After a couple of pairs of the standard ATAC boots, I tried these for the lower volume fit. These fit my foot better and they have a more comfortable sole. My only issue with them is the price. The standard ATACs seem to be constucted of more durable materials. I guess we will see in the long run, but I don't think the higher price is justified.
Its taken a couple of weeks for the ankle area to break in, so expect a couple of punch points at first. Compared to the standard ATACs, Theses are lighter weight, have a more flexible ankle, and better cushion.
I bought these boots about a year and a half ago. Wore them weekly to the office or out and about with friends and to many outdoor events. They just kept taking it. They broke in better over time and became one of my favorite pairs of shoes to wear. Just about 2 weeks ago I realized that the zipper on one boot seemed off, upon further investigation I realized that I had damaged the zipper by not loosening the laces enough when trying to put them on and that one of the teeth on the zipper had popped out rendering the zipper and the boots useless. After a week of thinking about buy another pair I thought I would call 5.11 and see if anything could be done. After emailing a few pics and stayin in contact with them they sent a UPS return label and Next Day air mailed me a brand new pair of boots. No ridiculous process, no return shipping cost, they handled it all. These boots are tough as nails and even though I messed up they still had my back. And the fact that they took care of me so quickly and with no additional money out of pocket, you guys earned a customer for life. Thank you 5.11 Tactical
This is my second EVO 8" Boot. The first was the Coyote version of the EVO, and because it was so comfortable and was a boot I could wear all day long for almost every occasion, I had to purchase the Black version to wear at work with my uniform. With chronic knee problems, the EVO was lightweight, comfortable to wear and provided support and cushioning all day long.
Perfect for in town use love the knife pocket an easy zipper on off
Had this boot for over a year an it is the best boot for "in town" I ever had I plan on getting a pair