Men’s 8” Side Zip Duty Boot

Style: 165000

Price: $99.99

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Men’s 8” Side Zip Duty Boot

Style: 165000

Price: $99.99

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Made For Excellence

  • Product Details

  • The Side Zip Duty Boot is the tactical boot you can trust to perform with excellence. Constructed to protect and support your foot, and built tough enough to withstand even the greatest demands of your job. With full grain leather at the toe for maximum shine and durability, a premium YKK side zipper, and 8” shaft for optimal support, you will have a boot that works as hard as you do.

  • Specifications

    • 45% full grain leather, 20% PU covered leather, 35% synthetic
    • YKK side zipper
    • 8 inch height
  • Innovative Features

  • Full Grain Leather Toe

    Polishable top quality leather provides durability and performance for the toughest toe possible.

    Stitched Rubber Outsole

    Rubber for strong grip is stitched to the boot upper for long-lasting durability.

    Heel Strike Window

    With boots that are designed like running shoes, the heel strike window gives the user more cushioning while reducing impact on the feet and body while in motion.

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4.5 out of 5, based on 13 reviews
Nacho from Los Angeles County Sheriff's on Apr 25, 2018
These are probably THE best boots I've ever owned in my 26 years on the job. You can tell that a cop designed these boots. From the ankle pocket to store a knife to the small lip at the heel to Kick off your boot at eow.
Phoenix from WA on Apr 16, 2018
I have had these boots for a few months now i ware them every day these boots are easy to break in and still show no signs of wear. Great for posture and breathe enough so your feet aren't hot. I plan on ordering the 6inch with steel toe this summer
David Rettig from Nicholson Ga. on Feb 07, 2018
Just received these boots tonight, even after being on my feet all day they were very comfortable! Good quality. Love these boots.
Jim D from Florida on Oct 18, 2017
Great boots. I bought them for hunting originally but like them so much I want to wear them on duty at the SO.
Doug from Nevada on Sep 08, 2017
This is a follow up to my review from 3/25/17. After three months of wear I finally figured out it was the boots that were causing a very itchy irritation on my feet and ankles. Don't know if it has something to do with inner lining or the manufacturing process. I tried trading off with other pairs of boots and the irritation would recede. Then I would wear the FT's again and itch would come right back. Have bought two other brands since and no problems. Very unhappy as the boots were quiet and comfortable and seemed well made. Don't know if others have experienced similar, but worth investigating and correcting.
James Fairfield from Florida on Jul 10, 2017
I took a shot on these for a backup pair as they are more "formal" than the full sneaker type and less than half the heavy Danner's I typically wear. They are as well built as one could expect,perhaps more so, at this price point. The toes did take and hold a shine and the little features like the full run zipper, the slight kick off ridge on the back of the heal, the lay flat pull on tab, and the knife pocket (I also got the cool little knife from First Tactical) are all well thought out designs and work well.
As far as comfort goes I am not overly impressed. I pulled the insoles on the second day in the hopes to enhance comfort, even with thicker insoles the toe box is a bit sloppy fitting. Not horrible, but wider than my normal. They actually feel better standing than driving. I am road Commander, so I am driving more than standing.
The leather on my non-gas peddle foot broke/ bent oddly after a few tours and starting wearing a blister in my left foot so that reveals the price point reality of these boots. Durable, comfortable, inexpensive - you only get to pick two at this price. These seem to be the durable and inexpensive selection.
I've had them on now for 48 hours a week for going into my second month and the irritation on the top of the left foot issue is fading and there are no real signs of tread or leather wear. There is some fraying of the the inner liner around the ankle and some light creasing on the outside edge of the left boot leather. Features wise, you would be hard beat to find a better boot, if you are more comfort oriented (Size 13 anyway) this is probably not the answer.
Lee Halpin from Colorado on May 11, 2017
I've worn these for 80 hours (4 10's)after a gentle weekend breaking. I like the fact the zipper goes to the bottom of the soul, the threads work well in a dark & rainy perimeter check, the insole does give greater protection than many of the other boots I've tried, and the height supports the ankles well. Customer service was first rate, quick to contact and work with me regarding a promotion with the boots. The only minor complaint is the end of the supplied laces are already beginning to brake. The scorpion knife is quite elegant for it's intended purpose and I'm pleased with it. 18 years in LE, these boots rate high on comfort and cost.
Doug from Nevada on Mar 25, 2017
Have had these boots for a little over a week and have been wearing them every day. The ankle support is great ( important since I'm coming back to duty from a broken ankle ), and they are quiet. Third day I had a rubbing issue on the left ankle, but I think that was due to the my socks. Would like to see metal eyelets on the lower lace eye holes. Otherwise a great boot and will buy again.
J.pierce from Midland tx on Feb 27, 2017
I have had this boots for little over a month now . They are comfortable as heck. I broke them in a day. Any other pair a boots my feet are hurting after a 16 hour shift. The one thing is that I order my size in like any other pair of boots that I have bought in the pass. I have noticed that my feet moves around in them. Don't know if sizing is different. But I still wear them. Overall this are a great boots
Bryan from South Daytona on Nov 23, 2016
I have had these boots for about 2 months now. They break-in easy and are very comfortable. The zipper is a good quality thankfully since that seems to be the weakest point on zipper boots. I work next to the Intracoastal Waterway and these boots never flinched. They even survived Hurricane Matthew. I am very pleased with them and will be buying them again. I work street patrol and nothing beats a good pair of boots.
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