5.11 A.T.L.A.S. New Tactical Footwear Series

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5.11 A.T.L.A.S. series was just released this week and I have to admit….They look HOT! Now this is some exciting news especially since law enforcement and military personnel have been limited to one or two types of standard issued footwear in the past.

For Law Enforcement (LEO’s), the standard issued footwear was a modified dress shoe and later converted to black rugged sneakers or boots. While soldiers, sailors and airmen were stuck with combat boots usually ranging from jungle boots to cold weather boots.

Neither of these options were comfortable, but were very well built and heavy to say the least.

Enter 2020, and the still VERY fierce, VERY competitive  footwear landscape. Dozens of companies making hundreds of tactical boots for both LEO’s and Military personnel offering a multitude of variations and designs. And because there are at least just as many foreign-made knockoffs of extremely questionable quality; choosing a solid tactical shoe or boot that won’t fall apart and didn’t cause the wearer undue pain was almost as bad as the blisters the cheap ones would cause.

The solution? Well the brilliant engineers at 5.11 invented a brand new line of heavy duty footwear that lets officers and military personnel have their proverbial cake, and eat it to. Enter, 5.11 Tactical’s A.T.L.A.S Footwear.

5.11 A.T.L.A.S to Offer Three Stlyes

Announced back in early 2020 at the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Tactical Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. 5.11, the global innovator of technical, purpose-built gear, debuted its biggest product launch to date. A.T.L.A.S stands for “All Terrain Load Assistance System” and their footwear collection features three styles: an Eight-inch Boot, Mid Hiker and Trainer.

The 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. footwear series was designed with professional end users in mind, who carry considerable loads while on duty. 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. footwear enhances the wearers agility and stability while at the same time adding cushioned support, which is increasingly important when adding considerable weight to a user’s frame.
5.11 ATLAS Boot Treds
5.11 A.T.L.A.S Treds

Category Manager for 5.11, Brendan Rynne said “Listening to our end users and solving problems to allow them to perform better is at the heart of why we design our products.”  “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.  (Phew, that’s a mouth full) 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 5.11 Trainers is now $95.99, the 8-inch Boot is $119.99 and for the Mids is $111.99.

5.11 A.T.L.A.S 8" Boot

5.11 ATLAS Boot High Boot
5.11 A.T.L.A.S 8" Boot

As far as 5.11 descriptions on their A.T.L.A.S series, they describe their 8 in. 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. as a performance boot built from the sole up to increase performance. The All Terrain Load Assistance System is a force multiplier for those who carry heavy weight on long shifts. These boots were developed to work with your “work weight”. This boot is constructed of nylon with high abrasion air mesh, a water resistant suede upper. Additional features locking ankle eyelet, and a high traction outsole so you can take those corners in a foot pursuit or run headlong into whatever challenge you’re up against. Explore the A.T.L.A.S. Collection.

The 8″ boots are selling right now on 5.11’s site for $119.99

5.11 A.T.L.A.S Mid Boots

5.11 A.T.L.A.S Mid Boots

5.11 describes their Mid Boots  as mid-height, not mid-night, though it will find favor on that shift to be sure. Featuring 3D molded TPR toe and heel protection, a welded/mesh upper, and high performance, high traction outsole, the All Terrain Load Assistance System will mitigate the rigors of a heavy load bearing job (and in no small way, either). The mids were developed to work with your “work weight”. 

The mid boots are selling right now on 5.11’s site for $111.99

5.11 describes their Mid Boots  as mid-height, not mid-night, though it will find favor on that shift to be sure. Featuring 3D molded TPR toe and heel protection, a welded/mesh upper, and high performance, high traction outsole, the All Terrain Load Assistance System will mitigate the rigors of a heavy load bearing job (and in no small way, either). The mids were developed to work with your “work weight”. 

The mid boots are selling right now on 5.11’s site for $111.99

5.11 A.T.L.A.S. TRAINER

5.11 ATLAS Boot
5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Trainer

The last of the series and one of my personal favorites thus far, is 5.11’s A.T.L.A.S. Trainers. Great for some physical training, hiking, or any outdoor activity to be straight to the point. All the features of the All Terrain Load Assistance System are available in this shoe designed to help you undergo every kind of workout punishment or outdoor activity. 

The trainers are selling on 5.11’s site for $95.99

5.11 A.T.L.A.S. Final Thoughts

Overall 5.11’s A.T.L.A.S. boots are super light, ultra durable and uniquely designed to give their users the maximum amount of comfort and protection. Also a must mention, unlike several other manufacturers, these new featherweight boots are very comfortably priced. Making 5.11 A.T.L.A.S. series an excellent choice not just for combat or outdoor use, but also for people that like high quality footwear for everyday use. For more information on the new A.T.L.A.S. boots, including updated pricing and availability, visit https://www.511tactical.com/.

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