I work for the local fire department, both on the Fire and EMS side. The boots are great for the weight side of things, heavy duty but fairly light. Also, emergencies don't have a schedule so the side zip works incredible to save valued seconds trying to get turnouts on! Anyone in emergency services needs to check these out!
I'm on my 3 or 4th pair of these boots and they are excellent. They are comfortable for day to day use of constantly being on your feet. The only thing stopping me from giving it 5 stars is the fact that cosmetically they don't hold up well. With every pair, within 6 months, the leather front toe area on the outside of the boot is completely worn off. This might just be because of how I use them or what I do with them during the day, but it has been with every pair. Otherwise, they are the best boots I've ever owned.
I just received my first set of ATAC 6in boots from 5.11. So far I am very pleased with the comfort and build quality compared to others brands I have worn. My only issues is the green sewn patch and white tag on the exterior of the tongue on the right boot, provides too much contrast to the boot, and is not easily removable. These should either be toned down to black with dark gray text to match the rest of the boot, or move the logos inside the boot.
This my 3rd pair order last me for 3 years. I do always on foot patrol within various weathers. And also Hot weather with 115 degree when I was station in Las Vegas was totally amaze, this boots breath and comfortable whole entire watch. I would highly recommend these to all fellow enforcement.
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.
I have owned this boot for atleast 3-4 years and about to order my 2nd pair now!
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.
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.
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!
This boot has provided me with comfort, resistant to water and more importantly. It is surprisingly durable. Love it !