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Bates Footwear GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side-Zip Boot Reviews

18 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

46%Rated 5 stars

38%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

82% "Felt true to width"

61% "Moderate arch support"

Additional -2 GX-8 GORE-TEX® Side-Zip Boot Bates Footwear Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 13, 2010

Fred T

from Rolfe, IA

I purchased this when it was on sale here at Zappos and I am glad I did. These where purchased to be my winter boot for work as I need some thing that looks nice and will be warm. They fit nicely and are warm although it has not gotten cold yet to really try them out.

Brands I'd also recommend: merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 10, 2011

Anonymous

from New York

I have poor circulation in my feet, this is first pair of patrol boots that have kept me warm all tour. Heavy and very tough to break-in at first.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 6, 2010

Anonymous

from Saint Louis, MO

They seem pretty durable and I expect they will last. So far I've put just over 2 months on them and they are holding up pretty nicely. My only concern is with the tread; because of its fat-spike design, not much tread touches the ground and this increases wear on the parts that do and the design does help with traction in snow and mud, though. Wear is still moderate and I think it will last me at least this year. Something to think about though if you do a lot of concrete walking (this is my only reason for 4/5 instead of 5/5). No qualms with the zipper. It's definitely HD enough. It took me a little bit to find the right "spot" to where I could easily utilize the zipper for taking them on and off. Now that I have, I love these boots. They're warm but not hot. Haven't used in wet weather yet. Great buy.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 8, 2014

Anonymous

from Denver

Great boots. I'm on my second pair. They last a long time, stay warm for the winter and cool for the summer. I am an officer in Colorado and have traded in my Danners for these boots. Easy on zipper works well and my feet are very comfortable. I can last on my feet all day on the pavement. I highly reccomend these boots.

Brands I'd also recommend: Danner

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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May 23, 2015

Brandon

from Simi Valley

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!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 27, 2015

Anonymous

from Long Island, NY

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.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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March 14, 2014

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Felt a bit tight when my husband first tried them on, which is why I rated them as "feeling narrower than marked". But...after just a few minutes walking in them, they felt so comfortable he knew he'd keep them instantly. DH uses orthotics, so can't comment on arch support. Used primarily for snowshoeing. They're typical GTX near-100% waterproof, lightweight (despite 'heavy,clunky' appearance). DH takes 12Xwide and size was right on. Side zip makes boot feel extra secure, too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, North Face, Nike, Fila

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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December 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Honey Creek, Iowa

Great boot. I work in the Auto Repair business & they have kept my feet warm & dry this winter. They are a higher boot than I normally wear but I wanted to keep the snow out. They are light & like the side zippers. Still have to untie the top, but makes them easy to put on & take off. I wear a 14 wide & can never find my size in stores. Plan on using Zappos again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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August 19, 2012

Anonymous

 

Bates boots are the best! Other boots I have to put 2 shoe insoles just for comfort! With Bates boots just put them & go!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 25, 2014

Anonymous

from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Overall, I was very pleased with these boots. Durable, great for long shifts, and easy to get on and off quickly. The only negative is that they do seem to run a bit narrow!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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August 17, 2013

Anonymous

 

I ordered these boots and had to send them back because they did not have the composite toe. While other versions of the GX-8 is sold as a composite toe, this version is not. Just reviewing to make sure someone does not make the same mistake I did.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 24, 2014

Tony K

from Chicago, il

Not for wide feet if your feet swell. Size is true. Not very insulated for Chicago winters. If your feet sweat consider other options. This boot isn't a true winter/cold weather boot. Outside of that it's a great everyday boot for temps above 40 to 70 degrees.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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January 14, 2015

Andrew M

from United States

Not fit for military. I am in the military and got these boots about 3 months ago. They seemed to have all the features I was looking for, but I was a little hesitant because of the price. I must say they are very comfortable and easy to put on and take off, but the durability is not, by any means up to par with the likes of Danner and Red Wing boots. The outsole started peeling off within a month of wearing these. I spend most of my time on a ship and was not happy with this purchase. Save your money and invest in a better product.

Brands I'd also recommend: Red Wing, Danner, TImberland Pro

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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