Amazon is ubiquitous these days for buying just about anything, and EMT or EMS boots are no exception. While it’s nice to try on a boot before buying, Amazon makes it so easy to return things, it’s worth buying boots online for the cost savings and ease of returns.
These are the top 5 most popular EMT / EMS Boots based on Amazon sales data. Not surprisingly, they are all in the $$-$$$ price range, mostly $80-$150 range. The really premium boots (Haix, etc) are not very available on Amazon, and the really cheap boots are found Walmart. These are likely some of your best EMT boot / EMS boot options on Amazon.
So here we go, from #5 to #1 best selling EMT Boot on Amazon:
Most Popular EMT Boots on Amazon
#5 | 5.11 Tactical A.T.A.C. 8″ Storm Boot
5.11 Makes the top 5 list here twice, first with their 8″ Storm Boot. An 8″ boot like this is great for ankle stability. The Storm has an average 4.3 / 5 Review on Amazon. This is the same model as the A.T.A.C Shield, except for the Storm does not have a steel-toe. The Storm is a composite toe, which I prefer to steel-toe. Composite’s are really good these days and provide more then enough protection for your average EMT Shift.
Sales Rank: 10,013
#4 | Smith & Wesson Footwear Men’s Breach 2.0 Tactical Side Zip Boots – 8″
I was surprised to see Smith & Wesson on the top 5 here. It’s not a brand you hear about often, but the boots are very reasonably priced in the $75 range and well-reviewed with a 4.4 / 5 Star rating on Amazon.
Sales Rank: 9,736
#3 | Under Armour Men’s Stellar Military and Tactical Boot
You may think of Under Armour as the football or basketball gear company, but they also make a very affordable EMT boot. This boot isn’t geared specifically to EMT/EMS professionals, but is an all around tactical boot. It’s priced to sell at $85, but is one of the lower reviewed boots at 4.1 / 5 Amazon Stars. For what it’s worth, this boot is the “Amazon’s Choice” for both “EMT Boots” and “EMS boots”.
Sales Rank: 6,225
#2 | Bates Men’s Ultra-Lites 8 Inches Tactical Sport Side-Zip Boot
Bates are a solid EMT boot brand. They are often recommended by EMTs on Reddit and elsewhere. These Bates have a 4.4 / 5 Amazon Star rating and at the lower end price range of around ~$85, these look like a great deal. It’s not surprise the top two sellers are side-zips, the side-zip really makes getting in and out of a boot much easier. I have some 5.11 side zips and I wouldn’t trade the side-zip for anything.
Sales Rank: 5,953
#1 | 5.11 Tactical A.T.A.C. 6″ Side Zip Boot
5.11 takes the 5th and top spot here as well with their all around EMT boot with side-zip and a shorter height of 6″, these boots are clearly going for comfort, easy in and out, and a good price. I have a pair of 6″ Redback boots, and I rarely find the short size boot an issue.
Sales Rank: 4,440