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Style# 12322

Skyweight RapidDry Boot

Average rating of 85%
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Purpose Built

Tactical excellence meets lightweight utility in The Skyweight RapidDry Boot, featuring non-metallic construction for agility and responsiveness.

Features and Benefits

  • Lightweight, agile, quick-dry tactical boot
  • GSA-compliant
  • Non-metallic construction and support


  • 8 mm heel-to-toe drop
  • Ortholite® insole
  • Full-length CMEVA midsole
  • Nylon shank
  • 1200D nylon and Clarino suede
  • Non-metallic construction
  • Forefoot lugs
  • Arch lugs
  • Heel brake
  • Supports 5.11® Blood Type Patch Kit
  • Imported
Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews

 4.3 average rating

(based on 12 reviews)

85 %


 Rated 5.0 stars

From Wyatt


These are by far the best boots I’ve bought, I live in Canada and these are not winter boots. They are great light weight “summer” or warm weather boots but they can still be worn in the cold. The rapid dry is no lie, I’ve had them covered in snow kicked off all that I could and within 15 minutes they were as dry as when I put them on before leaving the house. I highly recommend these to anyone who wants a light weight comfortable boot.

Great boots

 Rated 5.0 stars

From David


These are just as advertised! Light weight comfortable and quick dry. They are not a full combat boot but they are good looking and they work great for what they were intended. A great casual wear a great range boot or similar duty. I am going to order set number two after a two year stint wit these. Mine are not worn out but I want a back up pair.

Outstanding Comfort

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Scott


Couldn't believe how lightweight this boot is and comfort level is outstanding. Great investment in foot care

Great Boot

 Rated 5.0 stars

From gabriel j.


Great quality, Very light. Very comfortable. Great for styling with jeans. You can run a marathon in theme. And do Ninja worrier and Parkour. A great Hybrid for casual and tactical use. Very breathable. Essential for the warm and heat temperature. I don't recommend theme for the cold winter.
I have wide feet. Wide size fits great.


 Rated 5.0 stars

From Juan


Don't know what all the fuss is about. Over all a great boot.


 Rated 5.0 stars

From Rhonda


Never buy shoes or clothing online. We went to the local authorized dealer. I wear a womens 7.0 to 8 US. Since these are Mens boots I tried on 7 and 7.5 with thick socks. They do run small for Men but not for women. They are about the same size as a woman would wear. The 7.5 US was about a half to an in too big in the toe So I went with the 7 US which fits absolutely perfectly. I am not worried about "sticks"poking, we live in the desert so these are perfectly suited to my wants and needs.

Women's sizing

 Rated 3.0 stars

From Pamela


I am a woman and trying to figure out the size I wore was a nightmare!! In the women's ATAC 8" side zip boot by 511 I wear an 8.5 US 41 EU. I emailed 511 asking if they could tell me how to convert between women's and men's.....never got a response back. I looked on the 511 website and used their sizing chart and converted my women's US 8.5 to the EU 41, then the EU 41 to the men's US 8. (EU sizes are standardized...no men versus women nonsense)

For reference... in UGG boots, 511 women's ATAC 8" side zip boot, Nike Shox and Brooks tennis shoes I wear 8.5 US, in designer high heals and Old Navy flip flops and just about every other random shoe I wear a 9 US. I have somewhat wide feet.

The men's 8 US size in this design is the exact same sole length as my women's 8.5 US 511 ATAC 8" side zip boot. (I put them sole to sole with the heals up against the wall....they light up near perfectly.) The only real difference is that this design is a little bit more narrow and is a little more fitted. It is my fit for this design.

If you are a women and have a built or thick calf these shoes will not lace up properly. They have a super small/narrow ankle to calf area. These are men's shoes and I guess made for men with stick legs and narrow feet.....

Light yes, protection no

 Rated 3.0 stars

From Mike


These boots are very light and somewhat comfortable. They have no padding on the sole really, an insole is required, my feet got very sore and tired in just a couple hours. The boots are single layer nylon and probably designed for the mall. They are near useless in the woods, sticks poke straight through as if you were wearing socks. Great boots for an indoor setting? I thought I would give these a shot, though I don't really expect them to make it through the summer with out being destroyed.

Almost good!

 Rated 2.0 stars

From Doug


I understand the concept behind the tight fit, but 5.11 lost it when they created this boot for individuals with narrow long feet ignoring most Americans, there is nothing right about having to purchase a boot(or sneaker) 2-3 sizes larger than normal in length to get the width correct so you don't blow out the sides, these end up feeling like Bozo clown shoes. 5.11 had such a great reputation for making shoes that fit correctly, now not so much, maybe they can correct this huge oversight/incorrect application of concept in the future, until then I can not in good conscience recommend these boots.

Nice boot

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Adam


Don't know why everyone else is saying order a bigger size. I got what I always get a 13 wide and they fit good. So far they feel comfortable and I like the way they hug your feet.


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