Original S.W.A.T. Men's Metro Air 9-Inch Side-Zip Tactical Boot


  • 70% Nylon/30% Leather
  • Imported
  • Leather sole
  • Visible heel air cell for impact absorption and comfort
  • Double-stitched upper with 3-ply bonded nylon thread for extended durability
  • Polishable leather toe
  • Custom-molded phylon EVA midsole for lightweight comfort and cradled support
  • Airport friendly nylon shank for lightweight support and fatigue control


Brand: Original S.W.A.T.

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Every Step Counts

When you put your life on the line, performance matters. Original S.W.A.T understands the level of excellence you need to perform, and this high performance execution shows in their line of footwear. Every style of boot has been heavily field tested by professionals, with the final product being the result of years of testing.

Designed for the urban jungle, the Metro Series integrates “air” technology into its cushioning support system, which allows us to deliver the comfort and support you’ve come to expect from Original S.W.A.T. This family of uniform boots is excellent for airport, security, and corrections personnel as they are built with non-metallic components. All this makes concentrating on the details at hand that much easier.

Full grain leather / 1000 denier nylon upper with polishable heel and toe


43 Oz. (1224g)

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Metro Series

9" Side Zip Tactical Boot

Whether you're dropping into an active scene, or getting ready for a hike, the Metro series provides comfort and stability that you won't find in traditional boots. A custom molded phylon EVA midsole increases comfort, without any additional weight. Texon stability provides lateral support and torsional rigidity.

What this means is you will have a boot that is as flexible as you are, and comfortable enough that you will barely notice them on.


  • Full Grain Leather with 1000D Nylon Upper
  • Polishable Heel and Toe for formal events
  • YKK Side Zipper for fast removal and application
  • Heel Air Bag absorbs shock and increases comfort
  • Airport Friendly Nylon Shank for increased support
  • ASTM F2913-11 Certified for slip resistance with a non-marking outsole
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Up For the Task

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Tried and True

The Metro series has seen extensive use by Police and LEO, Firefighters, EMT/EMS, and other public safety industries. Throughout the years, the results are absolute - the Metro series meets and exceeds the standards of the men and women who keep us safe.

Feature Packed

Non-metallic rust proof hardware, side zipper, non-slip sole, and the heel air cushion are just some of the features provided in the Metro series. Knowing that your gear works is one thing, understanding that your gear can not fail is our standard.

Always Dependable

When lives are at stake, failure is not an option. Years of innovation in the boot industry have led us towards the materials and tread that make the Metro series a consistent choice for first responders in urban environments.

Powerful and Professional

The Metro series is a seamless addition to your uniform. With a polishable heel and toe, you can keep your boots clean and professional for any and all formal events. Exceed your uniform standard and performance with Original S.W.A.T.

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  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 4 inches
  • Item model number: Metro Air 9" Side-Zip-M
  • Date First Available: May 23, 2011
  • ASIN: B004U9DN6K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,955 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry (See Top 100 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry)
    • #146 in Men's Military & Tactical Boots
    • #362 in Men's Hiking & Trekking Shoes

    I work 12 hour shifts as corrections officer and I've tried boots that cost over $150 and let me tell you something, I WILL NEVER BUY ANY OTHER BOOTS BUT SWATS! These boots fit perfectly and the second my toes touched the top of the boot it felt so soft and comfy. I walk all day long and I have no pain in my feet any more. They shine up really good too. The zipper just makes it even easier for on and off.
    I've had my boots crack by the toe so I contacted the seller and the seller didn't help at all with warranty. So zero stars for the sellers customer service.
    Anyways I contacted original swat directly through email and I explained to them my situation, they told me that swat boots are backed by a 1 year warranty, AMAZING. I sent the pictures and they asked to send the tounges of the boot and 1 week later I had a pair of brand new boots at my doorstep.
    5 stars for the boot itself
    0 Stars for the seller
    5 stars for the original swat customer service, I never had to get on the phone and a fast response.

    I will never buy a product from Original S.W.A.T. again. I have had these boots for 35 days and ALREADY there is delamination with the cheap leather that was used. The boot is made with laminated black leather. Not leather which is dyed black (I imagine this is a way to produce this boot cheaply in CAMBODIA where it's made!!), but now the laminated membrane which is GLUED to the leather is beginning to peel away.... After only 35 days! And I'm not even on my feet all day!! NOT ACCEPTABLE!! And of course, I'm 5 days over my return window. Here's a word of advise. Spend a little extra money and buy a boot from a PROVEN, reputable boot manufacturer. I wouldn't buy these boots again if they were $10 at a yard sale!

    My first impressions: most comfortable boots I've ever worn out of the box. They are lightweight and I can stand in them for a shift with no unexpected fatigue or discomfort. I really like the side zipper. The tread doesn't handle ice as well as my old Bates boots.
    Later: After about a year of wearing them 4 days a week, the leather developed a tear which became a hole where the toes bend. See pictures. I'm not too disappointed because they aren't very expensive. I may switch back to Bates just the same.

    I went with these as they were on sale and got them for $82 dollars, they already went up to $89 dollars today.

    Original Swat Classic was issued to us at work and I wore them for years, now retired and my last pair finally wore out after 4 years.

    A little bit different from what I wore for years but I like them, we shall see if they last as long as my last pair did.

    All you need to do unlace them a bit, slide your feet in, zipper up the side and then adjust the laces and your set to go for taking them off and on quickly and easy.

    Wore them today for 12 hours straight and no problems and NO SORE FEET -(I bought another brand (Roc_ _ _ _) by mistake, the same exact size and within 5 minutes my feet were hurting so bad, needless to say those got returned)

    Well do an update after a month of use on them.

    These are awesome boots, and last a long time, my second pair, I always purchase and install inserts for more padding due to knee issues, and they have enough room height wise inside to allow for this, which is nice.
    I'll keep using these boots, last pair lasted a year and half, and I still use them for long standing or works stuffs, I just needed a pair that leaked better, to wear out, these are my primary shoes for about everything besides church...LOL OK, OK I wore them to church,
    They got pretty stinky after a year, so Ipulled the inserts, and filled with water with inserts loose with a bleach water solution for about 10 minutes, rinsed them and dried them...still fit great, smell gone for a long time, and they are just as comfortable as they were before I washed them.
    Can't recommend enough. zipper pull broke, on one, replaced with a small key ring. good to go...

    Okay, these boots must be based upon thousands of years of RESEARCH -- foot soldiers..! When you walk it's like a rocking chair motion from the heel to the toes -- they actually helps you WALK! Their just right for boxing ( toes pointed inward to push off to punch) or kicking -- spinning BACK KICKS or whatever because their light weight. These babies are FIGHTING BOOTS indeed. Running boots TOO! They have a black Gothic look that doesn't need polish because of the natural shine to them.
    Second week I have a tread showing on the right shoe area near the big toe. I was waiting to see if they broke apart but their still holding strong. ...I'm a dishwasher who moves around like crazy doing many other things...
    If they hold up I will get another pair to wear with my leather pants.

    After seeing the prices of duty boots at my local uniform shop, I hit up Amazon. (I found boots similar to these for $130+ at the uniform shop!)

    As for the boots themselves: they're incredibly comfortable to walk in! Great cushioning and my ankles feel well protected. I don't think they're very breathable, but then again I'm working outside in 100+ degree temps to I doubt even the most breathable boots would help keep me cool! (I bet they'll be great for warmth in the winter time!)

    If you're going to be on your feet a lot and you enjoy a tall boot for proper ankle protection, you can't go wrong with these boots! Highly recommended!

    Updating original review: I have worn these for less than 30 days at around 6 hours a day, and they are falling apart. The fabric at the heel is ripping and exposing the hard plastic structure which is now rubbing my heel and makes them nearly impossible to wear. I have a pair of Bates that I bought in Bahrain and wore for 12 hours a day for 7 months straight and then the last year and half as well and they are still in better shape than what these are right now.

    These boots are comfortable, but they don't last. Less than ONE year and they've split at the base of the toes in the "leather" uppers. Not impressed. I"ll be moving on to another brand, preferably Made In Canada or the USA.

    What can I say. These are amazing boots. Right out of the box they fit perfectly and are super comfortable.

    Love these boots

    Awesume pair of boots

    Awesome boots. I've had for around 1 year. Still in good shape a zippers are not broken. Use every day for work. I usually get two pair a year of the boots work supplies us but not now. Worth every penny

    SWAT Boots are the only boots i rely on for comfortability and durability day in and day out.

    Comfy boots and doesn't hurt my feet.
    Perfect for flying a chopper because you can feel your pedals mouvements.

    Awesome booths

    Nice Perfect

    Nearly as warm as waterproof versions but the accessibility factor helps immensely. The zipper is of high quality and after using for 2 months now, no issues. SWAT seems to make great boots that last. My waterproof version from 2 years ago, daily use, are still in great condition.

    very good boots, very comfortable

    Very comfortable, but they fall apart fast. I bought these 4 months ago and they're done. I've never had a pair of boots fall apart this quickly.

    Love 'em!!!

    nice boots