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Bates Men's Ultra-Lites 8 Inches Tactical Sport Side Zip Work Boot


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  • Rubber sole
  • Durable, easy to clean leather and nylon upper
  • Breathable lining
  • Cushioned removable insert
  • Durable and slip resistant rubber outsole
  • Lightweight cement construction

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Bates Men's Ultra-Lites 8" Tactical Sport Side Zip Work Boot


Bates Men's Ultra-Lites 8 Inches Tactical Sport Side Zip Work Boot
Bates Men's Ultra-Lites 8 Inches Tactical Sport Side Zip Work Boot
Bates Men's Ultra-Lites 8 Inches Tactical Sport Side Zip Work Boot

Bates Ultra-Lites have been an invaluable asset to uniformed personnel for over 10 years. Built with quality leather, 1680 denier ballistic nylon, flexible athletic construction, and classic styling, Ultra-Lites effortlessly take you from the car to the streets.

Other features include:
  • Cushioned removable (replaceable) insole
  • Slip resistant sole
  • Side Zipper with 8” and safety toe

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.

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  • ASIN: B00814TYAE
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 4 inches; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Bangladesh
  • Item model number: ENFORCER 8" SZ N/L BOOT-M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,897 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    These boots are light weight and very comfortable.
    willie1934
    These boots look great, fit well, and are very comfortable.
    Jordan Williams
    The side zipper makes these boots very easy to get on.
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    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By George Swing on December 20, 2009
    First of all this criteria needed to be met for my Fire Cadet program(Kind of like an apprenticeship for fire fighting)
    1.) Needed to be about 8"
    2.) Needed to be polishable
    3.) Needed to look professional
    4.) Needed Side Zippers
    5.) Be comfortable for 13 hour shifts

    And these boots easily met all of these criteria. I've been using them for about 3 months and I expect to keep using them for 6 more. I did put some Dr. Scholls in them because they are absolutely amazing, and now they're even more comfortable than my sneakers.

    Pros:
    1.) Look incredibly sharp and professional.
    2.) Zipper has been working great so far.
    3.) Incredibly comfortable and provides great support.
    4.) Very durable.
    5.) Very light.

    Cons:
    1.) Made in China, but, I haven't had any problems with that. (I'd rather it be $90-$100 than $180)
    2.) Although the sole is "oil resistant" and has worked well so far I would have preferred a Vibram one.

    In conclusion, if you're in need of a black boot and you don't feel like spending $150+ on a pair get these. To avoid getting a "lemon" buy it from a retail store and check it out before you buy. I also suggest buying some Dr. Scholls for work boots, they are a God Send. Great buy, highly highly recommended. 9.6/10
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    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By MK BP on October 6, 2012
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    This is my second pair. The first lasted me two years and I still have them....nothing wrong with them really except for pretty worn down tread. I just wanted to get a new fresh pair with new tread. I work for the Border Patrol and I walk in the desert alot and in rocky terrain. I love how comfortable and light these boots are. It sucks trying to run someone down wearing boots that are too heavy. These boots do just the trick being as light as they are. I would definitely recommend these boots.
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    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Stormydog on November 21, 2012
    Color Name: BlackSize Name: 10.5 3E US Verified Purchase
    I bought an identical (I thought) pair of boots to a pair I bought two years ago. I loved my Bates boots and wear them almost every day which is why I need to replace them. The old pair was made in China as is the new pair. The difference is in the quality of the boots. The old pair has a full length liner protecting you ankle and socks from the zipper snagging. The new boots have a thin strip of leather(?) trying to do the same. The liner quality is also lower than in the new boots. I doubt these boots would last a year of regular wear. The Chinese built a pretty good boot when they were taking the industry away from US companies. Now that they have the business they don't care about the product quality anymore. I guess its time to start researching US boot manufacturers, if there are any, to replace my Bates boots.
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    24 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Laszlo on November 4, 2008
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    These fit great and work very well. I plan to buy more, BUT...

    The good news:

    I wear mine all day every day, walking or hiking about 4 miles a day, plus ridiculous amounts of desk work, as well as rugged beach rock/cliff climbing exercise. They work and feel great!

    The neutral news:

    They aren't great "running" shoes. However, they are not being billed as "running" shoes, so I am NOT taking off points for this! It's just a warning that these may not be the best choice for your running style training. When I used these for running I began to have some shin splint issues. Another person might not have the same problem. However they are great for walking, hiking, rugged terrain (!), all-day wear, and sure, some occasional running.

    The bad news:

    (1) They're made in China! (sigh!!) So of course the last pair I got had about a 2-inch section of stitching next to the lower laces that missed the mark, leaving a completely un-sewn gap big enough to slip a finger through, and making it impossible to tighten the laces without ripping open even more of the seam. For me (!) this particular issue was not a problem, as I was able make repairs myself (one of my hobbies is making my own clothing). But this is exactly the sort of lack-of-quality issue that seems to come so very often from trade with Communist China (good move, Bates!).

    (2) The tread on these is a little unusual and wears unusually fast in some places. Much of the tread is in the shape of little cylinders about 15mm across. This seems to make the sole a little more flexible than soles with other treads, but the individual cylinders wear down very quickly.
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ron Ramsey on September 5, 2012
    Color Name: SageSize Name: 10.5 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    These are my 2nd pair of Bates side-zip Ultra-Lites. My 1st pair are the black ones. Both are the same shoe except for color. However, the laces on these are thinner & barely long enough compared to the black ones. That's why 4 instead of 5 stars. These boots are comfortable, right out of the box. A lot of boots I get,I have to get Wide to fit but 10.5 M fits me fine. My black ones & these Sage ones both fit exactly the same.I wasn't sure exactly what color "Sage" was.I wanted these to wear camping. The black shows the dust so bad. I would describe these as sort of Gray with just a slight hint of tan. They look a lot closer to gray than the picture. I guess "Sage" IS pretty close. I live in the Mojave desert & they're close to the color of a lot of the brush around here.
    You probably won't be able to put them on & off using just the zipper. I have to loosen the laces. but, rather than tie them, I just use a couple of those spring"Clippy" things like on jacket cords, Etc. Works great.
    I'm not too sure on durability on these things. So far, so good on this pair. After about a year & a half, the left sole separated on my black pair. I glued it back with "Shoe-Goo" & it's doing fine. I was surprised that it was the LEFT one because I'm somewhat crippled & my right leg does most of the work.
    I wear one or the other pair all the time because, with regular shoes, I need a brace. These give me enough support that I don't need it.
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