I would recommend this item to a friend.
Great Boots, have worn for nearly 2 years
March 11, 2014
I purchased these boots from LA Police Gear in July, 2012. I've worn them through the police academy, and every day of duty since then. They are awesome boots, very lightweight, breathe well, shine well, and feel like you're wearing an athletic shoe. Zippers, laces, eyelets, and leather have all held up perfectly. I was at a ceremony yesterday and an LT came in and said that my boots (which I had shined the night before) made all the other guys look bad. I thought that was a good compliment since the guys I was with were all just hired and were wearing new boots.
More durable than Bates
March 8, 2013
I purchased this same pair over a year ago. They have outlasted the Bates boots I used to wear. I walk alot while on duty and have found the soles to still be in the same condition as the day I bought them. The side zipper has given no problems and they have kept a constant shine to them as well. I will only buy these boots from now on.
March 4, 2013
I didn't see anywhere in the product description, but these boots are made by OTB boot company in association with New Balance. The Good: They are very light weight with good mid-sole support. The laces and lace eyelets are heavy duty. The leather seems to be of good quality. The soles are awesome with great traction. The Bad: The zipper does not seem very substantial. I wouldn't be surprised if it this was the first thing to fail. Maybe it's just my foot, but I can't get the boot tight enough around my ankle. I like my boots tight at the ankle so they will flex at the ankle instead of my ankle moving inside the boot (it's hard to explain). This is so I have better control over the pedals in my patrol car. This also allows my foot to slip a little at the heel, which gets irritating. It could also be a consequence of being a 6 inch boot, which I will probably not order again. They are okay boots, but I would not pay full price for them. I wouldn't order them again.
Review for New Balance TAB 6 Inch Side Zip Black Boot 961MBK + FREE SHIPPING
December 10, 2012
Boots looked great, too bad they unzipped while i wore them... Returned