Boot Review: Rocky S2Vs

I know it's never a smart idea to select a pair of boots based on how they look, but the Rocky S2Vs just looked tough. Even more years ago there was a time when the only boots I'd wear on duty were my Rocky 911s, so I was a big Rocky Boots fan back in the...

To date I have hiked, camped, split wood, mowed the grass and force-marched (4.5 miles in 65 minutes with a full ruck) in these boots.  I have no complaint about fit or comfort.  For as dirty as I've gotten them from time to time, they've proven easy to maintain with a stiff plastic brush.

The soles, as aggressive as they are, are quick to shed mud and sand.  Within a few steps of having gone through such the soles have released it.  The two design features I note, although I've only been able to test one, are...

The "super-fabric" insteps which prevents early or easy wear from fast-roping, rappelling or rope climbing, and

The drainage ports which allow water to quickly drain out without being absorbed by the boot's inner sole or upper material, so the water doesn't add weight to the boot.

All in all I've been very happy with these boots.  While I was initially impressed with a truly beefy looking pair of boots, the design has proven, objectively and subjectively, to work well.  I like the Desert Tan and will be purchasing a pair in Black but there's absolutely nothing wrong with the Coyote Brown or the Sage Green (I just don't have a use for them).

To me they (at first) seemed a little pricey at an MSRP of $264.99 a pair (and even more for the Gore-Tex lined ones), but a Google search for "Rocky Boots S2V" found me some for as low as $189 plus shipping and handling; a MORE than reasonable price for a boot of this quality.

For more information check out Rocky Boots online.

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Lt. Frank Borelli (ret) is the Editor In Chief for, and has 30 years of military and civilian law enforcement experience. An instructor since 1989 and having delivered training across the country, he stays active in police work, training, and writing. Frank has had five non-fiction and two fiction books published along with two research papers of specific interest to the law enforcement and/or military communities. All can be found / purchased on his Author Page on linked above. If you have any comments or questions, you can contact him via email to

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