of those and expect the boot to function well on its own. All in all, though, since I work at a desk and don't make a living on my feet I will probably still buy another pair if these ever wear out.
I have been wearing these boots for about 6 months now HARD use. anyone that knows me knows that i am not easy on my gear at all. these boots are no exception. from foot chases across open fields, swamps and city streets to hiking these boots have preformed every time. i wear them dailey for 12+ hours
I love these boots, second pair I've bought and the only complaints I have are they squeak on tile like a dolphin in labor. The second is the laces are to big for the clips on the boots and I had to keep re-lacing them a couple of times every shift.
This is an "ok" boot. I own 3 pairs of 5.11 shoes. This is my least favorite. The issue is the "quick lace" tabs on the top of the shoe "dig" into the tongue and damage it but tearing off the top level of out covering of the boot.
Working in the utilities industry and spending 40%/60% on site/office, I needed a pair of boots that were tough, comfortable and smart enough to wear all day - all year round. These 6" ATACA boots seem to fit the bill with a solid, hardwearing sole, excellent grip on all terrain (grass, concrete, mud, sludge, steel ladders etc). They required very little breaking in and look tidy enough to wear in the office. They don't scream tactical and better still they don't look and weigh like steelies. So far I've used them throughout the british summer and they are holding up well, no leaks and no sweat.
these were comfortable but fell apart way too easy, I'm never hard on shoes I don't know if these one pair was a defect but even the sales person at Atlantic Tactical said they should have lasted longer I wish I could send you picture of how they look. I Perchase these Aug.2013 form Atlantic Tactical in Phila. which I frequent all the time and I'm no stranger to 5'l1 products I have at least 10 tactical pants, 3 hats, and multiple pairs of socks, I went from excited to have the boots to disappointed in a span of 10 months....10 months!!!! NOT GOOD 5.11 NOT GOOD....thanks for allowing me to vent....try to load video it wouldn't let me
I wear this product several times a week and they are over 7 years old. I don't like them as much as some; however, better than others. Would not buy this product again... needs re-engineering.
After the initial break in period,this boot feels just like a good pair of tennis shoes on your feet.i am retired LEO and now wear them for a outdoor security job.