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5.11 8" Taclite SZ

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    • The 5.11 Taclite series of boots are 5.11's newest introduction to their growing Taclite family of products that build on the features and benefits you've come to expect and providing even lighter weight and more breathable performance.

      Key Features

      • Lightweight
      • Breathable
      • Adjustable Lace to Toe construction


      • Black full grain polishable leather
      • 1200D Cordura
      • Breathable air mesh
      • Perforated EVA foam padding in ankle collar and tongue
      • Hidden Side Pocket
      • YKK side zipper
      • Antibacterial and moisture wicking lining
      • 5.11's Zonal Lacing System provides the user with a "customized fit"
      • Stay tied sausage laces
      • Integrated 5.11 Lace Station to keep your laces neat and under control


      • Compression Molded EVA
      • TPU external ankle stabilizer


      • Oil and Slip resistant quiet rubber outsole with fast rope control tread
      • 5.11 Crosshair logo to act as follow up foot strike marker


      • Strobel  lasted

      The design of the Taclite boot is both modern and traditional.  5.11 uses the traditional lace to toe construction, but have strategically placed multiple panels of leather, mesh and nylon to speed up the appearance and increase the functionality.  The profile of the boots are rugged, fast and supportive while the toe down looks traditional and no nonsense. 

      The Taclite boot has a combination of full grain leather, 1200D Cordura nylon and breathable air mesh.  Behind the scenes the Taclite boot enhances the breathability with the use of perforated EVA foam padding instead of the traditional basic foam backings.  To further enhance the moisture management system, 5.11 uses antibacterial and moisture wicking linings.  This combination of materials will keep your feet comfortable and dry throughout your long shift.

      The new comfort platform of the Taclite boot uses an Ortholite sockliner, composite shank and CMEVA midsole that work together to provide maximum cushioning, comfort and support for any possible situation.  This cushioning system sits on top of their newly developed outsole.  The outsole of the Taclite has deep flex grooves for great flexibility while the multi directional lugs provide a solid base and traction in all terrains.  The fast rope control tread and defined heel brake help control your movements when you need it most. 

      The Taclite boots are ready to wear right out of the box with no break in time needed.  The Zonal Lacing System and the multiple notch outs works well with the "sausage laces" to adjust and secure any shape foot.  5.11 has also incorporated the new 5.11 Lace Station to keep your laces neat and secure.  With the YKK side zipper simply lace the boot your 1st time and use the side zipper for easy access on and off from there on out.  

    Reviews: 5.11 8" Taclite SZ

    5 out of 5

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    • Great for patrol

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 10/10/2013
      Reviewer: | Virginia Beach
    • 5 out of 5 Lightweight, comfortable, and durable. As security officer I walk A Lot, and since I started to wear these I haven't a single problem by the end of day.

    • Outstanding Boots.

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 9/25/2013
      Reviewer: | Jersey ciry
    • 5 out of 5 The best one I've owned and purchased so far

    • Great all around boot

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 6/28/2012
      Reviewer: | Snellville, GA
    • 5 out of 5 I'm a mechanic and on my feet all day either outside or on a concrete shop floor. I've tried many pull-on work boots, but I really wanted something light and supportive which does not usually describe a pull-on work boot. I decided to try the 8" taclites out and they are great. Light, and easy to slip on and off due to the side zip. They are also very easy to break in, and were even comfortable the first time I wore them. Great boot at a good price.

    • Good summer boot

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 5/20/2012
      Reviewer: | Chicago, IL
    • 4 out of 5 Very lightweight boots! It has been in the 90's here and they breathe well! A little break-in was needed unusual for 511 boots. The arch support is a bit much for me but I'm flatfooted, removing the insert fixed that. Also had to order a 1/2 size bigger for extra width. I have only worn them for two days so I can't comment on how well they will stand up to use but if they are anything like their other boots you should get your moneys worth. My only complaint is they do not come in extra wide.

    • Easy on and off

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 5/11/2012
      Reviewer: | Des Moines, Iowa
    • 5 out of 5 By adjusting the laces the boot fits great. The zipper then allows off and on quickly and still have the best fit. The support the boot gives is great for walking hiking and most other times. I run very little now. I was looking for an easy on /off boot that still felt snug and supported my ankles. This is it.

    • Nice light summer boot

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 5/6/2012
      Reviewer: | Indianapolis, IN
    • 5 out of 5 Nice boot for the money. I have been wearing them for about 8 months on patrol. They are wearing well. I had a similar pair of Bates side zips that fell apart and were not comfortable. The 5.11 taclite boot is lightweight and comfortable and the zipper seems to be of good quality. They are wearing well.

    • Feels great on the feet!

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 5/6/2012
      Reviewer: | New York, N.Y.
    • 5 out of 5 I ordered both these boots and the XPRT 8" Tactical and kept the pair I liked best. What I liked about the Taclite is it's noticeably lighter, and cooler with great ventilation. The fit was excellent for both boots. The taclite doesn't have a crush proof toe, isn't 100% waterproof and isn't as heavy duty as the XPRT. If you need a really strong boot, fully waterproof and probably better for cold weather then consider the XPRT. Also, i like the side zip but because of narrow ankles I have to since the boot pretty tight and as a result I can't easily slip out of them unless I also untie, but that's probably just my problem.

    • Great boots

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 4/1/2012
      Reviewer: | MA
    • 5 out of 5 They are true to size. These boots are very comfortable and they allow your feet to breathe in this hot weather! The laces stay put too, they don't loosen up at all. I would highly recommend these boots!!!

    • I like the ATACs better

      Customer Rating
    • Date: 3/11/2012
      Reviewer: | Oceanside, CA
    • 2 out of 5 I was excited to get the Tac Lite Boots. Once I got them I was kind of disappointed. I found the laces hard to untie due to the way they are made. The zippers are no help. On the ATACs I was able to unzip the boots with out untying the laces. With the Tac Lites I need to untie the laces before I unzip the boot. I am finding the zipper side not all that helpful. The boots don't fit that well. I wear arch supports and it makes it a tight fit. Sometimes my feet will hurt after a couple of hours. I did wear the Tac Lites with out the arch supports and my feet would still hurt after a couple of hours. On the up side, they are light and they look good. The Tac Lites are not for me.

    5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black

    Available Colors

    • 5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black

    • NPS - 5.11 Tactical Series Taclite® Side-Zip Boots - Manufacturer
    • TG - Men's 5.11 8" Taclite - Manufacturer

    About 5.11 8" Taclite SZ

    • Part modern and part traditional, 5.11 Taclite military boots fuses tried-and-true technologies with innovative features to maximize its functionality. It has the standard lace-to-toe construction, while incorporating multiple panels of leather, mesh and nylon. Increasing its breathability, the boot utilizes perforated EVA foam padding. In addition, the antibacterial and moisture-wicking lining ensures feet stay dry. For lasting comfort, it combines an Ortholite sockliner, composite shank and CMEVA midsole to offer the ultimate cushioning and support experience. Providing superior all-terrain traction, its outsole has deep flex grooves and multi-directional lugs. Although it has a no-nonsense profile, the Taclite is awesomely cushioned and comfortable.

    About 5.11 Tactical

    5.11 collage It all began with the pants. Taking its name after its flagship product, 5.11 manufactures some of the most well-known tactical pants and clothing in the world. The original 5.11 Pant was initially developed as a rock climbing trouser, but police officers became fond of the spacious, functional pants. For the last 30 years, personnel from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies have worn these pants. Founded on the principles of durability and quality, 5.11 expanded its scope and soon began manufacturing other articles of tactical clothing, footwear, eyewear, duty knives, tactical gear, holsters and much more.
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    5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Medium, 7
    SKU: 5-12022-019-7M
    In Stock $134.99
    Black, Medium, 7.5
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    SKU: 5-12022-019-8M
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    Black, Medium, 9
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    SKU: 5-12022-019-95M
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    SKU: 5-12022-019-10M
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    Black, Medium, 10.5
    SKU: 5-12022-019-105M
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    Black, Medium, 11
    SKU: 5-12022-019-11M
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    Black, Medium, 11.5
    SKU: 5-12022-019-115M
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    Black, Medium, 12
    SKU: 5-12022-019-12M
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    Black, Medium, 13
    SKU: 5-12022-019-13M
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    Black, Medium, 14
    SKU: 5-12022-019-14M
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    Black, Wide, 8
    SKU: 5-12022-019-8W
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    Black, Wide, 8.5
    SKU: 5-12022-019-85W
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    Black, Wide, 9
    SKU: 5-12022-019-9W
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    Black, Wide, 9.5
    SKU: 5-12022-019-95W
    In Stock $134.99
    Black, Wide, 10
    SKU: 5-12022-019-10W
    In Stock $134.99
    Black, Wide, 10.5
    SKU: 5-12022-019-105W
    In Stock $134.99
    Black, Wide, 11
    SKU: 5-12022-019-11W
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    Black, Wide, 11.5
    SKU: 5-12022-019-115W
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    Black, Wide, 12
    SKU: 5-12022-019-12W
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    Black, Wide, 13
    SKU: 5-12022-019-13W
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    Black, Wide, 14
    SKU: 5-12022-019-14W
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