4 New Boots You Need To Know About

Brands are releasing new boot styles just in time for fall. Loaded with ground-breaking technologies and lightweight innovations, these styles are ones you won’t want to miss. Four new styles immediately stand out. One of these could be your new go-to pair.

4. 5.11 Skyweight

New from 5.11, the Skyweight boots were built with two goals in mind–less weight, more mobility. A durable outsole features arch lugs, self-cleaning forefront lugs and a rear heel break. The outsole, along with an integrated nylon shank, adds aggressiveness without weighing the boot down. To top it off, the 8-mm heel-to-toe drop allows maximum acceleration and responsiveness.

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3. Reebok Dauntless Ultra Light

Equal parts combat boot and athletic shoe, the Reebok Dauntless Ultra Light can take on whatever obstacles that next mission throws your way. In addition to its aggressive all-terrain tread, the Dauntless Ultra Light features an injected EVA midsole that maximizes comfort and minimizes the overall weight of the boot. Its removable insole absorbs shock and moisture while the Aegis antimicrobial, moisture-wicking lining keeps feet dry. And with the 8-inch boot weighing only 15.9 ounces., strapping into the Dauntless Ultra Light feels like wearing nothing at all.

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2. Original SWAT Hawk

Hawk boots are built with the resilience you’ve come to expect from Original SWAT but are engineered with reduced weight in mind. Known for ultra-protective, aggressive styles, this is the brand’s first foray into the lightweight boot market. Hawk stands for High Agility Weight Kinetics. Like its name implies, the boot is designed to increase agility, speed and safety all while weighing in at a mere 15.5 ounces per boot.

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Original SWAT gives us a breakdown of the Hawk:

1. Under Armour Valsetz RTS

The Valsetz RTS, an update to the popular Valsetz tactical boot, snags our top spot. RTS stands for “Redesigned Tactical Shoe,” and true to its name, the boot has been redesigned top to bottom. The tread is upgraded with smaller, more aggressive lugs and a new instep for fast rope and ladder operations. Under Armour replaced the upper stitching with a welded reinforcement for added durability. The top of the boot features Under Armour’s patented ClutchFit technology for optimized support and stability. These upgrades don’t weigh the boot down though. The new Valsetz RTS actually weighs 2 ounces lighter than the previous model.

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Which pair would you wear? Let us know in the comment section below.

3 Comments on “4 New Boots You Need To Know About

  1. I went through 2 pair of the Under Armour RTS boot in 2 weeks. UA is great about sending out replacements, but the boots do not hold up. Cracked where upper meets sole just behind toes on both sides. Both cracked after only 2 shifts in regular patrol. I had the first Valsetz and they blew out in 6 months. Slipper comfortable, but made like junk. Stick to making underwear.

  2. Hi Rick,

    I don’t think we have any boots that we can without a doubt classify as “snake-proof.” For your particular situation, I would look for waterproof, slip-resistant boots without a lot of mesh. Try this link and use the filters on the left side to find waterproof/slip-resistant styles: http://tacticalgear.com/boots

    I recommend any of these styles:
    http://tacticalgear.com/bates-gx-8-gtx-sz-black~1
    http://tacticalgear.com/511-8-atac-storm-sz-wp-black
    http://tacticalgear.com/rocky-8-s2v-wp-black
    http://tacticalgear.com/original-swat-tactical-9-ct-wp-black

    Hope that helps!

  3. Like the tan color but the sole on the black looks more aggressive for unstable surfaces and wet conditions. Have a question and little time, I am taking over a Facility in a wet and dry area, snakes are present. Are any of your tactical boots made for this environment / protection? It is going to be a challenge, just want to be prepared.

    Back to the boots, the tan might be my choice for casual wear in a lot of other areas.

    Keep up the good work of keeping me informed!

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