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Rothco 8" Forced Entry Tactical WP

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  • 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.

    A classic style from Rothco, the Forced Entry tactical boot provides the security you need for any successful operation at an excellent value. Made from a combination of premium leather and durable nylon, this boot is built tough. A steel shank and slip-resistant cup sole ensures stability while a gusseted tongue and moisture-wicking lining provide maximum comfort. For a no-nonsense style that gets the job done, trust the Rothco Forced Entry boot.


    • Leather and nylon upper with a leather collar
    • Steel shank
    • Gusseted tongue reduces hotspots
    • Slip-resistant cup sole
    • Rust-proof hardware
    • Speed-lace eyelets
    • Comfortable moisture-wicking lining

Reviews: Rothco 8" Forced Entry Tactical WP

5 out of 5

Reviewed by 6 customers

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  • grea boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/30/2014
    Reviewer: | Powell
  • 5 out of 5 i love them thank you so much

  • Great buy

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 5/27/2014
    Reviewer: | Texas
  • 5 out of 5 Great product, great price, just a great buy all around. There's always some sizing problems with clothing items, but I wear a size 12, and this size 12 was true to size for me.

  • Best footwear I've ever had

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 5/3/2014
    Reviewer: | Las Vegas
  • 5 out of 5 I got my first pair of these back in 2010 and wear them about 95% of the time. They're a little awkward until you break them in, and the lining isn't very strong, but if you double-sock, you'll be OK. Because they're waterproof, they don't breathe very well, and your feet will get hot. They work great on almost any surface, though, so they're worth it. After almost four years of use, they are only just now starting to fall apart. There are little gaps between the leather and the sole so my feet get wet just walking through a damp lawn, but that's the only real issue with them. They are hands-down the best boots I've ever purchased, and I'm getting ready to order my next pair.

  • These boots are serious

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/25/2011
    Reviewer: | Baltimore
  • 5 out of 5 I've taken these boots on several backpacking twips and couldn't stand to hike in severe or cold weather without them. They are definitely waterproof. Even after hiking 18 miles one weekend, my feet stayed dry (until I had to wade through water). They do run big, and they aren't the lightest. But it's still money well spent.

  • Too big

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/11/2011
    Reviewer: | California
  • 4 out of 5 Run big compared to standard footwear sizes. Go one full size smaller when ordering. Besides that, the boots are comfortable.

  • Good boots if you break them in

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 2/15/2009
    Reviewer: | Chicago
  • 4 out of 5 My toes haven't been wet since I started wearing these. Even after two month, they is still no wear and tear that I can see. The break-in period was rough--I got bad blisters on my heels. Especially at first, the boots aren't flexible. This of course is a good thing in the end. After about two weeks, they were finally able to work with my feet, but at times it was painful to walk in them. After all that though, I couldn't be happier.

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About Rothco 8" Forced Entry Tactical WP

  • 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