Adidas GSG-9.7 Tactical Assault Boots Review

Adidas Men's GSG-9.7 Tactical Boot











  • Durable (Leather & Cordura)
  • Cushioned heel
  • Multi Use & Practicality


  • More Breathable Features Would Make It Better

From the name alone, you can tell these boots are made to withstand the toughest condition. For some context, GSG9 is the German Federal police.

Back Story

In 19721, 11 Israeli athletes were kidnapped in Munich during the summer olympics. The German federal police learned they werent as trained or equipped to deal with such high stake situations (source).

In 2005, they formed the Bundespolizei (German Federal Police) where they really stepped up their game and are now considered to be an elite counter-terroism and special forces unit of the german police (source).

So why are we talking about this? What does this have to do with Adidas boots?

Well, when the Bundespolizei recruits new officers, their training requires rigorous training regimen that include some exercises & movements like (source):

  • Combatting
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Ground Fighting
  • Grappling

The Adidas GSG-9.7 boots were designed to withstand all of the rigorous mentioned above and more, which makes these boots very reliable.


Its a combination of an athletic shoe (obviously, it’s Adidas) and a combat tactical boot.

Adidas GSG 9.7 Boots Interior

What makes these boots athletic, comfortable, and agile is the cushioned heel which absorbs the shock from your feet with every step you take. This makes it much more comfortable and give you the ability to move freely without feeling restricted.

It also includes a soft internal arch support to protect your feet.

Adidas GSG 9.7 Boots Exterior

The exterior is made from cordura & Leather. They strategically chose to go with cordura material as it is made to resist abrasions, tears, scratches and long-lasting durability (source). It’s typically used on military combat boots to help soldiers withstand the toughest terrains and extreme weather conditions.

The toe area is made from ADITUFF. This material is created by adidas themselves. ADITUFF works on athletic shoes by protecting your toes and the toe area of the boots when it comes in contact with the surface.

For example, in sports like tennis, players’ toes often drag across tough tought surfaces as they move back and forth. ADITUFF shoes or boots protect the players toes as it absorbs the shock, while protecting the exterior of the shoe. A highly needed feature in most outdoor activities, sports and jobs (source).

Who is the Adidas GSG-9.7 Boots right for?

Given the features above, there are many use cases for these boots that make them perfect for people engaging in all types of activities:

  • Military training
  • Law enforcement
  • Hikers
  • Ruckers
  • Campers
  • Most outdoor activities

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