Updated January 08, 2020 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

The 10 Best Army Boots

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This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in July of 2015. Whether you want them to wear in tactical situations, need heavy-duty workwear, or simply like to make a fashion statement, these hardwearing army boots will protect and serve your feet well in all kinds of conditions. These selections include some that are as comfortable as they are durable, whether you're on a miles-long hike or standing watch at a guard post. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. 5.11 ATAC

2. Smith & Wesson Breach 2.0

3. Garmont T8 Bifida

Editor's Notes

January 04, 2020:

When researching and ranking this list, we wanted to find some of the toughest, most reliable army boots out there. While we understand that some people may just be looking for something rugged for aesthetic purposes, or else a dependable pair of footwear for demanding job, we still wanted to ensure this list had offerings that are AR 670-1 compliant for Army wear, or else built to military standards. We also want to add that while the majority of our offerings are men's styles, some, like the Corcoran 1500 Jump Boots, have female-oriented counterparts available with the same sought-after features. Others can be worn by either sex, like the Belleville TR550 Khyber.

Today we said goodbye to the Under Armour Valsetz, which became unavailable, and supplanted them with the Under Armour Stellar, an arguably superior pair of women's tactical boots. They're made with a minimalist, water-repellent design that uses tough materials and reinforced TPU shanks. And while we still think the USMC-approved Danner Men's Marine Temperate is a great pair of footwear, we swapped them for the more popular Danner Men's Tachyon, which are designed to be lightweight while still being hardy and longlasting.

We added the Belleville TR550 Khyber at the expense of the Wideway Speedlace, which suffered too many confirmed complaints regarding their durability. The Belleville boots offer a thoughtful, versatile design that allows the wearer to clamber over fences, ladders, waxed surfaces, dirt-covered terrain, and more.

Many of the models on this list are also ideal for police officers, first responders, security and probation officers, hikers, hunters, construction workers, and more. That being said, anyone who's work requires toe box reinforcement should consider something from our list of steel-toed army boots if it's a job requirement.

Special Honors

Military Boots Direct Military Boots Direct provides an assortment of Army uniform compliant boots for all applications, with footwear ranging from hot weather jungle boots to kevlar bomb blast boots. All of the selections are compliant with AR 670-1, the U.S. Army’s regulation for authorized uniform wear. You'll also find options for Air Force, Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard use. militarybootsdirect.com

U.S. Patriot Women's Tactical Boots Female service members often order men's boots in a smaller size to suit their needs. If you'd rather cut out the guesswork, you can easily access appropriately constructed, military-compliant footwear, as well as selections ideal for police, security, and outdoor work, from U.S. Patriot's offering of women's tactical military boots. You'll find trusted brands like Danner, Corcoran, Belleville, and more. uspatriottactical.com

4. Ryno Gear Tactical

5. Corcoran 1500 Jump Boots

6. Danner Men's Tachyon

7. U.S. Military Contractor's Mickey Mouse

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8. Belleville TR550 Khyber

9. Under Armour Stellar

10. Bates GX-8


Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on January 08, 2020 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.


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