I love the zipper feature on these boots. I've always used lace up boots in the past so this is my first pair. It's been 4 months now and I really can't think of anything bad with these boots. Comfortable, easy to put on, and keep my feet dry.
I've heard of other reviewers having problems with the zipper on these boots. I haven't experienced any problems and it's been a year and a half. Maybe the zippers break when you try to tighten the boot using the zipper, forcing it to split. I make sure I tension it properly using the laces and have not had a problem. Hope that helps.
Decent tactical boot but I've worn better. Break in was minimal. I started wearing these right away and even had to run in them for a short while the second day. Comfort was good but not as good as my Danners. Boots have come a long way since the traditional rubber sole and leather ones that were attached to each other with nails. Not bad for the price.
I bought these as my riding boots. These were stiff in the heel area the first couple times I wore them so every time I'd take a step, they would pinch the back of my heel. After about a week, the leather softened and formed a crease so rubbing was no longer a problem. I bought these because of the zipper which makes them easy. Pretty well made boot. I've worn others that are more comfortable and cushioned in the heel but these are good for the money.
Good quality work boot. I really like the sleek look of these and the mean looking treads at the bottom. So far, they've been great and I'm on my feet at work for 4-5 hours everyday depending on the season.
These boots are about everything you can ask for. They are light, seem durable and not too expensive. The zipper makes putting these on and taking them off a 2 second deal. My only worry is the zipper does crinkle because of where it is on the boot. Hopefully it wont be a problem in the future.
This is my first pair of Tactical Research boots. I've worn bellevilles in the past and had pretty good results with them so i thought i'd try their tactical line. Overall, these zipper kybers were very light, comfortable and didnt require much break in. I had a slight red spot on my heel after the first day where they were rubbing but that was the extent of it. They ran true to size.
These boots have been great so far. They felt broke in after the first day so I can't argue with comfort. I tried rope rappelling with these and the lugs on the side of the boot work well and give you traction and control with the rope. Over, very happy with these.
I love the zipper feature. Fast delivery and they are pretty comfortable. I was able to stand for hours before my very got tired.
EXCELLENT BOOT! HIGH PERFORMANCE AS WELL for operations and daily use comfort, support and weight considerations have all been addressed in this Boots design. Here's an article on this product. "The Khyber is a revolutionary hybrid combat boot that conquers mountainous areas as well as rough terrain. Once you wear this boot in the field, you will realize that it represents a significant step forward in tactical footwear. These boots were designed by Belleville Shoe -- a leading supplier of military footwear to the Department of Defense -- in conjunction with the special forces community to provide a sturdy, rugged boot that gives excellent ground feel and mobility. The integrated deeply-serrated heel and toe aids the sole to provide a better feel for the terrain underfoot and can assist in braking & arresting slides as well as aiding in vertical climbing & crawling. While the VIBRAM "IBEX" outsole is ideal for the rugged terrain, and the TR-1 Load Bearing Orthotic insole ensures comfort while enduring such ground. The rappelling bars on the outsole extend the wear of the outsole, while the breathable combat lunar lining and heel & toe overlay design extends the overall wear and life of the boot. Belleville has been making combat boots for Uncle Sam since World War I and is currently the largest boot supplier to the Department of Defense, but when they set out to design a new line of tactical combat boots (dubbed Tactical Research), they did not let tradition hold them back. They pioneered a novel approach that provides everything you need - reliability, stability, and traction - in a lightweight, comfortable boot that provides sure footing and an improved feel for the ground."
Right out of the box, these boots were comfortable with no real need to break them in and were exactly what I wanted. Going on six months later now, they remain comfortable and overall are still in one piece despite some rough handling. They seem to get scuffed up pretty easily, especially around the toes. The "toe bumper" is still going strong, but the threads have begun to work their way out, so I'm not entirely sure how much longer that will last. I'm pleased with the purchase though, and I will likely be purchasing another Belleville set of boots when these finally give out.