When it comes to military boots, optimal durability and long-lasting comfort are crucial. FN did the research and rounded up our top picks for the best men’s military boots available to shop. Read on to find your match.
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1. Under Armour Valsetz RTS 1.5 Boots
These sturdy boots feature a molded, anti-microbial Ortholite sockliner and Ultralight Micro G EVA midsole, making them ideal for all-day wear.
Pros: A medial side zipper makes these easy to take on and off. TPU toe caps offer added protection, as does a welded, abrasion-resistant PU film surrounding the perimeter of the boot. They also come with a lightweight, TPU shank that provides midfoot support and just the right amount of rigidity. A high-traction rubber lug outsole provides excellent grip in a variety of conditions.
Cons: This isn’t the most breathable boot so users with sweaty feet may want to opt for a different style.
2. Bates Tactical Sport Boot
This style comes with a moisture-wicking mesh lining to keep feet dry and cement constriction that provides a lightweight, flexible platform.
Pros: A durable, slip-resistant rubber outsole offers enhanced traction. A removable cushioned insert adds to the boot’s overall comfort. These also come with a convenient side zip so you can slip on and off with ease.
Cons: These don’t come with a heel tab to help pull on.
3. Smith & Wesson Breach 2.0 Boots
This military boot offers a lightweight EVA midsole, a comfortable and protective nylon-leather combination upper and a steel shank for superior support.
Pros: A gusseted tongue keeps dirt and debris from getting in. In addition to black, these boots also come in tan. These are available in wide sizes as well as regular. A foam-padded tongue and collar enhance breathability. Board-lasted construction generates torsional rigidity that minimizes foot fatigue during long periods of wear.
Cons: The sole may cause squeaking when walking.