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Item Number: TR102

  • MSRP: $168.00 Save 20% ($33.01)
  • Our Price: $134.99
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  • Craving that barefoot feel even in your duty boot? The Tactical Research Mini-Mil delivers. Lace into these unlined flesh-out leather and Cordura nylon boots for a barely-there feel without fearing injury. The Mini-Mil has an athletic, minimalist design with a 5-mm differential between the heel and forefoot, ideal for any high-mobility job. The padded achilles support and compression-molded EVA midsole cushion all the right places. The exclusive Vibram Taurus outsole is oil-resistant, slip-resistant and up for anything. The lightweight nature of this minimalistic boot is a perfect match for any athletic operator.

    • AR 670-1 compliant (desert tan style only)
    • 8"
    • Flesh-out leather and 1000 denier Cordura nylon upper
    • Compression-molded EVA midsole
    • Single-density molded EVA insole
    • Exclusive oil-resistant and slip-resistant rubber outsole
    • 5-mm differential between heel and forefoot
    • Unlined upper for extreme breathability
    • Double-stitched and triple-stitched seams
    • Cushioned achilles support
    • Pull loop for easy pull-on, pull-off

Reviews: Tactical Research Mini-Mil

5 out of 5

Reviewed by 85 customers

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  • Mini Mil

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 9/26/2015
    Reviewer: | Flagstaff
  • 5 out of 5 Great boot, have now had this pair for just over two years. These are worn 40hrs per week all year around for patrol. Rain and snow, my feet would not get wet unless submerged. Extremely comfortable. My only complaint is that the warranty is for one year, and just after that my soles started to separate. But needless to say they have still managed for an extra year.

  • Size Matters!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 9/12/2015
    Reviewer: | Bloomington Indiana
  • 5 out of 5 I have had two pair of these boots in the last couple of years. They are great if you wear minimalist running shoes. All the shoes i wear are "barefoot" style or minimal drop. Wearing these full-time at work makes the chances of injury less likely when you are an otherwise minimalist shoe wearer. The transition doesn't set you up to have pains and aches when running and rucking. If you are not already accustom to the minimal proper conversion and acclimation is very important. Your shins and calves will hurt if you are not prepared for the change. For the review that says "blisters"... well that's operator error and not the fault of the boot. I noticed I had to change sizes as well as break in the ankle/heel a little. socks, size and tie is important. These run smaller than the Nike's and other Bellville boots that I have worn before. I found I wear a full size smaller in these than i did in the popular Nike boots. These boots look good and feel amazing. From the first time I put them on they felt broken in and like I was wearing a sock. It helped also to get rid of a long case of achilles tendonitis caused from the daily transition from boots to shoes. Since these reflected the drop my legs and feet were used to in my running and crossfit shoes, I was able to eliminate my post run pains. I hope to see the coyote version come out soon for wear with the new Army uniform.

  • Blister

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 8/28/2015
    Reviewer: | Phoenix
  • 2 out of 5 The boots rubbed my ankles raw
    We apologize that these boots didn't work out for you! If you'd like to make a return, feel free to contact our Customer Service team We'd be happy to assist! - TacticalGear.com

  • 2nd pair

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 7/14/2015
    Reviewer: | Stehekin
  • 5 out of 5 My first pair is two years old, still driving on, with only slight separation starting between sole and upper in one spot. Almost constant use for 7-9 months of the last two years. Many trail running miles, daily work; many soakings and swims. . I buy one size larger than my usual. Hardly any wear to the sole visible!... which makes me wish it was a touch softer for better grip on sloped rock, but this boot is not for steep edging in the mountains with a load. Just a great all around work and running boot with built in gaitor to keep the trail debris out. I use sno seal on all of it for NW weather. (vents too). Love this boot.

  • New Foot wear for work

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 6/4/2015
    Reviewer: | Palmdale
  • 5 out of 5 Yes the boots are great. They support the ankles and are light enough for all day. The new design proves out in the field that they are comfortable and pass the test at work.

  • Best Tactical Boot...from a Brefoot fan!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 5/11/2015
    Reviewer: | Sellersvilee
  • 5 out of 5 Spent time in the Army in the 90s. Now a veteran who only wears minimalist shoes. Wanted some boots for hunting, fishing, hiking, cutting wood, and gardening! Found these on Tactical and am extremely pleased with the quality and minimalist soles! These boots brought me to my new favorite website...Tacticalgear.com!

  • Great Boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 5/11/2015
    Reviewer: | Bozeman
  • 5 out of 5 These are the best boots I have ever owned. Just purchased my second pair because, well 2 is better than one. The only thing is I wore them training for the Bataan death March and wore them on a lot of blacktop. With the lack of cushion and the long rucks on hardtop you better have tough feet. Other than that, truly PERFECT.

  • Ok

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 4/30/2015
    Reviewer: | Harrisburg
  • 5 out of 5 It's good but it hurts my toes even though it fits me

  • Comfortable, Light

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 4/4/2015
    Reviewer: | Peoria, IL
  • 5 out of 5 This is my second pair of these minimalist boots. I really like them for their light weight and comfort. As others have noted there is a break in period while the heel cup forms to your foot, but thereafter I've been able to spend a whole day moving around on my feet in them comfortably. The toe box room is fantastic and very much like my favorite running shoes. I recommend that you size these boots as though they were running shoes, a full size or so bigger than most other footwear.

  • womens size in black

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/23/2015
    Reviewer: | Ocala
  • 5 out of 5 Bought the black ones for my husband and he loves them. Have been asking the company to make them in smaller sizes in the black for 3 years. would love a pair for myself.

  • Super fast delivery, definitely size up.

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/21/2015
    Reviewer: | Camden
  • 5 out of 5 I was very excited about these and got a surprise 4 day early drop off. Tried then on with my socks and at a size 9 unlke all my other boots they did not have toe wriggle room. feet were jammed in. Other wise . I'll ve returning to size up and get a wide set. Was a little disappointed in the made in China. I thought they were an American made co. Excited to get the next pair though .

  • Good Stuff

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/17/2015
    Reviewer: | Travis
  • 5 out of 5 I have been looking for an inexpensive pair training boots for awhile and when I saw these I had to have them. Right out of the box they fit great, once you are in them. They are hard to get on and off but once you have them on you don't want to take them off. Hopefully after they are broken in they will feel even better and be easier to put on and take off. Good stuff here!

  • minimalist work boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 3/5/2015
    Reviewer: | Cleveland
  • 4 out of 5 I am getting ready to order my second pair. When I am not doing remodeling work I wear vibram five fingers otherwise I wear the Mimi Mil. My only suggestion about this boot is that a rubber toe cap would help prolong the life of the leather toes. In construction or any active lifestyle the toes wear out fast! Great boot!

  • Awesome boots!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 2/26/2015
    Reviewer: | Winston-Salem
  • 5 out of 5 I wear these boots to work. I am on my feet the majority of an 8 hour shift, on concrete floors. I cannot believe how comfortable these boots are! I have neuropathy in both of my feet, so to be able to get through an entire shift without any pain is incredible. This is my 2nd pair. The 1st pair I bought to wear around the house, etc. I can't wait to get these broken in like the 1st pair. Highly recommended.

  • Very Comfortable- Leather is easy to scuff.

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 2/23/2015
    Reviewer: | Holladay
  • 5 out of 5 Second pair for me. Excellent sole but the leather cuts/abrades very easily. Great utility boot but if you also need a polished uniform boot, the easily dinged leather make it difficult to get a smooth shine. (Solution- get two pair.) Yes- Order half size up, especially with any kind of thicker sock.

  • Missing

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/27/2015
    Reviewer: | Wilton Manors Florida
  • 3 out of 5 Haven't gotten my package. UPS is still tracking. Your people have been helpful.
    Richard, Thanks so much for your feedback! We're so sorry you haven't received your package from UPS! It looks like an investigation has been initiated, so hopefully they can locate the package for you soon. A member of our Customer Relations team will be in touch with you when the investigation has been completed. Of course, you are always welcome to contact us with any questions or concerns, and we'll be happy to help. - TacticalGear.com

  • nice boots

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/20/2015
    Reviewer: | va beach
  • 4 out of 5 I love this boot. My only complaint is they are hard to keep clean. As members of the military we try to look neat at all times these boots tend to hold stains. when I wiped them they became very fuzzy and i had to buy another pair of boots sooner than i usally do. The boot its self is great though

  • good boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 1/13/2015
    Reviewer: | kings land
  • 5 out of 5 They r really light I forget that I'm wearing them however you so feel everything u steep own

  • great

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 12/12/2014
    Reviewer: | Wilkes Barre
  • 5 out of 5 I run and walk using minimalist footwear as a matter of principle and lifestyle. These boots are everything I wanted in a boot. They're hard core and strong enough to break things and stomp around, but without to much pressure on the foot and achilles tendon ( as there is with the Vivobarefoot Gobi). They're waterproof, breathable and they come in wide wich i think is great. If you're into barefoottedness, you'll notice their effect on your gait. They're bulky, loud, and as result I wouldn't run with them as a first choice. However they're still wrote comfortable for running, I would suggest learning how to work them. They get softer, so that's aplus. The lacing is over and around the middle of the foot where the arch is, which is a sweet spot. You can tighten them securely and your feet won't fall asleep. The ankle and calf could use either padding or what I did which I relaced them so that body of my foot is tight and the ankle/ calf is looser.

  • Excellent Boot!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 12/8/2014
    Reviewer: | Hoopeston
  • 5 out of 5 I am most impressed with this boot. Fit like a glove and so comfortable from the first time I put them on! We'll see how they hold up, but for right now, I'm very impressed.

  • Great fit

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 12/7/2014
    Reviewer: | Fairfax
  • 5 out of 5 Like the look and they are really a great fit. Time will tell how they hold up. Really like the minimalist sole and how it makes me feel.

  • Perfect Summertime M/C Boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 12/5/2014
    Reviewer: | Easley, SC
  • 5 out of 5 Size was right on, fits like a… well, like it's the right size (thought I'd say glove, huh?). The insert is too flat, so I replaced it with a Dr.Scholls. With the insert it feels like a tennis shoe. It's comfortable enough to walk many blocks on pavement at bike rally's, light and airy enough to keep me cool even while stopped at red lights on hot pavement. For me, it's perfect. Now I just need summertime to get here.

  • Love this place!!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/28/2014
    Reviewer: | Apex
  • 5 out of 5 Great product, shipped quick and the lowest price available.

  • Just what I expected.

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/28/2014
    Reviewer: | san angelo
  • 5 out of 5 This is the second pair of these i've owned. I love these boots

  • Very Light and Comfortable!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/27/2014
    Reviewer: | FH, Arizona
  • 5 out of 5 Took some adjusting but very comfortable and reliable boot. Bought for in-garrison. Haven't worn in field. Don't plan on it. But have seen them used in field.

  • Great footwear!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/23/2014
    Reviewer: | san diego
  • 5 out of 5 Excellent workbook! Good quality materials and construction.... Fit wonderfully--right out of the box with no "break in" time.... Have used the boots in rugged terrain and during search and rescue training. As a female, the sizing was a question mark as i considered purchasing the boot---but using the measurement chart and ruler gave me a "fits like a glove" result with my purchase. Will wear these as long as they are manufactured!

  • Wonderful boots!!!

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/20/2014
    Reviewer: | Creston NC
  • 5 out of 5 I love these boots!!! I where them all the time. I wanted a pair of lightweight, minimalistic boots, and these are just that!!! I loved wearing Merrell minimalistic running shoes, and wanted a boot that would feel at least close. When I got the boots they were a bit stiff, but after a week or so, they felt amazing. I can wear them all day, walking around, riding my unicycle, and my feet never get sore, ever. If you like minimalistic footwear, these boots are wonderful!!! Get a half size bigger.

  • Great boot

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 11/13/2014
    Reviewer: | Beavercreek
  • 4 out of 5 I am throughly enjoying this boot. Initially I ordered a size too big (Bellville recommend a half size larger, no 12.5s so I went 13); I sent the larger size back and the size 12 fits great. The boots feels like a combat moccasins. Only gripe is I have fairly narrow feet, so to get a good fit I have to wear thick docks.

  • disappointed

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/9/2014
    Reviewer: | Gainesville
  • 2 out of 5 First definitely get a half size larger, they look great, ankle support is okay if you get over the rubbing or in my case cutting into the ankle bone. I don't think they were meant to be worn for 14 hours a day in a concrete jungle. I love the minimalist feel the light weight just not enough foot protection for my line of work. Would I buy these again no would I like my money back or exchange for a different pair of boots yes but that's just me.
    We're sorry the boots are causing you pain, but thank you for the valuable feedback. If you would like some recommendations for easy fixes for ill-fitting footwear, feel free to reach out to our customer service team. They are more than happy to help. - TacticalGear.com

  • MiniMil Mocs

    Customer Rating
  • Date: 10/6/2014
    Reviewer: | Tupelo Ms.
  • 5 out of 5 Buy a size bigger than you normally wear. Other than that a great boot. Very comfortable.

Tactical Research Mini-Mil Black

Available Colors

  • Tactical Research Mini-Mil Black
  • Tactical Research Mini-Mil Sage Green

  • Tactical Research Mini-Mil

About Tactical Research Mini-Mil

  • Minimalist footwear has made its way to the barracks! Weighing only two pounds, the Tactical Research Mini-Mil military boots cut down on extra cushion with its five millimeter drop. With a standard height of eight inches, they may look like a traditional style, but they feature a number of innovative technologies. Highly breathable, the unlined upper is made of flesh-out leather and denier Cordura nylon. Additional comfort traits include compression EVA midsole, padded Achilles support and an EVA insole. Ditch the bulk, and pull on a pair of Mini-Mil boots.

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)

Due to the wider shape of the toe box, we have found that the MINI-MiL tends to run on the small/short side. For this reason, we recommend customers order a half size up from your normal shoe size. For instance, if you wear a size 10, then we would recommend you order a 10.5 in the MINI-MiL.
Styles Availability Price/Each
Tactical Research Mini-Mil Black Black, Medium, 7
SKU: TR102-7M
In Stock $134.99
Black, Medium, 7.5
SKU: TR102-75M
In Stock $134.99
Black, Medium, 8
SKU: TR102-8M
In Stock $134.99
Black, Medium, 8.5
SKU: TR102-85M
In Stock $134.99
Black, Medium, 9
SKU: TR102-9M
In Stock $134.99
Black, Medium, 9.5
SKU: TR102-95M
In Stock $134.99
Black, Medium, 10
SKU: TR102-10M
In Stock $134.99
Black, Medium, 10.5
SKU: TR102-105M
In Stock $134.99
Black, Medium, 11
SKU: TR102-11M
In Stock $134.99
Black, Medium, 11.5
SKU: TR102-115M
In Stock $134.99
Black, Medium, 12
SKU: TR102-12M
In Stock $134.99
Black, Medium, 13
SKU: TR102-13M
In Stock $134.99
Black, Medium, 14
SKU: TR102-14M
In Stock $134.99
Black, Wide, 7
SKU: TR102-7W
In Stock $134.99
Black, Wide, 7.5
SKU: TR102-75W
In Stock $134.99
Black, Wide, 8
SKU: TR102-8W
In Stock $134.99
Black, Wide, 8.5
SKU: TR102-85W
In Stock $134.99
Black, Wide, 9
SKU: TR102-9W
In Stock $134.99
Black, Wide, 9.5
SKU: TR102-95W
In Stock $134.99
Black, Wide, 10
SKU: TR102-10W
In Stock $134.99
Black, Wide, 10.5
SKU: TR102-105W
In Stock $134.99
Black, Wide, 11
SKU: TR102-11W
In Stock $134.99
Black, Wide, 11.5
SKU: TR102-115W
In Stock $134.99
Black, Wide, 12
SKU: TR102-12W
In Stock $134.99
Black, Wide, 13
SKU: TR102-13W
In Stock $134.99
Black, Wide, 14
SKU: TR102-14W
In Stock $134.99
Tactical Research Mini-Mil Sage Green Sage Green, 3, Medium
SKU: TR103-3M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 3, Wide
SKU: TR103-3W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 3.5, Medium
SKU: TR103-35M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 3.5, Wide
SKU: TR103-35W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 4, Medium
SKU: TR103-4M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 4, Wide
SKU: TR103-4W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 4.5, Medium
SKU: TR103-45M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 4.5, Wide
SKU: TR103-45W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 5, Medium
SKU: TR103-5M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 5, Wide
SKU: TR103-5W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 5.5, Medium
SKU: TR103-55M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 5.5, Wide
SKU: TR103-55W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 6, Medium
SKU: TR103-6M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 6, Wide
SKU: TR103-6W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 6.5, Medium
SKU: TR103-65M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 6.5, Wide
SKU: TR103-65W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 7, Medium
SKU: TR103-7M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 7, Wide
SKU: TR103-7W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 7.5, Medium
SKU: TR103-75M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 7.5, Wide
SKU: TR103-75W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 8, Medium
SKU: TR103-8M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 8, Wide
SKU: TR103-8W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 8.5, Medium
SKU: TR103-85M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 8.5, Wide
SKU: TR103-85W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 9, Medium
SKU: TR103-9M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 9, Wide
SKU: TR103-9W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 9.5, Medium
SKU: TR103-95M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 9.5, Wide
SKU: TR103-95W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 10, Medium
SKU: TR103-10M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 10, Wide
SKU: TR103-10W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 10.5, Medium
SKU: TR103-105M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 10.5, Wide
SKU: TR103-105W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 11, Medium
SKU: TR103-11M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 11, Wide
SKU: TR103-11W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 11.5, Medium
SKU: TR103-115M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 11.5, Wide
SKU: TR103-115W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 12, Medium
SKU: TR103-12M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 12, Wide
SKU: TR103-12W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 13, Medium
SKU: TR103-13M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 13, Wide
SKU: TR103-13W
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 14, Medium
SKU: TR103-14M
In Stock $129.99
Sage Green, 14, Wide
SKU: TR103-14W
In Stock $129.99