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Rothco 8" Forced Entry Tactical SZ

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  • Those searching for an inexpensive, yet functional boot should check out the Rothco's Forced Entry Tactical. The eight-inch boots have rustproof hardware. It has a leather and nylon upper and slip-resistant sole. To fight the ongoing battle against sweat, the lining helps wick away moisture. In addition, the speed lace eyelets and side zip help decrease the time it takes to gear up. Get more bang for the buck with the Forced Entry Tactical boot.

    Note: Rothco offers a 15-day limited warranty on military boots. These boots are not built to withstand battlefield conditions.

    Rothco boots tend to run a half size to a full size too large. We recommend ordering a half or a full size down. This means if you wear a size 10, you should order a size 9.5 or 9.


    • Leather and nylon upper
    • Leather collar
    • Steel shank
    • Gusseted tongue
    • Slip-resistant sole
    • Rustproof hardware
    • Speed lace eyelets
    • Moisture-wicking lining
    • Sturdy consumer packaging

Reviews: Rothco 8" Forced Entry Tactical SZ

4 out of 5

Reviewed by 9 customers

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  • Good Boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/11/2014
    Reviewer: | Westfield
  • 5 out of 5 Bought these for my son who has only one hand and he loves them.

  • Bad

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/25/2013
    Reviewer: | NY
  • 1 out of 5 these boots fell apart within a couple months, couldnt even survive walking around and occasionally running, steer clear you get what you pay for

  • Inexpensive, sturdy, comfortable

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 12/29/2011
    Reviewer: | Louisville, KY
  • 4 out of 5 If you need a sturdy, combat ready pair of speed-lace boots, these boots are an unbeatable value. (Tip: Soak em' in HOT water for 15-20 minutes then wear them as you go about your business. After two hours they will feel like you spent a year breaking them in.) They take a pretty good shine too.

  • Happy Customer

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 12/22/2011
    Reviewer: | USA
  • 5 out of 5 An over all nice fitting boot. The high tops are made of a canvas like material making mobility and flexibility great. I'm currently using these in the middle of winter and have no complaints. Another thing I noticed is the rubber for the treads is more giving than other boots. I can walk across a wood floor quietly without effort. My only curiosity is if they are waterproof, but nothing negative to report as of yet. For the price, this is amazing!

  • Great boot for the price!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 12/6/2011
    Reviewer: | West Virginia
  • 4 out of 5 I'm use to bated or magnum boots but I bought these for price. Great boot that under 70 bucks comfortable easy to break in. Only down side might be I wear mine daily and have them for 4 months and the sole seams to be wearing down quicker than a bates brand of boot. Might get more than a year out of these.

  • Zip boots for the average consumer

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/16/2011
    Reviewer: | Kansas
  • 4 out of 5 I've had these boots for about 6mo now and they're about what I expected. They're not technical boots so if you're looking to wear these on a hike or on long marches you'll be sorry. They break in quickly, which is a plus but if you're going to wear them all day I recommend a nice cushy insole. If you're buying them for the side-zip like I did these are a great. The zip is sturdy and doesn't bind up. The laces can be a pain, but that's a moot point.

  • Good Price

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/7/2011
    Reviewer: | Las Vegas, NV
  • 5 out of 5 At a lot less than Knock-Off sneakers, these boots are an extraordinary value. Comfy, water resistant, cool in tropic heat. I walk for a living, and I couldn't do w/o these babies. Got $$ to burn? Go ahead and pay three times as much (at least) for similar boots. With these, you get much more than you pay for. If you can't afford better boots after three months...buy another pair of these! MOST BANG FOR YOUR HARD EARNED BUCK!!!

  • Rothco boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/28/2011
    Reviewer: | Michigan
  • 5 out of 5 Well. If any of you out there are reading this. And make your judgement based on buyer reviews then take comfort in knowing that you are smart. These boots are the best overall. Comfortable. Holds color well. grips nice. Very light. I recommend these above all other rothco variations.

  • Black Military Boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/17/2011
    Reviewer: | Ohio
  • 5 out of 5 very comfortable to wear, easy on and off. Hold up well. Would purchase again.

Rothco 8" Forced Entry Tactical SZ Black

About Rothco 8" Forced Entry Tactical SZ

  • Beating out the competition is achievable in a pair of Rothco Forced Entry boots. Made for tackling the toughest jobs on the planet, these combat boots measure a military-standard eight inches tall. Rugged leather and nylon form the boot's upper, while steel shank construction and a slip-resistant sole keep the foot stable and footing secure. Waste no time with the speed-lace design of the waterproof Forced Entry boot. Its moisture-wicking lining keeps feet comfortable even if the mission goes into overtime and rustproof hardware stands up to wet conditions. For a boot built to the toughest standards, there is nothing better than Rothco.

About Rothco

Rothco collage One of the leading wholesale suppliers of military products in the country, Rothco started out of a small, 2,500-square-foot facility in New York City. Since 1953, it has grown exponentially. Yet still remains family owned and operated. Just how much has it grown? Now its warehouse is 120,000 square feet. Often touted by customers as one of the best values in combat footwear and apparel, Rothco is a brand purchased by military personnel, law enforcement officers and other tactical operators alike. Its mission is to be the leading supplier of military, outdoor and uniform clothing and equipment.

Rothco boots tend to run half to a full size large