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A.T.A.C. 8" Side Zip Boot

Purpose Built

Engineered to meet the needs of law enforcement, military, and tactical operators around the globe, the 5.11 8ヤ ATAC Side Zip Boot offers superior performance, easy wearability, and a thoroughly professional profile. Side zip entry allows quick on and off, minimizing prep time and eliminating the need to tie or untie your laces. The full grain leather toe offers a high-shine polish, while the nylon upper offers rugged resilience and breathability that stands up to harsh operational environments. The moisture wicking lining and extensive dual density foam cushioning offer support and comfort, the oil-resistant no-squeak outsole ensures stealth and stability, and a covert side pocket provides added tactical utility. In addition, the 8ヤ ATAC Tactical Side Zip Boot incorporates our trademark 5.11 Shock Mitigation Systemᆴ to maximize compression and rebound, increasing your speed, stamina, and traction over any surface.

 

Overview:

  • Rugged, reliable, comfortable
  • Side zip functionality
  • Covert tactical pocket
  • Polished leather toe
  • 5.11 Shock Mitigation Systemᆴ
  • Antibacterial and moisture-wicking lining
  • Cushioned insole
  • Oil and slip resistant, no-squeak outsole
  • Semi-rigid heel and toe reinforcement

 

Specifications:

  • Specifications:
  • Full grain leather and rugged nylon construction
  • Generous open cell foam cushioning
  • Hypertextᆴ lasting board
  • Non-metallic shank
  • Injection molded phylon midsole
  • YKKᆴ zipper hardware
  • Stay-tied sausage laces

 

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A.T.A.C. 8" Side Zip Boot

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$100.99
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Purpose Built

Engineered to meet the needs of law enforcement, military, and tactical operators around the globe, the 5.11 8ヤ ATAC Side Zip Boot offers superior performance, easy wearability, and a thoroughly professional profile. Side zip entry allows quick on and off, minimizing prep time and eliminating the need to tie or untie your laces. The full grain leather toe offers a high-shine polish, while the nylon upper offers rugged resilience and breathability that stands up to harsh operational environments. The moisture wicking lining and extensive dual density foam cushioning offer support and comfort, the oil-resistant no-squeak outsole ensures stealth and stability, and a covert side pocket provides added tactical utility. In addition, the 8ヤ ATAC Tactical Side Zip Boot incorporates our trademark 5.11 Shock Mitigation Systemᆴ to maximize compression and rebound, increasing your speed, stamina, and traction over any surface.

 

Overview:

  • Rugged, reliable, comfortable
  • Side zip functionality
  • Covert tactical pocket
  • Polished leather toe
  • 5.11 Shock Mitigation Systemᆴ
  • Antibacterial and moisture-wicking lining
  • Cushioned insole
  • Oil and slip resistant, no-squeak outsole
  • Semi-rigid heel and toe reinforcement

 

Specifications:

  • Specifications:
  • Full grain leather and rugged nylon construction
  • Generous open cell foam cushioning
  • Hypertextᆴ lasting board
  • Non-metallic shank
  • Injection molded phylon midsole
  • YKKᆴ zipper hardware
  • Stay-tied sausage laces

 

Ratings and Reviews

 
4.2

(based on 228 reviews)

83 %

Pros

  • Comfortable (153)
  • Great Traction (117)
  • Stable (114)
  • Rugged (89)
  • Non Slip Sole (82)

Cons

  • Falls Apart Easily (38)
  • Sole Wears Out Quickly (23)
  • Not Water Resistant (21)
  • Squeaks (20)
  • Poor Footing (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear (129)
  • During Operations (95)
  • Cold Weather (70)
  • Field Training (69)
  • Wet Weather (62)

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1.0

Uncomfortable

By Bo

from San Diego

Was this a gift?

  • No

Cons

  • Heavy

My profession is

  • Law Enforcement

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Describe Yourself

  • Police Officer

Sizing

  • Feels half size too small

Very uncomfortable boot and heavy. I probably should have purchased one of the lighter boots.

 
5.0

Great Boot

By Pink

from North Jersey

My profession is

  • First Responder

Sizing

  • Feels true to size

Best Uses

  • During Operations
  • Hot Weather
  • Wet Weather
  • Everyday Wear
  • Cold Weather

Pros

  • Non Slip Sole
  • Great Traction
  • Rugged
  • Water Resistant
  • Stable
  • Comfortable

Was this a gift?

  • No

I have used this product for

  • 6-12 months

Arch Type

  • Low Arch

Width

  • Feels true to width

This is a great boot. Overall I was very happy with the boot itself, and how it fit. Perfect for all professions.

 
2.0

they where graet the first 2-3 months

By yankee

from new jersey

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Great Traction
  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Falls Apart Easily
  • Squeaks

My profession is

  • Other

I have used this product for

  • 3-6 months

Describe Yourself

  • Outdoor Enthusiast
  • Hunter

Sizing

  • Feels true to size

I used these boots for about 3 months before the plastic toe protector started shifting around and now just over 6 months in the rubber sole is starting to come apart from the rest of the boot.

(It is possible that my pair just slipped passed there inspection and from some of the other reviews I would hope that's the case and that 5.11 will compensate me with a new pair)

 
2.0

Not what I had expected

By Rick

from Sacramento, CA

Cons

  • Uncomfortable
  • Retains Food Odor
  • Toe Box Relatively Low

My profession is

  • First Responder

Describe Yourself

  • Medic

Sizing

  • Feels half size too small

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Non Slip Sole
  • Stable
  • Water Resistant
  • Rugged

I have used this product for

  • 6-12 months

Arch Type

  • Average Arch

Width

  • Feels true to width

Purchased the boots based on the reviews. I found the boots to be uncomfortable after walking on hard surface for hours on end. In order to make them somewhat tolerable, have to wear heavy boot socks with regular white cotton socks. Retains sweat and the odor will knock you over, whereas I dont have these problems with my Whites. Probably would have been better off with my Rockies or Bates. VERY UNCOMFORTABLE>

 
5.0

Love 'em.

By SteelBeach

from Dallas, Texas

My profession is

  • Law Enforcement

Describe Yourself

  • Security Officer

Sizing

  • Feels true to size

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear
  • Foot patrol
  • Vehicle Patrol

Pros

  • Great Traction
  • Rugged
  • Stable
  • Non Slip Sole
  • Water Resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable

Was this a gift?

  • No

I have used this product for

  • Less than a month

Arch Type

  • Average Arch

Width

  • Feels true to width

I got this pair of boots from my local supplier on a Monday, just before work. I drove straight to the Office, put them on, and tossed my old boots. After a ten-hour vehicle patrol, (with numerous posts that required walking), I still felt great. The boots were already broken in. Two weeks of continuous use later, and they still feel amazing.

 
5.0

incredible boot

By mando aguilar

from Orange, CA

Cons

  • None

My profession is

  • Other

Describe Yourself

  • Bounty hunter

Sizing

  • Feels true to size

Best Uses

  • During Operations
  • Long Hikes
  • Field Training
  • Everyday Wear
  • Cold Weather
  • Running
  • Hot Weather
  • Wet Weather

Pros

  • Non Slip Sole
  • Stable
  • Comfortable
  • Rugged
  • Great Traction
  • Water Resistant

Was this a gift?

  • No

I have used this product for

  • 1-2 years

Arch Type

  • Average Arch

Width

  • Feels true to width

Very rugged and very dependable. Extremely comfortable in the field

 
4.0

Comfortable

By smooze

from the NSA knows where I am ask them

Cons

  • Non Yet

My profession is

  • Law Enforcement

Describe Yourself

  • Correctional Officer

Sizing

  • Feels half size too small

Best Uses

  • Everyday Wear
  • Cold Weather
  • Wet Weather

Pros

  • Water Resistant
  • Comfortable
  • Takes On A Good Shine
  • Great Traction

Was this a gift?

  • No

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

Arch Type

  • Average Arch

Width

  • Feels true to width

Once these boots were broken in, they are the most comfortable boots I have ever owned. My last two pairs of boots were from Oakley. The 1st pair I had from them were great and held on for 6 years, then came the second pair which barely lasted 2 years. So I tried a new brand and I am extrememly happy I did.

 
5.0

I LOVE my A.T.A.C. 8" Side Zip Boot

By tateabolic

from Denham Springs, LA

Pros

  • price
  • Comfort
  • Style

Was this a gift?

  • No

Cons

  • haven't found one yet

My profession is

  • Other

I have used this product for

  • 3-6 months

Best Uses

  • I wear them ALL THE TIME

I'm big on comfort, and these boots, fit the bill. I used to wear my Nike Shox all time, not anymore. After wearing Army issue combat boots for a long time, my A.T.A.C. 8" Side Zip Boots, are a dream come true. I have yet to find anything wrong with them.

 
2.0

Awful quality

By Dmitrii

from Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Pros

  • Good sole

Was this a gift?

  • No

Cons

  • Sole wears out quickly
  • Falls apart easily
  • Bad Crease

My profession is

  • Other

I have used this product for

  • 1-3 months

Best Uses

  • Everyday wear

Everyday wear, no extreme use, warm and a bit cold weather (from 0 to +5 C in one city and about +15 C in other city).
After a 2 weeks of everyday use sole began to wear out. Brought boots to 5.11 retailer in Saint-Petersburg, it was recommended to repair boots for free. Ok, they made it. After about a month sole began to wear out again, also, after about a month and half backcloth of left boot started to fray and I got a hole in lining. Was abroad, so when returned to Russia, brought boots to retailer again, asking to change boots with additional payment to other model. Got an answer like "we can repair it or make independent expertise". So I prefer to wear this boots till the end of season and than drop'em in nearest trash can.
It's a first 5.11 product of bad quality I've seen, and I'm very surprised with a such an attitude of official retailer. Even in unofficial shops it's normal to change a product of clearly seen bad quality. So, I hope that it's only a problem of russian retailer and not an attitude of 5.11 Tactical.

 
5.0

Perfect

By Judochop311

from Florida

Was this a gift?

  • No

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • none

My profession is

  • Law Enforcement

I have used this product for

  • 6-12 months

Best Uses

  • Work

I work in a prison and walk a lot. These boots keep me comfortable even on 12-16 hour shifts. I will buy another pair when these wear out. Highly recommended.

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