Tactical Boots

God loves the infantry. Unfortunately, no one else seems to. A good set of military boots can make or break you in the field.Wet cold feet are no fun, and can lead to larger health problems.

Even a small blister can significantly reduce your combat effectiveness and increase your chances of coming home in a body bag.

A military boot has to stand up to abuse that no civilian boot is expected to endure. A civilian boot may be worn all day, but a military boot must be built to be worn all day and all night.

If your civilian boots break, you go buy another pair. If your combat boots break, you may end up walking 100 klicks with broken boots.

When your civilian boots get wet inside, you take them off and you hang them up to dry. When your military boots get wet inside, you do the same thing — under fire.

It’s difficult to go wrong with a good set of U.S. Army boots. The G.I. Army boots are the standard by which all other boots must be judged. The military boots listed here are designed to meet and exceed the standards set by standard U.S. Army boots.

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For over thirty year years, Altama has been a prime contractor to the United States DOD, supplying a wide range of Mil-Spec (military specification) footwear to military personnel worldwide. Altama proudly enjoys being the most recognized name in military footwear. In 1991, Altama developed a line of high performance military combat boots for civilian use. This commercial product line combines all the design elements of US Army boots with competitive fashion features to enhance their styling. Altama’s Commercial Sales division now accounts for almost half of the company’s revenues. In addition to serving the U.S. military, Altama has sold combat boots to military personnel in over seventy countries. Altama established its industry leadership positioning the early nineties and maintains it by listening to its customers. Altama builds combat boots to satisfy its customers’ requirements for performance, durability and comfort. Altama tactical boots are high quality and reasonably priced – giving the consumer a very high value.

Blackhawk Boots

Blackhawk was established in 1993 by Mike Noell. Noell is a weathered Navy SEAL who had served in Northern Iraq. His unfavorable experience with faulty tactical gear in Iraq prompted Noell to found Blackhawk Gear.

The Cove Shoe Company

Manufacturer of the Corcoran and Matterhorn families of military boots. Marching forward with superior Military & Tactical footwear. No individual or entity analyzes the quality and performance of boots like the US Army. Our soldiers’ lives and the lives of others may depend on their ability to overcome severe adversities. That is why their continued reliance on our products is a testimonial to our superiority in military footwear. We are proud to say we have been outfitting the American military for decades. Today, our military and tactical footwear continues to be the preferred choice of police forces, emergency personnel, search and rescue squads, security officers, and so many more. While many were in uniform when they first experienced our combat boots, we are gratified that they keep coming back as civilians. Our military boots have endured the test of time and performance. When your life and the life of others is on the line, Matterhorn Military and Tactical footwear is a certainty to be on the front line.

Magnum Boots

For over 15 years, Magnum, a division of Hi-Tec Sports USA, Inc., has been the leader in offering unsurpassed comfort, technology and value in uniform footwear used by law enforcement, military, fire/rescue and emergency medical agencies around the world. The Work Collection offers safety footwear for construction, trade and industrial personnel. Distributed in over 70 countries, Magnum tactical boots are made to stand up to the most demanding situations while offering uncompromising comfort and performance.

Original S.W.A.T.

Spring of 1999, we started out to build a “better boot.” Better meant, more comfortable than any other; but it also meant meeting the highest level of performance under “combat” conditions. We did our homework. We used our lengthy experience; we tested and perfected; we did everything we knew to build a better boot. But, until we had tens of thousands of satisfied wearer’s, the jury was out. Now, 4 years later, the verdict is in. Original SWAT is a better boot. 100’s of 1,000’s of wearers have voted with their feet and trust their feet to Original S.W.A.T. everyday. But don’t take our word for it. Read what our satisfied customers have to say about Original S.W.A.T. boots. All our testimonials are unsolicited and are completely genuine.


The success of Vibram has been built step by step on the conviction that the highest summits are reached without haste. Those who choose Vibram share this philosophy, which champions research and development. Vibram understands the precious value of time, and knows that patience is a key ingredient to achieve the best results. It is not always necessary to be the fastest to be the first to arrive, because real winning qualities are commitment, continuing research and a striving for perfection.

Bates Uniform Footwear

Now one of the largest uniform footwear companies in the world, Bates is also one of the oldest. From its beginnings as a small dress footwear company in 1885 to a global company that manufactures and markets more than 1.5 million pair of uniform boots and shoes yearly, the Bates brand has stood for performance excellence. In the 1990’s, Bates added three distinct product lines that raised the bar on what its customers expect from uniform footwear. The Bates DuraShocks comfort technology revolutionized the uniform footwear industry and became the new standard for comfort. The Bates Enforcer series provides lightweight, tactical footwear that meets the demands of diverse and challenging environments. The most recent introduction of Bates Special Ops footwear includes an amphibious water shoe, a performance bike shoe and other more technically superior athletic profiles. These product advances coupled with a strong organization ensure Bates position as a uniform footwear leader and innovator for many years to come.


Building on the same traditions and standards of quality instilled by the Danner family years ago, the Danner Shoe Mfg. Company continues to manufacture a complete line of Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, Uniform, and Work Boots in their 30,000 square foot factory in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

Ridge Outdoors

Ridge has been the leader in providing top quality footwear to Police, SWAT, EMT, Fire, Military and Security personnel for nearly a decade. Ridge is the originator of air technology for tactical footwear and the Air-Tac still sets the standard for today’s black boot market.

Rocky Shoes and Boots

Headquartered in Nelsonville, Ohio, Rocky’s Shoes and Boots, Inc. is a world leader in rugged outdoor and occupational footwear. A corporate office, warehouse and distribution center now accompany the original manufacturing building in Nelsonville that began making footwear in 1932.

Oakley S.I. Assault Boot

The United States military teamed with Oakley to invent an assault boot specifically for the U.S. Elite Special Forces. Available now for civilian use, this military hardware exceeds the combat performance profile for durability, comfort and protection. Engineered with a lightweight athletic design, the Elite Special Forces Standard-Issue Assault Boot is braced by an over-the-ankle boot shaft and shielded by abrasion resistant panels on soft top-grain leather. Comprehensive moisture control maximizes comfort. Advanced polymer EVA and premium urethane offer resilient shock absorption. High-NBS vulcanized rubber maintains traction over a full range of terrain.

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