The Magnum Spider 8.1 TAC SPEC HPi is a SWAT-inspired, athletic tactical boot. It features ion-mask hydrophobic surface enhancement and Vent-Guard sandproof ventilator technology. The Tec-Tuff leather toeguards resists snags and abrasions, the TPU exoframe provides reinforcement for support and the Spider Mesh lining offers comfort and support. Also included is a lace storage system on the tongue. The boots are metal-detector safe and are certified to the EN 20347:2004 safety standard. The boots are available in medium width and come in sizes 7–15.
Magnum Boots 800/853-2896 www.magnumboots.com.
5.11’s Tactical Trainer 2.0, which will be available in June, is a fully re-engineered training shoe meant for the range or daily wear. It comes in two versions—low and waterproof/breathable mid. The upper portion of the shoe is suede and features two types of mesh—open breathable and closed—as well as antibacterial and moisture- wicking lining. The toe and heel overlays are abrasion-resistant. The midsole features an external ankle stabilizer. The outsole includes directional lugs for good support and traction. The shoe comes in regular sizes 4–15 and wide sizes 7–15.
5.11 Tactical 866/451-1726 www.511tactical.com.
In March, Bates will introduce five new styles to the Individual Comfort System (iCS) collection. The five new styles include a low sport shoe, and an athletic trainer, both in 6" and 9" Gore-Tex versions and a desert tan boot. The Delta Sport and Delta Trainer feature a user-friendly top loaded disk and slip-resistant rubber outsole. The enhanced Gore-Tex styles, Delta-6 Gore-Tex Side Zip and Delta-9 Gore-Tex Side Zip come with waterproof lining, a slip-resistant rubber outsole and a removable full-cushion EVA footbed and gel forepart pad. The Delta-9 Desert Tan boot utilizes a durable upper made with Wolverine Warrior Leather and Nylon, and is fully functional in multi-terrain environments. Bates 866/699-7374 www.batesfootwear.com.
Original SWAT’s SEK side zip, which is new for 2011, features a full grain leather upper with Tec-Tuff abrasion resistance. The regular boot comes in sizes 7–11, 11.5, 12 and 13. The wide-width boot comes in sizes 8–11.5, 12 and 13. Original SWAT 888/476-7700 www.originalswat.com.