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  • With the constant demand for comfortable, durable law enforcement shoes, these Bates® boots will serve and protect… your feet.
  • Features a combination of leather and Ballistic nylon upper for comfort and durability.
  • Angled side-zip design with hook-and-loop closure makes them easier to put on and remove.
  • Contrast stitching detail.
  • Breathable mesh lining with fully-cushioned removable insoles with shock-absorbing pads.
  • Cushioned EVA midsole.
  • Enforcer Series Ultra-Lites™ rubber outsole for maintaining constant grip.
  • Cement construction.
  • ASTM F2413-05 Composite Toe rated for impact/compression protection.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 1 lb 10 oz
    • Circumference: 13 in
    • Shaft: 7 12 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

78% Felt true to size
  • 11% Full size too large
  • 0% Half size too Large
  • 78% True to size
  • 11% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
63% Felt true to width
  • 62% Felt true to width
  • 25% Felt narrower than marked
  • 12% Felt wider than marked
50% Moderate arch support
  • 38% Excellent arch support
  • 50% Moderate arch support
  • 12% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • With the constant demand for comfortable, durable law enforcement shoes, these Bates® boots will serve and protect… your feet.
  • Features a combination of leather and Ballistic nylon upper for comfort and durability.
  • Angled side-zip design with hook-and-loop closure makes them easier to put on and remove.
  • Contrast stitching detail.
  • Breathable mesh lining with fully-cushioned removable insoles with shock-absorbing pads.
  • Cushioned EVA midsole.
  • Enforcer Series Ultra-Lites™ rubber outsole for maintaining constant grip.
  • Cement construction.
  • ASTM F2413-05 Composite Toe rated for impact/compression protection.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 1 lb 10 oz
    • Circumference: 13 in
    • Shaft: 7 12 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 9, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Bates Footwear 8" Tactical Sport Composite Toe Side Zip

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 11 reviews.

Top Positive Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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This wasn't my first purchase from Zappos but I'm always amazed just how fast your shipping is. I ordered these on Wed. morning and got them on Thursday afternoon. I call that one heck of a good free delivery service. You guys are great. As for the boots? I've had Bates boots in the past so I already knew what to expect from them. These things are perfect for my job (bar-tending) since i have to stand for many 10-12 hour shifts, sometimes doing some light speed walking. The 8' support helps and I love having side zippers because having to loosen and tighten the laces each time i take them off or put them on would get old quickly. The fit and support seem overall perfect for my needs. Once again, great job and thank you Zappos for having so many outstanding brands of footwear and definitely the best free delivery service I've ever seen. You will absolutely be getting future business from me, a very satisfied customer.

Read more » « Show less May 3, 2012 by Steve G
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Top Critical Review

3 people found this review helpful.

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I've owned a number of Bates boots over the years, however I ordered a new pair this spring and have since returned them twice. The first time the zipper broke after a month of wear, the second time the sole on one boot began to separate after two months.

Read more » « Show less September 21, 2011 by Adam P
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3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 2 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I've owned a number of Bates boots over the years, however I ordered a new pair this spring and have since returned them twice. The first time the zipper broke after a month of wear, the second time the sole on one boot began to separate after two months.

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2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This wasn't my first purchase from Zappos but I'm always amazed just how fast your shipping is. I ordered these on Wed. morning and got them on Thursday afternoon. I call that one heck of a good free delivery service. You guys are great. As for the boots? I've had Bates boots in the past so I already knew what to expect from them. These things are perfect for my job (bar-tending) since i have to stand for many 10-12 hour shifts, sometimes doing some light speed walking. The 8' support helps and I love having side zippers because having to loosen and tighten the laces each time i take them off or put them on would get old quickly. The fit and support seem overall perfect for my needs. Once again, great job and thank you Zappos for having so many outstanding brands of footwear and definitely the best free delivery service I've ever seen. You will absolutely be getting future business from me, a very satisfied customer.

  • from Garland, Texas
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Another great buy from Zappos! An excellent boot whether you're in law enforcement or not. Surprisingly light for a steel toe boot, great ankle support, extremely comfortable, easy on/off with the side zipper. Great tread on bottom too. Highly recommended!

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Poor Support

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Excellent arch support

  • from Elk Grove, Ca.
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I've had this boot for nearly a year and love them. Company gets us boots once a year and Bates will be my choice again. They are very comfortable, which I need since I work 12 hour shifts.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Arizona
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I bought these for part-time work as an ambulance EMT. Super light and comfortable. Compared to my normal fire dept station boots these are light as a feather and don't cause fatigue like a clunky steel-toe boot. Easy to get in and out of. Great style. Good tread. Good flexibility. Unfortunately, a little smaller than I anticipated. I wear a 9-9.5D in dress shoes and 10-10.5 in athletic shoes. I ordered a size 9.5 medium and it's too tight in the toe. Also, I never considered my feet wide but it turned out that a 10W worked out a lot better. My advice: order your athletic shoe size or go to a local store to try them on first before ordering.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Honolulu, Hawaii
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