The 5.11 HRT Desert Boot is a great off duty or casual duty boot. Built from coyote-colored suede and ballistic nylon, this boot is comfortable and durable. The 5.11 boot comes with an antibacterial and moisture-wicking lining which will keep your feet comfortable and dry. 5.11 Tactical included vent holes on the instep to help move air in hot desert conditions. Designed to be fast, lightweight and responsive the 5.11 Tactical HRT Desert Boot incorporates cutting-edge design features, traditional construction processes for proven durability and a great value. Every boot in our line includes our trademark Shock Mitigation System which combines construction components to offer you the ultimate in support for high impact activity. The 5.11 Shock Mitigation System is lightweight with superior compression and rebound resulting in comfort, stability and optimal SPEED.
Functionality - You can wear this 5.11 boot right out of the box with no break in period. You’ll feel like you are wearing running shoes because we designed these boots to be fast. The oil and slip resistant, quiet outsole allows you to move quietly in any tactical situation, even on wet surfaces. Our antibacterial and moisture-wicking lining will keep your feet comfortable and dry throughout the day so you’ll be ready to keep going even after a long duty shift. Our tactical sticky-rubber toes give you traction when you have to climb in rough terrain or scale fences in an urban environment.
Durability - The 5.11 HRT Desert Boot is guaranteed against defects in workmanship and materials so you can count on these boots to perform as well as you do. The suede leather and 1200 D nylon uppers hold their appearance while the soles and tactical sticky-rubber toes tackle even the most difficult terrain.
Hardware - The hardware on the 5.11 HRT Desert Boot is built to last. Our shoelaces are anti-static, anti-snag, have plasteel lace tips and are extra tough. The eyelets of the boots hold tight in any work condition. The oil and slip resistant, quiet outsole is durable and functional, allowing you to move with stealth and confidence in any situation.
Value - The 5.11 HRT Desert Boot is an exceptional value for casual duty or off duty work. With features found in boots often twice the price, these boots will be you duty footwear of choice as soon as you put them to use.
Customer review for the 5.11 Tactical H.R.T. Desert Coyote Brown Boot :
Best boots I've put on my feet!
"I was recommended a pair of these boots at a retail store and was a bit skeptical. But the fit to my foot was better than any of the other major name brand boots there, so I took a chance and went a bit over the price I wanted to spend. I was not disappointed.
Having served in the past, I was amazed at how light and comfortable the boots were when compared to what was available at the time. If only I'd had these when I was in the service! Those boots 'n yoots runs would have gone so much easier, they felt more like running shoesthan boots.
Over the past two years I've put the boots through "hard use" recreation on the weekends. Hiking and backpacking excursions, weekend airsoft games. These boots have been put through rugged terrain, submerged in mud and still kept on trucking while providing me with all day comfort, even when submerged in water. While hotspots do form going up or down steep inclines for extended periods of time, I have yet to develop a blister. While my days of fifteen and twenty mile humps are over, I've covered a fair amount of ground in these and would consider their performance excellent.
Of course, one has to pair the boots with a good pair of socks, but anyone that's serious about hard use footwear knows that.
I was worried about the eyelets not being reinforced and having the laces tear through, but so far have only noticed slight deformations on the shape of the hole. The boots also don't bind as muchas other brands at the ankle joint, allowing comfortable crouching/kneeling for long periods of time. The toe bumper is nice and solid without adding weight, and no portion of the sole has pulled away from the upper. When the laces are snugged tight the boots give great support without sacrificing comfort oir making you feel like you're wearing ski boots. Ankle rotation is only somewhat restricted, but yet I've never once rolled an ankle, even on uneven terrain.
All and all, I am more than pleased with my purchase. I was skeptical at a new name brand being able to produce a quality product on a new venture, but was pleasantly surprised. I can't speak much to durability for someone concerned with active duty, though the boots have seen pretty tough use at least once a month over two years, with no signs of degrading.
I'd highly recommend these boots to anyone looking for a solid, lightweight pair of tactical boots.