Tactical Boots for Police, First Responders, and more
The tactical boot is one of the more important pieces of a tactical gear set. Whether they are being used by first responders, military members, or recreational enthusiasts, tactical boots are made to protect and perform in several environments and situations. The versatility of tactical boots is one of the primary reasons for their popularity.
Comfort, durability, and protection are key components of any uniform or gear collection. At Galls, we offer a wide variety of the best tactical boots that meet those demanding requirements. Our selection of tactical boots for men and women include popular brands such as Nike, Under Armour, 5.11 Tactical, Danner and more.
Types of Tactical Boots
The term “tactical boot” is something of a catch-all used to describe a wide number of footwear variations. From quarter boots to traditional black combat boots and styles that build off that look, including hiking and athletic models, the tactical boot family features a great deal of variety.
There are also common characteristics of a traditional tactical boot such as a durable and performance-friendly outer and midsole. This helps improve environmental grip and foot comfort while navigating potentially dangerous environments or standing for long periods.
Tactical boots, while sometimes being made of leather and leather derivatives, are not as rigid as traditional combat boots. While there are some exceptions, many tactical boots are made with flexible composite materials to provide the wearer with a wider range of motion during tactical movements. There are also tactical boots tailored to specifically fit a man or woman’s foot in order to provide exceptional levels of comfort and protection.
Waterproof Tactical Boots
Because many tactical boot wearers face wet environments while out in the field, having boots that can keep their feet dry while hiking or performing duties is an important characteristic. Waterproof tactical boots come in various styles and for several levels of performance. From military jump boots to recreational hiking-style quarter boots, waterproof boots feature treated leather to act as the barrier between water and the wearer’s feet. These boots also feature a midsole that’s designed to give the user comfort while keeping water from entering the bottom.
At Galls, we feature waterproof tactical boots from top brands such as Saloman's Quest 4D GTX Forces 2 Waterproof Tactical Boot, Rocky’s Alphaforce Waterproof Zipper and Duty Boots, Thorogood’s Deuce Side Zip Waterproof military tactical boots and more.
Military Tactical Boots
Representing the “traditional” tactical boot, military tactical boots are the natural design evolution of the standard black miliitary boots that preceeded them. Military-style tactical boots are worn by many tactical gear users including police members, first responders, military members, and hobbyists everywhere. Aside from the tactical, black military boot look, they are also popular because of their ability to perform and protect their users. Traditionally made with durable leather, strong nylon, and reliable midsoles, tactical "combat boots" have earned their reputation and popularity.
In many cases, they are also required to meet regulations and uniform standards when worn by service members and first response providers, making a professional, military look and feel a prerequisite for many. We carry a large selection of military tactical boots, including 5.11 Tactical’s ATAC Storm series for men and women, Under Armour’s Stellar Tactical Boot, Rocky’s 10” Side Zipper Jump Boot, Nike’s SFB GTX Boots, and many others.
Tactical Quarter Boots
Quarter boots are mid-cut boots with lower-cut ankle shafts and wear lower on your leg than traditional combat style boots. Popular with police officers and first responders, quarter boots feature the same qualities as higher-cut boots—durability, foot protection, sturdy midsoles with grip technology—but their lower cut makes them lighter than the standard tactical boot. In many cases, it leaves the wearer’s ankle exposed, or only covered by pant or sock material. Performance-wise, however, they protect and perform as tactical boots should.
We have a top selection of tactical quarter boots from popular brands like the Bates Maneuver Waterproof quarter boot, the Salomon Speed Assault quarter boot, Danner’s Striker Bolt tactical quarter boot for women, 5.11 Tactical’s ATAC 2.0 quarter boot and many more to pick from.
Side Zip Tactical Boots
A popular choice for both professionals and outdoor enthusiasts is tactical boots with a side zipper. While providing the same level of comfort and performance as non-zip tactical boots, size zip tactical boots offer the ability to quickly slip on or remove your shoes without having to take additional time to tie them. Wearers who choose this style can do so by simply securing or releasing the zipper on the side of the boot. Side zipper boots are available in various styles, from military jump boots to tactical quarter boots, with many variants in between.
Galls has the best selection of side zip boots from top brands like LawPro’s Dispatch 2.0 side zip boot, Thorogood’s side zip jump boot, Reebok’s Rapid Response side zip tactical boot, and many more to choose from.
Tactical Duty Boots
The design nature of tactical boots allows for styles like lightweight duty boots to offer performance and durability without weighing the wearer down. Weight can become an important issue when donning a full tactical outfit. Reducing a shoe’s weight without removing its overall effectiveness in the field is an important component for tactical duty boots.
Popular with police officers, first responders, and tactical enthusiasts, duty boots provide optimal foot support, slip-resistant outsoles, and are made with durable, lightweight materials that protect the wearer’s feet. Lacking the traditional rigidity associated with combat-style boots, duty boots allow their wearers the flexibility of a wider range of foot movement.
Athletic Tactical Boots
Designed for speed and agility, athletic tactical boots are great choices for both physical training and wearing out in the field. Because the wearer’s ability to react quickly is important, athletic boots are made with lighter-weight materials and offer similar levels of performance and protection as their military-style tactical boots counterparts.
Meeting occupational footwear standards while offering reliable slip resistance is a common characteristic of high-performance athletic tactical footwear. At Galls, we have the best selection of athletic tactical boots in both OCP and black. Selections like Nike’s SFB Field Boot, Under Armour’s Valsetz tactical boot for men and women, Reebok’s Rapid Response athletic tactical boot and more.
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