Thorogood GEN-flex2 8" Trooper Boot, Side-Zip, Waterproof

SKU: 834-7991//Mixed Availability


It’s All About Comfort

When it comes to high-performance tactical uniform footwear GEN-flex2 meets and exceeds the demands for maximum comfort and performance of public safety personnel. With the addition of shock-absorbing VGS-300 technology, the GEN-flex2 collection represents an achievement in uniform boot design. Every GEN-flex2 boot is all about comfort. GEN-flex2 and VGS Technology combine premium materials with an exclusive, net fit flexible welt construction for maximum comfort.
  • GEN-flex2 Oil-Resisting and Slip-Resisting Rubber Outsole
  • WATERPROOF Tumbled Oiled Full-Grain Leather Upper
  • Impact 300 Visible Gel System (VGS) Heel Insert
  • Thoro>dri™ WATERPROOF System
  • Blood-Borne Pathogen Compliant
  • Goodyear Storm Welt Construction
Key Features:
  • WATERPROOF Tumbled Oiled Full-Grain Leather Upper
  • Goodyear Storm Welt Construction
  • Spacer Mesh Lining
  • Thoro>dri™ WATERPROOF System*
  • Blood-Borne Pathogen Compliant
  • Polyurethane Removable Footbed/Insole
  • Special EVA Cushion Flex
  • Lightweight Compression Molded EVA Midsole
  • Impact 300 Gel Heel Insert**
  • Engineered Composite Shank
  • Gen Flex™ II Dual Density Rubber Outsole
  • Heavy-Duty YKK Zipper with VELCRO® brand Closure
All GEN-flex2 boots are job fitted for maximum performance. Tread designs, cushioning levels, moisture management, and protective features are specifically engineered for the demands of the task at hand. Being able to rely on your equipment can be crucial for any public safety professional. Thorogood has your back so you can focus on the task at hand not your sore, tired feet.
  1. High-density removable polyurethane footbed
  2. High-density EVA footbed for extra comfort
  3. GEN-flex2 board with double EVA cushion
  4. GEN-flex2 forefoot flexibility
  5. GEN-flex2 flexible insole rib
  6. GEN-flex2 welt channel cushion
  7. Interactive Visible Gel System (VGS)
  8. GEN-flex2 built-in composite shank
  9. GEN-flex2 molded EVA midsole flex channel
  10. GEN-flex2 oil-resisting and slip-resisting rubber outsole
  11. GEN-flex2 multi-directional traction lug design
*The THORO>dri™ System is a breathable, waterproof lining/membrane with waterproof taped seams capable of resisting blood-borne pathogens.

**Thorogood's VGS-300 (Visible Gel System) highlights the comfort technology built into the GENflex2 collection. Designed to absorb an astonishing 300 foot pounds per square inch (compared with 75 in other footwear brands), the interactive cushioning design of the VGS improves comfort and reduces repetitive impact stress where it's needed most - in the heel.
CERTIFICATIONS: Meets or exceeds the ASTM F2913-11 SATRA Test Method TM144 Standard for slip resistance.

Ratings & Reviews

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Good Boot


I use these boots every day I'm on duty. I find my feet get a little warm, but then my feet tend to run hotter then the average persons. I like the look of the boots and they provide good traction. I have been using these boots for 3 months now and they still look almost brand new. I do not recommend spilling diesel fuel on them as it does not wash out well from the canvas. However, it did not penetrate to my socks and I still had dry feet.

Best Boot Period!!


So far this boot has been great compared to other high end boots. They are very comfortable and don't need to be broken in. They are good to go straight out of the box. The heel is very comfortable and the padding is excellent. The boot also holds an excellent shine when polished! I get compliments all the time with these boots!

Not waterproof


These boots are light weight and very comfortable but they are not waterproof as advertised. I was in ankle deep water the other night and my socks became damp. I will say that water did not rush into the boot to the point that water was sloshing around but my feet were definitely not dry. Another con is the tab of the zipper on the left boot broke off. The zipper is still functional but it's definitely inconvenient.

Not easy to slip on and off


Im a carrer firefighter andcan not use this boots for quick response. They do not slide on and off easily.