5.11 8" Taclite SZ

  • 4 star rating
  • Item #: 12022-019
  • $134.99
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5.11 8" Taclite SZ

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.

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.

Features of 5.11 8" Taclite SZ

  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Adjustable Lace to Toe construction

Upper

  • 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

Midsole

  • Compression Molded EVA
  • TPU external ankle stabilizer

Outsole

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

Construction

  • Strobel  lasted

Form
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. 

Function
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. 

Fit
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.  

US Size UK Size EU Size
4 - -
5 4.5 37.5
6 5.5 38.5
6.5 6 39
7 6 40
7.5 6.5 40.5
8 7 41
8.5 7.5 42
9 8 42.5
9.5 8.5 43
10 9 44
10.5 9.5 44.5
11 10 45
11.5 10.5 45.5
12 11 46
13 11.5 47.5
14 13 48.5
15 14 49.5

Select styles in sizes 7-13 also available in Wide.

5.11's boots and shoes feature three distinct fits generally based on the intended use for the boot and its materials and construction. If you've worn 5.11's ATAC boots you've been wearing their most roomy fit and many of their newer boots and shoes feature a lower volume fit.

Styles Availability Price/Each
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Medium, 7
SKU: 5-12022-019-7M
In Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Medium, 7.5
SKU: 5-12022-019-75M
In Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Medium, 8
SKU: 5-12022-019-8M
In Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Medium, 8.5
SKU: 5-12022-019-85M
In Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Medium, 9
SKU: 5-12022-019-9M
Out of Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Medium, 9.5
SKU: 5-12022-019-95M
Out of Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Medium, 10
SKU: 5-12022-019-10M
Out of Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Medium, 10.5
SKU: 5-12022-019-105M
Out of Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Medium, 11
SKU: 5-12022-019-11M
Out of Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Medium, 11.5
SKU: 5-12022-019-115M
Out of Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Medium, 12
SKU: 5-12022-019-12M
Out of Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Medium, 13
SKU: 5-12022-019-13M
Out of Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Medium, 14
SKU: 5-12022-019-14M
Out of Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Wide, 8
SKU: 5-12022-019-8W
In Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Wide, 8.5
SKU: 5-12022-019-85W
In Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Wide, 9
SKU: 5-12022-019-9W
Out of Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Wide, 9.5
SKU: 5-12022-019-95W
Out of Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Wide, 10
SKU: 5-12022-019-10W
Out of Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Wide, 10.5
SKU: 5-12022-019-105W
Out of Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Wide, 11
SKU: 5-12022-019-11W
Out of Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Wide, 11.5
SKU: 5-12022-019-115W
Out of Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Wide, 12
SKU: 5-12022-019-12W
Out of Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Wide, 13
SKU: 5-12022-019-13W
Out of Stock $134.99
5.11 8" Taclite SZ Black Black, Wide, 14
SKU: 5-12022-019-14W
Out of Stock $134.99
  • Description
    5.11

    5.11 8" Taclite SZ

    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.

    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.

    Features of 5.11 8" Taclite SZ

    • Lightweight
    • Breathable
    • Adjustable Lace to Toe construction

    Upper

    • 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

    Midsole

    • Compression Molded EVA
    • TPU external ankle stabilizer

    Outsole

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

    Construction

    • Strobel  lasted

    Form
    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. 

    Function
    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. 

    Fit
    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.  

  • Size Chart
    US Size UK Size EU Size
    4 - -
    5 4.5 37.5
    6 5.5 38.5
    6.5 6 39
    7 6 40
    7.5 6.5 40.5
    8 7 41
    8.5 7.5 42
    9 8 42.5
    9.5 8.5 43
    10 9 44
    10.5 9.5 44.5
    11 10 45
    11.5 10.5 45.5
    12 11 46
    13 11.5 47.5
    14 13 48.5
    15 14 49.5

    Select styles in sizes 7-13 also available in Wide.

    5.11's boots and shoes feature three distinct fits generally based on the intended use for the boot and its materials and construction. If you've worn 5.11's ATAC boots you've been wearing their most roomy fit and many of their newer boots and shoes feature a lower volume fit.

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Customer Reviews

    • 5 star rating
    • 5.11 8" Taclite=Great Boots
      Reviewer: Erik

      3/31/2015
      Excellent boots & extremely comfortable. I've worn them working for 10+ hrs and my feet still feel good afterwards. Would recommend these to anyone who's on their feet for long periods of time.

    • 5 star rating
    • Awesome Boots
      Reviewer: Joe

      3/24/2015
      These boots offer a good balance of comfort, support, and weight. My brother and I both purchased a pair, and we're very satisfied with the quality, style, and comfort. The quick-release zipper is a nice convenience, too!

    • 2 star rating
    • fair buy
      Reviewer: Steve

      3/2/2015
      not conformable, stiff, hard sole. This was the first time I had purchased from them, price was good, but will not again

    • Response from TacticalGear.com

      Steve, we're sorry to hear you were disappointed by these boots! If you contact our Customer Service department, one of our knowledgeable associates would be happy to either facilitate a return or offer recommendations for a more comfortable boot.

    • 5 star rating
    • Best boots ever!
      Reviewer: Shari

      1/1/2015
      I bought these for my husband for Christmas. He loves them, he says they are the most comfortable boots he has worn. No breakin period, he wants me to buy another pair so he has two.

    • 4 star rating
    • good boot
      Reviewer: boss429

      12/7/2014
      do not like the laces. would like to have lace locking eyes like on hockey skates to keep laces in position 1/2 up boot. soles wear out a bit quick, but otherwise a comfortable boot that wears well

    • 5 star rating
    • Great for patrol
      Reviewer: WARSIE

      10/10/2013
      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.

    • 5 star rating
    • Outstanding Boots.
      Reviewer: Francis

      9/25/2013
      The best one I've owned and purchased so far

    • 5 star rating
    • Great all around boot
      Reviewer: Average Joe

      6/28/2012
      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.

    • 4 star rating
    • Good summer boot
      Reviewer: Ron K.

      5/20/2012
      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.

    • 5 star rating
    • Easy on and off
      Reviewer: Ted

      5/11/2012
      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.

    • 5 star rating
    • Nice light summer boot
      Reviewer: Wingnut

      5/6/2012
      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.

    • 5 star rating
    • Feels great on the feet!
      Reviewer: Jack

      5/6/2012
      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.

    • 5 star rating
    • Great boots
      Reviewer: Patdog78

      4/1/2012
      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!!!

    • 2 star rating
    • I like the ATACs better
      Reviewer: Dave

      3/11/2012
      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.