This is my second pair. Still wearing first pair, but sole on left boot slightly separating. Have worn the first pair almost daily for 15 months, in all elements, boot is warm & my feet have never gotten wet, even when in downpours. I do keep a good coat of wax on them. Traction on slippery ramps is great & really one of the major reasons I initially purchased the boot. Squeaks on some floor surfaces but not a problem for me.
I decided to upgrade a little from the ATAC's I've been wearing for about three years. This is a very nice option. They were comfortable from the moment I put them on, and now after three months, they are even better. The leather is soft and takes polish well. The side zipper is a nice added feature. I have worn Danner, Hi-Tech, Bates, and Rocky, but will now always wear 5.11.
These are a great pair of boots, and are really comfortable. The only thing I hate about em are the shoe laces. They untie itself too often. I'd have to tie my shoelaces 6-8x over a 12 hour period
Everything I believe a boot should be: Comfortable, light weight, they shine up nice and are rugged enough to wear everyday. 511 has done a great job designing these boots, they have a great professional look to them. I am sure they will last a long time, like my other 511 Boots.
This is my 2nd pair of Haste boots. I love them. They wear great right out of the box and they are easy to polish. My first boot lasted me about 2 years and I wear them all the time on duty. Even through the snow and rain.
Slower to break in than expected, painful process!
Working in a prison and on my feet for all kinds of things I recommend these boots. They feel like you have worn them forever, no breaking in necessary. I have 2 pair of 5.11 boots I purchased 5 years ago and they look as good as they did when purchased and I still wear them at work. I wear them at home also because they are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own.
I am VERY picky when it comes to my work boots. I had been wearing the same brand & Model boot for the last 10 yrs (multiple pairs). I have always been pleased with 5.11 products so decided to try out a pair of boots. My requirements were: Mostly Leather, high enough to offer ankle support, and zippered. I have had them for about 2 weeks and have been very pleased so far.
I'm a big fan of 5.11 and think that they offer some great products, however i'd probably pass on buying their Haste boots again.
I like the style of the boots a lot, just like the add says they have a "neat, clean and professional look". Also probably the most comfortable boot i've every worn.
Probably the biggest reason why I will be retiring these boots early is because they are very squeaky while walking around the office. It took a couple of weeks for me to notice the squeak at first but now it just drives me. I've had these boots for about 6 months now and there is some noticeable wear to the soles and boot itself. Not a huge deal as I get a lot of use out of them but don't expect these boots to last a year or better. I bought these boots in the summer and was happy with the traction, however now that its winter here in Alberta these boots are treacherous at the best of time.
All in all if it wasn't for the annoying constant squeak these would be great warm weather boots with a limited life span.
I have ordered this boot three times and the fit is good right out of the box with no break in time, I am happy with that. The last time I ordered a pair the chemical odor that came with them was obnoxious, I put them in the garage to keep from stinking up the house thinking it would disipate, it did not, after a week I sent them back, but got another pair that was better. I do not know what regulations the chinese adhere to, if any in production. It it to bad I can not find boots like this in America.