5.11 Tactical’s New Urban Boot Line


5.11 Tactical rolled out its new XPRT 2.0 Tactical Desert Urban Boot a few weeks ago at SHOT Show.

The XPRT 2.0 features waterproof, HELCOR leather overlays that surround an exterior crafted from lightweight rip-stop nylon. A waterproof, breathable inner membrane stops moisture but allows airflow. XPRT  has a padded, neoprene ankle collar for extra support, a full length BI-FIT insole board for traction and 5.11’s Kick Toe.

They are available in dark coyote, black or gunsmoke for $195. A storm gray version will be available this fall.




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Matthew Cox
Matthew Cox has been a defense reporter since 1998 and is an associate editor for Military.com. He traveled to Afghanistan and Iraq numerous times from 2002 to 2008, covering infantry units in combat. Matthew was an infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division.
  • Blane

    they already have these for sale in the PX

    • LB Meredith

      What price do you pay on Base/Camp??

      I snap up the gray ones.

      • Patti

        how much are they on base

  • Mooddawg

    How comfortable and how well do they wear outside of an urban environment?

  • john leak

    I like the looks of this boot. Will definitely buy.

  • liam

    still like the Tora Bora boot….more expensive, but more durable 5.11 puts out things ffor the tacticulture groupies!

    • Sansvarnic

      I disagree with you there. I use 5.11 tact gear for both my civy job and the military and I cant express just how well built their boots are. 5.11 boots are by far the lightest, comfortable, durable boot I have ever had.

  • covet

    I would not spend 500 on a pair of boots unless I was an operator. %.11 makes a good boot I live by them spending 8 + hours a day on concrete.

  • dcanaday

    Are the issued boots so bad that we have to drop $195?

  • Moondawg

    What is the downside to just wearing issue boots, which are free? Back in the day, the only non-issue boot you were allowed to wear were cocaran jump boots.

    • SansVarnic

      Normally I would agree with you there. I remember the old black boot with the BDU’s I LOVED them, but when they switched over the boots they were stupid heavy (I remember weighing the boots and the new tan ones were at leas 3 times the weight) and ridiculously uncomfortable (sizing mostly not consistent and the sole was some thicker heavier material) no one I know likes them. I have no clue why this other unknown company that makes a much cheaper boot was allowed to be choice for issue.

  • Ducman82

    Look to be a nice pair. i have had a few 5.11 boots, all were great. can’t wait to try them

  • greg

    I had cocaran jumpers issued when I served. wish I could still get them.

    • BucketHead Ed

      I’ve worn most boots,(Cocaran right out of Jump School At Benning was a MUST of course, see below Greg), available for Army Airborne Infantry and/or Army Aviation from waaay back until very recently! I have found that the 5.11 boots are very good for a lot of walking on every surface you can think of! I have two pair and will never be without at least one pair! To be fair I have to say that The Rocky S2V Special Ops boot is the most comfortable boot I have ever worn from right out of the box! I will never be without a pair, in fact I’m wearing a pair right now and they are very, very comfortable, absolutely fantastic! I’m posting my “jumped once” & packed away size 13 Reg on “the Bay” around 02/17/14, Seller ID Draider6. Check & see what you think!! Thanks, Ed

  • Blue Falcon

    I will have to give them a try.

  • heath german

    Thats cool and all, but what about 670-1?

    • SansVarnic

      At this point it is the commanders discretion.

  • scott

    these are nice boots. i wonder where i can get some!!

  • http://twitter.com/MicahHoughton1 @MicahHoughton1

    I dont like it. Upper isnt tall enough in my opinion. looks barely over a mid high boot. not very tactical. only think i like are the fence climbing lugs. Too many logos lasered on nd formed into the sole.

  • Moondawg

    Why won’t anyone comment on the issue boots and the price in PX on these boots?

    • SansVarnic

      Issue boots aren’t worth mentioning, as they are crap. See my earlier reply.

  • Garry Bowman

    The rough and earthy looks are the real advantage of this 5.11 Tactical product. What a smart and burly design this one is to invest in!