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DE­SIGNED FOR THE SE­CRET SER­VICE AND THE FBI, HERE’S A LOOK AT THE LAT­EST IN 5.11 FOOTWEAR … & MORE

Tactical World - - Contents - Text by a Staff Writer | Photos Courtesy of the Man­u­fac­turer

Things hap­pen. At any time. Any­where. Just ask the FBI. Or the Se­cret Ser­vice.

In the re­cent past, these two or­ga­ni­za­tions reached out to 5.11 Tac­ti­cal be­cause they were in the market for a “per­for­mance tac­ti­cal shoe.”

“They tasked us to cre­ate this shoe,” said a com­pany of­fi­cial. “These elite agen­cies wanted footwear that works in pro­fes­sional, tac­ti­cal sit­u­a­tions.”

For ex­am­ple, let’s say an agent is re­quired to be in court.

“An of­fi­cer, or agent, can look nice and still be ready to rock, should things get nasty,” she said.

“The back­ground of the shoe is pretty cool,” she said.

We don’t dis­agree.

Com­pany: 5.11 Tac­ti­cal Web: 511Tac­ti­cal.com

01MISSION READY CHUKKAS AND OXFORDS

Let’s say you’re stand­ing for hours. Or maybe you’re mov­ing through a crowd or de-es­ca­lat­ing a sit­u­a­tion. Re­gard­less, the Mis­sion Ready Chukka is ready to back you up.

The D30 Lite EVA mid­sole and Or­tho­lite X-25 footbed pro­vide “max­i­mum cush­ion­ing and all-day com­fort.”

But they don’t stop there. The Or­tho­lite Achilles cuff is de­signed to add to your com­fort level and strengthen your heel hold. When it’s time to mo­tor af­ter the bad guy, the Vi­bram Over­land high-trac­tion out­sole with XS Trek lets you “step up with­out slip­ping up.”

“This boot is per­fect for com­pli­ment­ing your tac­ti­cal un­der­cover gear or dress­ing up your fa­vorite pair of jeans,” she said. • Plus, if you’re in the market for a new shirt to com­ple­ment those new shoes, look no fur­ther than the fol­low­ing:

02 AERIAL SHIRT

Soar to new heights with the new Aerial shirt. Aerial’s highly breath­able, mois­ture-wick­ing fab­ric pro­vides easy ven­ti­la­tion and su­pe­rior air­flow. It will keep you cool … and look­ing cool.

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