Tactical Footwear News & Articles

  • Tips for transporting combative/non-compliant suspects

     Q: What is the best way to extract an uncooperative/assaultive suspect from the backseat of a squad car?  A: There is no easy answer for how to get a non-compliant/resisting/assaultive prisoner ou...

  • Gearing up: BlackHawk expands into new headquarters

    Much of Blackhawk's growth has been fueled by homeland security demands since Sept. 11, 2001 By JON W. GLASS The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK, Va. — The four-story office building rises from the ground ...

  • Consider where you carry your duty bag

    I know that we all like to have our duty bags with all of our forms and goodies in them. Many officers, myself included, carry this bag on the front passenger seat of our patrol cars, but from a ta...

  • Basics of blocking

    Video: Broadband  Dialup Download Windows Media PlayerBecause police officers usually respond to threats rather than initiate them, good blocking skills are a must. In this week's tip from the Poli...

  • A Good Fit for Tactical Boots

    How to test for the perfect fit Once you’ve selected the right boot for your needs, making sure it fits your feet is the single most important factor. A great boot that doesn’t fit well simply won’...

  • Pause, observe and listen at domestic disturbances

    A tactic that I find useful for domestic disturbances is after parking away from the location and making a tactical approach, pause near a window and, if possible, take a look inside to see what yo...

  • 5.11 Tactical Series Introduces New Boot Line to Law Enforcement Market

    5.11 Tactical Series introduced a full line of law enforcement related apparel products in October at the International Chief of Police Conference in Los Angeles, California. This included three st...

  • A Solid Foundation

    A Solid Foundation By Bob Galvin Choosing proper boots will keep you and your feet steps ahead during tactical callouts and drills. When the order for a tactical callout is given, you know you coul...

  • Female First Responders Require Women's-Specific Footwear

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    Magnum Answers the Call An Overlooked ConsumerThroughout footwear history, the comfort of women has been no less than ignored. The painful, lace-up boots of 18th Century and constant trend toward h...

  • Company History: Bates Uniform Footwear

    Now one of the largest uniform footwear companies in the world, Bates is also one of the oldest. From its beginnings as a small dress footwear company in 1885 to a global company that manufactures ...

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