At LALO Tactical, we honor those who choose a path of purpose, a path of hard work, grit and determination.
Our company was founded to serve the needs of Special Operations Forces and NSW Operators. Our award-winning designers and developers have been creating innovative footwear for some of the world’s most popular brands for over 30 years.
We use top tier materials to create some of the best and hardest working tactical boots and athletic footwear for those that rise to the toughest occasions.
We believe that a professional athlete and a SpecOps member have much in common, both extraordinary individuals who never ring the bell.
Companies have been collaborating with professional athletes for years in an effort to make specialized performance footwear. At LALO, we not only listen carefully to our professional athletes, we listen to our Operators on the front lines.
The LALO Shadow, our ultimate Special Forces tactical boot, features a unique patent including a drainage system, a composite forefoot plate, a fast-dry component and the lightest weight materials on the market.
The LALO Tactical Athletic line is a direct result of briefings we received from our Special Operations Forces. The need was to build a lightweight, packable, breathable shoe they could cross train and run in – a shoe they could count on, whether training or deployed. Our tactical athletic designs put an emphasis on noise reduction, support and game day performance; gear that hits the mark time after time.
LALO was created for the best of the best but why shouldn’t every day athletes, busy parents and weekend warriors also benefit? Every pair of shoes we create is for the end user who refuses to settle for the status quo.
Whether your path leads you to a career in the military, competing in an adventure race, cross training, tackling an urban athletic workout, or running a 5K, we’ve got the shoe for you.
What path will you choose?
"The boots are very comfortable, light and looks very good. purchased 2 pairs for my family members as well. Very happy with the purchase. Will purchase again in different color. Customer service is amazing."
"I bought a pair LALO Shadow Amphibian 8" coyote boots thru US Partiot Tactical, I own many pairs of Tactical boots, but these Shadow boots are by far the best pair I've ever owned. These boots are worth every penny. Thank you for a great boot."
"After considerable time I finally summoned up the courage to buy a pair of these and to be honest these boots are worth every penny, comfortable and very supportive and the lacing pocket system is just pure genius. I wear these five days a week, eight hours a day and I’ve had no problems with blisters."
"I wore these boots every day of Ranger School. Didn't break them in at all and never got a blister. Great traction, drains are effective, and they are pretty damn comfortable. Overall worth a buy."
"Excellent boot for swiftwater rescue. Lightweight and very quickly donned, they easily beat the boots promoted for swiftwater rescue applications. Durability seems to be better than the more traditional water rescue boots. Our swiftwater team has spec’ed this boot as our standard for foot protection during all water training and rescue operations."
"After extensive surgery on my talor I needed a shoe with great arch support. The wedge in the arch, the cuff around the arch, and the sole are perfect for that and they keep my foot from lapping over the side, sliding off the sole creating misalignments like many other shoes do. Super light, great fit, and most importantly, they look cool. Great shoe. I'll be buying more."
"Shoes came much quicker than I expected in pristine condition. Perfect fit, comfortable and an intelligent design. Will buy again when the time comes."
"I have used field-boots since 1986, many types like Adidas GSG9, Oakley SI 6.0, and more, but none have been as good as the [LALO] Shadows. I use them in my regular police-work and SWAT-traning and assignments. Thank you for making my feet happy."
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"I love every one of the products I have purchased from LALO Tactical. The hoodie, hat, t-shirt, Bloodbirds, and Grinders are all a part of my training every day. The performance and style are second to none. I have purchased a pair of Bloodbirds for my wife, and have [recommended] many military members to purchase shoes from LALO Tactical. I am a member of the U.S. Air Force, and have a Garage Gym that trains military members and athletes. [...] Thank you so very much for your time and effort. I absolutely love the philosophies, direction, mission, and every way that LALO Tactical operates."
"Jay - Thank you for getting these boots, t-shirts, and patches to my guys. Christmas came a little early this year for them. I really appreciate everything what LALO did for us. Also we will be ordering more boots from your company in the future. Everything arrived and all boots will be getting a lot of wear and tear as we gear up for our deployment. Will make sure we give you some good feedback as to how they perform. Again thank you very much."
Harrelson, David A. ENS/EWO
"WOW!!!!!! - I wish I could put your customer service into every business I have to deal with, you all are the BEST. I just don't know what to say except if anybody needs a reference about dealing with your company send them my email address. I will tell what an awesome customer service department you have."
"Unparalleled support and care for the end user @lalotactical - everyone needs to go check them out. You won't be disappointed."
"[...] This story though is really about your exceptional boots. When it became apparent that this years spot and stalk, Idaho hunt was a “go”, I began in earnest to find the best footwear I could. It needed to afford me the stability, protection, flexibility, grip, the lightness and nimbleness to climb mountains, ride horses, side hill and descend rocky, dry slopes. I really wanted to have room in the boots to wiggle my toes, yet give my ankle the lateral support with forward flex. Hereʼs when I discovered LALO. I ordered a pair of Shadow Intruders and found them to be just what the doctor ordered! Yet thru the rocks, while in the saddle, thru the bogs, across logs and creeks, in the mud, snow and rain these boots exceeded my wildest expectations! Anytime I doubted what these could withstand, I thought of who they were made for and realized these boots can handle way more then I can. My feet never felt heavy. The agility / nimbleness /responsiveness built my confidence as I moved across slippery terrain. I found myself thinking how it would have been if I was in the “other boots”. I just want to give you a big THANK YOU for your devotion to save some lives by equipping those special folks who defend our freedoms! You and your products are exceptional. I must say, what I thought was just a dream boot that didnʼt exist, youʼve made real, the real deal!"
"I wore my grinders out on a couple trails over my vacation and let my buddy wear the other pair. Between training 10 days straight and doing some amazing trails and hiking we both were very happy. The shoes have been a godsend in the gym especially. I feel as though that is where they really shine. The support is phenomenal. [...] you have a goldmine of a product on your hand. I can't say enough good things man. If you ever need a good review I'll be happy to share my experiences. Amazing [customer service] and a good product is a company I love supporting and standing behind."
"Hey guys, these are the most comfortable shoes I have ever graced my feet with! I may need another pair, because I bought these to workout in, but I see these as being every day shoes for me! Y'all have a great company and I am more than happy to spread the word and fully support your efforts! Long story short, THANK YOU!"
"Morning Jay: I had the Zodiacs on for a couple of hours around the house and by the time I retired, they had already molded to my feet and were feeling FANTASTIC. As far as first impressions running in your Zodiacs…I was just amazed at how totally comfortable, stable, and functional they are! Your Zodiacs, the way the heel and toe are contoured upward gave me such an outstanding motion flow from heel-strike to toe push-off I kept running faster than I wanted to run. I really am impressed with your product line, especially how you are incorporating some new shoe concepts with the quality of your products. I’m in for the duration and am one of your most supportive cheerleaders! Thanks for your personal input and feedback, best of luck as you move forward."
"Received the boots and they are great. They feel awesome on my feet. I've worn boots for over 30 yrs and have never had a boot feel this good on my feet. The support is incredible. For the short time that I've worn them I can tell that I will be able to walk better and feel like I'm not going to fall all the time. I had about given up on walking and I was looking into getting a wheelchair because it hurts so bad to walk. I don't think I will be needing it. Thank you so much for giving me my life back. I'm looking forward to wearing these boots everyday and venturing out away from my house. Thank you so much, God bless you."
"These are the most comfortable shoes I've ever had or worked out in. You guys got it right...can't wait to get another pair."
Jayson "Swede" Southworth
"I wanted to say a personal thank you to all involved in making these shoes. I have a pair and from following Austin Weiss on Instagram I have realized I guess, how hard it is to get a hold of a pair. These shoes are unique, and one-of-a-kind. My feet are already craving another pair!!! THANK YOU. Love all y'all do for the past, present and future vets of our great country! People need to take note of y'all!"
"I wore the shoes twice & noticed how incredibly light they were as I was working out. They felt so light that I didn't notice I had shoes on. My side lateral stability was pretty good & while running in they felt compact, stable, and I had no bad impact on any joints, muscles or ligaments. I got a good push off from the back of my gate to the next stride."
Jason Verge (Black CrossFit/ West Hollywood)
"I recently bought a pair of your LALO Grinders and instantly fell in love with the shoes from the moment I received them. The Grinders were extremely comfortable, lightweight, and felt practical for everything from running to box jumps to Olympic Lifting."
"Just wanted to let you know I received the Grinder's awhile back and absolutely love them!! Thanks you so much for all of your assistance and customer service during my "process". I'll definitely be getting another set of Grinder's when they come out in Battleship color. I’m loving the Grinders…….wearing them as I type this!! Thanks again."
Jeff Scott (Porsche)
"Let's just say I've been following @lalotactical tor sometime now. I'm in need of new shoes. Let me just say @lalotactical is a hell of a badass company who not only is in the process of becoming an incredibly awesome boot and sneaker company that is hitting the nail on the head with Veterans and military footwear comfort. But they're also doing it at an affordable price and with generous discounts to Veterans. It's absolutely outstanding to see a company take care of, and take pride in their Veterans, and military. So thank you very much again for your awesome support and kindness. I'm beyond grateful for the discount and kindness you have shown me. I look forward to getting my Lalo Bloodbirds soon!"
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