Propper Series 100® 8" Waterproof Side Zip Boot
Based on true U.S. sizing with free fit inserts for the perfect comfortable fit. These high quality materials will stand up over time to keep you moving.
The waterproof leather and 1000D Cordura® upper of the Series 100® 8" Waterproof Side Zip boot can be pulled snug with the quick and easy NATO speed lace system. A special gusset behind the zipper helps keep water out while the triple density rubber foundation and an arch made from a durable compound will hold up to the rigors of fast-roping. The 100 Series is a great value in footwear. Propper footwear was designed for long lasting comfort and durability. All of our boots are based on true U.S. sizing to provide the perfect fit.
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NTOA Member Tested and Recommended
With reviews from two different NTOA members, the Propper® Series 100 6" Side Zip Boot received their seal of approval garnering an overall score of 4.22 out of a possible 5 with its design, performance and durability praised across the board.
The Propper Series 100 Boots were found to be a very good quality boot. The boots are very lightweight and well-constructed. The outsole is oil and slip resistant. The zippered side made the boot very easy to get on and off. Some positive features of the Series 100 Boots are: made of a “polishable” cattle hide leather with 1000D nylon upper; an antimicrobial lining inhibits odor, promotes breathability and increases wear; the open cell air mesh foam keeps air circulating around foot for continual comfort; the washable open cell foam inserts conform to foot for balance and arch support; there is a fast-rope compatible arch that is built to handle ladders and fast-roping; a side zipper with hook-and-loop zipper guard offers convenient on/off and the coated speed lace hardware with 550 paracord lacing adds durability. My only complaint of the boots is they were lacking in the area of comfort since they were a little narrow in the toe area. A larger size or wide boot would have resolved this issue with a more custom fit. Having never owned a pair of Propper brand boots, I would consider purchasing a pair after this review.
I received a pair of Propper International Series 100 Men's Boots for evaluation. My initial thought was the boots were of superior quality. The side zipper is heavy duty, unlike other side zipper boots I have purchased. It took quite a long time for the boots to break in for me, even with wearing them every duty day and during SWAT training. I am not pleased with the side zipper. After 45 days of a breaking-in period, I have found that when the laces are tied and you un-zip the boot, I am still not able to pull the boots off without un-doing or loosening the laces. Maybe this will come with more breaking in time. Comfort of the boots is a big plus. They are light and I personally like the ankle support. Walking or running with these boots support your ankles and the soles cushion the bottom of your feet. I usually get a blister when breaking in new boots but had no soreness during the breaking in period with these. The tread gives great traction in all terrain and is large enough so small rocks and other debris will not lodge inside the tread. The boots are easy to clean. The leather and stitching is very high quality. I rated the boots lower in Ease of Use and Convenience simply because of the side zipper not allowing me to remove the boot without untying the laces. Overall I like these boots: design (except for the side zipper) comfort and ankle support are all positives.
- Engineered using true US sizing for superior fit with excellent weight distribution for all-day comfort
- Waterproof and seam-sealed with Hydroguard™
- Polishable full grain leather
- 1000D nylon upper
- Triple row reinforced stitching
- Friction-resistant speed lacing system with 550 paracord lacing
- Arch design resists wear from ladders and fast-roping
- Open cell air mesh foam provides full foot air circulation for maximum comfort
- Breathable liner wicks and regulates temperature, treated with Aegis® to prevent odor
- Premium memory foam insole
- Oil- and slip-resistant rubber outsole for excellent traction and impact absorption
- NTOA member tested and approved
- FREE optional fit inserts included