Bates Men's 8 Inch GTX Ultra Lites Comp Uniform Work Boot

4.1 out of 5 stars 263 customer reviews

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I decided to get the exact same type of Bates boots again because the first pair held up so well and fit great.
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  • Rubber sole
  • Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable lining
  • Non-metallic composite toe ASTM F2413-11 rated
  • Waterproof leather and nylon upper
  • YKK locking inside zipper
  • Cushioned ethylene vinyl acetate midsole for all day comfort

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JUST LIKE YOU.......IT PERFORMS UNDER PRESSURE. Bates Boots are serious Uniform/Tactical Boots.Bates Boots is committed to providing quality, comfort and performance. Bates Boots keeps your feet warm and dry through all your excursions.8" Waterproof Full Grain Leather and NylonSide Zip EntryGore-Tex™ LiningMolded EVA MidsoleNylon Support ShankCement ConstructionOil and Slip Resistant Ultra-Lites Xtreme™ OutsoleComposite Toe 2272 Bates Men's GX-8 Ultra Lites Safety Boots - Black

Founded in 1885 as a dress shoe manufacturer, today Bates Footwear is dedicated to the development and manufacturing of uniform footwear for all branches of the military and civilian police forces. In 2003, the company joined the billion-dollar footwear giant, Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. and is headquartered in Rockford, Michigan. Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. is one of the world’s leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport and uniform footwear. The company’s portfolio of highly recognized brands includes: Bates, Chaco, Cushe, Hush Puppies, HYTEST, Merrell, Sebago and Wolverine. The company is also the exclusive footwear licensee of popular brands including Cat Footwear, Harley-Davidson Footwear, and Patagonia Footwear. The company’s products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in 190 countries or territories.

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Origin: Vietnam
  • ASIN: B00814U11A
  • Item model number: 8" GTX ULTRA LITES COMP-M
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 17, 2008
  • Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,730 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    Customer Reviews

    Top Customer Reviews

    By fixxxer on September 11, 2011
    Size: 11 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    Like everything about theise boots... untill i climbed a ladder in them.NO SHANK for midsole support.
    They got here nice and fast.
    They are sized right on.
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    These boots are fantastic, I've had them for over 3 years and they have served me well. These are the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever owned, not just BOOTS but SHOES. These are more comfortable than my sneakers.

    I work on ship and safety toes are compulsory. I was at first concerned about the non-steel nature of the safety toe but after doing research discovered they hold up to the same ASTM standards and in fact would perform BETTER in a crushing accident as the composite would fail and fragment instead of deforming and severing in the way a steel toe would. These boots are light and comfortable to wear 8+ hours a day.

    The goretex is nice as your feet stay comfortable and dry. The only issue I have is with the waterproofing, after 3 about a year and a half of use the boots developed small tears in the outer lining which allows water to seep in when submerged. I will definitely buy another pair when these are worn out.
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    Size: 10 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    I've been wearing my Bates boots for work over the last year, and they've performed well in most situations: trudging through wetlands, clearing brush, in snow, on ice, etc. Wearing them in didn't take long, and they are some of the most comfortable boots I've ever worn. Unfortunately, they started to fall apart rather quickly (after only a couple of months). The traction on the sole of one boot started peeling off in spots, and stitching on the back of another came undone at the top of the heel (near the soft, padded material). I tried to glue this area, but there's just too much bending to hold it without stitching. They still function as general boots, but they're not very waterproof anymore. For the expense and hassle (and for being my only pair of boots at the time), I couldn't really afford to ship them back. I'm pretty disappointed with my first experience with Bates, but given the many stellar reviews I hope mine were just lemons.
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    Size: 10 3E USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    Unusually comfortable, allowing happy feet in a -20F freezer one day, +100F boiler room shifts the next, full toe and heel protection, works well as a motorcycle boot in extreme Midwest winters, resists washdowns from cleanup chemicals. This is the boot to wear during the apocalypse.
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    Size: 10.5 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    After the horribly painful first day of work with these boots breaking them in they are amazingly comfortable now. I would definitely go a half a size bigger and that's a recommendation to anyone buying these. I love these things. I work in the oilfield in -20 degrees during the winter to 100 degrees in the summer doing hard labor. These boots work year round and are comfortable. Best work boots I have ever owned.

    UPDATE
    So a few months more into these and they are still great. Withstood a week straight of -40 degrees with 50 MPH winds in horrible mud and oil spills. One thing is that your toes WILL get very cold after about 6 hours straight of being in the cold. Easy solution is wear 2 pairs of sucks, one very thick winter set and you will be fine. Even those foot warmer packs will help dramatically. These are the best boots I've had and its unreal how great of a price they are.
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    Size: 9.5 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    I wear these boots to ride my Honda Valkyrie. I love the composite toes and the breathe-ability of these boots. They are very comfortable even for all day rides. They "walk" well and are waterproof. I wear them in summer and winter. I love how easy the zippers allow them to come off and be put on. Really a top notch product and very reasonably priced. Get some.
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    By T on February 4, 2011
    I've put these boots to the test and they have out performed any other I've owned...and I have owned many. I'm prior military and these boots offer fantastic support around the ankle for running. Whether your like parade gloss or standard Kiwi, these boots hold a mirror polish well.
    For construction the leather holds up against minor tearing, fraying, and chaffing; kick all you want. The steel toe absorbs shock well.

    For hunting,fishing, and trapping these boots are incredible. My feet never sweat in the Summer or while running or hiking and have kept my feet warm in a tree stand at approx. 20 degrees F. I've even had my feet in water up to the second(from the bottom) lace with no water penetration.

    I've really been hard on these boots and after 13 months the only problem I've had is with the sole starting to wear out and fray at the bottom edges; however, given all that I've put this pair through I'm truly surprised it took this long...I normally can only get a high-dollar pair of boots to last about 3-6 months. You'll get your moneys worth out of these guys!
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    Size: 12 D(M) USColor: Black Verified Purchase
    These boots SUCK!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT I PAID $140 FOR THESE PIECES OF S***. THEY ONLY LASTED ME LESS THAN A MONTH ON THE BOAT!!! I HAVE BOUGHT BOOTS FROM SKECHERS THAT HAVE LASTED OVER 8MTHS AND COST HALF AS MUCH! I WOULDN'T BUYTHESE AGAIN EVEN IF THEY WERE FREE.
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