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Women are underrepresented in the tactical uniform market. Female officers wear uniforms every day just like men. Unfortunately, many women are wearing tactical boots that are made for men. Women’s feet are fundamentally different than men’s. With that in mind, women shouldn’t have to settle for tactical boots created for men. We created this guide to help women choose tactical boots that fit their career and their feet. Here’s what you need to know about women’s tactical footwear.

Understanding How Men’s and Women’s Tactical Footwear is Different

Remember when we told you men’s and women’s tactical footwear is different. Here’s how. Women’s boots are created with a narrow heel, wide bar, and high arches. Due to these features, women’s footwear also requires lots of cushioning and flexibility.  Determining a women’s size in men’s shoes is easy. If you normally wear a size 8, you’d wear a size 6 in men’s.

However, there is more to it than that. The shape of a men’s tactical boot sole is much different than a women’s. This is true because typically, men have much wider feet than women’s. Why is this important? It’s because women wearing men’s tactical boots are prone to injury. Injuries occur because wearing men’s tactical boots – women are not getting the proper support. Think of it this way. A woman wearing men’s boots is basically walking on uneven ground all day long. Thankfully, women don’t have to settle for men’s boots anymore. Here are the three favorites in our online store.

Reebok Duty Sublite Cushion Tactical Boot

The Duty Sublite Cushion tactical boot won’t weigh you down when you’re wearing it. The soles of this tactical footwear have deep flex grooves. The Sublite foam midsole minimizes weight and gives women greater range of motion. To provide the best traction rubber pads are added at the heel strike and forefoot takeoff. The MemoryTech Massage footbed will adapt to the contours of a women’s foot and provide comfort and cushioning.

Belleville F795 Women’s Tan Insulated Waterproof Boot

The Belleville F795 women’s tan insulated waterproof boot is made for cold conditions. 200 grams of Thinsulate insulation is paired with a Gore-Tex waterproof bootie to keep women’s feet warm and dry. A Vibram Fire & Ice outsole won’t harden in cool conditions because of its special rubber compound.

Belleville F390 Hot Weather Boot

The F390 hot weather boot for women from Belleville is one of the most popular boots in our online store. It’s created with a Vibram Sierra rubber outsole and delivers superior traction everywhere. Cattlehide leather uppers are resistant to moisture and sun damage. The boot will also retain its shape for long-lasting wear. Premium PU is injected into the midsole for amazing comfort and shock absorbency.

If you’re a woman who wears tactical boots all day – don’t settle for footwear made for men. Instead, buy online. We have a huge variety of women’s tactical boots and all orders over $50 ship for FREE in the continental US.