In the past, law enforcement and military personnel were limited to one or two types of duty footwear.
For LEOs, this was a modified dress shoe and later black rugged sneakers or boots. While soldiers, sailors and airmen were stuck with combat boots of one for or another.
Neither of these were terribly comfortable, but they tended to be well built if heavy.
Today, there are dozens of companies making hundreds of tactical boots for both. And because there are at least as many foreign-made knockoffs of questionable quality, choosing a solid shoe or boot that wouldn’t fall apart and didn’t cause the wearer undue pain was almost as bad as the blisters the cheap ones would cause.
Thankfully, the engineers at 5.11 invented a brand new line of duty footwear that let officers and soldiers have their proverbial cake, and eat it to. Enter, the A.T.L.A.S.
An acronym for All Terrain Load Assistance System, these new shoes are anything but simple sneakers. They are designed from inception to hold up to hard use while evenly distributing the added weight of an officer’s gear across their feet. Preventing painful fallen arches, and stinging blisters. check out the full details below.
Irvine, Calif. (February 13, 2020) – 5.11, the global innovator of technical, purpose-built gear, debuted its biggest product launch of 2020, the all new 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. footwear collection last month during the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Tactical Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. As the name implies, the All
Terrain Load Assistance System footwear series features three styles: an eight-inch Boot, Mid Hiker and Trainer.
Several years in the making, the 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. footwear series was designed with professional end users who carry considerable loads while on duty in mind. 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. footwear enhances agility and stability while at the same time adding cushion support, which is increasingly important when adding considerable weight to a user’s frame.
“Listening to our end users and solving problems to allow them to perform better is at the heart of why we design our products,” said Brendan Rynne, Footwear Category Manager for 5.11. “We heard our guys complain about ‘work weight’ over and over again, and after several years, we are really excited to be giving them the answer to their footwear support and stability problems in the new 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. series.”
The 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Boots—available in 8-inch and mid heights—featuring 5.11’s new Echo (high rebound) and Force (high impact) foam midsole with the 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. plate for turning and stability control, while carrying additional weight. 5.11 utilized a key engineering partner to help create these new foam formulas. In addition, the 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Boots and A.T.L.A.S Mids also feature a new Ortholite®foot bed, slip and oil resistant outsoles, and highly breathable uppers for maximum comfort. MSRP for the 8-inch Boot is $149.99 and MSRP for the Mid is $139.99.
In a nutshell, the A.T.L.A.S. boots are super light, ultra durable footwear designed to give owners the maximum amount of comfort. Plus, unlike several other duty boots, these new featherweight boots are very affordably priced. Making them an excellent choice not just for combat or duty use, but also people who like high quality footwear that can stand up to abuse. For more information on the new A.T.L.A.S. boots, including pricing and availability, visit https://www.511tactical.com/.