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When you shop our online store, you’ll notice that many of the boots use a YKK zipper. So, why are these zippers so special? The quality and craftsmanship of the YKK zipper is why it’s almost always found in high-quality goods. A solidly made YKK zipper that goes straight up and down will rarely ever fail, which means the boot buyer can rely on it every single time they put it on.

YKK Creates Half of the World’s Zippers

YKK is printed on nearly half of the world’s zippers. YKK stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha, which is way too long to print on a tag. The company has a YKK factory in Macon, GA, which produces 7 million zippers a day. Not only does YKK make the zipper, but it also makes the dyed cloth and brass used to make the zipper.

Why are YKK Zippers used in Tactical Boots?

The first time you put on a pair of tactical boots with a zipper, you should put them on like you would if they didn’t have a zipper. Doing this will give you the best fit possible. A YKK zipper is a natural choice for boot makers because it allows buyers to remove the boots with or without lacing them. Why is that important? When you don’t have to lace up your boots every single day, you can get dressed fast. Likewise, when you get off work, you can unzip the boots fast, so you don’t have to worry about tracking dirt in the house. Another bonus associated with YKK zippers is that you get the same fit repeatedly when you lace the boots once and use the zipper to get dressed.

Do Military Boots use YKK Zippers?

Currently, the military doesn’t issue boots with YKK zippers. Officially, they don’t let members of the military use this type of footwear either. However, soldiers love side zipper boots. The zippered boots just aren’t worn in the garrison.

If you’re interested in a pair of zippered military boots, you can shop our online store 24/7. We offer the best tactical boot brands on the market for less. Let us help you choose your next footwear purchase today.