Bought the boots and within a month, the hooks broke off, dealer replaced the boots and the same thing. 3RD pair in, middle hooks fail and the tongue separated from the side of the boot. overall comfort and fit was good, but the durability issue was a deal breaker. The eyelets should be like they are on the Urban style and this would solve most of the design problem.
I got a pair of these boots with the hope that they would perform. While I had problems with the first pair the company immediately sent me a sticker and sent me a new pair. Well I used this pair in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and the boots performed better than I imagined. They kept the cold at bay my feet dry and did not disintegrate with the sharp rocks there! I'm a customer for life. Thank you 511 for helping me accomplish one of my things in my bucket list!
I'm only on these boots a couple of months and already the top eyelets are broke. Other than that they're very comfortable
These boot fell great on your feet. Just remember you have to at lest spend a couple of days to break them in. I'm glade that I was able to find a pair of boots that fit my feet so well. I will recommend these to anyone looking for a great pair of hiking boots.
I ran into a few issues with my first pair of XPRT v2 in Afghanistan during the hight of summer, however i gave it another try and my new pair actually held out extremely well. I had no issues with my second pair which leads me to believe i might have had a defective product on my first pair.
Recommended for long hour patrols through various different kinds of terrain. Not the best for moon dust, sandy environments.
I have been a long time customer of 5.11, and i've used their products in a whole range of different environments. I'm extremely disappointed in the fact that 5.11 is going from a reputable tactical clothing company that makes good quality products to a main stream, Tactical Tony company producing items that are of mediocre quality at best. I have 3 pairs of the original XPRTs as well as a pair of the original Tactical Trainers and I absolutely love them, rugged, long lasting and extremely comfortable. When it came time to pack my bags again, this time to head out to Afghanistan, the XPRT V2 were brand new, and what better than to get an upgraded version of my favorite boots right? Wrong. I came out to Afghanistan with these boots and my old Tactical Trainers and after only about a week or so the sole itself starting falling apart in chunks, whilst my old Tactical trainers are still rocking strong and sturdy after having them for over 5 or 6 years now. I'm completely disappointed in these boots, and have since purchased a different pair online to replace them. Bottom line, Do not recommend.
I was looking for a good pair of hiking boots and looked 5.11 for a comfortable pair since their ATAC series are great right out of the box. The XPRT 2.0, not so much. These boots are a little tight but feel mostly true to size, a little break in period seems to loosen them up a bit. The major downside to these boots is at the heel/ankle. Looking in the boot you see a zigzag stich running up the back of the boot which for me rubs the back of my foot. Also I noticed driving long distances in the boots for me cause a sore heel after for driving 2 hours non-stop. What would remedy this in my opinion would be a padded inserts for those of us who have this rubbing/soreness problem. I was able to take the loop part of hook and loop tape (velcor) and place it over the stitching which helps with the rubbing. There is also an issue with rubbing near the top shoelace eye hole, but adjusting the tongue of the properly fixed that.
The good parts of the boot are the traction, climbing up muddy hills and over wet rocks there really wasn't any slippage. The boots seem pretty dry from all the mud too, though I haven't deliberately tried stepping in water yet.
I haven't worn the enough to recomend these boots or not.
After my comment, I was contacted by staff 5,11 and reported that they were upset about the incident. After discussion and review of serial numbers they have changed defective shoes new. In this new marriage not found.
I live in Kazakhstan. Ordered these shoes and parcel waited months. As a result of wearing these shoes for the second time and immediately broke off a riveting second hook for the strap. Very disappointed shoes cost almost $ 200 and even $ 150 shipping. Result - $ 350 per item, which broke on the second time.
I wear these boots all day long, 5 days a week in the Northwest with exception of summer months when I will wear the 511 Taclite Boots. When I'm in the Southwest I wear these boots in the winter and the Taclite Boots the rest of the season.
They are comfortable, supportive, waterproof and light. Don't judge the comfort until you've warn them a week or so.