Black Hawk Desert Ops Boot Review

Check out these reviews for the desert tactical boot by Black Hawk and you be the judge if good enough for your feet.

The Black Hawk Desert Ops Boots are designed to meet the demanding needs of military, law enforcement, and outdoor enthusiasts operating in desert and hot climate conditions. This review will examine the key features and performance of these boots to help you assess their suitability for your specific needs.

Design and Construction:
The Black Hawk Desert Ops Boots feature a rugged and functional design, crafted from durable suede leather and abrasion-resistant nylon fabric. The combination of materials offers a balance between durability and breathability, ensuring longevity and comfort in harsh environments. The boots also incorporate a reinforced toe box and heel for added protection.

Comfort and Fit:
Comfort is a crucial factor, especially when spending long hours in demanding environments. The Black Hawk Desert Ops Boots are equipped with a cushioned EVA midsole that absorbs shock and provides excellent support during extended wear. The removable, molded, dual-density footbed offers additional comfort and arch support. The boots are available in various sizes, allowing for a customized fit.

Breathability and Moisture Management:
Operating in desert climates requires boots that offer effective breathability and moisture management. The Black Hawk Desert Ops Boots feature a moisture-wicking lining that helps to keep feet dry and comfortable. The breathable nylon fabric allows air circulation, reducing the buildup of sweat and odor. However, in extremely hot and dry conditions, some users have reported that the boots may retain heat.

Traction and Stability:
The Black Hawk Desert Ops Boots excel in providing reliable traction and stability. The aggressive, slip-resistant rubber outsole features a multi-directional lug pattern that offers excellent grip on various terrains, including loose sand and rocky surfaces. The boots also incorporate a reinforced shank for stability and torsional support during dynamic movements.

Durability and Protection:
Built to withstand rugged conditions, the Black Hawk Desert Ops Boots are highly durable. The suede leather and nylon construction resists abrasions and tears, while the triple-stitched seams enhance overall durability. The reinforced toe box and heel offer protection against impacts and debris, ensuring the safety and longevity of the boots.

Additional Features:
The Black Hawk Desert Ops Boots come with several additional features that enhance their functionality. These include a durable speed lace system that allows for quick and easy adjustments, as well as a padded collar and tongue that provide added comfort and support. The boots also have a non-metallic construction, making them suitable for security-sensitive environments.

Black Hawk Desert Ops Review

I tried many different pairs of boots before finding a pair I felt comfortable in and knew would last. I purchased these Blackhawk Tactical Warrior Wear Desert Ops Boots strictly for hunting but they were so comfortable I wear them all the time. They breath very well and mud and dirt repel off of them pretty easily. You will not be disappointed.

I rotated between these books and a pair of Oakleys for my tour in Iraq. I was outside the wire most everyday and these boots, while not as comfortable nor as light as the Oakleys wore better and held together much better.

Where the Oakleys are showing wear and tear, including cracks in the leather, and broken strings and threads, the Blackhawk Warrior Wear Desert Ops Boots are still going strong. They also were my boot of choice in wet and muddy weather as they seemed to offer better wet weather protection and keep my feet warmer. The flip side is that during the summer months they were too heavy and hot to wear without a very thin pair of socks, which wore on the soles of my feet a bit rougher than the thicker smart wool socks I prefer.


The Black Hawk Desert Ops Boots deliver rugged performance and durability for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts operating in desert and hot climate conditions. With their durable construction, reliable traction, and comfortable fit, these boots are well-suited for challenging terrains and demanding activities. While the breathability could be further improved, the overall performance and protection provided by the Black Hawk Desert Ops Boots make them a solid choice for individuals in need of reliable footwear in extreme environments.

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