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Style# 12303

XPRT® 2.0 Tactical Desert Boot

Average rating of 67%
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Purpose Built

XPRT® 2.0 Boots combine the best features of high-performance European hiking boots with elite tactical boots. The padded neoprene ankle, durable ripstop nylon frame, and BI-FIT insole provide lightweight, sturdy comfort, and an eVent® membrane makes the boots waterproof, breathable, Nubuck, suede, and full-grain leather overlays present a professional profile, while a 5.11® Kick Toe delivers enhanced capability. Ghillie lacing for quick on/off. Whether you're climbing boulders, kicking in a door, or just doing everyday tactical, you'll stay comfortable and agile, day after day.

Like a European hiking boot, XPRT® 2.0 Boots run narrower than other 5.11® Boots. If you are a "D" or wider, we suggest ordering a Wide. The durable construction of these boots means you'll also want a few days of break-in before you deploy on your next operation.



  • Elite tactical boot with hiking boot features
  • Waterproof
  • Lightweight, durable, and comfortable



  • Padded neoprene ankle
  • Ripstop nylon frame
  • 5.11® Kick Toe
  • Full-length BI-FIT insole
  • PU midsole with nylon shank
  • eVent® waterproof, breathable membrane
  • Waterproof nubuck, suede, and HELCOR® leather
  • Ghillie lacing
  • Imported

Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews


(based on 14 reviews)

67 %

Great Boots




These boots are incredible. They take around about a good week to break in, but once they are broken in the are really comfortable. I have purchased 2 pairs now. I wear one for work and one for search and rescue. I have worn my first pair now for about 2 months, and so far they have been a really solid boot. Unless you have little feet I would recommend getting them in the wide size. They also run about a half a size big.

Worth the money


From Nicholas


I've been using 5.11 products for the last 6 or 7 years and I recently purchased these bad boys. Gotta say they are one of my favorite pieces I have. I've worn multiple pairs of the coyote and other tac boots and I moved out to Oregon a couple months ago and needed a more waterproof/mountain friendly pair and these were perfect. Took a bit to break in but all in all I don't think theres too many boots on the market that can best these.

impossible to break in


From Bernardo


The salesperson at the Portland, Oregon store never advised me about this product. (European style, too narrow. Did not loose at all.

I like it, but...


From Mauricio


looks great! if only it were taller and with pockets...



From Paul


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.

Very comfortable boot right out of the box


From Edgar


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!



From Brad


I'm only on these boots a couple of months and already the top eyelets are broke. Other than that they're very comfortable

Retired Army


From Dennis


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.

Update to last review


From Kaz

from Afghanistan

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.

Poor Quality


From Kaz

from Afghanistan

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.

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