The shoe is a little narrow but very comfortable, and the 5.11 branding is subdued so your feet aren't screaming "TACTICAL SHOE" while you are out and about.
They're so light and supportive. Great for running.
These are true to size. I ordered a size 10 and they fit perfectly. If you're looking for something with a lot of support in the arch and ankle, these are not it. But if you want some super light, breathable shoes you can wear for casual or working out, these definitely fit the bill. I like that I'm not another Joe Blow wearing Nikes too.
Just got these shoes in and I have to say to this point, I love them. They have been super comfortable to wear just like every pair of 5.11s I own. This is my first pair of shoes ( all others are boots ) and I plan to get more. Surprisingly they look good with the tactical pants too. Highly recommended!!
Love this shoe. I bought two pairs of these and use them predominantly for Crossfit. They have held up really well through some significant wear and are still one of the most comfortable trainers I've ever owned. Highly recommend this product.
Am ordering my 3rd pair. I have owned this shoe for approximately 4 years. These are "minimalist" running shoes...i.e. very flexible but limited support. Many runners like this...I am one of them and love these shoes - I use these to run (typical run 3-4 miles every other day during summer months) to work out and casual.
These shoes are not only light but supportive and grip like no other! I use them as approach shoes for rock climbing and they have never let me down! You can wear them for hours while at the gym or hiking and your feet still feel great. Defenatly recommend them.
I've owned these sneakers for about 11 months now.
I'd initially describe them as very flat. The photo makes the impression of coming up the ankle a little bit and having some form. But to me, they are quite low, and soles are thin too making a very thin, flat sneaker with little support. I wouldn't run in them, and if a drop of water hits them, you feel it on your feet immediately.
However, they have lasted me a pretty long time..they are really durable and age well. My feet don't sweat and they are very lightweight. And enjoy the aesthetics very much.
I probably wouldn't buy these again but ill move up to the range master for a normal sneaker.
I currently have 5 pairs of the Recon Trainers. I've worn them now for 2 years. I can honestly say they're the most comfortable shoes that I've ever worn. I've worn them while on duty, to the gym, around town, vacation, you name it; they've been there. These shoes have also been very rugged. They're showing less wear than other shoes that I purchased around the same time period. The Recon Trainers also have a very unique, distinctive look. I've had many people ask me about them, and where I purchased them. I highly recommend these shoes based on comfort, style, and appearance.
I've had a few pairs of lightweight cross trainers from UnderArmour, Oakley, etc., and to be honest I wasn't expecting much for $70...and its not that I expected 5.11 to produce anything less than their competitors, but $70 at ANY tactical retailer can be quite the crapshoot! BUT, to my surprise, these are the best pair of running/cross-training/EDC shoes I've ever owned, and could easily beat out most cross trainers that are double the value in stores.
They are incredibly lightweight, have great breathability, and the most amazingly comfortable insoles & soles, and can tell that they will kick ass once broken in...they are really quiet too! The laces don't pinch up when tying, and the laces themselves don't seem like they will break anytime soon, and won't come untied either.
Definitely got way more than I expected, and will look to 5.11 for my running/cross training/EDC footwear in the future!