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What are key features of tactical boots?

 

Is your boot a tactical boot?

Not all boots are made the same. Some are built for comfortable day hikes around the mall, while some are designed for ‘real use” – getting dirty, providing support and protecting your feet and ankles from the beating you’re likely to put them through as an emergency first responder. tactial boots from Galls

Here are some key features of tactical boots:

  • they are fast, lightweight and responsive – tactical boot needs to be an extension of your movements
  • they feature cutting-edge design – but mixed with a foundation of a traditional construction process
  • they provide ankle support, sole support, toe protection – all make for happy feet
  • the soles are quiet – you need to move quietly in any tactical situation
  • they offer oil, mud and water slip resistance – sure footing is key
  • they are proven durability and ruggedness – you don’t want boots that will let you down
  • they function under pressure – laces don’t break, zipper won’t catch, construction of boot won’t compromise your efforts
  • the boots are a great value – yes, you have to keep budget in mind

A tactical boot is a boot that has your back, like a trusted partner you can rely on in any situation.

If you work in security, law enforcement, the military or some other aspect of public safety, you probably rely on the quality construction of your duty boots to keep you going.

At Galls, we only sell tactical boots and duty boots that we know will meet the requirements above. And we carry them from top brands like 5.11 TacticalBates BootsOakleyUnder ArmourDuty Pro and more.

Aren’t all boots just some sort of combination of leather, rubber and laces?

The answer to that is this…if you’re using any kind of boot for a specific purpose relating to work – especially if you’re military, law enforcement or some other form of public safety – then yes, it’s kinda considered a tactical boot.

But generally, a tactical boot is a boot that is designed to specifically handle the rigors of certain duties.

Designers of tactical boots understand how the boots are going to be used in the field, on duty and in certain situations. Once the intention of use is understood, the designers use specific components and techniques to build the boots.

To see a wide selection of top performing tactical boots, visit Galls.com.

To get deals on tactical boots and other gear, join the Galls email promotions list here.

 

Top 4 Casual Shoes for First Responders at Galls

 

Yes, Galls carries casual shoes for first responders as well. While duty boots and dress oxfords are always a work need, casual shoes can be used both at work (at appropriate times) and when you’re off duty (for everyday wear, gym workouts and more.

Here are 4 casual shoes options that feel great on your feet and look nice at the same time! reebok casual shoe for cops

Reebok Classic Skate Steel Toe Oxford

  • Classic skateboard shoe
  • Steel toe
  • Suede and leather upper
  • Nylon mesh
  • Removable EVA cushion insert with sponge rubber heel wedge
  • Grip master rubber outsole and EVA cushin midsole

SEE THE CLASSIC SKATE STEEL TOE OXFORD FROM REEBOK ONLINE HERE

Reebok Classic Athletic Oxford

  • Classic performance athletic oxford
  • Leather upper
  • Nylon mesh with sueded inside heel counter
  • Removable F2A duall-density polyurethane cushion insert
  • Dual-density outsole, rubber bottom and lightweight injected EVA cushion midsole
  • 100% non-metallic

SEE THE REEBOK CLASSIC ATHLETIC OXFORD ONLINE HERE

Under Armour Men’s Tactical Mirage Shoe

When training or running, don’t let your shoes slow you down. Run on the track or scale rough terrains with ease and confidence with a pair of tactical shoes that are light, engineered with a cushion system and designed to under armour shoes for police, cops give you stability in every step!

  • Ortholite sockliner lined with HeatGear® to keep you cool, dry and feeling light
  • Cartilage® Precision Handling™ absorbs initial impact and reduces shearing force
  • Directional Cushioning Engineering® (DCE) system providesintegrated cushioning, stabilization and propulsion
  • ArmourLastic® absorbs shock at critical impact zones in the heel and forefoot for maximum protection
  • ArmourGuide® ensures efficient foot-strike guidance from impact to propulsion
  • ArmourBound® gives maximum responsive cushioning
  • Ventilated FootSleeve® snugly hugs the foot to eliminate sliding and extra bulk
  • Imported

SEE THE UNDER ARMOUR TACTICAL MIRAGE SHOE ONLINE HERE

Bates Zero Mass Mid Athletic Oxford Desert

  • Wolverine Warrior® Leather/Nylon Upper
  • Moisture Wicking, anti-Bacterial Aureright™ Insert
  • Cushioned EVA Midsole
  • Durable Rubber Outsole
  • Cement Construction

SEE THE BATES ZERO MASS SHOE ONLINE HERE

Galls is your reliable source for quality, in-stock public safety equipment and apparel. Like you, we’re quick, efficient, and effective. We understand that the demanding needs of your profession drive your purchasing decisions, so we demand the quality gear you require to do your job.

Wherever your tough profession takes you, you’ll find we have what you need to get through in one piece. With so many people counting on you to meet the demands of your job and your duty, Galls stands ready to help you meet the challenge.

Under Armour Men’s Tactical Mirage Shoe great for cross training and running

 

When training or running, don’t let your shoes slow you down

With the Under Armour Men’s Tactical Mirage Shoe, you can run on the track or scale rough terrains with ease and confidence. This pair of tactical shoesare light, engineered with a cushion system and designed to give you stability in every step!
UA Tactical Shoe

Check out the shoes’ features…

Ortholite sockliner lined with HeatGear® to keep you cool, dry and feeling light
Cartilage® Precision Handling™ absorbs initial impact and reduces shearing force

grip bottoms on shoe

And these features…

Directional Cushioning Engineering® (DCE) system provides integrated cushioning, stabilization and propulsion
ArmourLastic® absorbs shock at critical impact zones in the heel and forefoot for maximum protection
ArmourGuide® ensures efficient foot-strike guidance from impact to propulsion

heal support shoe

And even more features…

ArmourBound® gives maximum responsive cushioning
Ventilated FootSleeve® snugly hugs the foot to eliminate sliding and extra bulk

training shoe for copsSee more at Galls.comUnder Armour Men’s Tactical Mirage Shoe

What do first responders expect from a tactical boot?

Let’s be straight – your footwear is important.
The choice you make when picking out duty boots can impact the way you look and feel throughout the day.
And while comfort and styling are important, there are other factors that play into the choosing of  a new pair of boots for work. tactical boot for public safety

Who wears Tactical Boots?

  • Law enforcement
  • Security teams
  • Military personnel
  • Search and rescue teams
  • Emergency medical service personnel

What do first responders expect from a tactical boot?

In a perfect world, first responders look for boots that combine the comfort and flexibility of athletic footwear with the toughness and durability of a good old-fashioned work boot.

Law enforcement and rescue personnel also look for boots specifically designed  to be extremely lightweight, flexible and dependable.

What to look for…

A good pair of boots will be ones you can wear right out of the box! A tough yet flexible boot shape that allows for a full range of motion while still maintaining support is super important. Why? Because first responders who are constantly stepping, jogging and running on all types of ground conditions.

You also want complete protection for your foot. Look for boots that are puncture and laceration resistant. This is vital when walking on dirt and concrete surfaces covered with glass, metal and other debris.

Also look for cushioned support and gripping sole for more steadiness on unsturdy or downhill surfaces.

And consider the overall customized fit of the boot – your goal is to buy a comfortable tactical boot for extended everyday wear.

What other benefits should you consider?

  • Combination of comfort, support and athletic flexibility
  • Genuine leather footbed is durable, flexible and comfortable
  • Designed for exceptional traction and natural range of motion
  • Ventilated to keep feet cool and allow the boot to breathe
  • Quick drying materials that work to wick away sweat and moisture

What are 3 good Tactical Boot options at Galls?

1 – the Nike SF Boot – a real performance boot!

2 – the Under Armour SpeedFreek 7 inch Waterproof Boot – a high end tactical boot!

3 – the Galls 8 inch Zipper Duty Boot – a great value duty boot!

For a complete selection of tactical boots from Galls, visit the Gall.com.

Big Discounts On Quality Police Boots

 

Ready to give your old boots ‘the boot’?

Ready to slip into something a little more comfortable?

What better time than now as Galls is offering up to 20% off a wide variety of duty boots and tactical boots.

First responders wear their boots every day. And those boots take a beating which requires that from time to time the wearers of those boots need to invest in a new pair.

Today is a great time to:

  • Get high quality boots at a discounted rate
  • Invest in a 2nd or 3rd pair
  • Upgrade your tactical wardrobe
  • Yes, even give boots as a gift

While Galls makes sure that its boot selection for public safety personnel is always competitively priced. Occasionally, the boot selection also goes on sale.

What boots are on sale?

  • 20% off all Galls footwear
  • 15% off all Bates Boots
  • 15% off all Lawpro Boots
  • 15% off all Magnum Boots
  • 15% off all Blackhawk Boots
  • 15% off all Timberland Boots
  • 10% off all Rocky Boots
  • 15% off all Thorogood Boots

How to take advantage of the sale?

What boots and other footwear can you find at Galls.com?

  • Duty boots
  • Tactical boots
  • Quarter boots
  • Oxfords
  • Athletic shoes
  • Casual shoes
  • plus a variety of footwear accessories

Act fast – this boot sale ends tonight – Sept 17 – at midnight. Whether you’re in law enforcement, medical services, security or fire fighting, you’re sure to find a new pair of boots that will work for you!

The Nike SF Boot – What First Responders Expect From A Tactical Boot.

The Nike SF Boot is what first responders expect from a tactical boot.

It combines the comfort and flexibility of athletic footwear with the toughness and durability that first responders expect from a tactical boot.

Believing that law enforcement and rescue personnel move like athletes when they are on duty, Nike engineers specifically designed the Nike Special Field Boot to be extremely lightweight, flexible and dependable.

Nike SF Boot – Built for First Responders

These boots were built to be comfortable right out of the box! Synthetic leather overlays and a sturdy outer shell offer a tough yet flexible boot shape that allows for a full range of motion while still maintaining support. This is important to first responders who are stepping, jogging and running on all types of ground conditions.

The sole of the SF Boot provides complete protection for your foot. Parts of the forefoot are puncture and laceration resistant which is vital when walking on dirt and concrete surfaces covered with glass, metal and other debris. The midsole is super-cushioned and the slightly raised heel offers more grip on unsturdy or downhill surfaces.

The overall customized fit of the boot is comfortable for extended everyday wear.

Want to buy the Nike Special Field Boot? Consider these benefits:

  • Combination of comfort, support and athletic flexibility
  • Genuine leather footbed is durable, flexible and comfortable
  • Designed for exceptional traction and natural range of motion
  • Ventilated to keep feet cool and allow the boot to breathe
  • Quick drying materials that work to wick away sweat and moisture

Who wears the Nike SF Tactical Boot?

  • Law enforcement
  • Security teams
  • Military personnel
  • Search and rescue teams
  • Emergency medical service personnel

Features and specifications of the the Nike Special Field Boot:

  • Weighs 15.9 oz, about two-thirds the weight of traditional boots
  • Anatomical sockliner
  • Special Nike lock-lace system

To purchase the Nike SF Boot through Galls.com, click here. Or visit Galls.com for more public safety footwear, apparel and gear.

New Nike Special Field Boot Engineered For Public Safety Professionals

 

The new Special Field Boot from Nike was specially designed and engineered for first responders.

According to Nike, it’s “the lightest, fastest-drying, highest mobility performance boot we’ve ever made!”

A modern, athletic boot engineered to meet the expectations of world class heroes! Parts of the forefoot are puncture and laceration resistant, while the midsole is super cushioned and extra flexible. The directional traction outsole offers a better grip when walking and running downhill.

Reviewing the Nike SF Boot – here’s more info:

Quick-drying synthetic leather overlays

For durability and support – these tactical boots are designed to keep you going for extended periods – you want a boot you can rely on. Field boots from Nike

Multiple ventilation zones

Allows the boot to breathe and drain quickly. Dry boots mean dry feet and that means less stinky boots! Less moisture makes everything more comfortable (condensation in a boot can be irritating and destructive to your boot and your feet). Properly ventilated boots also help keep feet from chafing.

Genuine leather footbed

Durability, flexibility and comfort – a perfect combination. When you’re on duty, comfort is key. Comfort is not something you necessarily think about, but it is something you certainly appreciate when your shift is over!

Special lock-lace system

Helps keep your foot in place to maintain a comfortable, customized fit during extended wear. That’s what tactical gear is all about – it does it’s job so you don’t have to worry and you can do your job.

Nike Free inspired outsole

Designed for traction on all terrains- better gripping ability, better overall stability and better sure-footedness when you need it most.

Weighs 15.9 oz

The boot is about two-thirds the weight of traditional boots. That means there is less weight to carry around and that means fresher legs. It also means less weight to lug around in your gear bag!

To buy the Nike SF Boot or learn more about it, visit Galls.com.

How To Take Care Of Your Duty Boots

 

Like your mother always told you – “buy the best you can afford and then take care of it!”

So you’ve got a new pair of duty boots. You paid good money for them and you want to keep them looking nice.

Most duty boots cost between $60 and $175 dollars.

How do you stretch your dollars and make those duty boots last a long time?

You can’t be expected to clean your boots everyday. With work, family and other obligations it’s just not possible.

However, there are some basic techniques for keeping your duty boots looking good for a long time.

  • Try to brush off any dirt that accumulates over the course of a day – with a rag, that could take about 30 seconds
  • Adding support soles to your duty boots help them last longer – and you’ll be more comfortable
  • Getting dirt off helps your boots look better immediately and helps make a more intensive cleaning a lot easier
  • Remove the laces when you do a deep clean – polish or other cleaners may hurt the laces’ elasticity
  • A basic soft brush works wonders for cleaning boots – and you can use an old toothbrush for hard to reach spots
  • Mr. Magic Clean Erasure works wonders on scuff marks – or you can use the time honored pencil erasure
  • A wet sponge will get most caked on dirt off (but follow up with a brushing and drying when done)
  • With leather boots, apply a leather conditioner to replace the natural oils – about a 3 minute process
  • Use shoe trees to help the boots maintain their shape and for the leather to not crack – people think shoe trees are only for fancy shoes, but they’re great for duty boots also
  • This is obvious, but don’t leave shoes outside, in the car or near extreme cold or heat
  • If you have multiple pairs of boots, alternate usage – wear one pair one day or one week and then change it up

If you want to go all in and spend $20 as an investment in your boots, get an inexpensive shoe kit like the Bates Shoe Care Kit. This shoe care kit for duty boots has polish, cleaner, a sponge, shiner, brushes and a handy carrying case.

With proper care (and yes, a little time and effort) you can extend the life of your duty boots while retaining their original good looks, shape and comfort.

To look at a wide selection of duty boots for law enforcement and other public safety services, visit Galls.com.