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Tactical Research Khyber Lightweight Tactical SZ

Item Number: TR960Z

  • MSRP: $158.00 Save 18% ($28.01)
  • Our Price: $129.99
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  • The Tactical Research Khyber Lightweight Tactical SZ boot gets its name from the Khyber mountain pass on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border— the same type of treacherous terrain the boots were built to conquer. The abrasion-resistant toe bumper and heel kicker along with a Vibram IBEX outsole offer unparalleled ruggedness, extending the life of the boots. This low-profile side-zip boot is not only rugged, but also cut in way that’s highly mobile, ensuring that when you’re laced up, you’re ready for any adventure.

    • Height: 8"
    • Soft-toe boots with side-zipper entry
    • Zipper boasts molded security overlay
    • Virbram IBEX outsole is exclusive to Tactical Research
    • Premium TR-1 orthotic insole offers support and comfort
    • Lightweight, low-profile sole improves wearers' mobility
    • Abrasion-resistant toe bumper and heel kicker extend life of the boot
    • Lace-to-toe style for a customized fit

Reviews: Tactical Research Khyber Lightweight Tactical SZ

4 out of 5

Reviewed by 29 customers

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  • Very Comfortable

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 7/3/2015
    Reviewer: | St. Louis
  • 5 out of 5 Would certainly buy again!

  • Khyber Boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/15/2015
    Reviewer: | Los Angeles
  • 5 out of 5 So far the most comfortable boots I've owned in 27 yrs of patrolling the streets. I've owned many brands over the years so I can attest that for me, these are the best boot I've owned. Time will tell if they hold up, but for the price, I will buy another pair for sure.

  • Not what I thought

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/22/2014
    Reviewer: | Aurora, CO
  • 1 out of 5 Not what I thought! I have these shoes for almost a year now, but here is the kicker I just started wearing them at the start of summer. I teach PPCT classes and wanted to give my other boots (Nike Tactical) a break. To my surprise these boots didn’t even start out well so I thought that I would give them some time to break-them-in, the boots broke down. I’m just not happy with this beautiful looking boot! I have almost rolled my ankle many times in these boots. I have worn them out on patrol and they look great, but very uncomfortable. I’m sorry; they are not what I thought.

  • I call these the best boots on the planet.

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 7/7/2014
    Reviewer: | La Habra
  • 5 out of 5 I have had three pair of these boots for over the course of several years. I will never by another type. I even bought them for my sons and wife. The boots are so comfortable, durable, professional. I love these boots. Well made. Well done.

  • I call these the best boots on the planet.

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 7/7/2014
    Reviewer: | La Habra
  • 5 out of 5 I have had three pair of these boots for over the course of several years. I will never by another type. I even bought them for my sons and wife. The boots are so comfortable, durable, professional. I love these boots. Well made. Well done.


    Customer Rating
  • Date: 4/15/2014
    Reviewer: | Ft. Pickett
  • 5 out of 5 Awesome boots, would like to have other color selection.

  • Not great

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 4/7/2014
    Reviewer: | Eugene
  • 2 out of 5 They were not what I wanted for the price
    Jonathan, we're sorry you are unhappy with your new boots! Please don't hesitate to contact our Customer Relations team when you have some time, and we'll see what we can do to help. - TacticalGear.com

  • Construction work, 62 years old

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/31/2014
    Reviewer: | Lumberton
  • 4 out of 5 Comfortable well fitting, lightweight. zippers appear sturdy and durable ( Minimal use) Heels little to low, however I have limited movement in my ankles.

  • So-So

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 2/25/2014
    Reviewer: | Westville
  • 3 out of 5 Only had them for two weeks. Took a long time to receive them. Shipped from IL. I live in IN. No padding in heel area. Needs jel or foam padding in heel area. Will not buy these again.
    Thanks so much for your feedback! We offer several different shipping methods to suit your needs. We suggest allowing 7-10 business days for delivery with free shipping, but there are expedited methods available if you require your gear sooner. We're sorry to hear the boots aren't working out for you! If they weren't manufactured correctly, our Customer Relations team is here to help. - TacticalGear.com

  • Well done !!!!!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/16/2014
    Reviewer: | Visalia,cal.
  • 5 out of 5 I love it , fit well it wear well very comfortable.

  • This is a great boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/6/2014
    Reviewer: | Mims, Florida
  • 5 out of 5 I found this boot to be comfortable right out of the box. They give my ankles great support. I lubed the zippers to help with ease of zipping up for use. I highly recommend this boot.

  • Awesome product

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 12/3/2013
    Reviewer: | Durham, NC
  • 5 out of 5 I love the shoes. It fits very well and work-friendly and very comfortable. Price is a little on the high end.

  • Great boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/20/2013
    Reviewer: | Austin, TX
  • 5 out of 5 These boots are the first I've ever wanted to write a review for because they are THAT good. I've used them to go running 4 miles at a time and also to help during flood cleanup work here in town. If you're really in the muck and grime, the treads can hold a lot of mud, but it's pretty easy to kick off. Exterior cleans easily and I've had no issues with the zip side, even with heavy socks and dirt. Interior is very comfortable and works right out of the box. Will definitely buy again.

  • Best Boot Ever..!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/7/2013
    Reviewer: | Neosho
  • 5 out of 5 I have bought three pair of these boots, one part for around the house and town... one pair for work and the last pair gave to my son who fell in love with them...wanted to buy them from me... this says a lot because he wears 24/7 being a coach. I've worn boots all my life...some were good for the time, including the many pairs of the jungle boot worn in my four+ tours in Vietnam... When you first put on a pair of boots you can tell if they going to fit you needs or not...The Tactical Research Khyber Lightweight Tactical SZ did that and more, I've not gone back to my old boots which still have a lot of wear left in them... probably will donate them. If you're looking for a lite weight and comfort I would say try these boots... my bet is you'll like them. Sincerely, The oldgoat_3

  • good boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 9/22/2013
    Reviewer: | waterloo
  • 4 out of 5 had 6 months worn right out of box, comfortable, down size the stitching is coming undone around the zipper.

  • Good boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 9/13/2013
    Reviewer: | Waterloo
  • 5 out of 5 This is my 3rd set I they have little to no brake in time . I where's these boots 7 days a week.

  • very comfy

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 9/10/2013
    Reviewer: | Sheridan, IN
  • 5 out of 5 extremely comfortable and lightweight. can do 16 hours straight in them. the only issue I had with my order was with the delivery company. boots shipped quickly but fedex had issues. great boots, great company to order from. would definitely order here again.

  • Awesome boot!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/27/2013
    Reviewer: | Sterling Heights
  • 5 out of 5 I am a very active left above knee amputee and am therefore hell on right side shoes. I wanted a boot with a side zipper for easy application and for donning purposes on my prosthetic side. What I received was the most comfortable pair of boots I've ever owned. Not to mention, they are easy to maintain and conquer any terrain I may be stepping on. If you ask me, everyone should have a pair! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Only the best!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/18/2013
    Reviewer: | Chico, CA
  • 5 out of 5 I've been in the military and law enforcement for 29 plus years and these are, by far, the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. I'm talking comfortable right out of the box! Check out the reviews like I did, buy these boots, wear them and you will echo my praises.

  • Great Boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/17/2013
    Reviewer: | San Diego
  • 4 out of 5 I am a Border Patrol K9 handler and I work the mountains of San Diego. I love these boots because they have a lot of traction, are light weight and very comfortable. I bought a more expensive pair of Lowa boots but I like these Khyber boots better.

  • lite & comfy

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/6/2013
    Reviewer: | milwaukee
  • 5 out of 5 Took a 3 mile walk & they felt good. On a hot day, they may be warm. I didn't get the water proof boot to be cooler.

  • Black Boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 5/18/2013
    Reviewer: | Mount Pleasant
  • 5 out of 5 Feel great. Great ankle support.

  • Best boots I've ever owned

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 5/14/2012
    Reviewer: | Southern California
  • 5 out of 5 Most comfortable boots I've ever owned from the very first time I put them on. I'm 6' 5", 300 pounds, I wear a size 13 wide and have high arches. Comfortable shoes are very hard to find. I wear these boots long hours and for a wide variety of activities, from prone hiking / climbing and as a work boot. These boots are more comfortable than most athletic / tennis shoes I have owned. I've not had them very long but they show absolutely no wear and I usually destroy footwear in a short time.

  • Not worth it

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/20/2012
    Reviewer: | Michigan
  • 1 out of 5 I work a dog all day which includes a good amount of running. I have had these boots for about a month and so far they are the worst boots I have purchased. The ankle support are horrible, I come home everyday with pain in my feet and ankles. I can feel my heels moving in the boot with every step and both my big toes are starting to have cuts on them from the lining on the inside of the boot. Also it seems like the bottom of the boot are actually smaller then the actual boot which causes your feet to hang over the edge.

  • Awesome boots!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 2/6/2012
    Reviewer: | Missouri
  • 4 out of 5 I am a corrections officer and on my feet for 8 hours a day. I really believed that I could not find better boots than my Bates boots. These boots are, hands down, better boots. They were comfortable straight out of the box. The only thing I wonder about is the zipper. I would and have recommended them to co-workers.

  • Kyhber Boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 8/18/2011
    Reviewer: | Indiana
  • 4 out of 5 I bought these boots just to knock around in. They are comfortable right out of the box and look good. I ordered size 11EE which seems slightly wider than my Matterhorn 11EE's and in the Converse I am wearing a 10.5D. Now for the bad. The zipper worries me a bit. It is more like the zipper in my pants than a good heavy duty boot zipper such as the Converse boots have. I would order the zipperless model if you will be dodging enemy fire in the middle of nowhere! Overall, I do like these boots [for the tread, the style and comfort] but if I was going to be dropped in the middle of the desert, I would have to go with the Converse zip up desert boots.


    Customer Rating
  • Date: 5/31/2011
    Reviewer: | Indianapolis
  • 5 out of 5 Having tried 5 other pairs of 8" side-zip boots, these are by a long shot the most comfortable ones I have ever put on my feet. After long days jumping in and out of my UPS yard truck, my feet are not tired at the end of the day. They are holding up well after 3 months of daily wear. Light weight, true to size, shine up very nice, and exceptional styling. I will definitely buy these again, from BDU.COM, of course.

  • Hollywood boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 5/5/2011
    Reviewer: | Pennsylvania
  • 3 out of 5 SOFT toe? & not waterproof. boots should start with a "kick toe" & waterproofing. ( unless your just conducting operations in nice weather or no chance of a flooded interior) These boots are for Hollywood!

  • So Far a Real Nice Boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 5/3/2011
    Reviewer: | Stephenville, Tx.
  • 4 out of 5 Have only worn this boot for a couple days now, but it is very comfortable right out of the box. I patrol and tactical and it appears to be a good boot for both. Only complaint is the zipper seems like it may not be heavy duty enough, but time will tell. I would recommend this boot.

Tactical Research Khyber Lightweight Tactical SZ Black

Available Colors

  • Tactical Research Khyber Lightweight Tactical SZ Black

  • Tactical Research Khyber Lightweight Tactical SZ

About Tactical Research Khyber Lightweight Tactical SZ

  • Keep feet feeling fresh with Tactical Research Khyber boots. An aggressive design makes these boots an excellent choice for those whose work is demanding and long-lasting. A Vibram IBEX outsole performs well on rugged terrain while a serrated heel kicker helps the wearer break and slide in slippery conditions. A toe bumper works well when climbing and crawling are necessary. Another huge advantage of this boot is the mobility it allows the foot. Lace-to-lace style allows for a customized fit, and a low-profile sole allows the foot to flex impressively. This is a serious boot for those who are serious about their jobs.

About Tactical Research

Tactical Research collage As one of the most trusted military specification footwear producers, Belleville has a long history putting boots on soldiers' feet since World War I. Originally, it manufactured men's and boys' shoes, but soon found its stride in combat boots. Many Belleville boots are made in the USA. However, some processes are not readily available here so Tactical Research was launched. This allows for the introduction of new construction techniques and a lower price tag for individuals sales. Built to the strictest quality standards, the line includes footwear that can be worn by military personnel, police officers and civilians that require superior foot protection.
Standard Width Belleville Width
B Narrow (N)
D Regular (R)
EE Wide (W)
EEEE Extra Wide (XW)

Belleville boots tend to run a full size large. We recommend ordering a full size down. This means if you wear a size 10, you should order a size 9. Women's boots run true to size.

Belleville does offer many boot styles that are specifically manufactured for women. If a particular style of boot is not available in women’s sizes, we recommend ordering the boot 2 full sizes smaller.
Styles Availability Price/Each
Tactical Research Khyber Lightweight Tactical SZ Black Black, Medium, 3
SKU: TR960Z-3M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 3.5
SKU: TR960Z-35M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 4
SKU: TR960Z-4M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 4.5
SKU: TR960Z-45M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 5
SKU: TR960Z-5M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 5.5
SKU: TR960Z-55M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 6
SKU: TR960Z-6M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 6.5
SKU: TR960Z-65M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 7
SKU: TR960Z-7M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 7.5
SKU: TR960Z-75M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 8
SKU: TR960Z-8M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 8.5
SKU: TR960Z-85M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 9
SKU: TR960Z-9M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 9.5
SKU: TR960Z-95M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 10
SKU: TR960Z-10M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 10.5
SKU: TR960Z-105M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 11
SKU: TR960Z-11M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 11.5
SKU: TR960Z-115M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 12
SKU: TR960Z-12M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 13
SKU: TR960Z-13M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Medium, 14
SKU: TR960Z-14M
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 3
SKU: TR960Z-3W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 3.5
SKU: TR960Z-35W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 4
SKU: TR960Z-4W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 4.5
SKU: TR960Z-45W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 5
SKU: TR960Z-5W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 5.5
SKU: TR960Z-55W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 6
SKU: TR960Z-6W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 6.5
SKU: TR960Z-65W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 7
SKU: TR960Z-7W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 7.5
SKU: TR960Z-75W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 8
SKU: TR960Z-8W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 8.5
SKU: TR960Z-85W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 9
SKU: TR960Z-9W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 9.5
SKU: TR960Z-95W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 10
SKU: TR960Z-10W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 10.5
SKU: TR960Z-105W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 11
SKU: TR960Z-11W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 11.5
SKU: TR960Z-115W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 12
SKU: TR960Z-12W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 13
SKU: TR960Z-13W
In Stock $129.99
Black, Wide, 14
SKU: TR960Z-14W
In Stock $129.99