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Tactical Research Tr Men's Mini Mil Tr102 Minimalist Boot, Black 14 R

3.9
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  • Grain-out leather and 1000 denier Cordura nylon
  • Compression molded EVA midsole, and single density molded EVA insole
  • VIBRAM "Tarsus" oil and slip resistant rubber outsole
  • Highly breathable unlined upper and padded Achilles support
  • Weighs less than 2lbs a pair

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Customer Reviews

Best boots I have tried.I normally do not take the time to write reviews for products, I only preface the review with that so you understand my position. The TR 102, is one of the best tactical boots I have ever tried.I am a parkour enthusiast, rock climber, barefoot runner, Krav Maga practitioner, and have 3 years in law enforcement (with 10-16 hour days in the same pair of boots...). I find when I train I like the sensory detail of my feet when running, climbing or practicing parkour, the ability to truly feel the ground under your feet has always (in my opinion) been a benefit. The mini-mils give the great look of a regular tactical boot, with the sensory detail of a vibram or a feyuie shoe. After training with minimalist shoes for the past two years my joints have become accustomed to the shock and pressure of the activities I do, and in fact regular shoes now hurt my knees and other joints. These boots not only diminished the pain that my 5.11s had, they improved my running on duty, and made me feel more at home in my surroundings.I recommend you give these boots a try, in all seriousness, these boots are fantastic. However READ and UNDERSTAND, do NOT buy these boots if you have never trained in minimalist shoes or barefoot, your joints/ muscles will not be ready for a rapid transition. I recommend if you are looking for a cheap minimalist shoe to start, you buy feyuies. And then transition to these boots in a couple months.One thing that I was suprised with is the feeling I got on duty, i actually felt lighter on my feet, and more comfortable standing for 10 hours. And felt more confident in my positioning when going hands on.TRY THESE BOOTS!!I will update this review at a later date, at this time I have had enough time to get the feeling of the boots, but time will be the best test of all. 5These boots have consistent sizing issuesI appreciate that the TR102 boots are fantastic when it comes to the sole. This is about as close to going barefoot as one can get while wearing boots. The Vibram soles are highly flexible and there is a negligible drop between the toes and the heel.However.The TR102 boots have a distinct sizing issue. I wear 11M and I have medium-to-thin feet. First off, the boots are sized for medium-to-wide feet at the smallest. I have to tighten the throat of the upper until they are touching just to get even a partially-snug fit. The only solution I have found is to wear two pairs of ticks socks so that I am not completely closing off the throat altogether.Which leads to the second problem: the left boot, as mentioned elsewhere in these reviews, is about a quarter-size smaller than the right. While exhibiting the same foot width issue as the right boot, wearing multiple pairs of socks to alleviate the tightened throat problem, the left boot no longer fits an 11M foot and constricts at the toe considerably. So now I am stuck with a left boot where the sole *almost* fits well, a right sole that is slightly too large, and a pair of boots that barely fit at all once I tighten down the laces all the way.I have attempted to fix the issue by trying out a pair of 10.5M TR102, but the same problems existed and neither of the boots fit anywhere near comfortably. 2ALTRA comparison helpful - more info - I really like these boots!The comparison to Altra shoes by one reviewer helped a lot. I've converted my running shoes/trail shoes/hiking shoes to the Altra Torins, my gym shoes to Altra One2 shoes...which are just SLIPPERS once you get used to the drop and toughen up the pads of your feet. My office shoes are Altra Instict Everydays...I have both the grey (they are brown) and the black. I wear a dress shirt and tie so the "suede" look of the Everyday's bothered me for awhile...but then I just said "to heck with it" and my feet are more important anyway. My clients don't seem to care either if my shoes are a little too casual for me wearing a dress shirt and tie.SO....that leaves me with what to wear on the Harley? I have worn Belleville boots since the 80's in the Army. For the past 3 years I have worn a great pair of Bellevilles - 13 XW - with 400 grams of Thinsulate insulation in them...with wool socks I can wear them below freezing on the bike and all day in over 100 degree heat walking around bike rallys many times. I really don't NEED to get a new pair.the problem: Once you get used to Zero Drop and light weight shoes...it's HARD to put up with those clunky 5 pound boots...even with the extra up size and wide width...as my feet spread out (as they should) with wearing the Altra's all the time...I noticed my toes feeling a little cramped in my traditional combat boot...and then yeah...lugging around an extra 5 pounds on each foot gets to wear on the brain, lol.I decided to get these - and I AGREE - SIZE UP and go WIDE. - and really ONLY get into these if you are used to the whole zero drop movement...my achilles is fully stretched out now after a year in Altra's....but I did start with just one pair of them...and only for short periods...and only a few days a week. It takes time to 'free the feet' without injury...but its worth the time investment.Out of the box - a tiny bit of rubbing on the pinky toe - went away with 15 minutes of wearing/flexing/walking.Like all my favorite boots - very little ankle support - which I like. I prefer the "jungle boot style" uppers and have worn them for 30 years + - my ankles are so strong I hike in low top shoes and attribute that to wearing jungle boot styles since I enlisted in the mid 80's.Toe box IS NOT as wide as Altra's...but they are "foot shaped" and that's important - I like these fine with ordering up to the 14 2E from my normal 132E in Bellevilles...and I WEAR 14's in all my Altras - so if that helps you some in sizing...Arches - none - as they should be with minimalist shoes - arch support is a crazy, painful memory now - and I have zero problems anymore -last year I logged over 750 miles in training and trail and road races - my first year with zero pain or pulls - free the feet - your whole body will thank you once it adapts to the way you were born!Seeing as though I will really only wear these on the Harley...I suspect they will last eons...but I think I'd order them again if I needed them. 5Not perfect, but a great start in a new categoryLike many runners I have been gradually de-bulking my shoes across the board. I run in Altra trail shoes for the Zero Drop & really wide toebox, and love them so much that I decided I wanted my everyday boots to be the same shape.I'm a carpenter & spend hours on my feet, carrying things, climbing ladders & walls, etc. Protection is important, and in the past I've enjoyed (but not really needed) steel-toed boots. I need some protection, so I can't just work in my running shoes.I did a lot of research in my new quest for free toes. The traditional boot manufacturers have just ignored the market for low-drop, wide forefoot boots. This Belleville boot appears to be the lone exception.So far I like the boots. They are not as wide as the Altra shoes in the toebox, which was a little disappointing. They are very light (probably because the upper part is just nylon--zero protection or ankle support, but it will keep the sawdust out). The laces move smoothly through the grommets, and overall the have a well-built feel.Attached photo compares the Belleville boots in 12M & 12W. There is NO DIFFERENCE. They have the exact same footbed. I'm frankly not sure what they're going for here--why bother with such tomfoolery? I had hoped that the W would approach the width of the Altras (see footbed photos), but no dice.I will update this review after I've had a chance to beat them up for a while. If they last 2 years, I'll be very pleased. 4Break-in time takes several days, but shines very niceThe boot took about a week to break in, with tough rubbing around the ankle, wearing 2 pairs of socks. I'm about to go down to one pair of sock next week, now that the boot has broke in. If there was some interior padding around the ankles for the break-in period, these would be 5 stars.Shining:Everyone has their own way, but these boots were a little tough to get a base coat on that wouldn't flake off. Anywhere it bent, the wax flaked off. So, to remedy this, start with a layer of Kiwi Shoe Polish (Cirage A Chaussure Black/Noir). Use a blow dryer to get the wax to settle in. Cool it with a fan. Once cooled, use a show brush lightly. Then add another layer of wax, use the blow dryer, cool with fan, then brush away. It took me 4 coats to get the pores to disappear. The final layer (5th) was with a very light touch of the blow dryer, just to set it a bit. Cool it with the fan. Now take Kiwi Parade Gloss (Premium Polish - Cirage De Premiere Qualite Black/Noir), and put a solid layer on it, smoothly all around. Then take the blow dryer around the entire boot. Take the brush, and very lightly brush the fog away. Once that's complete, use a shoe cloth and buff the shine to your taste. 4The best minimalist boot offered; Not as good as it should beThese are the best minimalist boots available. There really is no competition for Belleville at the moment. They're adequate, and if you're set on minimalist footwear, you won't be uncomfortable in these, they are very comfortable. Unfortunately they aren't very well made, the uppers specifically are already showing signs of wear after a month or so.Pros- The only real option for a minimalist boot that doesn't look like a moccasin- Supremely comfortable- Good breathability- Wide toe box, better grip than traditional boots- All the other stuff minimalist shoes are good forCons- Uppers are poor quality, already scuffing or flaking within a month- Lace-loops are placed in ergonomically incongruent places. They tend to dig into the side of your foot- Long break in period- Hard sole adds to the break in period (on the bright side, its probably the most durable part of the boot)- Traction in snow and ice could be better- Lack of competition in this market means these are unlikely to improve soonAll in all, I expect I'll have to replace these within a year if I wear them everyday. 3Comfortable and seemingly durableI've had them a couple days and I really like them so far. Nice sole, thin enough to have ground feel but thick enough to climb over rocks and debris. I've put neatsfoot oil in a couple times to soften and waterproof the leather. I'm a bit disappointed the heel section is not leather, it's imitation so I hope they hold up as well as the leather toe section. For a boot that is at least half fabric and over the $100 dollar price point, they could use real leather on all areas of the boot so that is the only reason i'm listing 4 stars.I normally wear a men's 8, but got an 8.5W in these based on reviews. I would have been fine with an 8, but the 8.5 is allowing me to wear thick wool socks when hiking. So far no issues with the heel cup rubbing or any part since they have a nice wide tor box. I love that the tongue is attached all the way to the top of the boot it allows for it to just be slipped on and don't have to be tied up., but when it's business time they tie easily. I was worried about having such a tall boot without a zipper but they slip on and off without struggle. Also with other slip on boots I've had, the heel cup was flimsy and would buckle under putting my feet in, this one seems to be sturdy and the big loop at the back helps. The insole comes out which I can always appreciate.I've put some thick lambs wool inserts for the winter, and I can wear a thinner sock with them in, they are toasty. I've been wearing minimalist shoes for at least a year consistently so there was no break in period for my feet, they have felt wonderful since putting them on. The sole has felt good on multiple services wet and dry. I hiked in them today and they didn't slip on any logs, rocks or in the mud.So far good boot and they will be my daily wear for as long as they last. 4Comfortable & great supportThese boots are great!!! As for everything I buy in Amazon I shop around for a quality goods at a fair price & these boots although the are not cheap they are quality made... if you buy them you are going to love them. One thing before your purchase you should know, these boots run small. My initial purchase I bought a size 12. Because my past experience with shoes a size 12 has always been a perfect fit. These boots however that was not the case, wearing the size 12 my toe hit the tip of the toe box so I sent them back. Now you may be thinking why didn't I deduct a star. Well because Amazon makes it so easy to return something that I felt it wasn't worth deducting a star; even though the size 12 weren't a perfect fit I knew I'd love them the next size up (which is the size I'm reviewing). So I returned the size 12 for a size 13. I wear double boot socks & they fit wonderfully with plenty of room in the toe box to spread my toes & wiggle them around. I've been wearing minimalist foot wear for years now, but never considered a minimalist boot. I love the extra support it gives my ankles. Alsothe lack of a heel I feel more connected to the ground & therefore I feel more agile than I do if I were wearing traditional heeled boots. These boots look great, they are comfortable & offer great support. 5Best in Class?I'd like to start by saying, these are the "best" boots in their class, unfortunately they seem to be the only ones in their class. Aside from the 5.11 low profile items (which ate a bit narrow for my liking). That being said, these leave a LOT to be desired. A bit of background, I'm an 8 year Martial Arts Practicioner (ICSA if anyone cares), and have worked Juvenile Corrections for nearly 10 years. In my state, or facility is heralded as the last stop. That being said, my boots have been used and abused. To be fair i believe i may have assisted in more violent issues than some experience in 10 years.Pro: Performance. The boots allow me to feel connected to my environment more than ANY other Tactical boot I've tried. Feeling connected leads to confidence during uses of force. If I'm confident in my footing, it's one less thing to worry about while keeping my coworkers and our inmates save and secure. And the traction is top notch.Fit: wide toe box, great feel.Cons: Durability, break in period.First about a month long break in time during which my heels bled (literally),but i didn't have proper socks on. It's real leather,it takes a while.I'd be MORE than fine with the break in time If i fit more than 4 months of use out of these. See photos. Bottom line, the sole needs stitched all the way around till then figure something else out unless they're getting issued. 150 for this level of connection is worth it, but if they fall apart then I'm where i started. 3Great for an old guy, doing many things.I am a 72 year old, that I guess would like to be young again. I saw where the Tapp brothers, two Parkour guys talked about how these were good for that. I know I am old but I am working on the Parkour thing and it is fun. I can do the running, jumping, shoulder roll thing and will continue to try that. That being said, I love these boots. I have had them for a couple of weeks and wear them for everything. I will say that I ordered them 1/2 size bigger than I wear, and probably did not need to do that. That was recommended when reading the reviews before I bought them. I do just lace them a little tighter and it works. I also, after wearing them wanted just a little more cushioning for my old self, so I put a pair of $20 work out inserts for my running shoes into the boot. That made them perfect. I wear them for everything, light, comfortable, and does give added support to my ankles. I will wear these for many things. Working out, cutting grass, camping and fishing etc. I put black saddle soap on the leather to keep them softened up, etc. Great boots. Now if I can just keep from breaking my neck doing Parkour, all will be well. 5
Tactical Research Tr Men's Mini Mil Tr102 Minimalist Boot, Black   14 R

Tactical Research Tr Men's Mini Mil Tr102 Minimalist Boot, Black 14 R

3.9
Error You can't add more than 500 quantity.
Regular price
£257.00
Sale price
£257.00
Regular price
£424.00
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per 
Save 39% (£167.00)