511 Skyweight RapidDry boot review

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The 5.11 Skyweight RapidDry Boot is a lightweight and versatile tactical boot designed for law enforcement, military professionals, and outdoor enthusiasts. It combines rugged durability with advanced technology to provide comfort and performance in various environments. Here’s a detailed review of this boot, including its key specifications:


Upper Material: The Skyweight RapidDry Boot features an upper made from a combination of synthetic leather and a breathable and quick-drying mesh material. This blend of materials offers durability and moisture-wicking properties.

RapidDry Technology: The boot is equipped with 5.11’s RapidDry technology, which enhances breathability and accelerates moisture evaporation, keeping your feet dry and comfortable during intense activities.

Outsole: The boot features a Vibram® Overland non-slip outsole that offers excellent traction on a variety of surfaces. The multidirectional lugs provide stability and grip during movements on uneven terrain.

Midsole: It incorporates a lightweight and cushioned Phylon midsole that provides support and shock absorption while reducing the overall boot weight.

OrthoLite® Insole: The OrthoLite insole offers enhanced comfort and cushioning, as well as antimicrobial properties to prevent odor and bacteria buildup.

YKK® Side Zipper: A YKK side zipper allows for quick and easy on/off, making these boots suitable for situations where time is critical.

Weight: The boot is designed to be lightweight, and its weight varies by size, but it’s typically around 16 ounces (1 pound) per boot.


The 5.11 Skyweight RapidDry Boot is a reliable and versatile option for those who require tactical footwear. Its synthetic leather and mesh upper, combined with the RapidDry technology, make it ideal for both wet and hot conditions. The boot’s breathability and moisture-wicking properties keep your feet dry and comfortable during strenuous activities.

Comfort is a strong point of the Skyweight RapidDry Boot. The lightweight Phylon midsole and OrthoLite insole provide cushioning and support, reducing foot fatigue during long periods of wear. The side zipper allows for quick entry and removal, making it easy to put on and take off, especially in tactical situations.

The Vibram Overland outsole is a standout feature, offering excellent traction and stability on various surfaces, including slippery or uneven terrain. The multidirectional lugs ensure reliable grip during fast-paced movements.

5.11 Skyweight RapidDry Boot Review

I think these are a great lightweight boot for what I am using it for which is border security in the field.

I wear a U.S. 9.5 fit,and i have broad feet,so a 9.5 reg or D sizing is just right for me. So I would probably go with that.

My buddy ordered a pair and he thought they ran a little small for sizing but each persons foot dimensions are different so be aware.

It is so much lighter than what i expected and I really like the grip even if your going through a wet rocky area.

The 5.11 Skyweight RapidDry boots are great for movability,and quite breathable.

So Definately will recommend this model and brand to others as I will probably buy another pair if these ever wear out.

5.11 Skyweight boot Specifications:
These boots are made of nylon with superior breathability and really dries fast. These are ultra lightweight and has many reviews with stars on how comfortable they are. The heel is 8 mmm and has a toe drop for neutral stance.

The forefoot is broad which helps for balance and contact with the ground.

They have a full-length midsole that is and low profile CMEVA. The outsole is rubber to give you good contact with rocks and gravel.

These boots have a self-cleaning forefoot lugs. Rear heel brake. Nylon shank for torsional rigidity. Arch lugs for traction and rope work
Removable OrthoLite insoles. Speed lacing system. 5.11 Blood Type Patch Kit included. GSA compliant
Materials: 1200D Nylon, Clarino Suede, Rubber. Boot height: approx. 9″ (22.9cm)

These boots are well-suited for law enforcement and military professionals who require lightweight and durable footwear. They are equally suitable for outdoor enthusiasts engaging in hiking, camping, or other outdoor activities.

The 5.11 Skyweight RapidDry Boot offers a winning combination of comfort, performance, and quick-drying technology, making it a solid choice for those who demand reliable tactical footwear.

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