Nicks Tactical Boot - Custom Configuration


  • 365™
    • 360° Stitchdown Welt for added water resistance all year round
  • Polyurethane Midsole
  • Vibram Sierra Outsole
  • Sunbrella lined padded collar
  • Removeable full leather insole

The Most Durable Tactical Boot on the Market

The Nicks Tactical Boot is made with the most durable materials on the market, paired with our new, innovative lightweight and flexible stitchdown contruction. The Tactical Boot is the best on the market.

The Tactical Boot is made using Nicks 7-8oz work leather, now available in three different tannages. You can choose the leather that fits your application best.

  • Classic MaxSupport work leather standard on our Builderpro models is 7-8oz of the most supportive leather available. While it may be accompanied by a longer break in time, this leather tannage will provide optimal support even after years of wear.
  • 1964 Easy Break-in leather is a Nicks exclusive offering. Packed full of more oils, this leather is more supple and provides an easier break in than the traditional work leathers. Still weighing in at about 7-8oz in thickness there is no sacrifice on durability.
  • Nicks WeatherShield leather is impregnated with a silcone solution during the tanning process, making it more water resistant than typical oil tanned leathers. The water beads right off of this heavy 7-8oz option.

This 8 inch boot offers a padded collar for increased comfort when hiking or kneeling down. The collar is lined with a high performance Sunbrella® fabric that is long lasting, and tear resistant.

Our new 365 Stitchdown Construction offers increased sole flex and water resistance for an all season boot. The midsole construction is a high grade 8IR rubber midsole, with a military grade ployurethane wedge for added impact resistance and comfort. The interior of the boot features a full length 6-7oz veg tan leather insole, that will take the shape of your foot like our classic all leather construction but can be removed when it wears out, or replaced with your favorite insole. 

Vibram's Sierra Outsole is a made with a 18IR (9.6mm) thick Nitrile compound that provides durability and traction, ideal for rugged, industrial, outdoor and military footwear. 

More Information
Lead Time Standard Lead Time. 18-35 Weeks
Water Resistance High Water Resistance
Leather 1964 Black Smooth
Flexibility Most Flexible- Great for hiking, kneeling & running
Leather Type Seidel- 7-8oz (Work Leather)
NFPA Certified N/A
Last HNW Moderate Arch Standard Toe
Boot Height 8"
ASTM F2413-18 M/I/C Rated N/A
EH Rated No
Toe Style N/A
Sole Stitching Thread 360-Standard
Heel Profile Block
Edge Color Match Upper
Rebuildable Yes
Resole-able Yes
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Tactical boots are designed for those who require durability, functionality, and support in their daily duties—traits well understood at Nicks Boots. Traditionally associated with military and law enforcement personnel, tactical boots have become a staple for a range of demanding jobs and rugged environments.

All About Tactical Boots

Tactical boots are specialized footwear designed to meet the demanding needs of professionals who engage in strenuous activities and operate in challenging environments. These boots offer a unique combination of ruggedness, comfort, and utility that traditional footwear cannot match. In essence, tactical boots are about providing optimal performance, supporting the feet, and adapting to various situations — from wildland firefighting to law enforcement patrols. Nicks Boots has harnessed these qualities, tailoring them to different crafts and vocations, ensuring that every step taken in their tactical boots is a step in the right direction.

History And Evolution Of Tactical Boots

The inception of tactical boots can be traced back to military heritage, where they first served to protect and enable soldiers in diverse terrains. Over time, their evolution has been shaped by technological advancements and the changing needs of users. 

From basic leather designs to contemporary models incorporated with advanced materials and ergonomic features, tactical boots have continually adapted. At Nicks Boots we pay homage to this rich history by infusing traditional craftsmanship with modern innovations, resulting in boots that respect the past while stepping firmly into the future.

Importance Of Durability In Tactical Boots

Durability is the cornerstone of tactical boots — without it, they cannot fulfill their purpose. These boots aren't just footwear; they're vital tools that withstand extreme conditions and daily wear. We recognize this, so our tactical boots are constructed with premium materials and reinforced to endure. For those who work in punishing environments, nothing is more assuring than boots that rise to the challenge time and time again.

Materials Used In Tactical Boot Construction

Superior Leather For Longevity

Tactical boots rely on full-grain leather, prized for its exceptional durability and capacity to conform to the wearer's foot over time. We meticulously select the finest full-grain leathers, ensuring their tactical boots exhibit toughness and evolve into a more comfortable fit, embodying the wearer's unique journey and experiences.

Protective Outsoles For Traction

The outsoles of tactical boots serve as crucial components, requiring steadfast grip across diverse terrains. We recognize this necessity and integrate robust outsoles renowned for delivering exceptional traction and durability. These outsoles are paramount for individuals venturing into challenging environments, offering the necessary grip essential for confident movement where others might falter.

Reinforced Stitching For Rigidity

In every pair of Nicks Boots, meticulous stitching techniques reinforce strength and durability. Employing heavy-duty threads and double or triple-stitched seams, these boots guarantee uncompromised support and longevity. The dedication to such detailed craftsmanship reflects Nicks Boots' ethos of never taking shortcuts, ensuring wearers experience unparalleled durability and robustness in every step.

Benefits Of Wearing Tactical Boots

Enhanced Feet Protection

We take an uncompromising approach to foot protection in their tactical boots, engineering them as formidable shields against potential hazards. Every pair exemplifies the brand's unwavering commitment, ensuring that protection stands as the foremost priority. With meticulous craftsmanship and purposeful design, Nicks Boots' tactical footwear acts as an impenetrable fortress, safeguarding the wearer's feet from the most demanding environments and occupational risks.

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Improved Posture And Support

The evolution of Nicks Boots' tactical boots embodies years of dedicated refinement in boot-making, emphasizing the enhancement of posture and support. Through relentless innovation, the brand has honed its craft, prioritizing the wearer's physical well-being. Choosing Nicks Boots means embracing footwear engineered to elevate posture and deliver unparalleled support, thereby positively influencing the wearer's stance, gait, and overall comfort, essential for enduring demanding tasks with ease.

Increased Mobility And Speed

The tactical line by Nicks Boots emphasizes lightweight construction, granting wearers enhanced mobility and swiftness without compromising on durability. These boots are meticulously designed to offer agility and efficiency, enabling wearers to navigate diverse terrains seamlessly. Whether in urban landscapes or untamed wilderness, Nicks Boots' tactical boots empower individuals with the freedom to move swiftly, facilitating peak performance in dynamic environments.

Adaptability To Various Environments

Nicks Boots' commitment extends to ensuring their tactical boots excel across a spectrum of environments. Crafted to conquer both urban settings and rugged wilderness, these boots showcase exceptional adaptability and versatility. 

The meticulously engineered design allows wearers to confidently traverse any surface or weather condition, ensuring that Nicks Boots' tactical footwear remains a steadfast ally, capable of conquering diverse landscapes with unwavering confidence and resilience.

Fashion And Style Trends With Tactical Boots

Classic Meets Contemporary

In the evolution of tactical boots, Nicks Boots exemplifies a remarkable blend of classic design and contemporary aesthetics, transcending the boots' utilitarian origins to embrace a fashion-forward approach. 

Personalizing Your Pair

The allure of tactical boots lies in their capacity to resonate with individual styles. Nicks Boots celebrates personal expression by offering an array of customization options, empowering wearers to curate a pair that authentically reflects their unique identity.

Tactical Boots As A Lifestyle Statement

Beyond serving as protective gear, tactical boots embody readiness and a proactive lifestyle. Sporting Nicks Boots' tactical footwear goes beyond mere utility. Those who choose Nicks Boots make a deliberate lifestyle statement, showcasing a dedication to excellence and a readiness to face challenges head-on in both fashion and function.

Maintenance And Care Tips For Tactical Boots

Regular Cleaning For Longevity

Maintaining the lifespan of tactical boots significantly relies on consistent and simple cleaning practices. Nicks Boots emphasizes the importance of regular care, advocating for routine cleaning that helps preserve the leather's quality and ensures the longevity of the boots, enabling wearers to enjoy their durability for an extended period.

Proper Storage Is Key

The significance of proper storage conditions cannot be overstated when it comes to preserving tactical boots. Store your boots in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This meticulous care regimen safeguards the boots from premature deterioration, allowing them to remain in prime condition for years to come.

Conditioner For Leather Nourishment

Leather conditioners play a pivotal role in maintaining the supple nature and water resistance of tactical boots. We We recommend utilizing high-quality conditioning products specifically designed for leather care. These recommended conditioners nourish the leather, ensuring it remains robust and resilient against the elements, further enhancing the boots' durability and endurance against wear and tear.

Choosing The Right Tactical Boots For Different Environments

Urban Patrols Demand Flexibility

Navigating city landscapes demands tactical boots that offer a unique blend of flexibility, extended comfort for prolonged wear, and swift responsiveness for quick movements. We tailor boots specifically designed to meet the demands of urban environments, ensuring wearers can confidently tackle city challenges while maintaining optimal comfort and maneuverability.

Rugged Terrains Require Robust Build

Encountering rocky or unstable terrains necessitates tactical boots with superior ankle support and aggressive tread patterns. When facing outdoor adventures, our selection caters to these demands, providing boots engineered for rugged terrains that offer the necessary toughness and stability to conquer diverse landscapes.

Wet Conditions Call For Waterproof Features

In wet or swampy conditions, the necessity for waterproofing in tactical boots is imperative. Our tactical footwear range includes water-resistant options explicitly designed to keep feet dry and maintain peak performance even in adverse weather conditions. These boots stand as a testament to the brand's commitment to providing reliable footwear that excels in wet environments while preserving comfort and functionality.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Tactical Boots

Who uses tactical boots?

Tactical boots cater to a diverse range of professionals and outdoor enthusiasts seeking footwear tailored for demanding conditions. They're popular among military personnel, law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs, hikers, hunters, construction workers, and individuals working in rugged or challenging environments where sturdy, supportive footwear is crucial.

How much do tactical boots cost?

The cost of tactical boots can vary considerably based on various factors like brand reputation, materials, design features, and intended use. Entry-level tactical boots might range from $50 to $150, while high-end, specialized boots designed for specific professions or extreme conditions can range from $150 to $300 or more.

Where can I buy tactical boots?

Tactical boots are available through a multitude of outlets. You can find them at dedicated outdoor gear stores, sporting goods retailers, specialized footwear shops, and online platforms such as Amazon, REI, Cabela's, or directly from manufacturers' websites.

What are the different types of tactical boots?

There is a diverse array of tactical boots, each serving distinct purposes. They include duty boots ideal for law enforcement or security personnel, combat boots designed for military use, hiking boots for outdoor enthusiasts, and specialized models featuring specific functionalities for various professions.

How are tactical boots different from other types of boots?

Tactical boots stand out due to their rugged construction, durability, and specialized design catering to demanding environments. These boots often feature reinforced toes, superior ankle support, durable materials, and specialized traction, distinguishing them from regular footwear.

Are tactical boots good for law enforcement officers?

Yes, tactical boots are highly favored among law enforcement officers due to their durability, ankle support, waterproof features, and overall suitability for the physically demanding and varied terrain often encountered in police work.

How do I store tactical boots?

Proper storage of tactical boots involves keeping them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. It's essential to clean off dirt and debris, ensure the boots are thoroughly dry to prevent mold or odor, and utilize boot trees to maintain their shape.

How long do tactical boots typically last?

The longevity of tactical boots can vary based on factors like usage intensity, terrain, maintenance, and quality. With regular care and maintenance, including proper cleaning and occasional conditioning, they can last anywhere from 1 to 3 years or more.

Are there any safety concerns when wearing tactical boots?

While tactical boots are designed for durability and support, it's crucial to ensure the boots are properly fitted and broken in to prevent discomfort or blisters during extended wear. Some models might not offer sufficient protection against electrical hazards, so checking for safety ratings and standards is essential.

How do I break in new tactical boots?

Breaking in new tactical boots requires patience and gradual wear. Begin by wearing them for short periods initially, utilize cushioned insoles for added comfort, and consider applying leather conditioners to soften the material and reduce initial stiffness. Gradually increase wear time to allow the boots to conform to your feet's shape.