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5
5" Tactical Sport Posted: 7/17/16
Reviewer: Charles Anderson from Lakeland, FL
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've been wearing Bates 5" Tactical Boots as a hiking boot for several years. These are extremely durable boots that provide excellent ankle support and comfort during long days on the trail. The real surprise was the customer service at Zappos. I need split sizes, and though thye couldn't accomodate that particular need, they provided me with a wealth of information on some great folks who split sizes. Can't say enough good things about Zappos customer care team!!

Delta 6
Delta 6" Side Zip Posted: 7/4/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

In over twenty years these are 1 of only 2 shoes that I have ever bought a second time. They are the ideal work boot. Comfortable, supportive, versatile, and long wearing. I usually wear size 12, but these fit perfect in 11.5. If you are considering this general style of boot, I cannot recommend this particular pair enough.

Delta 6
Delta 6" Side Zip Posted: 6/22/16
Reviewer: Lucas Hardison from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I work as a transport RN and spend most of my work days in an ambulance. These boots are perfect for the job. I am amazed at how comfortable these work boots are. I wear them for over 12 hours at a time and my feet never get fatigued. The side zipper makes them a snap to get in and out of and they are always perfectly tied and ready to go. I find they fit true to size as well. Ample tread and they look sweet. I've gotten many compliments. I've paired them with the darn tough socks I bought from Amazon and it's pure feet bliss. These boots are built to last and I'm extremely happy with my purchase.

8
8" Tactical Sport Side Zip Posted: 6/15/16
Reviewer: from Richmond, Va
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Like the boots. Had to add an insole to make it fit. Otherwise, fine for motorcycle riding.

5
5" Tactical Sport Composite Toe Side Zip Posted: 6/14/16
Reviewer: Kip Burke from Georgia
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've worn these Bates boots almost every day for a year now, and I flat-out love them. They've provided such good ankle and foot support that I've felt much more confident on steep, uneven terrain, considering I'm over 60 and fat. Only a little wear on the heel and sole to report, but when I wear them out, I'll be happy to buy another pair!

Velocitor Waterproof Zip
Velocitor Waterproof Zip Posted: 6/8/16
Reviewer: Gregg Simmons from New York, NY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I'm on my feet up to 18 hours a day on concrete, in mud, snow, ice, and sand. These boots have been the best that I've ever dealt with, Don't waste your money on Doc Martens, these versatile boots make it so that I'm able to get through a long day on set without foot or ankle pain.

8
8" Durashocks® Lace-To-Toe Side Zip Posted: 5/26/16
Reviewer: Ethan from California
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I bought these to wear on my motorcycle as I wear size 15 and all motorcycle boots I've found run small and don't fit me. They are comfortable and go on-and-off with the size zip very nicely. I really was enjoying these boots until the zipper on the left boot failed completely after only 2 weeks. Because of the way they bunched a little about halfway up the size of the boot the zipper broke in that area would snag going up or down. After another day the zipper totally let go and opened up while I was on the bike. It totally came apart with no way to get it to rezip. If not for the velcro at the top the boot may have totally flown off. Do not recommend.

GX-8 Desert Composite Toe
GX-8 Desert Composite Toe Posted: 4/4/16
Reviewer: Joe from Morocco
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I have to wear safety boots for work wanted something a bit better than what we are issued. They broke in fairly quickly and are actually pretty comfortable for what they are. I have even jogged a mile or two in them on my lunch when I forgot my running shoes. I wish they came in a slightly darker tan. Other than that I'm happy with them.

Delta 6
Delta 6" Side Zip Posted: 3/9/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I wanted to like these boots, but the toe box on the upper offered no structure at all, just a flimsy layer of leather. I found the zipper to be unnecessary, and the Velcro tended to give and take when walking, making a scratching noise.

8
8" Tactical Sport Side Zip Posted: 3/8/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Seemed like a B width instead of the D width we ordered. Also the top eyelets weren't hooks like you would normally have on this type of boot.

8
8" Strike Side Zip Posted: 3/4/16
Reviewer: Glenn from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Have had these through a winter now and very pleased. Live in the Chicago area with a big Labrador Retriever so long walks through nasty weather is a daily task for me. Because our walks go for 2+ miles I've avoided full length boots and opted for hiking books (was using a 4" height Timberline). However, got tired of numb cold feet when the snow and slush got deep. Also the water "resistance" on my Timberlines had become "token" resistance. Looking for something water proof and based on the reviews tried these. My feet thank me. Warm and dry with added bonus of being very comfortable, even on the long treks with the dog. Just a tad snug on width during the first week (I wear 4E width) but broke in quickly. As an aside, I wear orthotics for additional support in all my other footwear but opted not to with these since it got a bit bulky. But no problem and I'm not even aware of the missing inserts. Can't say this about any of my other footwear, including my running shoes. Long time Zappos customer and this has been one of my best investments.

Lites® Black High Gloss
Lites® Black High Gloss Posted: 2/21/16
Reviewer: from friend
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my second pair. I just love them. I wear them everyday and they have lasted me over two years. I just now ordered my second set. They are light, water proof, and very comfortable. They also look great! These are the only shoes that I have ever gotten compliments on.

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8" Tactical Sport Side Zip Posted: 2/19/16
Reviewer: peter eldridge from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Super comfortable boots. My 2nd pair. Didn't want to take them off when I got home, which is usually the first thing I do with my shoes.

8
8" Durashocks® Lace-To-Toe Side Zip Posted: 1/28/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

The boot itself was comfortable right out of the box save a little stiffness on the uppers. After two days of wearing them, they became quite wonderful. The only thing I personally would love to see changed is to see this as an all-leather boot. I am not a fan of the nylon panels on the sides. I must also note that the rubber treads are quite soft. I do not think they would hold up long on the non-skid covered metal decks I walked on for 12 hours a day as a US Navy sailor and offshore oil driller. That being said, however, they are perfectly fine for the civilian that works on land.

Delta 6
Delta 6" Side Zip Posted: 1/3/16
Reviewer: from Kauai
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are great shoes right out of the box. I am a female EMT with wide feet. Men's work boots fit best and these are exactly right. Easy on, comfortable for long long shifts.

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8" Tactical Sport Side Zip Posted: 12/28/15
Reviewer: Linette from Colorado-Michigan
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My boyfriend has been wearing these boots for years and now my 15 year old son has started as well. They both love them. They have great support and are comfortable to wear all day!

GX-8 Desert Composite Toe
GX-8 Desert Composite Toe Posted: 12/27/15
Reviewer: Bob Carlson from South Jersey
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The only problem with these boots is that they look so good, I don't want to get them dirty! Good fit, good comfort, good looks, good price! And the zipper makes them extra easy to get on & off.

GX-8 Desert Composite Toe
GX-8 Desert Composite Toe Posted: 12/17/15
Reviewer: Michael Beard from Lewisburg, WV
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My second pair of Bates boots, Bates, at the time did not have my width, Zappos did! They are very comfortable, side zip makes them very easy to get on and off, and they are very lightweight. They are good quality.

GX-8 Desert Composite Toe
GX-8 Desert Composite Toe Posted: 12/15/15
Reviewer: Chris Randall from Lakewood, CO
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I would purchase these a half size smaller than you usually wear. The zipper function on the side is practical and helpful. I like the ankle support provided by their height. I wore these to shovel snow in 15 degree weather and they performed well.

GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side-Zip
GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side-Zip Posted: 12/12/15
Reviewer: bv from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I like these boots, I just have a lot of trouble putting them on. I think they should have put a loop in back to help you pull them up.

Code 6 - 6
Code 6 - 6" Side Zip Posted: 12/10/15
Reviewer: S.A. from Boston
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I just purchased my second pair of these boots. They fit me perfectly and I have worn my previous pair for about a year. I have no problems with the leather or mesh portion of the boot just a worn down sole. As long as Bates continues to make this model boot it will be my number one choice.

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