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Style# 12019

A.T.A.C.® 6" Shield Side Zip Boot

Average rating of 87%
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Purpose Built

Engineered to provide superior safety in unforgiving environments, the ATAC® 6" Shield Boot delivers unbeatable comfort, protection, and tactical utility in a clean, professional profile. A rugged upper provides breathable stability, and the CSA/ASTM-certified safety toe and puncture-resistant midsole offer reliable security. Featuring a waterproof, breathable lining and bloodborne pathogen-resistant construction, these boots will keep you cool, dry, and safe, regardless of the scenario. Additional features include our Shock Mitigation System® and an oil- and slip-resistant outsole for enhanced speed and traction. Maximum protection in a lightweight, comfortable, long-lasting boot. Simply the best.


  • Renowned tactical boot in a professional profile
  • Safety toe and puncture-resistant
  • Comfortable, sturdy, and highly tactical


  • Side-zip
  • Open cell foam cushion
  • ASTM F2413-11 certified safety toe
  • Cushioned Ortholite¯ insole
  • Hypertext lasting board
  • Puncture-resistant midsole board
  • Non-metallic shank
  • Oil- and slip-resistant outsole
  • Semi-rigid heel and toe reinforcement
  • Moisture-wicking lining
  • Waterproof, breathable, and BBP-resistant
  • Full-grain leather
  • 5.11® Shock Mitigation System
  • YKK® zippers
  • Sausage laces
  • Odor Control technology that inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria
Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 33 reviews)

87 %

Das Boot!


From Noel


I recently purchased these boots after watching video reviews online and reading feedback from other users through multiple ecommerce websites. These boots are what I wanted in every aspect and then some. The composite toe is plenty of protection and a few grams lighter than steel toes. The full grain leather look and feel ad a sense of quality that show others that you're not wearing a pair of cheap boots. Getting these boots on and off are effortless. The Velcro keeping the zipper covered isn't quite grasping amongst the loop material on both sides, which is my only concern with these boots. in the type of work I do, making adjustments to changing conditions with these on my feet will tackle any obstacle thrown at me.

Lasted years


From jamie D


I have owned this boot for atleast 3-4 years and about to order my 2nd pair now!

EMS inner city


From Charles


I work as an EMT in a city and we run and on a feet all day. I had the 8" SHIELD SIDE ZIP ASTM BOOT and loved them but want a lower boot and save some weight. I put the new A.T.A.C. 6"SHIELD SIDE ZIP ASTM BOOT they were true to fit and comfortable out of the box. I have recommended them to other at my work.

Most uncomfortable boot I ever owned


From Bill


I have own other 5.11 boots and love them.
This pair with steel toes, wear my big toes out.
Need more pading on the side toe area.

Great Boots!


From William


I've been through two pairs, each lasted roughly a year and a half of walking 10-20 miles a day before the tread wore to a point where their slip resistance was useless. Fixing to order a third pair. I originally balked at the price but after I had to replace the first pair and seeing all the wear and tear I realized I would've had to buy at least 4 other pairs to make up for this one. Great purchase!

Best ever put my feet into.


From david


This boot has provided me with comfort, resistant to water and more importantly. It is surprisingly durable. Love it !

Amazing boot


From Medic 25

from Glendale, AZ

I work as a volunteer fire personal. I also work in a hospital in the emergency room. I love these boots for both jobs because I feel safe and well protected from dangers such as smoldering, mud, blood, feces, and urine. I also don't have to worry about my toes as the protective cap is perfect. Only downer is that the boots are heavy. I had a pair for several years of constant use and just recently started breaking down and I wanted to get another pair.

ATAC Side Zip Boot


From singlestac

from Napa, CA

I bought this boot for work as my employer now requires a steel toe and slip protection which this boot adequately provides.
The side zipper allows the boot to be taken off without untieing but the laces must be untied to get the boot on which makes this feature pointless.
The six inch cut of the boot rubs right at the ankle bone making for very uncomfortable walking until the boot is worn in or you have build up a good callous on this joint. It takes time to get the boot worn in so don't expect bedroom slipper comfort for some time.
This boot is big, heavy and clunky, no ballroom dancing in these shoes should be expected. These boots are built for working in and as such they do the job. These boots get the job done at an affordable price and in reasonable comfort.

Amazing Boots


From R. Helinger

from Tampa, Fl

I love these boots. I got them to replace the boots that my agency issued me. World of difference. Really comfortable, they don't feel too heavy, they are waterproof, and they are easy to get on and off everyday. I would completely recommend these boots.

Best boots I've ever owned


From Chris

from Upstate, NY

I have always owned basic safety toe work boots in the past. I wanted something more comfortable and was pointed towards a safety toe duty boot. These boots fit perfectly the first time I wore them. Literally no break in period. A little heavy but I expected that with the thicker sole and safety toe. Very sturdy and stable. I put the non slip sole to the test and I have to say I was amazed it actually worked. Even in hot weather, the boots breath and my feet are comfortable all day.
If I had to come up with any cons, I would say that the laces seem to come untied very easily. So I double knot them and other are fine.
After wearing these for about 6 months now, I will be buying another pair if and when I wear these out. I would highly recommend these to anyone.

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