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Style# 12303

XPRT® 2.0 Tactical Desert Boot

Average rating of 74%
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Purpose Built

XPRT® 2.0 Boots combine the best features of high-performance European hiking boots with elite tactical boots, features such as a padded neoprene ankle, durable ripstop nylon frame, a BI-FIT insole that provides lightweight, sturdy comfort, and an eVent® membrane which makes the boots waterproof and breathable.

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.

Features & Benefits

  • 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

 3.7 average rating

(based on 18 reviews)

74 %

I love this boot.

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Anthony


As a defense contractor in Bagram i'm exposed to a variety of different conditions. We get the extreme heat, we get the extreme cold, rain, snow, dust and sand. I have to say, this boot is capable. It's made of solid materials, it's comfortable, and capable.

I'm gonna try to answer some questions that you might have regarding this boot, as I had some questions that I was unable to answer until I got them.

I believe this boot is true to size. I wear a size 12 in just about every shoe platform, so I ordered a size 12. Right out of the box they fit comfortably. I will say that the boot is very snug, but I believe that it's the material and cushion that makes it feel so snug as I have just the right amount of wiggle room for my toes. as I do have a relatively wide foot, I wanted originally to order a 12 wide, but they were out of the wide boots. So I ordered the standard size 12, and it fits very comfortably. The standard boot has a relatively wide profile as is.

This is a pretty light boot for its size. The photos online of this boot make it appear to have a more streamlined profile. I can say that these boots are thicker and wider than they appear in the photos, and definitely have a heavy duty feel and look to them.

Pay attention to the name of the color on this boot. It says "dark coyote", and it is just that. The photos make it appear to be a lighter tan and even possibly a khaki color. They are not. They are dark coyote. So if you have a uniform regulation that requires tan or khaki colored boots, these will be too dark for you. They're pretty close to brown.

The ceramic kick toe does not roll over your toes like a steel toe boot. I actually prefer this, but if you were expecting 3 inches of protection over your toes, that's not what you're going to get here. The ceramic appears to be extremely durable. Usually with steel toe boots I have an extremely irritating rubbing on my pinky toe. I do not experience this with the ceramic kick toe.

All in all this is not a cheap boot. But I feel confident in saying you get what you pay for here. 5.11 succeeded here in making a solid boot that can operate in austere conditions. Only time will tell how these things hold up over the year. But so far I'm impressed and happy with my purchase.

Solid boot

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Aj38


Used these boots in field on a backpacking trip and even the supermarket. Damn good boot. Breaking period quick. A bit heavy but suck it up. The composite toe will help you balance in prone position. In water are nice but get a boot dryer.

great boots

 Rated 5.0 stars

From robert


Just a little bit heavy but fit well..get the wide with they are a little narrow. Solidly built and will last.
Well worth the cash. I use them every day and they are a pleasure to wear no problems at all.

Great boots

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Albert


These are awesome for hiking and other casual wear. You want to be sure to get atleast half a size bigger then your regular size.

Great Boots

 Rated 5.0 stars



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

 Rated 5.0 stars

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

 Rated 1.0 stars

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...

 Rated 3.0 stars

From Mauricio


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


 Rated 2.0 stars

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

 Rated 5.0 stars

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!


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