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Oakley SI Assault 8" Boot '11

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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • You'll feel unencumbered and ready for anything with the full-speed performance of the lightweight and athletically-inspired design of these SI Assault 8" Boots from Oakley™.
  • Engineered for the U.S. military and optimized for improved comfort in hot environments.
  • Be ready for anything with the jump-ready design with an over-the-ankle boot shaft and low profile lacing system.
  • Soft tempered full-grain leather offers comfort, support and sound mitigation.
  • Gusseted tongue to prevent entry of debris.
  • Prime urethane offers shock absorption along with cushioning and biomechanical support of an anatomical curvature.
  • Offers high stability for load bearing applications via an engineered outsole footprint.
  • Offers excellent durability for fast rope maneuvers, optimized by the abrasion-resistant outsole material.
  • VIBRAM® outsole with directional lug design offers wet/dry slip resistance on smooth and rough surfaces.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 2 lbs
    • Circumference: 13 in
    • Shaft: 8 in
    • Platform Height: 1 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width EE - Wide. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

64% Felt true to size
  • 9% Full size too large
  • 27% Half size too Large
  • 64% True to size
  • 0% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
82% Felt true to width
  • 82% Felt true to width
  • 9% Felt narrower than marked
  • 9% Felt wider than marked
64% Moderate arch support
  • 36% Excellent arch support
  • 64% Moderate arch support
  • 0% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • You'll feel unencumbered and ready for anything with the full-speed performance of the lightweight and athletically-inspired design of these SI Assault 8" Boots from Oakley™.
  • Engineered for the U.S. military and optimized for improved comfort in hot environments.
  • Be ready for anything with the jump-ready design with an over-the-ankle boot shaft and low profile lacing system.
  • Soft tempered full-grain leather offers comfort, support and sound mitigation.
  • Gusseted tongue to prevent entry of debris.
  • Prime urethane offers shock absorption along with cushioning and biomechanical support of an anatomical curvature.
  • Offers high stability for load bearing applications via an engineered outsole footprint.
  • Offers excellent durability for fast rope maneuvers, optimized by the abrasion-resistant outsole material.
  • VIBRAM® outsole with directional lug design offers wet/dry slip resistance on smooth and rough surfaces.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 2 lbs
    • Circumference: 13 in
    • Shaft: 8 in
    • Platform Height: 1 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 11, width EE - Wide. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Oakley SI Assault 8" Boot '11

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 11 reviews.

Top Positive Review

3 people found this review helpful.

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I own these in tan. As Soldier, I wear them often for running and ruck marching. They are the best boots I have ever owned in my 11 years with the military. They are extremely light and propel your foot forward when running. I wore them for the USMC Volkslauf, a six-mile run through wooded trails, wading through two rivers, and a mud pit. The boots continue to provide the same comfort and support. When everyone else was nursing blisters after a 15-mile ruck march, my feet were fine. I will never wear anything else.

Read more » « Show less February 26, 2011 by Anonymous
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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Oakley 8" Assault Boots - Temperate - There are several different Oakley assault boot configurations and it isn't because they're made in different countries. There's a temperate climate boot that does not have stitching all around the outside of the sole, and it is a much warmer boot. It's available in black or desert tan. Then there's the desert boot only available in desert tan. This is made of a lighter material with stitching all around the outer sole. The boots I purchased are the black temperate climate boots made in China. I found that they're sized about one half a size smaller than athletic shoes. I normally wear size 12 sneakers, and I had to step down to size 11.5 with the Oakleys. The leather construction is cheap. It feels like the fake leather they use on cheap belts or wallets, nothing like the leather used on military issued boots. There's a sticky leather used around the inside of the boot neck and at the heel. The heel leather tends to peel off. The rubber used for the sole and around the forward part of the boot is of medium stiffness, but the boot still needs break-in time to feel flexible. The ankle area feels extremely stiff out of the box and Oakley should have gone to an all-Cordura material for flexibility. The soles are still rather thick and don't feel like sneakers. They also make a lot of noise when wet and they also squeak on polished surfaces. The tread compound appears to wear easily. The price of these boots was definitely not commensurate with the manufacturing quality. I've read numerous complaints from owners regarding the boots falling apart within 6 months and I don't have any reason to doubt these reports. Pros: Fairly stylish, soles have decent traction on rough surfaces, feels light weight. Cons: Still needs break-in time, felt very stiff, still did not feel like running shoes, ankle area was too tight, cheap construction and materials, extremely high price tag - most "military-spec" boots are available at a lower cost. Overall: 2/5 stars, you're paying the price premium for the Oakley brand.

Read more » « Show less September 2, 2011 by C H
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3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I own these in tan. As Soldier, I wear them often for running and ruck marching. They are the best boots I have ever owned in my 11 years with the military. They are extremely light and propel your foot forward when running. I wore them for the USMC Volkslauf, a six-mile run through wooded trails, wading through two rivers, and a mud pit. The boots continue to provide the same comfort and support. When everyone else was nursing blisters after a 15-mile ruck march, my feet were fine. I will never wear anything else.

Fit Survey

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Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Fort Leonard Wood
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love this boot. I bought it to upgrade from a pair of Bates 922 Tropical SEAL boots that I have been wearing for quite a while. I wear boots even while doing SEALFit and my normal workout routine. These boots offer great support and comfort. They seem extremely durable. The shaft is a bit tight and the speed-lace tabs are a little small for the paracord laces that I normally use. The laces are also a bit rough but they appear durable. The boots will require some break-in period but that is to be expected and I looked forward to the period for the greater support it will provide in the ankle area. My father was a SEAL and he likes these boots as well.

Fit Survey

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Felt a half size larger than marked

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great boots. These things feel like you're wearing a pair of running shoes. I love them. When you put them on you feel like you need to start running. Can you tell I like them?

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Felt a half size larger than marked

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

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Excellent arch support

2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These boots are true to size. I've worn mine 10 hours a day, four days a week for the last 4 months and they are still as comfortable as the day I first put them on. They don't accept a shine very well so I would not wear these if your department requires a dress boot. I realize these are for military use, but a side zipper would be the icing on the cake. In fact this is my only complaint about these boots. I'll buy them again next time I order boots.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from California
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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The SI Assault Boot by Oakley has been by far the best boot that I have owned to date. It fits very well, and the Vibram sole provides excellent traction. It is important to note that this boot is Made in China and is not the same one or quality sold on the Oakley Standard Issue Website. That being said it is of slightly lesser quality, but still overall a good boot.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Detroit, MI
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