New Balance Tactical Abyss Boot Review

Check out the New Balance Tactical Abyss boot review. The Abyss boot is no longer available – we are recommended the Under Armour Valsetz. Unfortunately New Balance doesnt make a tactical boot.

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Manufacturer: Under Armour
Model: Tactical Zip Boot
Type: Tactical/Military Boot
Materials: Durable leather and fabric upper
Closure: YKK side zipper
Sole: High-traction rubber outsole
Color Options: Varies by model and version
Available Sizes: Typically ranges from 6 to 15 (US)

Comfort and Fit: The boots are known for their comfortable fit, with padding and cushioning that help reduce foot fatigue during long periods of wear. They come in various sizes to cater to different foot shapes and sizes. The YKK side zipper allows for quick and easy entry, making them suitable for tactical situations where every second counts.

Durability: Under Armour is renowned for producing high-quality products, and these boots are no exception. The combination of durable leather and fabric in the upper portion of the boot ensures longevity. They can withstand the rigors of tough terrains and challenging conditions.

Traction: The rubber outsole of these boots is designed to provide excellent traction, making them suitable for various environments, from urban to wilderness settings. The tread pattern offers stability and grip on slippery surfaces.

Versatility: While primarily designed for military and tactical use, these boots are often chosen by outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, and law enforcement personnel. They perform well in a wide range of situations, and the choice of color options can cater to different needs.

Support and Protection: The Tactical Zip Boot typically includes features like a reinforced toe cap and a cushioned ankle collar, providing extra support and protection during strenuous activities. They are also designed to be breathable to keep your feet comfortable in various weather conditions.

New Balance Tactical Abyss Boot Review
They ran small unlike a lot of boots that run big so I had to exchange the size but they help air out my sweaty feet which is what I was hoping for. Although the insole is so thin I had to replace it with another like others have done, or so I read. Although the little holes in the sole didn’t bother me. I’m almost thinking about putting holes in the soles I put in them to see how it goes. But they look great and feel that way too.

Very good boot for canoe portaging. I bought these boots for use canoeing in the BWCAW. I wet foot every portage and have used them in every kind of portage (sand, mud, muck, rocks, boulders, all bedrock, and 8 rods to 300+). I carry a 49 pound canoe with a 30 pound portage pack.

What I liked:
– Drained really well.
– Had reasonably good grip on slippery rocks.
– Fairly good ankle support.
– Reasonably light weight.
– Felt very comfortable once I got the right socks and lace tension.
– No dirt or debris got inside.
– They seemed to look brand new when I got home (muck and dirt washes right off)

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What I didn’t like (all minor for me):
– The lacing is kind of unusual and takes some getting used to, but it stays in place very well.
– They didn’t dry as quickly as I had hoped, but still far quicker than my old hiking boots (and they will just get wet first thing in the morning anyway).
– I have a fairly narrow foot and found the toe box to be bigger than I prefer for the downhills. I used two pair of wool socks and that felt better.

Overall I was very happy with the boots and glad I bought them.

Bottom Line

The Under Armour Tactical Zip Boot is a reliable and versatile choice for those in need of a durable and comfortable boot for military, tactical, or outdoor activities. The combination of quality materials, a comfortable fit, and practical features such as the YKK side zipper make them a solid investment. However, always ensure you refer to the latest product details and user reviews to choose the specific model and version that best suits your requirements.

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