Ratings and Reviews
The boots were comfortable but they fell apart after a month of wear. The only time I wore them was walking around town.
Bought these at the Las Vegas store location during Shot Show 2016. It took less than 2 weeks for the canvas to pull away from the boot along the rubber edge right behind the toe box. Not in one place, but both the inside and outside of the boot.
I spend alot of money on the pants and shirts for work over the years, but I have to say the quality of some of the products has taken a drastic decline once manufacturing becomes more quantity over quality and is outsourced.
It is an easy design fix though, simply extending a small suede strip from across the rear of the toe box to the heel, along the bottom of the canvas where it meets the rubber sole would probably fix a good deal of the issue. It seems like where the rubber meets the canvas is the weak spot and once it starts to fray then the boot disintegrates very quickly.
As well, being told to take them back to the point of sale for an exchange (1300+ miles away now) is completely unrealistic, nor would I exchange for the same model. It happened once and based on other reviews here, it is a poor design flaw. I am stuck with a very poor boot that might make it for 24 hours with the dog as a chew toy. An expensive chew toy at that.
Very comfortable to wear, very breathable. This would be the dream boots, if the quality was better.
Glued parts started to blow apart after 3 weeks wearing.
After a month nylon pulled away from suede.
And guys... Read the specification. Where are "YKK® side zippers"? The description doesn't correspond the reality.
Well, I usually wear these a lot during the week, wearing them at the range,or when I expect to be on my feet for a while, hunting etc the uses are endless.
I wear these boots everyday, at work, at home, everywhere I go, They fit well and are very comfortable but after about six months every seam started fraying or falling apart. I guess I can't expect a whole lot for the price but won't be buying if I have to replace them as soon as I did.
I have worn these boots every day since they arrived. I have had many different types/brands of boots but never a pair of 5.11s. They've been put to the test over the last 45 days and I am impressed. Very comfortable right out of the box and more and more each day. Sizing was accurate. The distressed model is very "low key". Overall very satisfied with my purchase. May be ordering another pair just in case they get discontinued.
Before writing my review off as a one-off or a cranky customer who got a lemon... I had two pairs of these same boots fail on me in less than a month. Each time the stitching blew out, since much of the shoe is held together with glue as opposed to being properly stitched together. I used these for light range use and every day use (walking around a city), since they did not last me long enough to use for anything else.
The first pair lasted me less than three days, the second pair lasted less than two weeks. 5.11 customer service was incredibly helpful and responsive, but these boots are awful.
This shoe is cross between a high top sport sneaker and leather boot. They have a lot of stability with secure support. The cushion around the ankle is a nice feature, never uncomfortable. Great look and feel, looks good with shorts and jeans. Worth the money!
This is not my first pair of 5.11's over the years I have had several. Some good. others excellent to very poor. 5.11 seemed to have a good idea for this boot. They fell short on comfort, Being an LEO that works a harsh terrain, these boots are for short duration or short walks out and about. The foot bed is very weak and you can feel every small rock under your foot as you step on them. I got a set of the distressed leather boot, they don't scream out LEO or Soldier. The first day seemed good, no problems, then the second day was pure pain in the right boot. I undid the laces and put them back on in hopes of a better fit, no luck. minimal (very) foot bed padding or support, it's almost too thin You will feel every small rock, branch or object on the soles of your feet with minimal boot sole/foot padding, don't look to wear these 15+ hours, more like 2-4 at most. They are overpriced & overhyped. After 2-4 hours in these boots my feet ache. Not so in different models of 5.11's I have or boots of a different maker. Sorry guys, for this boot you only get 3 stars. good concept of design but lacks a good foot bed and lacks comfort.
I have several different boots by 5.11. For the most part they are the most comfortable boots I have ever own. Except for the new line of boots. I have purchased and returned each of the new line of boots by 5.11 all for the same reason. They are not true to size.
5.11 Tactical Range Master Boot = Narrow and not true to size
5.11 Tactical Pursuit Advance 6 Inch Boot = Narrow and not true to size
5.11 Tactical XPRT 2.0 Tactical Urban Boot = Heavy and not true to size
I have spoken to LAPG and their customer service is fantastic. With their support I have purchased and returned boots with proper credit applied each time. I ended up purchasing another pair of 5.11 Tactical Advance Coyote.
I have had 2 ankle reconstructive surgeries with possible more surgeries in the future. I am wearing boots for the ankle, arch, and lower leg support. All of which I need now to be able to walk. I currently or have owned Bates, Bellavue, Merrell, Reebok, and New Balance. 5.11 is my personal favorite. I hope someone from 5.11 read this review, because I would like to start wearing more athletic style boots.
5.11 I own for all around ankle, arch, and lower leg support. I wear 6" on good days and I wear the 8" on the days I need more support.
5.11 Tactical Advance Coyote Brown Side Zip Boot, true to size, the most comfortable I have every owned
5.11 Tactical Haste Patrol Boot , true to size, Very comfortable
5.11 Tactical ATAC Boot 8", comfortable
5.11 Tactical ATAC 8" Sage Boot, comfortable
511 Tactical ATAC Boot 6" Low, comfortable
5.11 Tactical ATAC 8" Boot Coyote, comfortable