Garmont T8 Bifida Tactical Boot

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Editor’s Conclusion
Law enforcement, security, military services, outdoor experts, just a few of the types of jobs that would require you to seriously take care of your feet and be sure that the footwear you're purchasing is going to be of the highest quality.

Let's be honest, jobs like the ones mentioned above, often require you to put your life on the line, you are asked to be fearless, brave, and courageous, so it would only be fair to expect the same of the footwear you pick.

Well, Garmont is a brand that knows their stuff, they are experts in the field of creating tactical boots that are going to benefit you in the field and don't require any type of work from you to do so. It's literally a case of lace-up and off you go.

The Garmont T8 Bifida offers you some serious technologies that are bound to be an ally whilst you're on your feet, no matter what the task ahead. They are robust, comfortable, durable, and protective.
Garmont T8 Bifida Tactical Boot Review Facts
Editor's Pros & Cons

Vibram Bifida outsole

OrthoLite ultralite footbed

Available in both medium and wide


Can cause blisters in heel area

Key Features


The T8 Bifida is a boot designed with comfort in mind. They boast an Ultralite footbed for extreme cushioning in the central and forefoot area.

The uppers are made with suede leather, a material renowned for comfort and softness, albeit being protective and durable at the same time.


Without a good outsole, your tactical boot is useless, you're no doubt going to be entering into multi-terrains and surfaces that are going to test your boots, so it is paramount that

1. The outsole is tough enough to withstand a battering and
2. They are going to protect the sole of your foot

The T8 Bifida does both. The Vibram Bifida outsole offers flexibility with every step, along with an incredible amount of protection and a nice amount of cushioning too. This outsole is great on both wet and dry surfaces and boasts a considerate amount of traction.


I've already mentioned that these boots are made with suede leather, a durable and flexible material that is also known for being a great material to use for boots. It also benefits from polyester inserts and 600D nylon and nylon webbing.

There is a canvas lining which gives these boots a nice light feeling inside without swelling to your feet. The metallic eyelets closed hooks and ball bearing is the perfect combo for operating environments and will aid with the stability and support offered from the boot construction.

The other benefit of the T8 Bifida is that they come in a choice of colors to suit the environment you need them for.


Considering the quality of the T8 Bifida and the lasting performance they offer, I would say the price is extremely good. They are a quality boot, crafted by a brand that has great knowledge in this field.

If you're wanting a boot that is going to last without falling apart, that can perform in all areas and is a good design, then you're going to have to pay for it.

Comparison to Similar Boots

5.11 Tactical 8" ATAC 2.0 Storm - Now these tactical boots are slightly different from the T8 Bifida in the sense that the uppers are full-grain leather so you could argue they are slightly more robust and sturdy.

They also boast a hidden knife pocket, a pretty cool feature, and have SlipStream waterproof BB membrane. These boots are slightly more expensive than the T8 Bifida but they do possess a few more features that might prick your ears.

Bates Footwear GX-8 Desert Composite Toe Boot - A very similar look to the T8 Bifida, the G-X 8 boasts wolverine warrior leather, cushioned EVA midsole, breathable mesh lining, and a safety toe cap. It's an all-rounder in the tactical boot field and well worth a look at.


This is a boot that will last, perform and you will enjoy wearing. The price is just right and you won't be disappointed with the technologies it offers.

The ATAC Storm does offer slightly more but it comes with an added cost so the question you need to ask yourself is whether you would like to pay less and get a great boot or pay that bit more for a few added extras.