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8" Tactical Sport Side Zip Posted: 8/29/15
Reviewer: Rick from Florida
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've had a pair of these boots for more than 10 years, working in the woods and on the tractor and they have held up well until about 2 weeks ago when the soles separated from the boot. They were very comfortable and tough and the side zippers make them quick on and off. They lasted longer than I expected. I would recommend them to anyone including fire and police.

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8" Durashocks® Lace-To-Toe Side Zip Posted: 8/28/15
Reviewer: Rick Farrier from FT Collins Colorado
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

What a great company the 1st pair were to big so I called got them switched out and to me the next day. They do what they call to take care of their customers.

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8" Strike Side Zip Posted: 8/19/15
Reviewer: pokersoper from GA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Based on reviews of other Bates products, I wanted to purchase these boots a half size larger. I failed. I opened the box and was so mad at myself for screwing up the size, they sat in the Zappos shipping box for 2 hours before I tried them on for size. I was elated to find they slipped on both feet like a sip of fine bourbon slips down your tongue. True to size? If you are honest with shoe size, they are true to fit. I have only one problem with the Bates 8" Strike. I live in north central Georgia. Since Monday we've had 5 inches of rain. I'm going to have a hard time putting the boots on my feet in the morning. It's going to be very muddy, Georgia clay muddy. Why didn't I buy more mink oil!

Velocitor Waterproof Zip
Velocitor Waterproof Zip Posted: 8/16/15
Reviewer: Kevin K from New York
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Good boot, I've worn it a few times, it's taking a bit to break in...I've had good and bad luck with Bates, we'll see how these hold up!

GX-8 Desert Composite Toe
GX-8 Desert Composite Toe Posted: 8/11/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My husband loves these boots. They are perfect for working outdoors in hot climate. This is his 2nd pair. Since he works outside 10-12 hours a day, they dont make his feet sweat or stink, and they are light in weight. Because of rugged terrains at work, they last about a year, which is average for him.

Code 6 - 6
Code 6 - 6" Side Zip Posted: 8/10/15
Reviewer: from Texas
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have owned Hi-Tech and a few others but this Bates boot is fantastic. Light, light, light, did I mention it was light weight. May run a little big to size marked but who can argue with toe room. Great boot.

GX-4 GORE-TEX®
GX-4 GORE-TEX® Posted: 6/24/15
Reviewer: Jim from Oklahoma
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These boots look great! That's important right? They fit and feel good and have only gotten more comfortable with time. They take and hold a good shine. The GoreTex is the real deal. It will keep your feet dry while standing in water. I highly recommend these boots!

Code 6 Multicam
Code 6 Multicam Posted: 6/15/15
Reviewer: Unclelaffey from Michigan
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

Very disappointed in these boots. had all the features I was looking for plus a nice appearance, but way to tight. I ordered the 4E and it seemed like a 2E or 3E at best. Way to tight to be comfortable. Not sure how Bates determines Width, but it doesn't agree with my foot. Went with Propet, they seem to understand wide feet better. Fortunately Zappo's makes shopping seamless so ordering and returning was a breeze.

GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side-Zip Boot
GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side-Zip Boot Posted: 5/23/15
Reviewer: Brandon from Simi Valley
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have had three pair of these now and I have no plans to change. They work great with my regular duty uniform and take a good shine, but I work graves, so I really don't care about the shine much! Neither do the drunks I am taking to jail! They also work great with my BDUs. The waterproofing make them perfect for the rain days, and they perform well in foot pursuits!

GX-8 Desert Composite Toe
GX-8 Desert Composite Toe Posted: 5/8/15
Reviewer: Tom Miller from Atlanta
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I gave them a low a overall rating because They aren't water proof all the way to the top of the boot. They are light and fit well except where the safety toe is. I do like the side zipper.

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5" Tactical Sport Posted: 5/1/15
Reviewer: from World traveller
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

This is my second pair, thought I had a great boot but the first pair sole separated from the shoe and Bates gave me the run around. Hope this pair is better than the first.

Code 6 - 6
Code 6 - 6" Side Zip Posted: 4/29/15
Reviewer: Silas Adams from Boston, ma
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I've had these boots for a few weeks now. Very comfortable and love the side zip feature. Only problem is they are now starting to squeak when I walk. Otherwise great boot!

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5" Tactical Sport Posted: 4/26/15
Reviewer: Mimi from MT
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these boots! I have tried many different styles and brands, and this is by far my favorite. I'm about to reorder my second pair since my first pair is finally ready for retirement after 2.5 years. I work full time in rural EMS, so we hike to patients, climb in wrecked cars, wade through streams, an are on our hands and knees working codes in all kinds of conditions. These boots have never failed me, they're still 100% waterproof with no sole separation. I wear a women's size 9W, so the men's 7.5 medium width fit great. Can't wait to get my second pair!

Lites® Black High Gloss
Lites® Black High Gloss Posted: 4/20/15
Reviewer: from Central Arkansas, Little Rock Metro
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The shoes are comfortable and true to size. They look great. I sing in a men's chorus and we have to dress for concerts in black suit and bow tie. These shoes complete the wardrobe and they are comfortable for standing long periods of time.

Velocitor Waterproof Zip
Velocitor Waterproof Zip Posted: 4/6/15
Reviewer: from Georgia
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Very comfortable, durable (a couple months into frequent use - so far, so good), no complaints here. "Extra wide" feels normal; I imagine "standard" may feel slightly narrow.

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8" Durashocks® Lace-To-Toe Side Zip Posted: 4/3/15
Reviewer: BuffedBiker from Massachusetts
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Bought these to replace worn out Magnum work boots that I had for 7 years. This is my third pair of Bates boots, other pair were low rise work shoes and also steel to Navy Seal Durashocks. This pair fit perfectly out of the box and took maybe a day to break in. Great support all around, extremely comfortable as I have found all Bates to feel on me and a couple of added plusses were how they worked on my motorcycle. Good strong toebox that stood up to the shifter and super grippy sole on the pavement. I thought I was going to have to buy another pair of motorcycle boots but these work great at work or on a ride.

Velocitor Waterproof Zip
Velocitor Waterproof Zip Posted: 3/6/15
Reviewer: Cody from Indiana
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my first pair of Bates and I couldn't be happier. I work on my feet 10-12 hours a day and I go through a lot of boots. When I first got these boots I thought there is no way there 4E. But to my surprise they fit like a glove and there very comfortable and by far my favorite pair of boots. I will be buying a second pair for sure. You can't go wrong with these boots.

Code 6 - 4
Code 6 - 4" Posted: 3/3/15
Reviewer: Joe from California
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I have owned many similar boots over the years, including other good quality Bates. This pair is the absolute worst pair of boots I have ever owned. The plastic eyelets began popping out of the holes, as they are held together by another weak plastic ring from the inside. I have had to superglue them back on, but again falling off. Secondly, a portion of the bottom foot tread has peeled half way from from the boot, on both boots! I superglued this piece back on only to have it come off again, at which time I had to cut it. This all started occurring within three weeks of wearing them. I wear them indoors, not exposing them to the elements, and still falling apart with basic walking indoors only. Do not buy these boots! The only reason I did not send them back is I threw out the box and only expected a year or two out of them, unfortunately they didn't last a month before I had issues. I'm at the six month mark now, and additional eyelets coming off. I'm very disappointed I have to buy another pair in the very near future.

GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side-Zip Boot
GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side-Zip Boot Posted: 2/27/15
Reviewer: from Long Island, NY
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought these boots for my husband. He has no interest in shopping for clothes, and I got tired of seeing him going to work on a snowy day wearing business shoes. It seems these boots are marketed to police officers, and other professionals who spend a great deal of time outside, but they look just fine with my husband's suit, and he can change into his shoes when he gets into the office. The boots are excellent quality. He says they are comfortable and they have decent traction.

GX-8 Desert Composite Toe
GX-8 Desert Composite Toe Posted: 2/25/15
Reviewer: from Lake Norman North Carolina
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I'm still breaking these guys in so bear that in mind. If it's any help I have an older black pair which are great but unfortunately are a size too large. I ordered these a size smaller and they're about perfect (and will be once the break in period is done) Apart from the size these are very comfortable and holding up well, as are there older brothers.

GX-4 GORE-TEX®
GX-4 GORE-TEX® Posted: 1/28/15
Reviewer: Robert from Los Angeles
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These boots are absolutely terrific. I am a bartender and spend countless hours on my feet. They have great arch support and have brilliant cushioning. I spill all kinds of alcohol and water on these boots and so far they have held up very well.I would highly recommend these for people who are on their feet for extended periods of time.

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