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Oakley Tactical Six Reviews

45 reviews
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Overall Rating:

80%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

93% "Felt true to width"

59% "Moderate arch support"

43 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/14/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have had them for about two months write now. They are holding up fine. They are very warm, even in Wisconsin winter. They are more comfortable than my sneakers that I wear when I work in doors. Would buy them again. They run about a half size smaller than what I wear in Nikes.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/5/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

Bought these boots to wear while back home on rotation, but after wearing Lowa Zephyrs, Blackhawk Warriorwears and Converse Stealths, these boots felt stiff and flimsy. Pros: great looks (why I initially got them) especially the lugged sole. Light weight. Cons: the top 2 pairs of eyelets cause the upper portion of the boot to "choke" the ankle. Eventually in order to wear them, I had to tie a knot just above the 4th set of eyelets so that I could keep the boot tight on the foot without slipping but not tight on the ankles. These boots have almost no support and after a few hours I had to take them off to give my feet a break. Also, when the temp dropped down to around 60, I could actually feel it in my feet. I have never owned a pair of boots that were so temperamental to temp changes as these. Admittedly they look great on, but that is about where the benefits end. Maybe Oakley's other boots are better, but these feel like standard GI boots at commercial after-market prices.

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 21, 2010

Anonymous

 

Very comfortable boots. They fit great, and look great, too. I thought that I would regret not buying boots with a zipper on the side. But these boots go on and off easier than my old boots that do have a zipper on the side.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 28, 2010

Anonymous

from Texas

Great boots, no break in period required. Best I've ever seen straight out of the box. Service was outstanding. Ordered one day and received the next.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 16, 2010

Anonymous

from Scottsdale Arizona

I love these boots. I needed a good solid boot that could still flex slightly to help with moving over boulders and they are solid. I am rather tough on my shoes and I have had these for about 6 months now and no signs of serious wear and tear plus these are great of you do a good deal of jumping over objects and jumping down the only downside which is not really a downside so I will still give it 5 stars is that they took me quite some time to break in. I had to hike for around 8-10 miles before they were nice and broken in.

Brands I'd also recommend: oakly

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 31, 2009

Mary S

from Poughkeepsie, NY

I ordered these boots for my husband and he received them in two days. When he opened them he immediately liked the style and ease of tying up, but when he wore them and they were very comfortable he was really pleased. Also, he had compliments from other men who liked the military styling.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 9, 2009

Danny V

from Nashville, TN

These are excellent boots! I've worn these boots daily for almost a year with absolutely no problems. They are comfortable for all day standing and working outside. They are warm in winter and provide excellent traction in snow and wet weather. Be sure to keep a little mink oil on the leather from time to time and they look like new. I will definitely buy another pair if these ever wear out.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 7, 2009

Anonymous

from Montreal

Never mind the boots, they are fine as a product from Oakley is. What surprised me was the customer service. If you need to contact those guys, you'll feel like calling your mother. Just one of the best online shopping experiences I had!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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October 13, 2009

Anonymous

from Colorado

I love these boots! Not only are they comfortable and light, but they seem rugged and well-built. I've only had them a month but I've worn them daily, and have put them through their paces. They perform well standing all day on concrete in the workshop; and also walking on long rugged hikes. I'll keep my fingers crossed that they don't wear out too fast. Oakley footwear have that reputation.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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September 6, 2009

Anonymous

from Tampa, FL

I bought these boots for a 3 week summer camping trip in Norway. I found these perfect for the job. I applied an extra coat of water resistance and had no problems keeping my feet dry. Mountain hiking was a breeze with the tread on these. They broke in immediately and I am still wearing them 2 months later. I have worn these for 6 months total with the camping trip and they are still holding strong.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 16, 2009

Vicki

from Los Angeles

I LOVE these shoes. They are incredibly unique, well made and the most original wedding shoe you could possibly imagine. If you are daring and bold, this is the shoe for you. If you don't want to take any chances, steer clear, this is only designed for a creative, alternative and wild soul. Unfortunately, they didn't pair up well with my dress but my god, if I had these shoes first, I would have designed my dress for them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 21, 2008

Rick D

from North Carolina

Comfort, Style & Durability! I was about to give up on a durable but comfortable yet stylish casual boot when I was searching Zappos and found this awesome Oakley Tactical Six! What a great boot! It has a classic, quasi-military style but the comfort of a pair of Air Jordans! The suede leather is soft and form-fitting yet durable and almost waterproof. This Oakley boot fit comfortably right out of the box. I am very impressed with the durability especially the lugged sole. What a great job Oakley has done to make a good-looking, hard-working boot! A special note: this boot is cut very true to size even a bit full in the toe box area which actually works great to accommodate thick socks. As usually, Zappos gives us the best of both worlds: great products and awesome customer service!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 20, 2008

Wayne R

from Kona, Hawaii

These boots are great. I put them on and wore them for long hours each day for 10 days. Felt like I had them for years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 16, 2008

Anonymous

from DC

Awesome!!!!!!! These boots are wonderful; they feel like sneakers with ankle support. Pricey but worth the investment.

Brands I'd also recommend: none

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 13, 2008

Anonymous

from Plains State

Fine Boot - I really like this boot because it is a hybrid of a tall work boot and a light weight multi-purpose athletic shoe. It is not hot (more than other athletics), even in our miserable local summer and it is shock absorbing on urban terrain. Love the color and roughout combination. I would follow others' advice on sizing. I usually buy 1/2 size larger due to size variances, but this time I bought my normal size and it fits well. Width felt normal. Zappos’ service is perhaps the best customer service system I have experienced in this day of "Whatever… take it or leave it!" merchandising. That's why I continue to trade with them and spend my $$ there. Thanks Z.

Brands I'd also recommend: Other Oakley boots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 9, 2008

Scott S

from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Looks better than the picture. I took a chance on these and am very happy I did. I normally wear the Oakley Assault SI but after putting these on I now share my time between the two. They are comfortable to the extreme. They are as light as a running shoe and give great support during long wear. These are well worth the money I spent. I highly recommend you give them a try.

Brands I'd also recommend: Oakley Assault SI

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 4, 2008

Anonymous

from Washington DC

Great shoes - First, the shipping was lightning fast. Zappos is one of the best internet vendors I have ever dealt with. The shoes are comfortable right out of the box. They look great with 511s. I listened to other reviewers about the size. I usually wear 10.5 in running shoes and 10 in boots. I ordered 9.5 and the boots fit perfectly.

Brands I'd also recommend: 511s, Danner

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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February 6, 2008

El B

from Boston

Buy a pair - These are some great boots. Tie 'em up tight and it's like you have a pair of trail running shoes on. Plus they look cool; I made pretend I was G.I. Joe while I was shoveling. Outstanding!

Brands I'd also recommend: not sure...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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December 26, 2007

Lucky S

from Bethlehem, PA

like a sneaker - Boot fits well and is very comfortable. Great ankle support and good looks. I have had a lot of boots and spend a lot of time on my feet on concrete, these boots also get great traction in the snow and mud!

Brands I'd also recommend: BOGS for poor weather or water

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 3, 2007

Kyle

 

Not too bad. They have a lot of ankle support. Once on your ankle is not going to move much. The shoe is kind of wide near the toes (might just be my foot). Fit and finish is good. I have not put the waterproofing to the test yet. Only problem is they seem to fit tightly enough on my leg to rip the hair out. No big problem. Over all a great boot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 27, 2007

Inos W

from California

Second pair of Oakleys for my husband! My husband is a warehouse supervisor and on his feet all day! It has always been hard for him to find boots that are comfortable, he always went for the $60-$80 boots and they just sat in the closet because they were not comfy enough. Then I convinced him to try Oakley even if they are pricey they are TOTALLY worth it! His last pair lasted 18 months! And they are still in gardening condition! Lol! We will never buy another brand for work! You only have one pair of feet so take care of them! These shoes rock!

Brands I'd also recommend: He loves his Docs and Timberland for home.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 26, 2007

Anonymous

from Washington, D.C.

Great boots! No break in required... I ordered a half size larger because they didn't come in a wide size, which was perfect since they seem to run a bit wider than normal anyway. They look and feel great. Zappos shipped them within an hour and I had them the next morning... incredible! :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 18, 2012

JJ

from east coast, USA

Pros: Straight out of the box - great fit & super comfortable! I ordered a half-size larger to account for orthopedic inserts - perfect! Less than 2days to break 'em in was also a huge relief for this first timer. Used these tactical boots for work; on and off a delivery truck an average 250x/day and loads of short burst walks/runs in cold, rainy, & icy conditions on mostly woodsy/residential terrains and they did the job they were meant to do. Lightweight, very good support, and great traction (almost too great!) inspired confidence. I felt it was definitely worth the price tag. Cons: 1.The tongue ripped after just 2 weeks - had to return them; not sure if this is a design flaw or a manufacturing error, but the outer material of the tongue ripped, exposing the inner stuffing material, which can easily trap water/snow/ice and that would be a problem for the "waterproof upper." This was an inconvenience that temporarily effected job performance. 2.The laces (nylon?) were too slippery, allowing the boot to flex too much; constantly having to retie them throughout the day also slowed work performance and frustrated both me and my co-worker. Suggestion: replace laces with non-slip type; this may also decrease the friction that probably led to the tear in the suede tongue. Overall: Minus the tongue/lace issues, these boots were awesome, especially considering the price. Hats off to the Zappos customer service team! Great service made this a great experience from start to finish and made up for any issues along the way!

Brands I'd also recommend: vasque sundowner

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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August 27, 2008

Anonymous

 

Extremely comfortable footbed! Best I have worn; they feel just like a sneaker. The boots look great. The leather is very soft, which worried me in terms of durability, but so far after a month of normal use, they have no lasting scuffs or cuts. With going up and down ladderwells all day, this is a bit surprising. They are polishable with a bit of time and patience. My only real complaint is that the ankle support feels a bit bulky and stuffy leading them to often feel warm. Fortunately the front and sides are well vented. I've had more expensive boots and cheap boots, but so far these are the best! Well worth it.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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March 13, 2008

Anonymous

from Hilo, Hawaii

Tactical six - I bought this boot because of its looks and hoped it had a good none slip sole for work. In person they looked as good as in the picture and the sole is very slip resistant. They do run very large in the toe region mostly...But when you order from Zappos with the free shipping and returns, made it possible to find the right size with no hassle. Over all, a bit pricy but worth it for the comfort.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dr. Martins

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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March 10, 2008

Kornkob

from Madison, WI

Tactical 6: great boot with a light finish - The boot is lightweight and supple allowing full range of high speed low drag motion. While supporting the ankle fully and giving good padding and grip from the tread, the Tac 6 manages to keep weight down. It's like wearing tennis shoes with ankle support. However, the finish on the leather is very 'shallow'. Minor bumps and scrapes take out the nice clean look in nothing flat. A field boot, this is not, but for garrison or foot patrol work, it’s a nice one.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 27, 2007

Vincearoo

from Fresno, California

Oakley- Nice boot overall but it is over priced for what it is.

Brands I'd also recommend: Danner GTX45

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

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