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Bates Footwear 8" Tactical Sport Side Zip

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  • 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.
  • Enforcer Series Ultra-Lites™ rubber outsole for maintaining constant grip.
  • Cement construction.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 1 lb 7 oz
    • Circumference: 12 12 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:

83% Felt true to size
  • 6% Full size too large
  • 6% Half size too Large
  • 83% True to size
  • 6% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
83% Felt true to width
  • 83% Felt true to width
  • 11% Felt narrower than marked
  • 6% Felt wider than marked
50% Excellent arch support
  • 50% Excellent arch support
  • 44% Moderate arch support
  • 6% 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.
  • Enforcer Series Ultra-Lites™ rubber outsole for maintaining constant grip.
  • Cement construction.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 1 lb 7 oz
    • Circumference: 12 12 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 Side Zip

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 20 reviews.

Top Positive Review

3 people found this review helpful.

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I love these boots so much. I had to walk two miles in the snow and I didn't slip once, or even get my feet wet! Totally recommend these to anyone looking for a solid pair of boots.

Read more » « Show less January 29, 2011 by Anonymous
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Top Critical Review

1 person found this review helpful.

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One of the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. From the moment I first put them on. Very minimal "breaking in" needed. They're waterproof and warm, until the soles wear thin. I do a lot of inner city walking, and I found that the soles can wear through in 6 months.

Read more » « Show less October 26, 2011 by Anonymous
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3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love these boots so much. I had to walk two miles in the snow and I didn't slip once, or even get my feet wet! Totally recommend these to anyone looking for a solid pair of boots.

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2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I decided to try these boots out after my last pair of army issued boots finally died. And these things are bloody marvelous. They're extraordinarily comfortable and required barely any time to break in. I'm not a big fan of the zippered side, but it doesn't cause any discomfort. I just don't feel it helps with taking them off/on. Now that I'm out of the military, I'm sure I'll stick with Bates for my normal, everyday boot needs.

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Excellent arch support

2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I ordered these boots at 9:00 on a Monday night, and they arrived Tuesday morning at 10:00 am. I can't believe how fast the service was and I only picked ground shipping! Thanks Zappos for terrific service. As for the boots, they are very comfortable and affordable! They are a little tight at first, but I wore them around the house for about an hour and they loosened up right away. Also, I'd say buy a half size smaller than what you would normally wear. I recommend to anyone!

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Poor Support

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Excellent arch support

  • from PA
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Darn good boot. You can not beat the light weight and the zipper is as smooth as silk on a winter's day. The only drawback is the boot wears out a little faster than others I have had.

I'd also recommend: Blackhawk! Air Tac boot.

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Poor Support

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Moderate arch support

  • from Eagle Pass, TX Customs and Border Protection
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Best Boots I Have Ever Owned - I love these boots! I bought them for when I ride my Harley, once we arrive at any destination these boots are so light you can walk all day and your feet won't hurt. As they break in it gets better and they look cooler...IMO Don't think twice...Buy them!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from So. Cal.
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